The Beauty Exchange
If you're looking to start or grow a beauty business this is the event for you!
Join inspiring retail buyers, entrepreneurs and experts from the beauty industry for this one day extravaganza.
Types of businesses this event is ideal for: Female, male and children orientated products and services including skincare cosmetics, make-up, nails, beauty gifts, fragrance, haircare, bath and body and beauty electricals.
How does a Beauty Exchange work?
Exchange events put in you in touch with large brand buyers looking for products and solutions just like yours. You'll also hear advice from a variety of entrepreneurs who have been there and done it plus experts in topics such as sales, marketing and PR for the beauty industry.
As an additional and optional opportunity you can bring along one sample item from your business and business cards to display. As there will be 200 attendees at this event there will be limited space available. You may have to share a table and the surface space is on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees, buyers, journalists and bloggers can view your products during the breaks.
Please note Enterprise Nation is not liable for the safety and security of your products.
Get a feel for the day and take a look at our short video of the Beauty Exchange 2016!
Beauty Exchange programme
10.00am: Welcome from Enterprise Nation
10.10am: How to build a beauty business in 2017
Tracey Woodward, CEO, Aromatherapy Associates
10.40am: Meet the buyer
Ruth Newman, director of beauty, House of Fraser
11.30am: How to sell via a marketplace
Nort Janssen, founder, LIB Group
12.00pm: How to build an organic skincare brand
Sarah Brown, founder, Pai Skincare
12.30pm: How we sold to Boots
Lily Child of Boots speaks to the founder of brand who has successfully pitched to the retail chain.
2.00pm: How to build your beauty business on Facebook and Instagram
With #SheMeansBusiness accredited trainer, Natasha Courtenay-Smith
2.30pm: Show me the money!
Experts from KPMG and HSBC explain how to raise funding for your beauty business.
3.00pm: Beauty in an app!
Mat Braddy, chief marketing officer at Just Eat and now founder of beauty app, Rock Pamper Scissors tells the story of launching a tech business in the world of beauty
3.30pm: Meet the buyer
Catherine Womersely, FEEL UNIQUE
4.00pm: Go global: How to take your beauty business to the world
- Rachel Whittaker from Indie Beauty Delivers, logistics expert focused on the beauty sector
- Toni Sheppard from BeeGood, successfully selling into new and international markets
4.30pm: Get in the headlines and build a brand
Hear from a journalist, brand specialist and display expert on how to get noticed in the press and in store!
- Megan Dunsby, Startups.co.uk
- Kevin Davis, The Designlab
- Leon Edwards, Displaymode
- Penny Grivea, RITUALS
5.00pm: Event close
"I thought the event was brilliant. Great speakers all the way up to the last of the day and very well chaired. I will definitely be coming to other events." - Sarah Mace, attended the Wellness Exchange, March 2017
This event is sponsored by ICAEW and Direct Line for Business
For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Please note, in the event you are unable to attend this event due to cancellation from yourself or Enterprise Nation, we are unable to refund any associated costs such as hotel or travel.
About Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation is a small business network and business support provider with more 70,000 members. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses through expert advice, events, acceleration, networking and inspiring books.