Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) UK's 20th annual Achiever Awards were celebrated on November 29.
Related: 2021 CEW UK Beauty Awards Winners
The 2021 CEW UK Achiever Awards winners were:
Lifetime Achiever: Lisa Eldridge, makeup artist, author, broadcaster and founder
Lisa Eldridge was one of the first professional makeup artists to build a significant social media following, helping launch the YouTube beauty tutorials trend.
Lisa launched her own brand of lipstick in 2018 and a pop-up studio at London’s Covent Garden in October 2021.
Special Industry Award: Aaron Chatterley, co-founder, Feelunique
Aaron Chatterley co-founded Feelunique in 2005. He led a partial sale of the business to Private Equity in 2012 and recently sold the company to LVMH/Sephora.
Chatterley is an active fund-raiser, investor and advisor in tech and beauty, including Curlsmith, Monpure London and Electric Hair Products.
Special Industry Award: Errol Douglas MBE, International Hairdresser of the Year
Errol Douglas is globally recognized for his work within the hairdressing industry and has won several awards within the industry, including Patron of Honor by The Fellowship For British. He was recognized with an MBE in 2008.
Achiever Award: Sue Fox, president, The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland
Sue Fox has spent 26 years at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC). Fox previously served as general manager of ELC’s Japan affiliate before moving to the United Kingdom. During her time in Japan, Fox oversaw five consecutive quarters of net sales growth.
Achiever Award: Sarah Jossel, Broadcaster, beauty director and columnist at The Sunday Times
Sarah Jossel‘s weekly column for the Sunday Times covers a variety of beauty trends including plastic pollution, sustainability cosmetic surgery, skin care, makeup and hair. Jossel’s reporting experience includes Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue International.
Jossel is also a weekly host on This Morning, presenting beauty segments alongside Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. She hosts an interview series with the Sunday Times, speaking with beauty experts and celebrities.
Achiever Award: Colette Laxton & Mark Curry, co-founders and CEOs, The Inkey List
Colette Laxton and Mark Curry founded The Inkey List in 2018. It features leading retailers like Sephora, Cult Beauty, Boots and Selfridges. Its skin, hair and scalp products are multi-award-winning.
Achiever Award: Anna Persaud, Ph.D., CEO, ThisWorks and VP, Skincare & Topicals, Canopy Growth
Anna Persaud joined ThisWorks in 2009, following an 11-year tenure with the LVMH group as marketing director, Parfums Christian Dior. Persaud oversees all areas of the business and holds global responsibility for Canopy’s skin care and topical innovation. She led the acquisition of ThisWorks by Canopy Growth in 2019.
Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Google: The Glow Getter
The Digital Innovation Award looks for businesses that continue to innovate in digital technology to meet the growing expectations of the modern beauty consumer.
The Glow Getter is an online membership platform helping indie beauty brands with marketing and social media skills to clarify its message and grow revenue.
Young Achiever Award: Madeleine White, founder and CEO, Juni Cosmetics
Finally, Madeleine White won the Young Achiever Award, nominated by CEW members and selected by the executive leadership team.
White previously worked as a make-up artist in the film industry before launching her own luxury cosmetics brand, Juni Cosmetics.