It was a much-anticipated night in the East Midlands as KH Hair came together after a two-year enforced break to celebrate individual and team achievements at the Group’s glittering awards ceremony.
The event took place on 12 June at Metronome in Nottingham city centre. KH Hair’s 200+ staff were clearly very happy to be back together after a two-year enforced break.
KH Hair Group’s managing director, Darren Messias, kicked off the evening by thanking the teams for their hard work and support during the last two challenging years. “Tonight is a celebration of teams, of individuals, of business, of creativity, and the fact that we can all be together again after an extremely challenging two years for us all,” he said. “It really struck me during the lockdowns what an amazing family KH Hair is, and how our strength comes from the fact we are there for each other during the good and bad times. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you very much for all your support and patience.”
Darren acknowledged 25 individuals for long service to the company. Then he helped hand out 23 awards to the Group’s top teams and individuals.
The most coveted award of the night, Salon of the Year, went to both the Nottingham and Ripley salons. They had shown equally exemplary performances in customer service, turnover, and retail sales. KH Hair Nottingham’s salon director, Debbie McMenamin, whose team scooped six awards in total, said: “We really do have the best team we’ve ever had, and we are so proud of them all. It’s been a tough couple of years and last night was a brilliant way to celebrate all we have achieved. We are so happy to have won so many awards across the board. Thank you to all our clients who continue to support us, and for all the love.
Salon director at KH Hair Ripley, Sarah Storer said: “I was stunned, to be honest! Both awards mean the world to me. My team work so hard, and I am very proud of them. It was great to be back together with our KH Hair family, and getting recognition for our achievements is just fantastic. Thank you to my team and also to our loyal clients whose generous feedback and reviews helped us win the Salon Service Award.”
During the evening, guests were entertained by the talents of Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman. Fusing music and comedy led by audience suggestion and creating musical songs and sketches at lightning speed, Abandoman has headlined comedy stages at every major UK music festival, toured with multi-platinum artists, and won numerous awards including the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year.
As the award ceremony came to a close, Darren thanked the salons for helping to raise a collective £6499 in the last year for the Group’s official charity, NHS Charities Together. “All of us at KH Hair are very happy to have raised such a fantastic amount for the NHS,” he said. “It safe to say that the NHS has always been the most wonderful institution and we are so lucky to have it, but this was never more apparent than through the pandemic The very least we could do is pull together as a company and try to raise as much money as we could as a thank you to all the amazing people who work for the NHS.”