Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy named Habia Centre of Expertise


Gerrard International's Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy has been named a Habia Centre of Expertise, exclusive to the South of England and forming one of only six centres in the UK.

To gain this prestigious recognition, the Academy successfully met rigorous assessment criteria and passed a site visit by an industry assessor.

“Centres of Expertise are a national network of learning providers delivering the very highest quality programmes,” explains Nicola Turner, Head of Sales and Marketing at Habia. “Open to all centres – regardless of which awarding organisation they work with, Centres of Expertise recognise those providers delivering the very highest level of training.”

“The premises were viewed and all our documentation assessed, covering areas such as standardisation, health and safety, trainer qualifications, training and certification,” says Samantha Kendrew, training and development manager at Gerrard International. "We were thrilled to be awarded a Centre of Expertise in Nail Services, Beauty Therapy and Retail Level 3.”

“The team worked extremely hard for this - an amazing achievement to be recognised for the high standards we set at the Academy,” adds chairman, Susan Gerrard, who is pictured centre with sales director, Mandy Cook and managing director, Lisa Gerrard.

Bill Shaw, Habia Chairman,comments: "My congratulations to the team at Gerrard International on achieving the Habia Centres of Expertise accolade. It is recognition of their hard work, professionalism and high standards."