Hilary Hall

Hilary Hall steps down as NHBF chief executive

By Kat Hill | 25 September 2020

Chief executive of National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), Hilary Hall will be retiring on 30 September after seven years with the industry association. The decision to retire was originally shared with the NHBF board early this year but was then delayed due to coronavirus. Richard Lambert has been appointed…

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NHBF welcomes further support for employed & self-employed

By Scratch Staff | 1 June 2020

The NHBF has welcomed the latest announcement on Friday (30 May 2020) by the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, giving further details on the next phase of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), widely known as the furlough scheme. This update covers the latest government announcements about: Planned changes to the…

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NHBF releases reopening guide for hair & beauty businesses

By Helena Biggs | 18 May 2020

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has released ‘Back to business’ guidelines for hair & beauty salons and barbershops, following the following the publication of the government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy. The guide covers how business owners can recover after the coronavirus lockdown, what safety precautions they will need to…

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Coronavirus: An update from NHBF

By Scratch Staff | 2 April 2020

We are living through extraordinary times and our industry is facing weeks, if not months, of huge anxiety as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. Here, NHBF chief executive, Hilary Hall, shares an update on the organisation’s efforts… The NHBF is reacting rapidly to the developing situation, from putting out daily updates…

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Named & shamed: Beauty businesses not paying correct wages to be listed

By Zoe Wickens | 24 February 2020

Businesses who fail to pay their workers the correct National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage will have their names published to the public from April 2020, warns the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF). Publication will be restricted to businesses who owe £500 or more, however, businesses that owe…

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Preparing your business for the New Year

By Guest Writer | 27 December 2019

With 2020 fast approaching, it’s time to get some 20/20 vision for the year ahead and ensure your salon business continues to go from strength to strength. Hilary Hall of the NHBF shares her advice… Cash flow and business plan updates Take some time out to revisit your cash flow…

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Keep your business cyber safe

By Kat Hill | 29 October 2019

Cyber crime scams are growing as fraudsters target people through emails, online banking systems, text messages and online transactions – including businesses. According to a National Cyber Security Centrereport released earlier this year, criminals are launching more online attacks against British businesses than ever before, with fraudsters targeting people through…

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How to manage staff performance effectively

By Scratch Staff | 5 September 2019

Hilary Hall, chief executive of the National Hairdressers’ Federation & National Beauty Federation, serves up support and advice for beauty business owners wishing to effectively manage their staff members… Performance management is a vital skill for business owners, particularly in the highly competitive world of nail salons and spas. Supporting…

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Thinking of franchising?

By Kat Hill | 3 September 2019

There’s more than one way to run a beauty business – and maybe franchising could be the way forward for you, explains NBF chief executive, Hilary Hall… Depending on your situation, you can consider becoming a franchisee or a franchisor. Either way, make sure you do your homework and understand…

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Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing parliamentary group established

By Kat Hill | 21 May 2019

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been set up for beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing, chaired by Carolyn Harris MP and Judith Cummins MP. APPGs are informal cross-party groups which are run by and for Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.  They usually involve organisations…

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