The ACE Award for Manufacturer of the Year

Finalists will be chosen from companies who manufacture their products in the UK or are subsidiaries of a global company. They must offer an up-to-date range of equipment and product development and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, along with ongoing support for practitioners using their products.


Teoxane UK

CEO Valerie Taupin founded TEOXANE on the foundation of innovation and excellence, creating her laboratory with a promise to listen to the market. “When I created Teoxane, I knew exactly what I wanted: to control the design and manufacturing of my products to gain agility and innovation. The first two years were both exciting and frightening because it was a race against time.”

Today, TEOXANE have remained faithful to those values and sit among the global leaders in HA. Now, TEOXANE:

  • Owns 16 Patents

  • Exports more than 20,000 syringes every day

  • Employs over 460 people

TEOXANE strive to offer value beyond innovation... the company operates with a partnership mind-set – helping customers grow their business is our commitment. TEOXANE offer excellent service through education and a culture of excellence and passion:

  • “We are a big extended family. It’s the best environment I have ever worked in.”
  • “This is best team I’ve ever met. Teoxane truly has a family culture.”
  • “I love the culture at Teoxane, a family feel company yet strives for excellence.”
  • “Innovation drives our passion.”
  • “TEOXANEs attention to detail motivates me to be the best version of me.”

  • “I feel privileged to be a part of the Teoxane mission.”

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Highly Commended


Our Mission Statement:

"To delight our customers with exceptional customer service and high quality products"

Delivering safe, effective, and high-quality aesthetic devices since 1994…

The quality, integrity, and reliability of our equipment is founded on scientific research carried out at The University of Manchester where Lynton originated in 1994. This has established our reputation as the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aesthetics technology, and we are proud to be listed as a preferred supplier on the NHS Supply Chain.

Over the years, we have won numerous awards for our British manufactured equipment and unrivalled customer service. We have helped support and build hundreds of medical and aesthetic practices worldwide and have gone onto develop an extensive range of unrivalled after-sales support services.

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A pioneer in the medical laser industry, Lumenis has a rich history of over 50 years. Lumenis’ ground-breaking products have redefined medical treatments and have set numerous technological and clinical gold standards and today, the Lumenis name and brand is proudly associated with high-quality amongst aesthetic and healthcare professionals.

Our innovative technology boasts over 220 registered patents and numerous FDA clearances and we currently have an active installed base of more than 80,000 systems and presence in over 100 countries. We are strongly committed to research and development through the strong partnerships we hold with key opinion leaders (KOL’s) across the globe.

Our aesthetics portfolio includes solutions for the categories of Hair Removal, Body, Skin Treatments, Tattoo Removal and Women’s Health concerns.

Safety is paramount with every member of the Lumenis team fully committed to ensuring that our devices are safe, clinically proven and effective.

We take clinical and scientific data seriously, with each product claim strenuously backed up by clinical data. Our innovative and cutting-edge technology all require FDA and CE clearance and approval prior to being bought to market, and we are continually developing new protocols based on our customer feedback.

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Aesthetic Technology Ltd was founded in 2012 by Huw Anthony and Louise Taylor which saw the inception of a company that is now regarded as a world leading and trusted brand for LED Phototherapy. Dermalux has a portfolio of 4 professional LED devices, an install base of over 10,000 clients worldwide and a network of international partners covering more than 40 countries.

From the outset, our aim was to create proprietary British manufactured products that signify quality, efficacy and safety and we are proud to have been able to achieve and maintain this. The entire design, development and manufacturing process of the Dermalux systems is undertaken in the UK at our Warrington based site. We have an in-house team of specialists with extensive technical, electrical and software expertise. Equally important is our commitment to delivering continuous education, training and outstanding support to our customers and partners.

In 2019, ATL achieved key regulatory certifications; ISO13485 and ISO9001 to become an approved medical device manufacturer. With a vision for innovation, ATL has continued to invest heavily in research, development and knowledge to remain at the forefront of energy-based technologies.

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BTL Industries

BTL Industries is a privately owned company founded in 1993, specialising in physiotherapy, cardiology, and medical aesthetic technologies. Since inception, our goal has been to develop cutting-edge therapies that are safe, comfortable, reliable, and efficacious day in, day out.

Today we have over 60 direct offices around the globe employing over 2000 people, and 5 research centres with more than 300 engineers, supporting each product and constantly working on the next ground-breaking technologies.

In recent years BTL has expanded rapidly to become the fastest growing, and now one of the largest and most respected device manufacturers in the aesthetic field.

Our Aesthetic technologies include:

EXILIS Ultra 360, EMTONE, VANQUISH, EMSELLA, EMSCULPT and the recently launched EMSCULPT Neo.

Treatments include:

Skin laxity on face and body, cellulite, female intimate health, urinary incontinence, muscle building and fat removal, using RF, US, HIFEM, Shockwave and combination technologies.

Our latest and most globally recognised brand is EMSCULPT, with the recently launched EMSCULT Neo creating excitement worldwide. EMSCULPT recently became the fastest aesthetic brand to reach 1 million treatments globally!

BTL continue to support our valued customers though a focus on industry leading products, superior results, comprehensive training, excellent marketing collateral and great worldwide PR.

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Candela Medical

Candela, are a Global brand leader in the development of innovative devices, used by medical and aesthetic professionals.

With an extensive device portfolio of energy-based devices, we offer solutions for:

• Hair removal

• Skin rejuvenation

• Pigmented and vascular lesions

• Scarring and striae

• Tattoo removal

• Women’s wellness

• Body contouring

• Cellulite

We combine a level of innovation, expertise and customer understanding required to meet the needs of a fast-changing industry.

With a clear and focused strategy, our Research and Development teams oversee extensive trials undertaken by respected international practitioners. This together with the production of supporting papers instills the fullest confidence in the practitioners that invest in our devices.

Post investment support is assured by local teams who focus on maintenance, marketing and clinical education, master classes, business focused seminars and our annual Academy meeting which attracts practitioners from around the globe.

With an expansive worldwide distribution network in 87 countries, we know how to quickly innovate the safest and most effective products to meet a variety of needs and price points.

With breakthrough technologies currently in the pipeline, we are ideally positioned to maintain our global leadership.

The company ethos of ‘Science Results Trust’ underpins every aspect of our business…

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InMode is leading the aesthetic & cosmetic surgical industries through the next wave of innovation by developing new platforms based on its portfolio of proprietary and patented technologies. Our minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures are clinically proven to reduce treatment time, recovery time and deliver real results so people can live their best lives.

Our customers know that InMode will continue developing high-quality, safe, and effective products that provide superior satisfaction for both the patient and the practice. InMode’s emphasis on safety and efficacy has resulted in hundreds of satisfied practitioners and patients around the world.

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Sciton UK

Sciton was founded in 1997 by two Laser Physicists, Dr. Jim Hobart and Dr. Dan Negus. Jim is a pioneer in the laser industry. In the 1960’s, he founded the highly successful laser company, Coherent. You may know that Jim designed Coherent’s first CO2 laser called the UltraPulse, which for many years was considered the Gold Standard in laser resurfacing.  Over the years, Sciton has become known as a results-driven company with industry-leading engineering and build quality.  Treatments like BBL HERO, Halo and Moxi have given a high level of patient and provider satisfaction worldwide.  Sciton continues to innovate and deliver high levels of customer service, support and education.  We are thrilled with our launch in the UK and look to carry on this excellence here.

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skinade® Better Skin From Within™ pioneered a category that did not exist 8 years ago. We have grown a family run start-up to a business operating on the ground on two continents.

In March 2013 skinade® had one product and a total distribution of 30 stockists. In 2021 we have businesses on two continents, with a combined manufacturing capability of 46 million units-per-year, 5 product lines and 3000 stockists representing a growth of around 10000% in just 8 years.

Despite the pandemic, in 2021 skinade® built, commissioned and are now running two fully operational multi-million pound factories, making both USA and UK regions fully autonomous. This, in combination with rolling out our direct-to-client drop shipping service to all stockists, has meant we’ve been able to support our partners despite forced closures.

With this step we now control the full vertical; from manufacturing, raw materials, processing to marketing, sales and distribution. Every product we make is rigorously tested both in-house and by independent third parties, ensuring unsurpassed quality.

This step will allow us to continue to support our doctors, dermatologists, aesthetic nurses, and aesthetic professionals by providing them with the volume, quality and our brand promise Better Skin From Within™.

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Laboratoires VIVACY is a French manufacturer specialising in the development, production and distribution of injectable hyaluronic acid-based medical devices for Aesthetic and Anti-ageing Medicine. Since its opening in 2007, Laboratoires VIVACY has become a major player on the Medical Aesthetics market, exporting its technological know-how to more than 80 countries around the world.

VIVACY’s product portfolio includes three main brands: STYLAGE® dermal fillers, DESIRIAL® injectable intimate gels and VIVACY BEAUTY dermo-cosmetics. The company also manufactures hyaluronic acid-based viscosupplements (medical devices) for ophthalmic surgery (I.SPACE®) and for the treatment of osteoarthritis (KARTILAGE®).

The company’s industrial factory is located in Archamps (France) in the dynamic region of Haute-Savoie, near the French-Swiss border. The VIVACY factory has become a prestigious research and development hub which is at the cutting edge of technology, meaning all of VIVACY’s products are exclusively made in France.

In 2021, VIVACY launches STYLAGE® Lips Plus, a new hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, 100% dedicated to volume augmentation and contouring in the delicate lip area. With a higher hyaluronic acid concentration and thicker consistency than our hydrating STYLAGE® Special Lips product, Lips Plus helps create fullness and shape. Leaving you with a glamourous pout for up to 12 months.

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Key Dates 2022/2023

  • 2023 Entries Open 31st July 2022
  • Entries Close 30th September 2022
  • Finalists Announced 3 rd January 2023
  • Voting and Judging Close 1st February 2023
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony after the Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 11th March 2023