FAB GROUP APPOINTS FIRST UK GENERAL MANAGER FOR SKINSMITHS
8 February 2018 – FAB Group has announced the appointment of a UK General Manager to lead the company’s global brand, Skinsmiths, in the UK.
Founded in New Zealand in 1994 by David and Jackie Smith, FAB Group has a proven track record of success with brands such as Smashbox cosmetics, Murad skincare, The Chemistry Brand and Caci. FAB Group now operates around 40 Caci clinics in New Zealand under franchise.
The Group has always had global ambitions and launched Skinsmiths – a skin enhancement clinic – to the English market in 2017. Skinsmiths makes it simple for clients to achieve beautiful results through tailored treatment plans.
Richard North will take up the role of UK General Manager in February and will be based in London, United Kingdom. The appointment follows an announcement made in December 2017 that FAB Group has acquired its first offshore clinic in London. The first acquisition, located in Belgravia, is one of five clinics the Group intends to purchase in London over the next two months, and one of forty clinics the Group intends to open in England over the next two years.
Richard has been Senior Franchisee Recruitment - Business Development for Anytime Fitness UK since the beginning of 2013. Over the past twelve years, he has held roles including operator, supplier and business development in the health and fitness industry, and has experience in growing global brands in the UK market.
FAB Group Global CEO, Anna Campbell, said she is excited to welcome Richard to the Group, and see the impact his UK franchisee experience will have on Skinsmiths as it expands within the UK.
‘We take immense pride in our people, and Richard is one in a million. His appetite for success and his interest in all aspects of the health industry is perfectly suited for FAB Group,’ Campbell said.
Richard North said the opportunity to introduce and grow the Skinsmiths brand in the UK is something he’s very much looking forward to.
‘Expanding into the UK is a huge feat for FAB Group. The Skinsmiths business model, much like the Caci clinic model in New Zealand, is founded on the principle that great skin should be accessible to everyone.
‘I have a huge passion for seeing people improve their self-esteem, and look forward to working with our dedicated team to roll this business model out across the UK, providing amazing services for our clients,’ he said.
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