BABTAC announces the return of its Awards Gala Dinner & Celebration

Following the success of last year’s awards and conference, the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) are delighted to announce that its annual Awards Gala Dinner & Celebration will be returning on the 17th of September 2023.

An evening to celebrate industry excellence, determination and advancement, the event is set to take place at the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel for the second year in a row.

The BABTAC & CIBTAC Awards have been a key date in the beauty industry calendar for over a decade and have become one of the most sought-after events in the beauty sector. Education, professionalism, and industry development are central to BABTAC’s philosophy, with the event offering the perfect opportunity to showcase innovation and celebrate excellence. 

Of the awards CEO of BABTAC & CIBTAC, Lesley Blair MBE, says, “Our highly sought after awards recognise and reward excellence within the industry both nationally and internationally and reflect the core values of our two organisations. They provide the perfect platform for businesses and individuals in the beauty industry to proudly promote their accomplishments and gain positive exposure – something many of our previous winners will attest to. The gala dinner is also one of the most prestigious events in our industry’s calendar and the perfect occasion to honour and celebrate these outstanding achievements.”

The award categories for 2023 are:


  • Advanced Aesthetician
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Facialist
  • Holistic/Massage Therapist
  • Make Up Artist
  • Mobile Therapist
  • Waxing Therapist


  • Individual Salon
  • Specialist Salon
  • Small Salon
  • Large Salon
  • Boutique Spa
  • Destination Spa


  • Digital Marketing
  • Employer of the Year
  • Spa Leader


  • Endorsed CIBTAC Centre
  • CIBTAC Centre
  • CIBTAC Student


Quotes from headline sponsors – Dermalogica & WaxXXX

“Recognizing the very best in industry is not only feel-good, but it also showcases the exceptional standards we all aspire to. We are immensely proud to support the BABTAC and CIBTAC Awards to celebrate outstanding individual, team, and business achievement.”

Candice Gardner, Education Manager at Dermalogica UKI

“WaxXXX is immensely proud to be partnering with BABTAC & CIBTAC Beauty Awards for the third time in a row. We can’t wait to be able to show our support and celebrate the very best in the beauty industry.”

Hazel Menon, Founder of WaxXXX Academy

Winner testimonials 

“I had entered the awards several times and was always a finalist, but never the winner. I learnt something from each experience and when the categories were expanded, I felt there was even more of an opportunity to showcase my skills and share my knowledge, love, and passion for our industry. I never gave up and neither should you. 

Winning two out of four awards has been the highlight of my career and I will never forget that night. I came on my own to the event and never expected all the clapping, cheering and messages from people who didn’t know me but still showed their support and I am truly grateful. BABTAC mean business and our industry is all the better for having a professional association of such high standing. It’s so special to be part of elevating our profession to where it should be, so get those entry forms and just do it!”

  • Kathy Scott, Ginger Tree Salon (Individual Salon & Facialist winner 2022)

“Winning the BABTAC & CIBTAC Mobile Therapist Award for 2022 was an amazing achievement for me. Although it was an absolute honour to win, it also allowed me to evaluate where I was in terms of my business and how far I had come as a therapist. 

The whole awards process not only validated where I was in my career but also inspired me to set out and achieve my new goals. This award has changed my career by opening doors up to me plus helped me grow as a therapist. The best part is the new people I have met along the way, there are some incredible people in the industry and winning this award has helped me to discover and connect with them. 

Going through the awards process seems daunting, but I would definitely encourage other therapists to apply as it is easier than you may think, especially by just being yourself.”

  • Hayley Snishko – Home Sanctuary (winner Mobile Therapist 2022)

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