An audience with influential women in business

The Beauty Companies Association (BCA) annual business seminar took place last Thursday and offered guests the chance to hear inspirational stories from a line-up of entrepreneurial and successful business women.

Held at London's One Great George Street, the event saw Dean Nathanson, MD of CACI International and chairman of the BCA, introduce Melissa Odabash, award-winning swimwear designer and ambassador for the breast cancer charity Future Dreams; ‘serial technology entrepreneur' and founder of MyShowcase Nancy Cruickshank, and Tracey Woodward CEO of Aromatherapy Associates, who all shared their career stories and revealed how they achieved their business success.

David Alpert, Managing Director of iiaa, also spoke at the event explained the benefits and advantages of the BCA. As a not-for-profit trade association acting as the voice of manufacturers and suppliers to the UK professional beauty industry, the BCA consists of over 40 UK leading professional beauty companies, with the intention of raising industry standards and assisting the success of its members through inspirational seminars and networking events.

In addition, the event helped raised £800 for the Future Dreams breast cancer charity, with prizes donated by companies including Guild News, iiaa, Louella Belle, Gerrard International, Graftons and Dr Paw Paw.

CACI's Dean Nathanson is pictured with Melisa Odabash (left) and Jacquie Beltrao (centre), Sky Sports News presenter and Future Dreams ambassador.