On the scene: Aesthetics Awards, London

On December 7 more than 700 aesthetic practitioners, clinics, suppliers, training providers, and other industry companies attended the dazzling Aesthetics Awards 2019.

Hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, the evening celebrated achievements of the past year recognising Winners, Highly Commended and Commended finalists in 26 categories.

Guests were welcomed to the ceremony by editor and content manager Chloé Gronow who said, “It’s a real privilege to work in a specialty with so many kind, caring and accomplished people. We don’t always talk about what’s right in aesthetics, so it’s an honour to play a role in championing best practice at the Aesthetics Awards.”

This was then followed by a well-received 30-minute set from comedian Tom Allen and a delicious three-course meal. Aesthetic practitioner Dr Nestor Demosthenous commented, “Tom Allen is by far the funniest comedian we have seen over the last five years of attending.” He added, “The food and its presentation was also the best it’s been so far. It gets better and better each year!”

After this, the Awards were presented, and celebrations were well underway. Amongst the winners was Dr Jonquille Chantrey who picked up The John Bannon Award for Medical Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year and nurse prescriber Jackie Partridge who won The SpringFarm Award for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year.

Dr Sophie Shotter, whose clinic won The Profhilo Award for Best Clinic South England said, “It’s been such a fun and fabulous evening – a real celebration of the industry. Entry was really easy to do, and communication and reminders were very clear. The judging process was also brilliant.”

Founder of the Black Skin Directory and winner of the The Clinetix Award for Professional Initiative of the Year Dija Ayodele said,The Aesthetics Awards are a chance to see and celebrate with colleagues who’ve worked hard all year! It’s also an opportunity to network and build relationships going forward. It was great to see Chloé leading the charge and I though she did a wonderful job! The event was fabulous as always.”

Entry to the Aesthetics Awards 2020 will open in May.

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