Francesco Group Awards 2019 – Celebrating 50 Years In the Industry
On 23rd June Francesco Group celebrated their 50th anniversary in the industry at the glamorous Francesco Group Awards 2019.
The event took place at The Vox in Birmingham and hosted spectacular catwalk shows. The guests enjoyed the group’s creative vision and campaign trends for the year ahead.
Francesco Group’s new global creative director, Claire Chell, shared that “powerful openings to each of the segments were used to capture everyone’s imagination and captivate the audience.”
Long Service awards were given to staff for their support of the company. Jacky Crosby, franchisee of Francesco Group, received a special award for 35 years of service.
The founders of the company, Frank and Pete Dellicompagni, got on stage the share their experience for the last 50 years in the hairdressing industry. Frank commented: “From Francesco Group’s modest beginnings in a Morris Minor van, to where the Group is today is outstanding. We really are a team and most importantly, a family.”
Categories and winners of the night:
Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Mackenzie Newlands, FG Bridle Road
In-Salon Trainer of the Year
Winner: Becky-Lou Thornley, FG Weeping Cross
Newcomer of the Year
Winner: Tom Beale-Burchell, FG Knowle
Retailer of the Year
Winner: FG Leek
Reception Team of the Year
Winner: FG Northwich
Technical Team of the Year
Winner: FG Knowle
Technician of the Year
Winner: Sarah Benson, FG Newport
Stylist of the Year
Winner: Jill Bullard, FG Newport
Franchisee Stylist of the Year
Winner: Lisa Walby, FG Cheltenham
Winner: FG Northwich
Anya Dellicompagni, managing director, shared her excitement to celebrate all the work and effort that salons put into their business.
The event later continued with the Photographic Awards. The stylists housed within FG were encouraged to create images that reflect the brand’s and various commercial trends. The images were presented to the L’Oréal Professionnel and industry press panel of judges.
Year 1 Style & Finish
Winner: Louise Bedford, FG Ringwood
Year 2 Commercial Cut & Colour
Winner: Simran Kaur, FG Birmingham Salon & Academy
Year 3 Creative Cut & Colour
Winner: Beth Whittall, FG Telford
Winner: Shalani Williams, FG Knowle
Winner: Danielle Barton-Williams, FG Knowle
Winner: Drew Udall FG Eccleshall
Hair Trend Image
Winner: Marissa Crowe, FG Walsall
Creative Editorial Collection
Winner: FG Ringwood