Having had the honour of being a previous Copra Chairman for nearly three years this fantastic experience gave me the opportunity to express myself; it also gave me the opportunity to network with other buyers and brands. Copra is such a fantastic organisation that has grown and development over the years and has become a recognised association within the beauty industry and one that I have found affection. Since stepping down as Copra Chairman, I set up my own brand consultancy business, consulting to the Beauty Industry. I not only consult to beauty brands looking for help and guidance, I also help connect brands to retailers. I was also honoured to have been asked to say on and continue the great works at Copra. Working with the team to develop and advance the association is an honour and one that provides a unique and valuable insight to the beauty industry and its people, and over the years I have managed to build up a vast network of contacts and influential people within in Beauty Industry, dealing regularly with leading beauty buyers and cosmetic and fragrance brands in the UK. Copra offers its members the chance to come together to discuss any aspect that they feel is relevant to help improve their fragrance & Beauty business. Having regular speakers along to the meetings enables the members to stay one step ahead! The aim is to grow the Copra membership, reaching out to new and exciting beauty retail businesses across the UK. Copra has a vast wealth of expertise and knowledge within the membership, from large iconic stores such as Harrods , John Lewis, Boots, Debenhams to quality independent stores, we also now encompass digital and TV Channels, like QVC and Feel Unique. Copra has been one of the main fundraiser for the fantastic Cancer charity 'Look Good Feel better' we want to continue our dedication to fundraising, moving forward with new ideas and initiatives to allow us to keep on giving!