Awards evening crowns industry inspirations

The Shine Your Light Awards 2019 took place towards the end of last year, acknowledging inspirational faces within the beauty and spa industry who give back to their community.

Four awards were handed out across the evening, introduced by Michelle Hammond, founder and managing director of the Spa Business School and tpot, a health and wellness practitioner training provider.

Claire Caddick of Tribe 517 took the accolade for ‘Inspirational Leader', while Made for Life Organics' Marc Innes was awarded ‘Inspirational Trainer'. Meanwhile, Laura Clarke from Cliff at Lyons was named ‘Inspirational Therapist' and Aspen Spa's Elisa Van Oyen received the ‘Rising Star Award'.

Held at Camellias Tea House in London, the awards were judged by global industry experts including Nigel Franklyn (The Spa Whisperer), Mark Smith (The Spa Man), Beata Aleksandrowicz and Helena Field (SpaPulse).

Commenting on the occasion, Michelle says: “The energy in the room throughout the afternoon and evening was truly electric and made possible by the warmth and authenticity of each and every one involved. The bar for next year really has been set high.”