Guild Press Ltd. began with Guild News magazine, published for the first time in 1997. The magazine would go on to become the UK's highest circulating trade publication for the beauty, nails, tanning and spa industries. Today, the magazine has a total average net circulation of 89,422* copies per month, and is also sent digitally to over 73,000 professionals.
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In 2003, Guild Press launched the Scottish Beauty show at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. The event continues to be Scotland's only hair and beauty trade show, and has grown into a two-day exhibition with over 350 brands exhibiting. In 2018, the Scottish Hair & Beauty show is moving to its new home, the SEC Glasgow.
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Dedicated to complementary therapists and holistic therapy practitioners, the Holistic Health show launched at Donington Park Exhibition Centre in September 2005. In 2010, the show moved to run alongside sister exhibition Beauty UK, and now takes place at the NEC Birmingham in May of each year.
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Sister company Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) launched in 2007, providing total insurance solutions for beauty therapists, salons and students.
ABT membership became the only membership organisation to offer members a monthly copy of Guild News magazine.
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In Spring 2007, Beauty UK launched at the NEC Birmingham. This trade show covering beauty, nails, tanning and spa therapies has become the sector's largest trade exhibition outside of London and welcomes over 700 leading industry brands.
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The UK Nail Tech competition was also introduced at Beauty UK 2007. The event showcases the talents of nail technicians and students from across the UK and beyond, and has become a key date in nail techs' competition calendar.
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Hair UK, leading hair trade exhibition, launched at the NEC Birmingham in May 2012 alongside sister show, Beauty UK. Dedicated to new product launches along with live demonstrations and masterclasses, the event welcomes hair professionals from across the UK
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In 2015, Barber UK joined the now four shows under one roof, at the NEC Birmingham. The nation's finest barbering event is held each year in partnership with the British Barbers' Association.
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*ABC audit period 1.7.18-30.6.19