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The CEW(UK) Special Industry Award is presented each year to a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry and the advancement of women in their beauty careers. This year it goes to one of the most highly regarded figures in the beauty industry—Séan Harrington, managing director of Elemis.
A leading figure in the international spa industry, Harrington continues to build on his reputation as a dynamic and entrepreneurial marketer. He joined Elemis Ltd. in 1991, and in 1996 was appointed managing director.
Traveling the world, researching and carving a niche for Elemis in the global spa and skin care industry, Harrington has continued to push the international expansion of the brand. His drive behind launching the new vision of Elemis in June 1998 positioned the brand at the cutting edge of the professional spa and skin care industry. He was responsible for spearheading the launch of the first U.K. Elemis day spa and the Elemis spa therapies. With support from an outstanding team of people at its head office, the laboratory and factor, he saw a personal dream come to fruition.
The future sees exciting global product and brand innovation and the launch of Elemis Biotec. Elemis will also be spearheading new retail concepts, the next generation of the Elemis Travel Spas with British Airways and the opening of the new Elemis flagship concept.
“The Board of CEW (UK) are delighted to give the Special Industry Award to Séan Harrington. He has done an outstanding job of leading and inspiring his team to make Elemis a world class skin care brand,” said Caroline Neville, president of CEW(UK).
The award will be presented during the CEW(UK) 2013 Achiever Awards, which take place Monday, November 4, 2013, at The Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London.