Who we are
Millie Kendall MBE
The Trader Launched beauty brands Shu Uemura, AVEDA, 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 Nichols, Selfridges, Superdrug and Urban Outfitters. Ran an independent beauty PR company, MK PR. Strong contacts throughout the beauty and fashion press. 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).
The Creative 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 LFW 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.
The Press Officer Director of BeautyMART PR, Sarah Guild manages all public relations services for BeautyMART as well as 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.
The Developer With a passion for all things beauty and more than twenty years experience in the industry, Debbie was the former beauty director at Marie Claire Health & Beauty and the Clothes Show. She has a sharp eye for beauty innovation and influences, using her creativity to focus on all aspects of product development and branding from idea through to development, packaging and design. Self confessed packaging junkie, she’s consulted and created skincare, hair care, body and personal care brands for Boots, Poundland, Claire’s Accessories and Tesco.
The Multi Tasker Press and executive assistant . Elise coordinates and communicates with online media and bloggers, handles social media campaigns for BeautyMART and within the BeautyMART PR team. Elise also assists Millie and Anna-Marie. A blogger in her own right littlemissplumful.com showcases Elise's passion for beauty and her ability to do more than one thing at a time.
The Expert Hot Beverage Maker Press assistant. Lily has worked both in house for beauty brands as well as experience at press agencies. A great writer, Lily can express the story of a brand with skill and articulation. Outgoing and positive and makes a mean cuppa.