Danielle’s ‘long and winding road’ to success – the Ellie Ellie story

Over a dozen years have passed since businesswoman Danielle Plowman completed her Art Foundation course at City College and she describes her subsequent career as “…a very long and winding road, full of knockbacks and failures, all of which Danielle Plowmanled me to what I’m doing now. I was rejected over and over again which was hard to take emotionally but it just made me even stronger and more stubborn to succeed.” As Managing Director of lifestyle brand Ellie Ellie Ltd, Danielle is the creative force behind a thriving company offering unique and personalised gifts, jewellery and homeware items. Many of these are handmade in the company’s Hove workshop using vintage, upcycled, recycled or sustainable materials. Since its launch in 2012, Ellie Ellie has been taking the online market by storm and its products have featured in Vogue, been worn by celebs such as Pixie Lott, Jessie J and Jimmy Carr and won praise from famed entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

So how much of an influence was City College on this impressive local success story? “Studying Art Foundation at the College was one of the best years of my life, “says Danielle. “It was challenging, fast-paced but very rewarding. When I was doing the course, I wanted to be a fashion designer, having always made my own clothes and had a love of design. After trying out all the disciplines, I found that fashion and textiles was my strength so I specialised in that area before doing a fashion degree at Kingston University. I’d never have guessed back then that I would have ended up running my own business!”

After graduating from Kingston, Danielle had an eclectic career path during which she worked as a shop assistant, ran her own childrenswear shop for two years, perfected her menswear tailoring skills thanks to a friendship with a veteran local tailor (she later became the recommended tailor for her local Marks and Spencer!) and worked in Chichester Festival Theatre’s wardrobe department. Then, in 2009, Danielle decided to travel the world. When she reached Australia, she managed to secure an exciting role as Sales & Marketing Manager of a new childrenswear company in Melbourne who were so impressed with Danielle that they offered to sponsor her to stay and get residency. Unfortunately, Australia’s skilled migration criteria changed and she ended up returning to the UK with no funds or immediate job prospects.

It was during this demoralising period in 2010, however, that Danielle came across Ellie Ellie teaman old note book where she’d scribbled down a reference to the notonthehighstreet.com website which had been recommended to her by a customer a few years previously. She promptly went onto the website, applied to be a partner to sell her jewellery and had her first order within 3 hours – Ellie Ellie was officially underway! By 2012, the business had become a limited company and Danielle had employed her first member of staff. Fast forward 4 years and they are now a team of 13 creative, young and ambitious staff, working in the heart of Hove with a turnover of £1.2 million.

So what have been the most exciting or rewarding moments of Danielle’s career so far? “There have been loads!” she says. “When I first realised that people would buy my products and designs, that was an amazing and very powerful moment. Ellie Ellie product 1Since then, winning Sussex Online Business of the Year in 2014 and Entrepreneur of the Year at the Notonthehighstreet.com awards felt like really special achievements after all my hard work. As a designer you‘re constantly wondering whether anyone else is going to love your new designs as much as you do, so when you see that first sale it is so rewarding! I also love building my company and constantly learning new things. Every day is a challenge and I love being able to create my own path and future. “

Danielle’s ambitions for Ellie Ellie know no bounds and as well as developing the Ellie Ellie product bagswholesale side of the company to get its products into large department stores, she also has plans for Elllie Ellie to have its own flagship store in Brighton within the next few years. So what ‘top tips’ for success would Danielle offer City College’s current generation of budding young artists, designers and entrepreneurs? “Building a career is really about finding opportunities and you don’t know what they’ll be until you’re out there actively looking,” she says. “I’m now on the other side of the interview table and I’m always looking for positive and hardworking attitudes alongside skills and qualifications. I am also looking for people who’ve got themselves out there gaining work experience while studying. That really shows dedication and ambition.”

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GCSE results 2016 – what if I don’t get my GCSEs?

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Worried about your GCSE results?

Year 11 is a stressful time, it can feel like your entire life is taken up by GCSEs. There’s predicted grades, mock exams, revision, the endless post-its, and more revision, revision, revision!

The whole time you have teachers and parents telling you how important it is that you live up to expectations. That these grades will be the key to your future success.

Then there’s actually taking the exams, and that hit-or-miss feeling after, like; I owned this, or, what if I’ve failed?

Not to mention that nail-biting two months, waiting to hear if you’ve got the grades you were aiming for.

If you’re worried about your results and not sure what your options are, I thought you might appreciate a little help and advice…

Firstly, although a good level of education is important for yourself and your future. In time, you’ll find out that not everything is pinned on those golden GCSE results you’re hoping for.

If you want to go to go on to uni and you don’t get the GCSE results you expected, it’s not the end of the world.

It’s the grades you get at College that really matter, check out this little quote from the University of Cambridge:

“Our research shows that post-16 examination performance is a much better predictor of degree success at Cambridge…. Strong performance in Years 12 and 13 can make up for a less stellar performance at GCSE.”

So, there you have it from the best of the best – don’t stress!

So, the big day itself comes, GCSE results day – 25th August 2016, you’re surrounded by friends, you open the envelope… and things aren’t what you were hoping for.

Most likely you’ll be worried about one of two things:

Help! I haven’t passed Maths/English!

  • Obviously you’ll be disappointed, but at City College we’ve made a commitment to make sure every student is supported to achieve their GCSE English and maths.
  • You can do these at the same time as your course, and we’ll support you all the way.
  • City College has the best GCSE English and maths results of any FE College in the country so you know you’re in good hands!

Help! I don’t have the grades I need for my college course!

Lots of colleges will be able to either offer you an alternative course or if they think you can handle it they might let you onto the course you want with a review plan and support in place.

The main thing is to chat to them. They’re there to help and you’ll be surprised at the advice and support you can get if you ask.

Lots of colleges are busy around this time so if you can’t get through on the phone try to email them or get in touch via social media, you’ll probably get a much quicker response.

What really matters is that you focus on what you want for your future and work towards that. Simples.

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Former student lends carpentry skills to mermaid-themed Multiple Sclerosis charity event

​​Former City College Brighton and Hove Carpentry student Leo Mumford has used Mermaid chair 16 2the skills he’s gained at the College to construct a sedan chair which Multiple Sclerosis campaigner Shana Pezaro will be using during a mermaid-themed fundraising walk from Brighton’s Palace Pier to Hove Lagoon. The event, scheduled to take place this Sunday (31st July) is to raise money for the Sussex MS Centre in Southwick. City College provided Leo with workshop space, fixings and reused timber to construct the chair which was then decorated with a Regency/seaside theme by professional theatrical prop-makers/sculptors Rachel Williams and Wendy Hall. On the walk, Shana will be carried in her sedan chair by friends and supporters dressed in a mermaid costume designed by Red & Bex from Brighton based company, Redblue Threads.

Mermaid chair- Shana 16Shana Pearo says: “I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis eight years ago and am now predominantly a wheelchair user so the support that Sussex MS Centre provides has been a massive part of my life. We’re hopeful that this event will raise significant funds for a Centre that provides absolutely essential emotional support, exercise classes and therapies to people living with MS and their families.”

Leo Mumford adds:

“As a friend of Shana’s, there are times when she’s relied on me to carry her from aMermaid chair- ​Leo Mumford​ 16 - Copy seat if she can’t get up, or over steps if she can’t cross them. So this got me thinking about the idea of carrying her for charity, representing the trust that’s needed between people with MS and society. I was therefore delighted and grateful that my former tutors were supportive of my goal, as was the College, which has meant that we’ve been able to turn my original idea into reality.”

 

 

 

To donate, see: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SedanChairMermaid

Contacts:

In advance of event: Leo Mumford – 07883 800423, Shana Pezaro – 07704 155283

During event from 8.30am on July 31st: Annie Smythe or Katie Walker – 07704 155283

Sussex MS Centre: Hilary Green – 01273 594484

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk

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From Physics to Fine Art – Miguel’s journey

Since completing his part-time Foundation diploma in Art and Design course at City College in 2013, Miguel Sopena has gone on to study portraiture at  the  Miguel - self portrait web renowned Heatherley School of Fine Art (famous alumni includes Henry Moore, Franz Kline and Walter Sickert) and embark on a life as a self-employed fine artist. Stylistically, Miguel’s work revolves strongly around the human figure but he has recently started experimenting with abstraction and landscape-based painting. His stunning work features in Exhibit Here’s 2016 Summer Exhibition at London’s Menier Gallery, as well as Highgate Contemporary Art’s 2016 Summer Exhibition. He’s also recently been offered an artist’s residency in Joutsa in Finland and has already been successful in finding eager buyers for his work through Degree Art, the market leader in UK student and graduate art sales, which hand picks and promotes the most promising artistic talent.

Hailing from Valencia in Spain, Miguel had originally studied Physics and after moving to the UK he studied for an MSc at UCL in London and subsequently a PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Sussex. It was while living as a student in Lewes that he started drawing and taking short courses which led to the decision to explore his new passion at City College.

“My time at the College had a massive influence,” Miguel recalls. “The Foundation miguel - abstract landscape webcourse was really what convinced me that I wanted to train and work as an artist even though I came from a completely different background. Another great thing about the course was that we were such a diverse group of people with all sorts of backgrounds and interests. The course also really broadened my horizons, from having worked mainly with drawing and photography to exploring and having fun with a huge range of approaches and techniques which is what’s so great and unique about the course. I’d definitely recommend the course to anyone who wants to develop their creativity.”

Like most self-employed artists, much of Miguel’s time is consumed with non-artistic aspects such as marketing, promotion, looking for exhibiting opportunities and trying to sell his work online, but it’s the creative aspect that he finds most miguel - absract 1 websatisfying: “The creativity is what it’s all about and it’s what makes everything else worth it and keeps you optimistic.  As an artist, regardless of what’s going on in the ‘real world’, often the most exciting moments come from producing interesting results or realising that all your hard work and all that practice are getting somewhere. It’s very exciting to look back on work you did some time ago and feel you’ve made progress, and to get positive feedback from other people.”

Miguel observes that many of his former City College class-mates have been highly adept at finding their own career paths but to anyone who’s just starting to consider a career in the arts, his advice is simply to keep working: “Work to enhance your creativity and also to find out what your practice may be about and the opportunities which are out there. I think any artist will tell you that nothing comes free but conversely the effort you put in will enrich you and be rewarding one way or another.”

Personal website: www.miguelsopenaarts.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MiguelSopenaArts/

LinkedIn: Miguel Sopena

Twitter: @Melmoth71

Instagram: @miguelsopena1

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City College students scoop 5 accolades at Spring Awards

City College Brighton and Hove has been celebrating success in this year’s FE Sussex Spring Awards, with its students scooping 2 winner and 3 runner-up FE Sussex 2016 Awards Dinner at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotelaccolades. In this prestigious ceremony, hosted at the Brighton Hilton Metropole, major players in the training and development world in Sussex and beyond joined together to celebrate the best and brightest achievements in training, development and lifelong learning.

Plumbing student Matthew Quinney, who was named AQA Sussex College Learner of the Year, had previously struggled with his achievement and attendance at College but a dyslexia assessment enabled him to develop new strategies to help him with his English. Despite sustaining a traumatic eye injury shortly before sitting his exam, Matthew was determined to go through with it and went on to achieve a B. His tutor Jane Grealish says: In my 20 plus years of teaching I have never had a who has been on such an emotional journey during the time I was teaching them. It was a pleasure to teach Matthew and support him to pass his English IGCSE and he’s  overcome a number of barriers that could have stopped him from achieving his potential. He showed a great sense of resilience and character and is well on his way to achieving his ambition of becoming a qualified plumber.” 

Ross Jennings, named Sussex Apprentice of the Year, has taken a radical change of direction to become a successful accountancy apprentice at local firm Bainbridge Lewis. Ross’s confidence was at an all-time low and he felt unfulfilled working in his father’s barbers shop while also dealing with a family bereavement. However, Ross used an apprenticeship opportunity to turn his life around and has now established himself as a highly-valued member of staff. His Accountancy tutor at City College, Paul Robbins, says: “Ross is an extremely hard-working and dedicated student and his enthusiasm for the subject and willingness to learn is obvious for all to see. He’s taken the courageous step of changing careers and this is certainly paying off for him as he’s doing exceptionally well, both at college and in the workplace.” Carol Lewis, Director of Bainbridge Lewis, adds: “We’re so proud of Ross for winning this award. It’s been great for our business having apprentices and it is wonderful to know that at the same time we are able to help the apprentices with improving their qualifications.” 

Across Sussex, approximately 68,000 learners are taught in FE colleges each year and of these, just 13 receive a Spring Award and 13 are runners up. The scale of these numbers shows why achieving a Spring Award marks the recipient as a special person, and City College’s runners-up were testament to that.

Katie Bates, runner-up in the City & Guilds Sussex Learner Making the Most Progress award, is a Deaf learner who has successfully made the transition into a mainstream College environment, thrived on her Painting & Decorating course and now mentors other Deaf learners. Charlotte Aldridge, runner-up in the Outstanding Progression to Higher Education award, began a student on the College’s Prince’s Trust Team programme at a very difficult time in her life when her father was terminally ill. On Team, Charlotte realised how much she enjoyed learning new skills, gaining new experiences and building up her confidence in dealing with a variety of different people. She has since progressed onto an Access course at the College and is starting a degree at the University of Bristol in September. Harry Shooman, runner-up in the Pearson BTEC Learner of the Year award, went through the upheaval of moving to Brighton from North Wales in 2013 and showed great adaptability – he became one of the College’s leading footballers, represented Sussex, coached local schoolchildren and is now Assistant Coach at Whitehawk FC Under 18s. Harry is also employed as a Sports Coach at the College and has secured a place on a Sports Coaching & Development degree at the University of Brighton.

City College’s CEO Nick Juba says:“What makes the Spring Awards such an inspiring event is that it showcases perfectly how Further Education transforms lives. We’re incredibly proud of our winners and runners-up, and the fact that they come from such a broad range of departments says so much about the commitment and dedication of all our teaching and support staff.”

For more information on courses at City College, call 01273 667759, email info@ccb.ac.uk or see www.ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, PR, Alumni & Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

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5 Lunches Under a Fiver!

Studying and working in the heart of North Laine, Brighton’s lively, cultural hotspot is one of our favourite things about City College!

These colourful, vibey little Brighton streets have everything you could ask for (and a tonne of stuff you never knew you needed!) from on-point vintage and boutique fashion to independent cafes and restaurants – you’ll never be stuck for something to keep you busy on your lunch breaks.

The problem for me, is I get a bit hangry around lunchtime and with all that choice it can be a little daunting! I’m sure I’m not the only one though, so to help you guys out, I’ve done a little “research” and come up with a top 5 hit list of lunchtime treats that won’t leave you with an angry burning hole in your wallet.

#1 We Love FalafelFalafel in Brighton

I think you’ll probably guess what these guys sell…that’s right, it’s falafel!

I actually don’t know anyone who has tried We Love Falafel and not loved it. They are really yummy and come in different flavours like sweet potato or olive and basil, sometimes you even get a fancy special like cashew & lime with peanut hummus. Basically they are delicious and you get loads for your money, a standard Falafel Salad Wrap is £3.70, they are huge and come with a rainbow of salad, gherkins and homemade hummus. Prepare to go to falafel heaven. #Goals

Location: 37 Sydney Street | Time to Central Campus: 1.5 mins | Cost: £3.70 – £4.95

Vietnamese food in Brighton

#2 Milk No Sugar

If you’re looking for something light and healthy, look no further than this family-run, no-frills Vietnamese Café.

You can get a delicious, fragrant Pho noodle soup for £4.50 or a Vietnamese curry and rice for a fiver. If you haven’t had Pho before, it’s a traditional Vietnamese soup with flat rice noodles, beansprouts and meat or tofu in a clear broth flavoured with lime juice, mint, coriander and chilli – lovely! Pho is perfect for a quick afternoon treat and they do take-out if you’re in a rush, which is also £1 cheaper = win!

Location: 68 Trafalgar Street | Time to Central Campus: 4 mins | Cost: £3.00 – £5.50

City College Cafe#3 Central Campus Refectory

As you probably know, Central Campus has its own café, The Refectory, which is run by the lovely guys from Harrisons Catering. Everything in The Refectory is priced with a student pocket in mind and you can get a really hearty meal for just £3.75!

But… Did you know? If you’re between 16 and 18 and your family receive certain benefits, you can get your lunch from The Refectory for FREE! You’ll need to be eligible and apply with a bursary form from the Student Centre, pop in to speak to Course Advice if you need some help!

There are daily offerings including, the classic full-English, pasta bakes, freshly made sandwiches, burgers and fries, soup, quiche and salad and also weekly themed menus reaching from the four corners of the globe, a recent favourite of ours was a Jamaican themed menu featuring jerk chicken, rice and peas! Don’t miss out – daily menus for The Refectory can be found on Vibe!

Location: Central Campus, 1st floor| Time to Central Campus: 0 mins | Cost: £2.75 – £3.95

The Real Junk Food Project#4 The Real Junk Food Project

Let’s face it, food waste is a big problem, even somewhere as progressive as our little city by the sea! It’s not just what we individually throw away, but the massive quantities of edible food our big supermarkets bin each year. When families are struggling to put food on the table and people are finding it ever harder to make ends meet, it’s easy to see why projects like this are slaying on the food waste scene.

What’s even more fantastic about The Real Junk Food Project is that this quirky little pop-up café feeds the local community on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis by using food that would otherwise have gone to landfill, encouraging diners to think more about the food on their plate. We really love this place, the food is absolutely delicious, it has a charming atmosphere that’s welcoming and friendly and on top of all that it offers an awesome space where everyone is equal, you pay what you can, and if that isn’t much no-one will judge.

If you want your lunch to be delicious and guilt-free pop down to One Church, Gloucester Place on a Friday, the café is open from 1-3pm but it’s VERY popular so expect a queue!

Location: One Church (Fridays only) | Time to Central Campus: 6 mins | Cost: donations in the box

Kitchen Cafe Brighton#5 Kitchen Café

Now, if you’re a bit of a traditionalist, this is the place for you to eat. Kitchen Café serve straight-forward, no messing around British food. Offerings are simple, incredibly reasonably priced and served by people who care a great deal about this little Brighton institution and of course its customers.

Kitchen Café has been going for an impressive 40 years and when you can get a full-English or some tasty homemade pie and mash for under a fiver, we can see why!

Location: 93 Trafalgar Street | Time to Central Campus: 1 min | Cost: £2.50 – £6.00

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Student scoops national award after 25 years away from education

A mature student with no formal education since leaving school at 16 to join the Parachute Regiment, has scooped a national award for achievement on his Access Jamie Allington - Keith Fletcher Memorial Prize 16 webto Health & Health Sciences course at City College Brighton and Hove. Jamie Allington (44), who is now studying Psychology at Durham University, was presented with the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement’ award in The Keith Fletcher Memorial Access to HE Learner Prize hosted by the LASER awarding body. The annual event, held in memory of Mr Fletcher, who worked tirelessly to promote access to higher education before sadly passing away in 2010, celebrates the achievement of learners and pays tribute to the inspiring journeys undertaken by Access students. This year’s winners were invited to a presentation at the Palace of Westminster, hosted by Nic Dakin MP.

Jamie describes his life experience since leaving school as “twenty-five years of self-learning.” After leaving the army at age 21, this included many years spent travelling and working in the USA, India, SE Asia and Australia as well as teaching yoga in France, Thailand, Bali and Japan. Once he embarked on his course at City College, Jamie excelled and achieved Distinctions in all his graded units while holding down two part-time jobs to fund his studies. His Independent Research Project drew praise from an External Moderator who noted that the standard of Jamie’s writing and discussion was “exceptional” and on par with undergraduate students at Level 5 or even 6.

Jamie’s tutor Lynsay Kobelis says: “Jamie’s work was of a really impressive quality from the outset – well-constructed and supported by detailed and thorough research. In order to consistently reach the standard of work that he did, his level of dedication and time management was outstanding.”

“My prime motivator for returning to education was a desire to settle,” says Jamie. “In my early forties, I felt like I was entering a new phase in my life and wanted a new project – I’d always regretted not going to university at some point earlier but back in the nineties, the options for mature students were limited. I found City College very supportive – they even funded my travel to an open day at Durham – and my tutors always had time to provide help when I needed it.”

For more information on Access courses at City College, call 01273 667759 or email courseadvice@ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

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City College hosts Brighton Fringe Children’s Art Exhibition

An exhibition of artwork by local children submitted for the Brighton Fringe Family Brighton Fringe Children's Art - group photo - webDrawing Competition has been officially launched at City College Brighton and
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and is currently on display at the main foyer of the College’s Pelham Street Central Campus. The winning artwork by 9-year-old Betty Durrant features on the cover of Brighton Fringe’s family guide.

Brighton Fringe Children's Art - workshop - Emma H & student - webCity College’s Art & Design students and technicians took on the task of setting up the exhibition and the launch also included an art workshop for the children during which students and tutors enabled them to further explore their creative talent.

For more information on Art & Design courses at City College, contact course information on 01273 667759, email info@ccb.ac.uk or see www.ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, PR, Alumni & Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

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Prince’s Trust Team on mission to transform football facilities at Whitehawk Manor

A group of youngsters on the City College’s Prince’s Trust Team programme are currently on a mission to bring much-needed improvements to Prince's Trust Whitehawk Manor webfootball facilities at The Manor Sports & Activities Centre in Whitehawk. The project involves clearing ground for three new football pitches, painting goalposts and providing new equipment including nets. To date, the group have raised over £300 for the project through cake sales and a sponsored walk from Worthing to Brighton but they need a further £200 to hit their fundraising target.

Team Leader Charlotte Geerts says: “Making significant improvements to facilities in their own community is a really rewarding project for the team to be involved and for me personally, this project means a lot as my late grandfather Tony Geerts had a long-standing connection with Whitehawk Manor and was a hugely respected figure there through all his many years devoted to schools football in Sussex.” 

Tanya Burbidge, Managing Director of the Manor, adds: “It’s brilliant to have a group of young people to help out at The Manor as its run by volunteers from the local community and its jobs like painting the goalposts that never seem to get done.  We owe a massive thank you to the Prince’s Trust for their kind offer of help to make our community a better place for all to enjoy.’

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development course for 16-25 year olds which helps unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

If you would like to support the Team’s fundraising for this project, contact Charlotte on 07881 335969 or email cg2@ccb.ac.uk

For more details on the Prince’s Trust Team programme at City College, email princestrustbrighton@ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

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College stages ‘Elements vs Seasons’ Charity Hair Show Spectacular

City College Hairdressing students and their models recently showcased some spectacular hairstyles with an ‘Elements vs Seasons’-themed HairCity College Hair Show combo web Show at the College’s Pelham Street Main Hall. The theme provided the students with the opportunity to let their imaginations run riot with glamorous stylings taking inspiration from both the changing seasons and the elements of fire, earth, air and water. The event, a charity fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support which raised over £1,500 on the night, featured around 110 students. The grand total raised by the College for Macmillan since 2009 is £9,000.

The event’s VIP judges this year included Gogglebox’s Stephen Webb and Chris Steed as well as top industry professionals from Toni & Guy and TIGI International. Also among the judges was local salon owner and former student Simon Webster, who was the ‘Best in Show’ winner of the event exactly 30 years ago and now runs a successful salon in North Laine. Commenting on this year’s Best in Show winner Simon Nix, Simon said: “The execution was absolutely spot-on with lots of braids and intricate work and every single aspect was using natural hair. It’s also absolutely lovely to come back to where I first learnt my trade. The College is a fantastic training ground for local stylists and its showing some great flair and creativity.” 

Gogglebox star and proprietor of Hurstpierpoint salon Lustig & Webb Stephen Webb added: “Some of the work the 2nd and 3rd years were doing, I couldn’t do myself – it was amazing. I’m keen to support this event because the next Trevor Sorbie or Toni & Guy could be amongst that group of students. The hairdressing team here feels like a family. Everyone’s really friendly , they all seem to get on really well and the students clearly get huge support.”

For further information on hairdressing courses at City College, call 01273 667759, email courseadvice@ccb.ac.uk or see www.ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

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