Beauty Industry mavens Millie Kendall MBE & Anna-Marie Solowij...

Leverage a combined 50 years’ experience in beauty, brand building, publishing & retail to develop new & incumbent beauty brands.

They know that every business demands different resources at different stages in its life and so offer a pick ‘n’ mix menu of services - from business planning & strategy right through to retail launch, PR & marketing. We work across in-store, press and online to maximise each brand's consumer experience at every touch point. 

Millie Kendall MBE

The Trader Launched beauty brands Shu UemuraAVEDA, L’Occitane and Tweezerman in the UK in the early 90s. Founded and created Ruby&Millie cosmetics - backed by Boots with a £7m investment in the mid 90s. Worked with retailers Harvey NicholsSelfridges, & Superdrug.  With strong contacts throughout the beauty and fashion press.  Co-founder of the newly formed British Beauty Council. Awarded an MBE in 2007 for services to the cosmetics industry.  Portfolio includes retail management, brand development and management, marketing and PR, (although a self confessed shop girl).

Anna-Marie Solowij

The Creator Former Beauty Director of British Vogue.  Multi award-winning beauty journalist with over 25 years experience.  Consulted for brands including Boots, Chanel, H&M, L’Oreal, P&G, Topshop Make-Up, Unilever, YSL.  Reports backstage at London Fashion Week and other shows.  Has the ultimate ‘little black beauty book’.  Can pick a best selling product a mile off and has helped to make some of the cult beauty products of the past 2 decades iconic. Co-founder of the British Beauty Council, BeautyMART and BRANDstand Communications. 

Sarah Guild

The Press Officer  Director of BRANDstand Communications, Sarah Guild manages all public relations services for BRANDstand with a growing clientele of independent beauty brands. Her background in marketing, advertising and publishing complements the skills of the BeautyMART founders allowing the team to build brand profiles with the help of the most reputable, recognised and loved print and digital titles.

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Mollie Payne

The Fashion Friendly Creative Digital Executive. Mollie is a passionate content creator and social media enthusiast who has always been fascinated by the power of social platforms. Since graduating with a degree in Fashion Communication and Promotion, she has worked for fashion agencies within PR and Creative Content. Mollie coordinates all BRANDstand Communications clients' social media channels and creates engaging, creative content for all social platforms.  

Mahreen Maqsood



The Beauty Insider Buying Director. A retailer at heart Mahreen has all the qualities of a beauty lover coupled with a superior trader. Buying and selling is her game. 


Tracey Kemp

The Girl About Town  Press executive Tracey has previous experience at press agencies in beauty and beyond. Full of energy and a natural communicator Tracey takes to the road seeing press and influencers to spread the gospel of gorgeous beauty. 

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Sarirah Hamid


The Tech Girl. Sarirah manages digital marketing for BeautyMART. A data lover passionate about the industry from both creative and analytical perspectives. By day, balancing content creation with spreadsheets. By night, seeking the beauty trends of tomorrow at Pretty Analytics. 

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Diana Kennedy

The Diary Queen executive assistant to The British Beauty Council board. Diana supports and manages the day to day tasks of the council's office, and the schedules of Anna-Marie Solowij & Millie Kendall MBE as well as the BBC board. Her background in retail management and makeup artistry, helps to maintain an organised, creative and positive working environment for the office.