Celebrations for our very own David Akroyd from TONI&GUY East Grinstead who won Franchisee of the Year at the Hairdressers Journal British Hairdressing Business Awards on Monday night, which recognises stand-out business stars in the hair industry.
The Artistic Director who became a partner of TONI&GUY in 2005 wowed the judges with his business acumen, brand building and marketing activities, as well as staff development. Celebrity host Vernon Kay handed out the trophies at the high-profile affair, which attracted peers and influencers from the hair world.
“Winning this award tonight feels amazing. I’ve entered lots of times over the years, so to finally win means everything to me. My team and our clients love it when we win awards and that’s incredible, but for me, getting recognised by other people in business and standing out for the sponsors is really rewarding.” - David Akroyd
Commenting on David's win, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards said; “David Akroyd is an all-round success story! He has crafted an amazing business, navigating relationship with head office extremely well and producing strong figures.
“Whilst franchisee salons take the name and procedures of an established business, they are effectively a start-up and David has done wonderfully well in creating momentum for himself. Salons don’t automatically get a brilliant reputation; that’s built on attracting skilled staff and giving high quality customer service, and this is exactly what TONI&GUY East Grinstead has done!"
“He is a fantastic ambassador for the industry with skills and vision that make him the perfect winner.”
Congratulations to David and his wonderful team at TONI&GUY East Grinstead!