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Leicestershire Businessman of the Year 2016

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Barrie Stephen was crowned Leicestershire’s Businessman of the Year at the Niche magazine awards held at Athena in Leicester on Friday 9th September, 2016.   With the most illustrious of Leicester’s business leaders vying for this title, Barrie Stephen was delighted with this important win.


Celebrating 20 years in business in November 2016 this award reflects years of hard work and dedication to the hair industry and Leicester itself.

The dynamic leader of our 5 salon group, Barrie won the award for his 20 collaborations with partnership businesses including the Curve Theatre, BMW, The Highcross Shopping Centre and many more.  A true networker, Barrie has harnessed the real power of business collaboration to work with the best Leicestershire individuals and enterprises for a common goal.

“Winning awards has been part of my business strategy since 2007, and since that time, we have finalised, and won a sensational 52 awards both locally and nationally.  With each award being significant and symbolic of the time, this local title is where it is at for me.  A Leicestershire businessman at my core and so to be honoured in this way is just incredible.”  Barrie Stephen

Giving back and supporting the city also extends to local charities. As Ambassador for the RSPCA Woodside Animal Centre, Barrie’s fund raising mission has so far raised a staggering £20,298.

Lee Parkin from Niche Awards commented, “Barrie is a hero of this area, for many years he has worked tirelessly to bring not only award winning hair but award winning networking and support to others, he truly is a well-deserved and inspirational Businessman of the Year as he flies the flag for our brilliant city.”