Who’s on the BARBERFEST Business Learning Stage?


A unique blend of learning, inspiration, brand experiences and networking – BARBERFEST is your kind of event and we’re excited to reveal the speakers who will be sharing their learnings and insight on our dedicated Business Learning Stage, sponsored by NHBF.

Held on Monday 5 July in Brighton, you can buy tickets to BARBERFEST here. 


The Business Learning Stage


10:00am Phil Jarman, Shifting Your Mindset: Marketing, Business Growth and Customer Delight (Not Satisfaction!), co-owner Carlo & Co

10:45am Matt Allen, You’re More Than A Barber, You’re A Brand, branding expert and project manager

11:30am Carl Hinder, How to Make Sure Your Clients Never Say ‘No’, business coaching specialist

12:15pm Andrew Cannon, Is it Possible to Build a Barbershop Brand?, CEO and co-founder of Ruffians

1:00pm Tom Chapman, Can A Barber Save A Life?, founder Lions Barber Collective

1:45pm Sam Campagna, Chasing Likes on Social Media: Don’t Believe Everything You See, creative director Alternative Barbering Co

2:30pm Charlie Baker, Social Media: What to Post and Where to Post it, owner Studio NINETY3

3:15pm Mike Taylor, Why Apprenticeships Are Vital For Our Industry, founder of Mike Taylor Education

4:00pm Raw Talent Barbering Competition Winners Announced

Read the line up on the MB Inspiration Stage here.



We listened hard about the stuff you love about events, and the stuff you don’t. We know you want to immerse yourself in both creative and business education, so we’ve got two separate stages – the Modern Barber Inspiration stage and the Business Learning Stage, sponsored by NHBF. You want to get to know brands that will help you build your business and make your life easier. So we’ve got pop-up stands from brands including MVRCK by Mitch and Dark Stag. And finally, you want a place to hang out and chat with your industry peers, drink a beer (no pressure though!). You’ll be able to enjoy the vibes in the Networking Hubs, sponsored by MVRCK by Mitch and PPL PRS Music.


Brand pop-ups include: VTCT, Dark Stag, Kovas, Axiom Men’s Grooming, Mike Taylor Education, MVRCK by Mitch and Dowa International.


We’re also every excited to announce we are running the first-ever Raw Talent Barbering Competition sponsored by VTCT in association with Mike Taylor Education. It’s designed for new barbers of various levels (student, apprentice and junior barbers). You can watch the live final at BARBERFEST.


Ticket information

BARBERFEST ticket £15 (includes VAT) or you can also buy a combined Modern Barber Awards and BARBERFEST ticket £45 (includes VAT).

Entrance policy
Barberfest is open only to trade and professional visitors over the age of 14. Management reserves the right to request proof of age from individuals who look under 14 and refuse entry if this is not provided. Under no circumstances will prams, babies, pushchairs or buggies be permitted. No exceptions will be made. Face coverings will be mandatory inside the venue and entry without a face covering will not be permitted.
Refund policy
In the event that an exhibition or conference is forced to cancel due to the Coronavirus, we will issue a full refund to ticket holders. Should the Government impose restrictions on visitor numbers that are lower than ticket sales, we will return ticket money on a last-in, first-out basis.
Other than Covid-19, all payments are non-refundable unless otherwise stated. Any requests for refunds must be received in writing within 21 days following an event and will be reviewed by management with no guarantee of a reimbursement. Should a refund be issued, it will incur a 10% administration fee. The company accepts no responsibility for circumstances beyond its control.