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
WorldSkills 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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