The Judges

Mr Paul Banwell

Mr Paul Banwell is a Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon based in London & the South-East. Well-known to beauty editors worldwide, Paul has developed an international reputation in the fields of cosmetic surgery, skin health and skin cancer and lectures worldwide on these subjects. He is a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery to Harvard Medical School and has been listed in the Times Magazine as one of the UK’s Top 100 Doctors. He has also been recognised by Tatler Magazine as “Best for Breasts and Tummies’ and regularly appears in the National Press.

David Gower

Following an early career in banking both in the UK and Sydney, Australia, David Gower has more than 40 years’ experience owning and managing businesses in the UK and abroad. Since 1998 Gower’s main business interest has been the development of the Medical Aesthetic Group, a distributor of medical aesthetic devices and products for use by medical professionals which include OXYGENETIX, a unique breathable foundation, V Soft PDO thread system, Mene & Moy and DCL topical skin care and from 2018 Natrasan the hypochlorous disinfectant. In recent years, Gower and his wife, Dr Elisabeth Dancey, have established an organic farm near Tunbridge Wells breeding Exlana sheep and Sussex cattle.

Lorna Bowes

Lorna Bowes interest in skin started with her first staff nurse role in dermatology in 1987. She moved to medical aesthetics in the early 1990s, initially as a trainer. As well as many years of running The Bowes Clinics and delivering aesthetic treatments, Bowes was a founder committee member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), the consultant editor of the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and is a regular speaker at conferences. Bowes’ passion for skin led her to set up AestheticSource, a specialist medical aesthetics distributor, distributing award-winning NeoStrata; spa-brand Exuviance, clinically-proven Xxtralash, mesotherapy brand RRS and SkinTech professional peels.

Julia Kendrick

Julia is an award-winning communicator specialising in medical aesthetic and healthcare PR. Having honed her skills in top London PR agencies as well as an in-house role at a leading aesthetics manufacturer, Julia founded her own specialist freelance PR consultancy in 2015. Julia now works with industry leaders, aesthetic brands, top-level practitioners and new clinic start-ups to deliver targeted, strategic PR support and implementation, to build and enhance their businesses. A regular expert contributor to the aesthetic industry media, Julia also frequently speaks at key industry congresses on how to build an elite reputation through effective PR and marketing. Julia has also just launched the E.L.I.T.E. Reputation Programme – the industry’s first and only bitesize online PR and marketing training designed specifically for aesthetic practitioners and clinic owners.

Dr Stefanie Williams

Dr Stefanie Williams is a dermatologist and medical director of EUDELO Dermatology & Skin Wellbeing, a multi-award winning skin clinic in Central London. Here she treats the entire spectrum of skin diseases and also practices aesthetic medicine. Dr Stefanie is a key opinion leader, Amazon No-1 author, has contributed to more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts and frequently speaks at international conferences. She lectures in the department of Cosmetic Science at the University of the Arts London. She is regularly quoted as an expert in the media including Tatler, BBC Radio and Channel 4 TV to name but a few.

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