22 April 2024

Luncheon & Awards 2023 with The Fellowship

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing held its annual Luncheon & Awards at The Londoner. It was a celebration of its achievements during the last 12 months.

Luncheon & Awards 2023

In 2023, The Fellowship has celebrated its highest membership to date, a growing Executive Board, regional Centres of Excellence and many educational opportunities for its members. The Luncheon & Awards 2023 was a time to celebrate the last 12 months and look forward to another fantastic year. It brought together over 400 industry guests from all over the UK.

Welcoming the crowd, Fellowship President Robert Eaton, thanked the audience for their support over the last year and shared an insight into what has been happening within the Fellowship, behind the scenes and as the team gradually move further into the North – a goal set by the President himself. Rob was then joined by CEO Barry Stephens, who discussed the progress through the opportunities presented by the Fellowship and thanked the loyal sponsors, brand partners and members for uniting in creativity.

Alongside Chancellor Karoliina Saunders and Executive Board Members Michelle Griffin, Colin McAndrew, Simon Shaw, Andrew Barton, and Ashleigh Hodgesas well as special guest presenters, the Executive Board each shared their own vision and goals for The Fellowship, including giving the audience more information on their own journey and goals within the industry.

The Awards

  • Sassoon Scholarship – James Kendell
  • Hairdotcom Scholarship – Naomi Brooks, The Hair Sanctuary
  • Trevor Sorbie Creative Scholarship – Erin Marley, Rein & Co
  • Member of the Year – Darrel Starkey
  • Fellow with Honours – Ashley Gamble, Emma Simmons, Marlene Lamont, Marnie Williams and Sharon Malcom
  • Fellow with Distinction – Junior Green Keith Harris Darren Messias
  • Gold Medal – Ken Picton
  • Presidents Award – The Lions Barber Collective
  • Achiever of the Year Award
  • Clubstar Art Team – Olivia-Rose Brady
  • Project Afro – Hannah Marcia Larden
  • Project Colour – Allie Harknett
  • Project Extend – Marlene Lamont
  • Project Men – Kyle Dodson
  • Project  Sassoon – Justine Weir
  • Snapshot Image of the Year – Sam Burnett, Hare & Bone
  • Men’s Image of the Year – Dom Capel, Lara Johnson Lifestyle
  • Colour Image of the Year – Angelo Seminara
  • Afro Image of the Year – Lisa Farrall, Wig London
  • International Image Award – Danny Pato, D&M Hair Design
  • Image of the Year – Angelo Seminara
  • Individual Salon of the Year – Brooks & Brooks
  • Salon Group of the Year – Goldsworthy’s
  • Session Stylist of the Year – Luke Benson
  • Educator of the Year – Lisa Farrall, Wig London
  • Hall of F.A.M.E. Award – Antoinette Beenders
  • 2024 F.A.M.E. Team
  • Elle Foreman, Tribe Salons
  • Harry Andreou, Ventura Hair
  • Ilaria Bellemo, Toni & Guy
  • Stephen Campbell, Hair & Co
  • The Trevor Sorbie Award for Creative and Commercial Innovation – Roman Sys, Brooks & Brooks
  • Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year – Tracey Ann Smith, French & Ivi
  • Fellowship Lifetime Achievement Award – Trevor Sorbie, MBE


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