NHBF’s Richard Lambert Announces Retirement

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After more than 21 years as a chief executive in three different trade associations, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive of the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has decided to retire from full-time work to pursue other interests, and so will step down at the end of September.

Amanda Lodge-Stewart, NHBF president said: “We are grateful for all the hard work that Richard has dedicated to the NHBF and wish him all the best in his future ventures.”

The new chief executive will be announced in October.

Durting Richard’s time in this role, the NHBF has strived to keep those in the industry up to date with the latest data; the NHBF’s annual industry statistics offer a valuable overview of the state of the hair, beauty and barbering industries in the UK. The data in the report includes success rates, turnover, start-up numbers, working patterns, apprenticeships, age, gender and industry trends.

They also introduced the State of the Industry Survey, to be carried out quarterly, in August 2020, as a response to the Coivd pandemic; the NHBF now has three years of data charting how businesses have coped with periods of lockdowns, business closures and restrictions. In recent months, these surveys have also expanded to cover topics such as the Cost of Living Crisis, and the Cost of Doing Business Crisis.

The latest State of the Industry Survey from the NHBF shows that while there is an overall feeling of positivity in the industry, there are still several factors having a negative and damaging impact for many businesses. You can find out more about this here. 

If you’re looking to gain further insight and support from the NHBF, whether you’re a barbershop owner, chair renter or home stylist, why not check out the Business Live seminars, sponsored by the NHBF, at Salon International. From ‘Building a Brand’, ‘Recruitment Matters’, ‘Software Secrets Revealed’ and so much more, you can check out the full lineup here.