Congratulations to Liz Earle and her fellow co-founder of Ryde based Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, Kim Buckland, who were yesterday awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to the beauty industry.
During the Working Lunch report last week, Liz explained that prior to setting up what has become the biggest independent British beauty company, she was a health and beauty writer.
But it’s not just skin deep, what Liz really promoted in her interview with Graeme Le Saux was the Island lifestyle. Having her business based on the Island means she can work hard and have the wonderful balance of being surrounded by some of the UKs most stunning views.
However, it appears that Liz was being rather modest on camera, because not only is she a renowned writer, but over the last twenty years, has been a broadcaster, campaigner and expert in the field of beauty, nutrition and health. Her professionalism certainly shined through in the interview and her positive approach to business was really refreshing and inspiring.
It was old friend, Kim Buckland, who suggested that Liz step forth into the world of beauty and health products given she had so much experience and knowledge.
Kim herself, is a beauty marketing expert, and has worked with some of the most successful British beauty companies. They set the business up together in 1995, starting off with mail order only. Following the success of the Ryde shop, they are now taking the retail space worldwide with shops opening in Japan and New York.
I was lucky enough to win a bumper box of Liz Earle products last year in a charity raffle organised by Gloria Minghella (who was also awarded an MBE yesterday for her services to charity – well done Gloria). The products are undoubtedly the best I’ve ever tried and believe me, I’ve been through a huge number of quality brands over the years (must be why I still look so youthful ;))
Well done to you both, we don’t need to wish you success in the future, because it’s clear that Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare is only going to continue to grow and grow.[Source]