Following over 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry - including roles in sales and marketing, sales management and business development, I was fortunate enough to be involved in the launch of Botox® and M.D. Forté® glycolic peels into the UK marketplace in 1994. This introduced me to the fascinating world of the cosmetic industry and the very early days of the non-surgical medical aesthetic market.
Since launching my own consultancy business with my business partner, Martyn Roe, in 2002 I have been involved in helping to set up many new concepts focusing on the aesthetic market place including exhibitions, websites, a distribution company and a cosmetic clinic.
I love the different challenges that I've faced in working in this industry and have also been fortunate to have been asked to speak at many different industry forums and write articles on a wide range of business topics related to the cosmetic market alongside meeting some truly fascinating people who work in our business.
There are very big differences between the quality and ethics of suppliers, clinics and associated businesses involved in our market and the challenge that we all face is to accurately represent and market our different concepts in an ethical way whilst maintaining profitability. I hope, in some small way, that Consulting Room's different activities can help to promote and develop the best aspects of our business to help maintain a long term positive profile and growth in our industry segment.