Who we are

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 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).

Anna-Marie Solowij

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.

Gemma Bellman

The Strategist   Founded and launched "get-the-look" app BeautySpotter. - a favourite among beauty mavens and key YouTube talent.  Managed fragrance brands Stella McCartneyViktor&Rolf and Maison Martin Margiela as Brand Manager at L’Oreal.  Worked with retailers including BootsJohn LewisThe Fragrance Shop and Harvey Nichols.  Portfolio includes business planning, forecasting and fundraising, brand development and marketing as well as app development and project management

Sarah Guild

The Press Officer  Head of BeautyMART PR, press officer 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.