Kim Ford

Kim. C.A. Ford is a Global industry expert and founder of Beauty Enterprise Solutions, Consultancy and Training, specialising in business start-ups, business turn around by training developing and motivating individuals and lead multi-skilled teams to achieve their full potential, IQA quality assurance checks EQA, EPA and expert witness services.

“I have worked in the beauty industry for over 40 years, in the areas of beauty, spa, sports, nails, holistic therapy and medical aesthetics. 

I am a highly qualified and accomplished consultant, senior beauty and holistic therapist, trainer, lecturer, expert witness, international examiner and Non-Executive Director and advisor to industry boards in education and business and holds a BA Business and Enterprise (distinction). 

I am a well-developed networker of contacts in the UK and internationally and used my Experience and knowledge developing and delivering practices and procedures to exceed business and industry standards, with a wealth of experience in global markets, steadfastly professional and meticulous by nature. 

I have developed my knowledge and experience through working in my own business for large international corporations and small national companies, completing successful tenure as chairman for an international awarding organisation and beauty insurance companies, I continue to serve as a non-executive director on various beauty boards, and an Expert Witness for the industry. 

My expertise led me to be approached by higher education establishments where I have lectured beauty students. I have been approached to be a specialist speaker by and write articles for Professional beauty, FHT, HABIA, BABTAC, CIBTAC and Beauty UK in the UK and Internationally. Additionally, I have examined, assessed, EQA, EPA, IQA and taught in private, FE schools and colleges, both in the UK and internationally. 

I have extensive experience working in the UK, European and International markets in salons, spas, FMCG and educational establishments travelling around the world, working in over 50 countries and 150 cities. This has given me a wealth of experience in the industry, working with different cultures, nationalities, educational systems and liaised with educational and government departments. 

Every year since I have been qualified in the industry, I continue my professional development by going back to work at ground floor level as a temp, and as a mobile aesthetics and beauty specialist in my business named Just Entre-Nous (just between us) this allows me to stay grounded and up to date on what is really happening in the industry, enabling me to give clear guidance and support across my businesses. 

I also study a new qualification or update an existing qualification to ensure that the information, skills and knowledge that I pass on to others is correct and current. 

Personal development for me is a must, you must always keep learning, I believe you cannot lead others if you are not current in all aspects of the industry specific areas you cover.

My passion is to share all my knowledge and skills aiding to raise and maintain standards, ensuring that business support, education and training are available to all at the highest levels and that the optimum customer care and safety in treatment are given helping others reach their full potential in whatever area of the industry they work!”