This September will see the first ever London Beauty Week take place in the capital, as a partnership between Covent Garden and the British Beauty Council.

The week-long celebration, mirroring its sister event, London Fashion Week, will take place in the Covent Garden’s ‘beauty quarter’, already an alluring destination for fans of Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, Deciem, Nars, Jo Malone London, Aesop and more luxury brands.

The consumer and trade event marks the £27.2 billion worth of the UK beauty industry, facilitating some 600,000 jobs in the UK economy.

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In the landmark report that @britbeautycouncil recently published on The Value Of Beauty, compiled by Oxford Economics and based on a definition of the beauty business created with your input and that of international insight and strategy consultants BritainThinks, it was revealed that the British beauty industry supported £7bn in UK tax revenues in 2018. This is the equivalent to the combined salaries of 250k nurses and midwives. More than half of this amount – £3.8bn – was paid directly by the beauty industry and its staff. The other £3.1bn was stimulated by the industry’s supply chain procurement and wage-related consumer spending. You can download the full report for free via our website #linkinbio 👆🏻

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The full program and partners will be released this August, but fans can expect events such as masterclasses, discussions and supper clubs all bringing together some of the most influential industry voices to celebrate trends and showcase new product launches.

A competition to find ‘Britain’s Next Big Beauty Brand’ will also take place, in collaboration with trend forecaster WGSN, offering start-up beauty companies the chance to win business mentoring from experts, plus a premium retail space.

CEO of The British Beauty Council Millie Kendall, MBE, said: “The British Beauty Council are delighted to be working with founding patron Covent Garden in creating this dynamic experiential week of beauty. Beauty is a buoyant sector and contributes significantly to the UK economy. As a growing industry that is a force for good, we are focused on supporting brands and creating jobs via our three pillars reputation, education and innovation.”








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