After many years of developing BC Beauty Training into a flourishing centre of excellence for beauty training, the company has come under new ownership.
It’s with great pleasure that we can announce the business is now owned by Laura Camilleri. For those of you who have trained with us before, Laura will most likely have been a familiar face over the past few years.
Along with our new owner, we also have a brand new, bigger training studio. And, with plans to expand into more locations and increase the range of training opportunities, our future is definitely bright!
So, what does our new owner have in store for BC Beauty Training? We had a chat with Laura to get to know her better and find out more about her plans.
How did you come to work in the beauty business?
I studied for my NVQ level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy at college, which gave me a great grounding in the basic skills.
Over the years to follow, I also achieved my level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification, plus attended one day diploma courses to build up a varied portfolio of treatments to offer my clients.
I was mainly mobile with my treatments or worked from home. I still have a few regular clients alongside the training! Beauty is a great industry to be in, I love how it’s ever changing and evolving, always keeping me interested with new skills and treatments to learn.
When did you start to work as a trainer?
When I moved to Brighton, I started to build a new client base.
Then, one day, I attended a course with BC Beauty Training. I was asked if I would be interested in becoming a trainer and after more studying, here we are now five years later!.
What do you love most about training?
Definitely the progression as students learn and gain confidence. It’s brilliant to see their success – I remember the first time one of our students won a beauty award, I think I was almost as excited as they were!
I also love the fact that building someone’s confidence through beauty training can help them feel more confident in other areas of their life. Once they’ve succeeded at learning this new skill, they realise that there are plenty of other things they can succeed at too.
Now you’re managing the business, what’s in store?
We’ve already moved to a larger venue, which was really important to allow us to increase the variety of courses we can offer and the number of trainees we can accommodate.
Along with increasing the range of treatments for our 1:1 training, I’m also introducing refresher sessions and upskill workshops for more experienced students.
To help with all this new activity I’m in the process of recruiting new trainers. We’ve already welcomed two of our trainers from the past back to the team. We will be looking to expand to other areas this summer.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind so far, there’s plenty to do! But I’m determined to still be a ‘hands-on’ trainer so I can continue to watch our trainees develop and succeed.
Our new training venue
We’re delighted to have moved into larger premises at 35 Ladies’ Mile Road, Brighton.