STWLC Supported Salon Receives Regional Award

STWLC Supported Salon Receives Regional Award

Hairdressing entrepreneur Barrie Stephen, whose business began with Sir Thomas White Loan Charity support, has received yet more plaudits for his work – with his city centre salon being crowned the best in the Midlands at the 2016 Hair Magazine Awards.

business-loans-barrie-stephenThis accolade was given to the team at Barrie’s King Street salon based on its passion and skill, as well as its knowledge of the industry.

A panel of industry professionals formed the judging panel which commended the salon’s welcoming environment and impeccable customer service.

Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, Barrie said: “I am so proud of the team for all their hard work in making the salon such an incredible place to be.

“Awards are an important part of being recognised for work that you do, and it is just great for the team, our clients and Leicester to be able to shout about this city and our work.”

After initially launching with one Leicester-based salon, Barrie now runs five premises across the county.

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to see one of its borrowers doing so well, and would like to offer its congratulations to Barrie and his team.

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