HBSA and BCA Merge

May 19, 2020

The Hairdressing & Beauty Suppliers Association (HBSA) has merged with the Beauty Companies Association (BCA).

The merger was effective as of Thursday 14 May with President of the HBSA Stephen MacDonough stating:

“I am very pleased that the merger with the BCA has been agreed. The merger of our two Associations will help to strengthen our voice in the industry, to offer continued support to our members, provide professional advice and greater networking opportunities to our new joint membership base”.

Established in 1926, the HBSA is the UK’s trade association for professional hair and beauty industry suppliers. In the next few weeks, the HBSA will continue to inform and update their now joint membership across:

  • Key industry matters
  • Employment law
  • Health & safety legislation
  • Member benefit opportunities
  • and future planned events.

Lisa Gerrard, Chair of the BCA added:

“We are both delighted and excited to be joining forces with the HBSA. This merger will undoubtedly strengthen the new association’s representation across the beauty and haircare industries, enabling our members to have a more robust voice on relevant industry matters, as well as the opportunity to enjoy enhanced membership benefits.”

They will continue to work with other industry bodies to ensure representation when discussions relating to the hair and beauty industry take place with the Government. When the industry is allowed to reopen, the HBSA will be there to support members with information and advice on how businesses can establish safe distancing protocols in their premises. They will share best- practice details on the correct equipment that salons should use to create a safe environment for both staff and customers.

For further information, please contact the HBSA at info@thehbsa.co.uk.

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