The COPRA board is made up of the best in the business, the industries elite. We provide board members with regular opportunities to learn, connect, develop and care for the UK’s cosmetics and perfume industry. 

Selected at the discretion of existing members, new applications for COPRA membership are welcomed from all UK beauty and fragrance retailers, department stores, chemists and independent retailers – large or small.

With limited places, this is an invaluable opportunity.

COPRA MEMBERSHIP

Meet the

Members

  • Katie Cracknell

    In 1993, QVC took on the revolutionary idea of TV shopping in the UK. 19 years later, we’re a household name in Britain and the nation’s leading shopping channel. QVC is a virtual shopping centre where customers can shop for quality merchandise 24 hours a day, seven days a week via television, telephone, computer of even the iphone. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers by offering unique and innovative products which are matched in quality and value. To do this, we source products in the United Kingdom as well as every continent on the globe except Antarctica. Reaching over 200 million households, QVC broadcasts 24 hours each day – live from 9am to 2am. In 2011, over 1 million unique customers shopped with us and services 11.5 million customers globally each year. We currently have over 1.1 million active customers. QVC UK is one of the top five TV shopping channels in the world in terms of revenue. QVC UK is part of a $8.3 billion global business with divisions in the US, Germany, Italy and Japan, employing 17,000 people worldwide.

  • Vesa Kalho

    From raising awareness for Look Good Feel Better, creating networking opportunities and training initiatives held by Master Perfumers such as Roja Dove, to the annual COPRA Awards, one of the key events in the beauty calendar, COPRA is both a dynamic and outstanding organisation that we are extremely proud to support.

    At the forefront of luxury retail, Harrods offers the finest merchandise from its iconic Knightsbridge store. Unrivalled choice and customised personal services attract loyal customers and international visitors. From its humble beginnings as a grocer and tea merchant in 1834, to the Terracotta Palace filled with luxury merchandise, Harrods continues to go from strength to strength, guided by its philosophy ‘anything is possible’. From haute couture to homeware, the finest luxury merchandise is showcased in the lavish setting of the Knightsbridge store, stretching across seven floors and 330 departments. There are over 27 eateries to satisfy every taste, and a selection of premier services from By Appointment Personal Shopping to Design for Living and Gold Bullion. The Brompton Road store truly has it all. As the leading destination for luxury skincare and beauty, the Harrods world famous beauty halls offer the finest selection of skincare, cosmetics and fragrance. Unrivalled customer service, exclusive product, need to know brands and a sleek retail environment ensure that Harrods is the destination for luxury beauty.

  • Sarah Edwards

    Debenhams is leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top four market share in womenswear and menswear it also has a top 10 share in childrenswear. It leads the market in premium health and beauty.

  • Samantha Nesbitt

    Copra is invaluable in providing opportunites for sharing information and networking with other retailers, brands and professionals. The training opportunities develop knowledge and provide a customer focused environment, with the social events raising valuable funds for Look Good feel Better.

    De Gruchy’s department store has been a landmark on King Street for over 200 years and is situated at the heart of St Heliers premier shopping district. It is home to an unparalleled range of designer brands covering its menswear, womenswear, accessories, beauty and homewares departments. De Gruchy’s bright and white cosmetics hall brims with the best beauty brands and contains a huge selection of perfumes, from the latest bestsellers, to exclusive fragrances from the world’s finest perfume makers. De Gruchy’s is Jersey’s most beautiful lifestyle store, loved as much at home as it is by international visitors.

  • Sam Bradley

    As a small independent store, we find that Copra offers us an insight to what is happening with in the larger retail structure and helps us keep our fingers on the pulse of the fragrance and cosmetic industry. Copra offers one of the best fragrance training courses I have ever had the privilege to attend.

    Hills is an intimate family owned, independent department store with a reputation for bringing together a collection of famous brands and products in the beautiful market town of Spalding. We pride ourselves on being different and offering an individual look for all our customers.

  • Tracey Vince

    Copra is a fantastic organisation that offers support and the opportunity to network with other retailers, brands & beauty professionals, with the social events raising funds and awareness for the Look Good Feel Better charity.

    Established in 1804, Oldrids & Downtown began their journey in the world of retail by serving the community in Boston, Lincolnshire. With years of excellence in trading, a widely respected reputation and a team that delivers exceptional customer service, Oldrids & Downtown now enjoy serving the Lincolnshire community with five major stores in Grantham, Boston and in Scunthorpe as well as their online store: www.oldrids.co.uk. The well-recognised department stores, superstores and a major garden centre, deliver memorable and seamless service, hence often referred to as “Lincolnshire’s John Lewis.” Oldrids & Downtown take satisfaction in providing customers with a vast range of products from which to choose. Each store a destination in its own right, delivering everything for you, your home, your family, your garden and even your pets! From Estée Lauder to Ercol, Lancôme to Laura Ashley, Clarins to Calvin Klein – Oldrids & Downtown truly fulfil every customer’s desires by showcasing such a breadth of brilliant brands.

  • Shannon Monteith

    Harvey Nichols is the world’s leading luxury retailer, renowned for its exclusive edit of the most prestigious brands across womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty, food and wine. Founded in 1831, today Harvey Nichols has stores in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and a dedicated beauty store Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols in Liverpool. Outside of the UK stores include Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and internationally Riyadh, Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Ankara and Kuwait.

  • Angela John

    It's an important association as a group of large stores and independents become a stronger voice when dealing with large organisations and often issues that are occurring with smaller stores are also replicated with some of the larger chains, together it often helps to get rectified. It a great way to get expert advise on new and share ideas, information on what is working well or not.

    The group of companies, established in the 1920’s now consists of seven London department stores and Morley’s of Bicester Ltd.

  • Rakesh Aggarwal

    Honoured and humbled to be a member of COPRA, a fantastic forum to share and learn from our peers, a platform to promote the excellence of premium beauty retailing in the UK, and an opportunity to contribute and give back to our fabulous industry and it's nominated charity LGFB.

  • David Elliott

    Copra is a passionate 'powerhouse', I've been a member for many years. Copra gives members the privileged access to talk freely with great, like-minded beauty professionals about the industry issues, usually facing us all. It’s also a lot of fun!!

    Founded in 1837, Voisins Department Store Ltd is the oldest family-run department store in the British Isles. Situated in Jersey, Voisins is the premier house of brands in the Channel Islands and is home to over 100 exclusive brands including The White Company, River Island and Michael Kors. The store’s beauty department was recently refurbished attracting brands such as MAC, Laura Mercier, Sisley and DrSebagh. The beauty department is also home to a wide range of fragrances including Creed, Acqua di Parma and Miller Harris.

  • Ruth Newman

    We are the leading, national premium department store group in the UK and Ireland trading principally under the iconic House of Fraser brand name through a portfolio of 60 well-invested stores, as well as through our rapidly growing web-store, www.houseoffraser.co.uk and two small www.houseoffraser.com concept stores. The House of Fraser brand is differentiated from other department store groups in the UK by our 160 year history in the UK retail market, our wide geographic reach (across the UK and on-line), our broad range of high quality premium branded merchandise offered at competitive prices, our increasing exclusive house brand offering and our commitment to providing an imaginative, exciting and relevant shopping experience to our customers.

  • Sharon Rolls

    Copra is a marvellous way to connect with like-minded, passionate individuals who share the same ethos in promoting excellence in the Beauty Industry while supporting the Look Good, Feel Better charity.

    Bradbeers, an Independent Department Store, has traded as a family owned business since 1837. Part of the Association of Independent Stores (AIS), Bradbeers offers an impressive range of well-loved brands within recently extended Cosmetic, Fashion and Homeware floors, coupled with award-winning customer service.

  • Alice Rafferty

    Alliance Boots is a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group. In the UK, Boots is the leading Health and Beauty Retailer with around 2,500 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland – and with around 40 million people who visit our stores every year it keeps us busy! We are really proud of our Beauty Category which enables us to offer 100s of brands from mass up to premium across skin, cosmetics and fragrance. Accessibility for our customers into the beauty world is at the heart of our business – ensuring we have something for any budget, available across our wide store base that allows beauty shoppers to have the latest trends and launches as well as much loved favourites. Premium beauty in Boots is currently a really exciting place to be. Supporting new launches, redeveloping our beauty halls and launching new brands is helping us in the delivery of an exciting experience to our customers – its a great category to work in!

  • Louisa Harris

    Cult beauty is the insider’s guide to the world’s best beauty products. From Skincare to makeup, each of the beauty products is chosen by our world class expert panel for its efficacy and stand-alone brilliance. We are beauty curators and trend dictators, casting our net globally to cherry-pick the single most effective cult beauty products; from the latest scientific discoveries, to hundred-year-old remedies that have never been bettered. We are a beauty hall of fame where women can shop with utter confidence. We aim to be the most trusted beauty website in the world.

  • Daniel Gill

    Established in 1798, this award-winning store has a rich heritage and story, paving the way for pharmacy and healthcare as we know it today. Known for being the pharmacists to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Households, today we occupy a 12,000 sq foot Central London store and offer world class customer service and in store expertise. Beauty is our largest category in store, with supplements and nutrition closely following. This is down to our carefully curated range of brands and our holistic approach to beauty- what you put into your body is just as important as what you put onto the skin to look and feel good. We have joined COPRA to share ideas and collaborate with other like-minded businesses.

  • Deborah Pritchard

    Copra has for many years been an integral partner in our beauty business. The regular meetings help us to stay ahead of current and future trends. The opportunities for training our beauty teams and the prestigious 'Consultant of the year' award gives our colleagues opportunities to advance their career that they wouldn’t have otherwise. The wonderful association with Look Good Feel Better give us the chance to directly support an amazing charity through the lunch and the ball. The Copra beauty awards are highly prized by our brand partners. Jarrolds are very proud to work with and support this influential and distinguished organisation.

    As an independent department store Jarrold offers a unique shopping experience offering a carefully curated collection of products that aim to offer customers a shopping experience with a difference. Across every department, in store and online, our buyers handpick every product from well-known brands to local artisans and producers. For us it’s not just the products that count, but the stories behind the brands, the stories of the people who create the products. It is also about offering excellent customer service, which is why we have experts across all our departments who can help customers find items to fall in love with. It’s a recipe that we have used since we opened our doors in 1770 and as an independent family run department store we welcome customers to shop, eat and relax with us as our friend. After all at Jarrold the shopping experience is Exclusive. Experienced. For everybody.

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