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Anne Veck and Keith Mellen host ‘Beauty and Biodiversity’ webinar

Keith Mellen and Anne Veck, Directors of Anne Veck Ltd, are to take leading roles in a webinar for the UK Business & Biodiversity Forum, calling on the hair and beauty sector to help reverse the ‘catastrophic decline in nature.’

The ‘Beauty and Biodivertisity’ presentation – the first in a series of sector-focused webinars – will centre around the theme ‘making nature positive happen’ and is open to all business throughout the industry, including salon owners, freelance hairdressers and beauticians, manufacturers, wholesalers, training and qualifications bodies and trade media.

The event is hosted and organised by Keith and features Anne, with the aim that participants will take away a clear understanding of the actions they can take in their businesses to help reverse biodiversity decline, whilst also aiding their own commercial success. 

Anne and Keith, fierce advocates of halting climate change, have worked tirelessly to make significant changes to their salon business – so much so that Anne Veck Oxford is the first salon in the UK to be certified carbon neutral, an accolade held since 2019*. Keith is also the only representative of the hairdressing industry to sit on the Advisory Board to the Sustainable Beauty Coalition, a division of the British Beauty Council. He and partner Anne have won countless awards for their ongoing environmental initiatives, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of their salon business and encouraging others to do the same. Additionally, they are the brains behind the Salon Re:Source kit, a downloadable document providing information on the changes that hairdressers and salon owners can make to play their part in creating a more environmentally-conscious industry.

Keith will lead a panel of some of the industry’s best known and most influential names, including Marcelo Behar, Vice President Sustainability & Group Affairs at Natura & Co (who also own iconic brands including The Body Shop and Aesop); Dayv Metcalfe, Regional Sales Manager London for Davines; Fry Taylor, founder of the Green Salon Collective and Karine Jackson, plus Rosina Robson, Director Policy & Public Affairs of the NHBF. The 90-minute webinar will be packed with practical advice including how to make your life ‘clean and beautiful while never compromising the beauty of the world around you’ and how businesses can operate in ways which ‘protect and even regenerate nature, whilst still creating economic value.’

Beauty and biodiversity, a UK Business & Biodiversity Forum webinar, will take place on Tuesday 25th January at 11am. Click here to register your interest.