People on the Move

People on the Move

Antony Wagman, owner of national beauty brand, Skin Academy, has bolstered his senior team with the appointment of two key figures to the board, a new group managing director and a new finance director.

Richard Jorden assumes the role of managing director and is tasked with spearheading the brand’s European business and marketing strategy.

"I am honoured to join a brand that has already carved itself such a strong presence in the industry, both in the UK and in Europe, in such little time. “I look forward to leading the enthusiastic and dedicated team that is already in place onto even greater achievements for the business. “With high goals my aim is to maintain the significant growth and success that the brand has already seen in its infancy and continue to strengthen Skin Academy’s presence and position as a growing brand within a busy marketplace.”

Richard Jorden

Within a multi-facet role, a key priority is to further consolidate the European and UK supply chain for Skin Academy on the back of, what it says was, a phenomenal year of sales for the business as it enters its second year of trading.

The Greater Manchester-based brand, which launched in January 2018, has already seen retail sales in excess of £2m and the new managing director will take the post with immediate effect.

With more than 25 years within personal care Richard Jorden joins the leading skincare brand with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience learned from working with some of the biggest toiletry brands in the world including P&G, Gillette and Unilever and PZ Cussons.

“We are delighted to have Richard join the team and look forward to utilising the wealth of experience that he will bring with him. I have known Richard for many years and I am confident that, under his leadership, the brand will continue to go from strength to strength.” “The second appointment sees Eddie Mackin expand his remit with parent company Quest Personal Care as a dedicated finance director for Skin Academy.” “With more than 40 years’ experience, Eddie is perfectly placed to support and steer the businesses for exponential growth.” “The Skin Academy journey so far has exceeded all expectations and with the new management team in place we are confident of what the future holds.” “The brands are certainly making their mark and with consumer confidence in the ranges at a high and brand loyalty already evident, we look forward to bolstering our ranges and pursuing new avenues to meet the ever-increasing demand.” “The move into the tattoo industry with the recent launch of INK’D just shows that the team is making great headway with NPD and penetrating new markets within the skin care industry and this is only going to increase in 2019.” “It’s a very exciting time for the brand with lots of big things in the pipeline which both Eddie and Richard will play key roles in whilst also driving Skin Academy forward and ensuring that it stays ahead of its competitors.”

Anthony Wagman