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VTCT showcase talent at beauty WorldSkills UK final

Beauty and related therapists travelled to Derby College on Saturday 26 June to participate in the VTCT sponsored WorldSkills UK beauty and related therapy final competitions.

Regional heats took place at the beginning of the year to find the finalists and successful trainees and practitioners to battle it out to be the best in their area and potentially win a place in the UK Team for the international WorldSkills competition which will take place in London 2011.
Mainly VTCT students, including gold winners in Beauty Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Nail enhancements and art and Media Make Up made up the finalists and winners.

The results are:-

Beauty Therapy Intermediate

Highly Commended - Lucy Telford - Grimsby Institute, Charlotte Thame - Farnbourgh College of Technology.

Silver - Nicola Freeman - Preston College, Park Campus, Kirsty Cripps - Highbury College

Gold - Janet Knowles - Preston College, Fulwood Campus, Sarah Holehouse - South Worcestershire College, Janet Premantaite - Statford College

Beauty Therapy Advanced

Silver - Hayley Wright - Weston College, business enterprise centre (AMA), Danielle Willard - Chichester College

Gold - Katie Wright - Cambridge College, Megan Steel - Truro College, Davina Thornton - Preston College


Highly Commended - Clare Bloomfield - Truro College, Janet Badat Preston College

Gold - Danielle Greep - Pembrokeshire College, Sian Ali – Bury


Bronze - Michelle Rodgers - Blackpool and the Fylde College, Maria Hanley - Coatbridge College

Silver - Justine Duncanson - Gateshead College, Charlotte Pullon - South East Regional College

Gold - Yukako Simmons - Sussex Downs College

Nail Enhancements Intermediate

Gold - Christine Page - Truro College, Jessica Messon - Derby College, Nail Enhancements Advanced

Silver - Minoo Sepher - Stockton Riverside College

Nail Enhancements Advanced

Gold - Albina Garmuviene - Newham College, Helen Murray - Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College

Nail Art Intermediate

Bronze - Lisa Tanner - Blackpool and the Fylde College

Silver - Kelly Harrison - Truro College

Gold - Sophie Bingley - Darlington College, Iowna Czopka - Gateshead College, Catherine Foster - South Tyneside College

Nail Art Advanced

Highly Commended - Patricia Baker - City of Wolverhampton College, Karen Mallet - Truro College

Gold - Danielle Brabiner - Blackpool and the Fylde College

Media Make Up

Bronze - Alison Wright - Stockton Riverside College

Silver - Laura Nicholls - Cambridge Regional College

Gold - Hollie Lewis - Swindon College, Corrie Davies - Retford College, Alexis Cording - City of Bristol College, Deborah Bennett - North Warwickshire & Hinckley College

orldSkills UK aims to raise the profile of skills in the UK through the delivery of innovative, high profile competitions and awards which showcase excellence, and demonstrate how exceptional performance improves individual and organisational success.

VTCT has been a sponsor of the WorldSkills UK beauty competitions for three years as part of VTCT’s on-going investment back into the education sector and hair and beauty industry.

Sue Brakewell, Director of Operations, says: “We were delighted with the high standard of the participants this year and we believe the judges had great difficulty choosing the winners. Every year the standard is raised and it’s very clear that the teaching skills within the industry are always improving.”

Winners throughout the heats and at the final received prizes from industry professionals including Carlton Professional, Ellisons, Grafton International and Ezflow Nail Systems.

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