Lorna Jackson, long standing Editor of The Consulting Room (www.consultingroom.com) is thrilled to have won the Journalist of the Year award at the 2014 MyFaceMyBody Awards held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Saturday 1st November 2014.
Lorna Jackson shows off the Journalist of the Year award, alongside MyFaceMyBody Founder Stephen Handisides.
Since starting as Editor of the UK’s largest aesthetic information website dedicated to demystifying the world of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in 2003, Lorna has become a well known commentator on the aesthetic industry, with audiences encompassing the public, press and medical professionals.
Rated for her in-depth and historical knowledge of the sector, as well as her no-nonsense approach to getting to the facts of story, Lorna has also contributed articles to many trade journals and press articles over the years, as well as in-house blogs, articles and a monthly magazine. She is touted as literally having her finger on the pulse of the aesthetic industry, often reporting on relevant news as it breaks.
“I’m very pleased and proud to win this award for Journalist of the Year, and I’m truly grateful for all the votes and testimonials that I received from my fellow aesthetic industry peers, which has meant that I secured the prize.
I have always aspired to writing quality, informative and accurate articles that will impart knowledge on the reader. As a non-medic I know that I can’t teach doctors and nurses authoritatively about the more clinical aspects of their work, so I aim to always get to the bottom or the ‘nitty gritty’ of a subject rather than being reliant on what marketing departments tell me. The feedback I get is that this is very valuable to those who read my articles and often make business decisions off the back of my findings. This award proves to me that I’m doing the right thing and I will continue to write content in this way”; said Lorna after the event.
Now it their third year, the MyFaceMyBody Awards, founded by Stephen Handisides, is the only consumer awards dedicated to the cosmetic, aesthetic and dental industry to recognise and reward brands for their product innovation and popularity. Clinics are also rewarded for exceptional experiences and outstanding service to their consumers. The 2014 awards were attended by 400 leading industry professionals, brands, journalists and celebrities. The awards are voted on by the consumer and feature a panel of experts that are all leaders within the health and beauty industry
In the run up to the awards ceremony, many aesthetic industry professionals commented on Lorna’s work and her nomination for the Journalist of the Year award.
Lou Sommereux INP, Clinical Director at Cosmex Clinic and Vice Chair of the BACN said; “Lorna writes so well and eloquently, she is a fantastic journalist who shares her expert knowledge so coherently to all within the industry. Lorna deserves this award.”
Gary Conroy, co-Founder of 5 Squirrels Ltd said; “Lorna truly deserves this award, she has a confident grasp on all of the latest developments in our industry and has the expert knowledge and journalistic integrity to provide us with impartial, well written and evidence based features. Her in-depth understanding of market trueness and insights provides a very valuable asset to the industry as a whole.”
Emma Caston, Clinic Manager at Persona Cosmetic Medicine said; “Lorna is a superb journalist who absolutely deserves this accolade. Her knowledge of the industry is second to none, always current and very informative.”
Finalists for the MyFaceMyBody 2014 Journalist of the Year award also included: Martina Mercer from Botastic Aesthetics, Edwina Ings-Chambers from The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Joani Walsh a freelance journalist, Natasha Devan Editor of The Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and Olivia Falcon from Tatler's Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide.
Vicky Eldridge, Editor of Aesthetic Medicine Magazine and one of the judging panel for MyFaceMyBody noted; “Lorna is a consummate professional and a great writer. She has contributed articles to my magazines over the past 10 years which have always been impeccably written, informative and well researched. I have an enormous amount of professional and personal respect for her.”
Ron Myers, Director of ConsultingRoom.com Ltd was thrilled to hear the news of the award win.
“This is a fantastic achievement in a category that is always hotly competed and Lorna deservedly won the award this year.
Lorna’s contribution to the aesthetic industry, which includes numerous excellently researched articles, unique commentary and insight, linked to her unparalleled in-depth understanding of our industry and her ability to authoritatively write on sensitive and political topics put her head and shoulders above any other aesthetic journalist.
The whole Consulting Room team is very proud of Lorna, and we’re glad that she has been recognised by the broader industry for her work which has helped both consumers and industry participants over the years to gain a better understanding of our weird and sometimes controversial market.”
Other winners on the night from the aesthetic industry included the Jill Zander Clinic for Best Customer Experience, Medikas for Best New Clinic, Clinetix Rejuvenation for Best Aesthetic Clinic, Proskin for Best Clinic Chain, Aesthetic Source with Neostrata Skin Active for Best Cosmeceutical Range, BTL Aesthetics with Exilis Elite for Best Skin Tightening and Best Body Reshaping Treatments, Skinade for Most Innovative Product, Oxygenetix for Best Cosmetic Surgery Product, ResurFACE from Lynton Lasers for Most Innovative Treatment, Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E for Best Anti-Ageing Product, Picosure from Cynosure for Best Anti-Ageing Treatment, Dr Sam Robson at Temple Medical for Best Non-Surgical Makeover and Wigmore Medical for the Best Training Programme for ZO Skin Health.