On Friday April 20th the Scottish aesthetics industry joined together to attend a business conference followed by an evening celebrating the Scottish Medical Cosmetic Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.
The day began with a business conference for delegates that focused on non-clinical business issues including VAT, employment law and franchising. For the first time ever, the conference was held on the same day as the awards in hope to act as ‘valuable time’ for those who had travelled for the evening event. The schedule, which ran from 9am – 4.30pm, welcomed speakers including co-founder of Five Squirrels, Gary Conroy and consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Taimur Shoaib as well as companies such as Church Pharmacy and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, all of whom shared their advice on the business aspects of the specialty.
Guests were then invited to attend the awards ceremony; hosted by television presenter, Kaye Adams and former Miss Great Britain, Deone Robertson. The night saw Dr Nestor Demosthenous of Dr Nestor’s Medical & Cosmetic Centre win Cosmetic Doctor of the Year. The clinic also picked up awards for Most Innovative Clinic and a commendation for Admin Team of the Year.
Dr Nestor commented, “I am honoured to be named Cosmetic Doctor of the Year, as the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication, and it is doubly exciting to have received the award for Most Innovative Clinic. I am committed to my patients and my clinic, and my team and I are dedicated to researching and sourcing the very best treatments to offer our patients. I am delighted to be recognised in this way for the work that we have done and will continue to do, in striving to achieve excellence in all areas. I look forward to celebrating these fantastic achievements with our wonderful patients, and we will continue to innovate and develop the Medical & Cosmetic Centre, always ensuring the highest standards of service and care.”
Jackie Partridge, aesthetic nurse prescriber and owner of dermalclinic, also picked up awards on the night for Best Clinic in Scotland and was highly commended Best Nurse in Scotland. BeamWave Technologies picked up the award for Best Equipment Supplier, Matt Hubball from BTL Aesthetics won the award for Representative of the Year, Tay Medispa won the Best New Clinic award and Linda Strachan won Nurse of the Year.
The awards were judged by eight of the leading surgeons, aesthetic nurses and trainers in the specialty; Professor David Dunway, Mr David Soutar, Mr Dalvi Humzah, Mr Bryan Mayou, Dr Lee Walker, Amanda Cameron, Anna Baker and Sharon Bennett.
Director of Medical Cosmetic Events Ltd, Frances Turner Traill rounded up the event by saying, “Scotland’s Medical Cosmetic Awards 2018 and the Business Conference that we ran during the day was a huge success. The conference covered medical negligence and the law as it applies to aesthetic practitioners in Scotland. A spokesperson from Healthcare Improvement Scotland also gave an update on the new regulations, VAT and consent, and how it applies to medical aesthetics was also covered. They were very valuable seminars with key lawyers, accountants, vat specialists, and medico-legal teams presenting for Scottish aesthetic practitioners.”
She added, “The Awards evening was excellent and celebrated all regulated medical aesthetic practitioners and clinics in Scotland. I am really looking forward to next year!”
To read the full list of winners, visit Medical Cosmetic Awards Facebook page.