Industry charity reveals new president

The Hair & Beauty Charity has elected Samantha Grocutt as its president for the 2020 tenure.

Samantha continues the role following her co-presidency with outgoing co-president, Philip Sharp of ASP.

As managing director of hair and beauty PR agency, Essence PR, Samantha has served on the charity committee for over twelve years, both in its guises as The Hairdressers' Charity, and formerly The Hair and Beauty Benevolent. She has played an instrumental role in implementing and overseeing many successful fundraising initiatives and her passion for the organisation, combined with industry contacts, is set to be of considerable benefit during her term.

Established in 1853, the charity, under various names, was created to support hair and beauty professionals who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship. With over 300 applicants requesting help each year, the organisation relies on the support of the professional hair and beauty industry to provide help for those who need it most.