Amanda Lodge-Stewart Announced as NHBF President

The votes are in and counted and the NHBF is delighted to announce that Amanda Lodge-Stewart, Director, Link Training Academy, has been elected as the new President.

Joining Amanda are new elected NHBF board members: Samantha Cunningham (Shine), Joanne Johnson (Bliss Hair Design), Jamie Mettyear (Mettyear’s Day Spa). Carolyn Sweeney (Creations) was re-elected for a second term.


The new President and board members have been elected for a three-year term and will be installed at the NHBF’s Annual General Meeting in London on Sunday 29 January.


NHBF President Amanda Lodge-Stewart commented: “It is a great privilege to be appointed to act on your behalf, representing our thoughts, feelings and ambitions for our hair, barbering and beauty sector. 

As the NHBF President, I will focus on raising the quality, culture and reputation of our sector, I will explore issues around business growth and sustainability for the benefit of our employers, business owners and members. I will actively seek feedback and input from members on the issues we face and the priorities for our businesses and will represent us wholeheartedly in sector debate, driving policy change, which is led by the industry, for the industry.”