Who won at the Rush Oscars 2016?
The annual Rush Oscars took place on the 22nd of January at the Savoy Theatre, London. The awards are thoroughly looked forward to by each and every staff member. After the awards finished, there was a huge after party at Tiger Tiger! Thank you again to the Savoy Theatre and Tiger Tiger for being so accommodating.
Andy Heasman, International Creative Director, and Chris Williams, International Colour Director warmed the crowd up by reminiscing on the amazing year that they had had. The pair were extremely excited about the year to come but had to wait for Chairman and Co-Founder, Andy Phouli to announce the news.
Andy Phouli took to the stage and congratulated everyone on the amazing year. He talked about the achievements of 2016 including opening 11 new salons and revamping 4 existing ones. Andy then announced the big news- Rush have secured a £16million investment from LDC. The investment will help Rush expand as a brand and double its salon count over the next four years.
Next on stage was Co-Founder, Stell Andrew. After congratulating the Rush family on a record breaking year he introduced Yann Souillar, Managing Director of LDC to the group. Yann introduced himself and explained how excited LDC were about their new investment.
Tina Farey, Editorial Director, and Paola Pinto, Education Director presented GOSH a cheque for £14,880. The money was raised at our annual Rush Live show, back in October. GOSH are our charity partner and we love to raise money for them and will continue to do so.
The winners of the Rush Oscars 2016 are…
Andrea Lowe Award – Assistant of the Year 2016– Alfie Johnson – Rush Croydon, George Street
Front of House of the Year 2016 – Issac Sasso – Walton-On-Thames
Beauty Therapist of the Year 2016– Abbie Denton – Rush Beauty, Sutton
Beauty Salon of the Year 2016– Rush Beauty Croydon
Retailer of the Year 2016 – Perry Whitehead – Rush Bromley
Retail Salon of the Year 2016 (in association with L’Oreal Professional products Division) – The House of Rush
Newcomer of the Year 2016 – Rush Greenwich
Support Centre Operator Award 2016 –Shannida Belgrave
Head Office Award 2016 – Nicola Ellul
Social Media Award for Salons – Rush Kings Cross
Rush Photographic Award 2016–
1st- Ryan Humpage, Rush Epsom
2nd- Aneta Adulfe, Rush Greenwich
3rd- Shelley Summer, Rush Moorgate
STC Stylist of the Year 2016 – Michael Butterfield, Rush Southampton
Colourist of the Year 2016– Ben Hudson, Rush Guildford & Lauren Gilkerson, Rush Clapham
Stylist of the Year 2016 – Sanchia Hawyard-Holst, Rush One New Change
Franchisee of the Year 2016 – Lucy Kundomal – Rush Ealing & Kingston
Manager of the Year 2016 – Tina Poonam Mehmi – Rush Kensington
John Haynes Award – Outstanding Achievement Award 2016 – Rush One New Change
Salon of the Year 2016-
Northern– Rush Liverpool
Eastern – Rush Westfield Stratford
Western – Rush Windsor
Southern – Rush Guildford
London – Rush Baker Street