A Salisbury salon owner has been named "business director of the year" at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Phil Smith, from Smith England, has been named business director of the year at the HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024.

At a grand final event held on Monday, July 1 at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Phil emerged as a standout in the category.

Phil said: “I am incredibly proud and honoured to receive the Business Director of the Year award. This accolade is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of my entire team.

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"We strive to create an exceptional experience for our clients, and this recognition inspires us to continue pushing the boundaries of excellence in the hairdressing industry.”

Phil Smith named business director of the yearPhil Smith named business director of the year (Image: Smith England)

Executive director of the British Hairdressing Business Awards Jayne Lewis Orr added: “Winning the Business Director of the Year award is a tremendous achievement. It acknowledges vision, leadership and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

"The British Hairdressing Business Awards celebrate those who set the highest standards and drive the industry forward and Phil truly exemplifies what these awards stand for, and we are delighted to recognise his exceptional contribution to the industry.”

A total of 18 trophies were awarded across 17 categories at the awards ceremony.