Aesthetics Awards – 2018 Highlights

It was a spectacular night of glitz and glamour at the prestigious Aesthetics Awards 2018. Professionals from across the specialty gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in central London to celebrate another successful year with more than 800 attendees. Guests had their picture taken at the Aesthetics Awards press board, caught up with friends and colleagues, and enjoyed drinks and live music from singer songwriter Alice MC at the networking event, before moving to the beautiful ballroom for a delicious three-course dinner.

Amanda Cameron, the Editor of the Aesthetics journal and Aesthetics Awards judge welcomed guests to the ceremony, thanking the sponsors, judges and voters for their support. She also introduced this year’s comedian and host, Russell Kane, compère Jon Briggs, the original voice of Apple’s iPhone assistant Siri, and the chosen charity of the year, the British Red Cross. Guests then enjoyed a hilarious comedy set by Russell Kane featuring bespoke aesthetic-related jokes that kept everyone entertained. Dianne Burkhill, marketing manager at Syneron Candela UK Ltd, said of Kane’s performance, “The comedian was great, I think it’s important to really jolly the crowd along – he was excellent.”

The Commended and Highly Commended finalists were then applauded for their achievements, before Winners in the 26 prestigious categories were welcomed to the stage to collect their unique ‘A’ trophies and take their winners’ photographs. Neosrata Skin Active Tri Therapy Lifting Serum, which was awarded the accolade for Skin Product or Range of the Year. Other product winners included Teosyal RHA, PicoWay and SkinPen Precision, which was awarded The Barry Knapp Award for Product Innovation of the Year, supported by Medical Aesthetic Group. The clinic categories were recognised for commitment to excellence in customer service, patient care, safety and evidence of good feedback from patients. Aesthetic companies were also awarded for their achievements, as were training providers and support partners.

Agostina Murgia of Bottled Science, the UK distributor of Skinade, was presented with The Healthxchange Group Award for Sales Representative of the Year. She said, “I’m shaking and so overwhelmed! It’s the most prestigious and rewarding awards ceremony so it means a lot. I really have to thank everyone who voted for me.”

A first in Aesthetics Awards history saw the recognition of two winners for The PHI Clinic Award for Professional Initiative of the Year. This important category appreciates initiatives that have the industry as a whole. Congratulations went to the Black Skin Directory and Visual Loss Management Guidance in collaboration with Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Complications Management for their work.

Finally, the highly anticipated practitioner categories closed the ceremony. The Teoxane Award for Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year went to Jane Laferla and Dr Simon Ravichandran took home The ABC Lasers Award for Medical Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year. He said, “I am overwhelmed – it’s still not sinking in as this was totally unexpected and I think every finalist in this category deserved to win."

Finally, to conclude the remarkable ceremony, The Schuco Aesthetics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Aesthetics was presented to a practitioner who has demonstrated commitment and passion for regulation, industry growth and patient safety. Nurse prescriber and chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) Sharon Bennett received the award, chosen by the Aesthetics team. Bennett said, “It’s just amazing! It is a great recognition of all that I have done, particularly with the BACN and the work that we are doing to try and regulate the industry.”

Following the awards presentation ceremony, guests moved out of the ballroom to continue networking and dance the night away to a live band and DJ. Iain Ashby, marketing consultant at John Bannon Pharmacy, sponsor of two awards, said of his evening, “My highlight tonight has been the networking, it’s very important, especially as we are new to the UK. Meeting old friends and making new friends has been great – the networking is very important.”

Sharon Allen, business development executive from category sponsor Enhance Insurance, summed up the night, “I really enjoyed the ceremony tonight and how well it was organised. The comedian Russell Kane was absolutely fantastic, and the whole evening was so professional. We come back to the Aesthetics Awards every year because of the whole ethos that it has – it is what this specialty needs.”

The Aesthetics Awards 2019 will take place on December 7 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st May
  • Entries Close 28th June
  • Finalists announced and voting opens 2nd September
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 7th December

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