Francesco Group Chester recognised as leaders in Hairdressing and Business!
7th September 2011
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The Midlands based salon group sweep the board at the UK’s biggest Awards for hairdressing and hairdressing business British Hairdressing Business Awards and British Hairdressing Awards July 2011.

The Francesco Group has 31 hairdressing salons employing over 450 gifted professionals including the talented team at the Francesco Group – Chester Salon. The family owned company is celebrating its well deserved finalist status, in no less that SIX high profile categories in the UK’s biggest national hair industry awards. Francesco Group is fast putting Midlands on the map for leading the field in creative hairdressing and commercial business savvy.

Francesco Group was recently voted by a panel of industry experts and independent business judges to be one of the key driving forces within the hairdressing industry. To achieve finalist status in these highly competitive awards is a fantastic achievement and highlights the successful business acumen and skills that is associated with Francesco Group. The company has beaten off hundreds of other entries to reach the finals in three categories of the 2011 British Hairdressing Business Awards.

Business Director of the Year, sponsored by Hairdressers Journal – Ben Dellicompagni, Managing Director for visionary leadership and business strategy.

Marketing Award, sponsored by Racoon International – recognised for brand quality, consistency and effectiveness with customer communic ation and appeal.

Training Award, sponsored by Wella Professional – recognised by OFSTED as a Grade 1 Outstanding training provider.

As a creative industry, photographic competitions are THE most prized and fiercely fought. Francesco Group has reached finalist status in three of the key categories of the British Hairdressing Awards with beautifully crafted hairdressing captured in gorgeous imagery. Francesco Group is through to:
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Anya Dellicompagni, Director of Hairdressing

Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Michelle Thompson, Creative Director and past holder of this title

British Colour Technician of the Year – Claire Chell, Creative Colour Director of the Francesco Group Advanced Academy


Francesco Group is one of only 6 businesses in the UK to receive finalist status within each of these categories. Presented by Hairdressers Journal International, the British Hairdressing Business Awards are now celebrating their 14th anniversary, and are designed to specifically reward excellence and exceptional business practice.

The British Hairdressing Awards is in its 26th year and recognised household names such as Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda and Charles Worthington have all held the title of British Hairdresser of the Year.. “Year-on-year, the standard of entries has grown and developed,” comments Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr. “Entries are alive with innovation, creativity, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial expertise showing amazing skills across the breadth of business management and hairdressing, and this year was no exception.  The judges had a very difficult job selecting the finalists in each category.  To achieve finalist status in these awards is a tremendous testimony to Francesco Group’s successful business acumen and creative vision.”

The British Hairdressing Business Awards will be held at the Lancaster London Hotel on Monday 12th September 2011, the British Hairdressing Awards will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 28th November 2011.

MD, Ben Dellicompagni, could not be more proud of the achievements in reaching finalist status in all of these highly regarded categories; “2011 has been an absolutely incredible year for Francesco Group and for the group to be recognised for our business acumen and our creative hairdressing is a wonderful feeling which rewards all the hard work of our franchisees and teams. We really focus on bringing our clients the best quality hairdressing and service. This type of recognition is simply a positive reinforcement of the way Francesco Group salons do business every day.”

Salon Director , Simon Allman from Francesco Group salon in Chester adds. “It’s wonderful to be part of a group that is achieving recognition in the world of hairdressing. The finalist recognition in all six categories has created a real buzz amongst our team and our clients and is a fantastic achievement and honour - not only for ourselves, but for the salon team and business as a whole.”

Francesco Group – Chester, 40 Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1NQ Tel: 01244 322055
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