The speakers at this year’s SMART Ideas Seminar all have many years’ experience working with, or running, established and successful aesthetic clinics or are experts at delivering training in their own fields of expertise.

Please note that the agenda and speakers are subject to change at any time prior to the event.

Online presentations from past events will be available for Consulting Room Members on www.consultingroom.com. Not a member? Visit us now to talk about Consulting Room membership or call us on 01788 577 254.


The 2019 event has already taken place, we will be back in 2020 with another great value business-building seminar!

Ron Myers
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Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

Company: The Consulting Room Group

Job Title: Director

Ron is co-director of the Consulting Room Group which started out as the Consulting Room - www.consultingroom.com – and is now the largest specialist aesthetic membership website in the UK. He is the Scientific Co-Ordinator for the FACE conference - www.faceconference.com - and a Director of MediZen – a Midlands based cosmetic clinic and clinical trial centre. The Consultingroom Group have recently pioneered, 'Sweat Smart Centres' - www.sweatsmart.co.uk - a novel clinic concept for treating problem sweat and they also distribute Hydrafacial - www.hydrateyourbusiness.co.uk, Perk, www.perkskincare.co.uk and Zenii supplements and skincare, www.zenii.co.uk

Dr Harry Singh
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Qualifications: BChD (Leeds), MFGDP (UK)

Company: Botulinum Toxin Club

Job Title: CEO

Dr Harry Singh has been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and has treated over 4,000 cases. In his last dental practice (aesthetics) he ended up doing more facial aesthetics than dentistry. He is not only a skilful facial aesthetician but a keen marketer which he feels is vital to attract and retain patients requesting facial aesthetic services. He has published numerous articles on the clinical and non-clinical aspects of facial aesthetics and spoken at dental and facial aesthetics conferences on these topics.

Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen MBE
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Company: Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)

Job Title: JCCP Stakeholder Council Committee Chair

Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen trained as a surgeon. He became interested in policy and management and joined the staff of the BMA for a time before being appointed medical director of the international Bupa Group in 1995. During his time at Bupa, he became an active campaigner for better regulation of both cosmetic surgery and injectables. He sat on a review panel established by the CMO in 2004 and later on the two Keogh reviews covering PIP implants and the regulation of cosmetic surgery respectively. In this context, he also sat on the governing body of Treatments You Can Trust and is now a Trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and chair of the JCCP’s Stakeholder Council.

Dr Shirin Lakhani
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Company: Elite Aesthetics

Job Title: Medical Director

Dr Shirin is the medical director of Elite Aesthetics in Kent, where she offers advanced aesthetic treatments. She is passionate about skin and skin health and believes in a holistic approach to patient care with results-driven treatments. She is a KOL for some of the industry’s leading brands and a pioneer in the field of aesthetic gynaecology.

Julia Kendrick
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Qualifications: BSc. mCIPR

Company: Kendrick PR

Job Title: Director

An award-winning business strategy and PR expert with over 14 years’ experience, Julia Kendrick is a regular industry author, speaker and trainer who specialises in the cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine sectors. Her unique perspectives on successful brand launch, growth and development - coupled with an impressive client success track record - make Julia one of the most highly sought-after consultants in the industry. Alongside direct client support, Julia also launched the E.L.I.T.E. Reputation Programme - the industry's first ever online PR and marketing training programme developed specifically for medical aesthetic practitioners.

Sharon Allen
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Qualifications: Cert CII

Company: Enhance Insurance

Job Title: Business Development Executive

Sharon has been working in the insurance sector for over 30 years. Medical Malpractice is her passion, she relishes working within the Aesthetic and Surgical industries, continually educating herself and expanding her knowledge on new procedures and devices. She prides herself on her professionalism and technical approach to business. Her unique approach ensures loyalty and respect from her clients, who are her first priority.

Lorna Jackson
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Qualifications: BSc. (Hons)

Company: The Consulting Room Group

Job Title: Editor

Lorna has been the Editor of The Consulting Room (www.consultingroom.com), the UK's largest aesthetic information website, for over fifteen years. She is an industry commentator on a number of different areas related to the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery industry; collating and evaluating clinical data, news and statistics and writing a magazine, blogs and feature articles for The Consulting Room and various consumer and trade publications, including Aesthetic Medicine Magazine, Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, Cosmetic News and Aesthetic Dentistry Today.

Veronica Donnelly
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Qualifications: BSC (Hons), CTA

Company: Campbell Dallas

Job Title: Chartered Tax Advisor

Veronica, a Partner in our Glasgow office is a Chartered Tax Advisor and Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation. She specialises within VAT and has been a VAT advisor for 30 years, including working in-house for HMRC. Veronica’s clients cover a wide range of sectors including aesthetics, higher education, housing, transport and local government sectors. Her work includes strategic planning as well as assisting with compliance issues and negotiations with HMRC locally and nationally.

Claire Davis
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Company: Core Medical Clinics

Job Title: CEO

Claire started her first business in 2001, Claire prides herself on the fact that each business successfully grew year on year and was never in any debt. She feels much of this success was due to demonstrating and encouraging a strong work ethic, with a clear and consistent management structure, a comprehensive day to day operational internal structure, staff development, accountably, retention, but most of all instilling an excellent teamwork culture.

Caroline Gurevitz
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Qualifications: LLB

Company: Xact

Job Title: Associate Director

Caroline Gurevitz is an Associate Director at Xact. She has been an HR and Employment Law practitioner for 10 years. As well as developing numerous HR Systems for clients she has led the Employment Law Disputes and Tribunal practice within Xact. She manages the Xact Human Resource and Employment Law Team who are primarily based at our Head Office in Scotland serving clients across the UK. Caroline is a Law graduate of Dundee University.

Brett Collins
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Company: Save Face

Job Title: Director

Before becoming a Co-Founder of Save Face, Brett gained significant business management experience working for a number of blue chip companies across the UK. He has headed up a number of business teams and has many years’ business development experience. He is passionate about his commitment to help develop Save Face as the leading accreditation and consumer reference body for non-surgical treatments in the UK.

Emma Davies
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Company: Save Face

Job Title: Clinical Director

Emma Davies has specialised in cosmetic medicine since 1998. Throughout her career in aesthetics Emma has actively participated on a number of committees and boards, widely published on a range of topics contributing to standards, education and political debate in this specialist field; Instrumental in forming a number of successful organisations including; The Aesthetic Complications Expert Group and The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) which she founded and Chaired until April 2014, when she joined Save Face as Clinical Director.

Prof. David Sines CBE
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Company: Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)

Job Title: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Professor David Sines CBE was until recently Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean and Professor of Community Health Care Nursing at the Faculty of Society and Health at Buckinghamshire New University and holds the position of Provost at the University. David was Chair of the Health Education England Stakeholder Engagement Committee that produced the HEE (DHSC approved) Education and Training Framework for Non-Surgical Cosmetic interventions in 2015 and was subsequently appointed as Independent Chair of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners in January 2016.

Pam Underdown
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Company: Aesthetic Business Transformations

Job Title: CEO

Pam is a business coach, trainer and mentor working exclusively with Aesthetic Professionals worldwide. Her company, Aesthetic Business Transformations, provides a fully supported system of mentoring, training programmes, tools and resources that are proven to dramatically increase your profitability, create more happy patients and take your practice from chaos to control. To learn more, please visit: www.aesthetic-bt.com

Kashif Khokhar
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Company: KAU Media Group

Job Title: Co-Founder & CEO

Kash is a highly acclaimed CEO who has gained in-depth experience by working with a vast array of businesses worldwide offering omnichannel digital marketing services and strategies. Before co-founding KAU Media Group, Kash’s background was as a Key Account Director holding the largest portfolio for a Global digital agency. Kash holds a Beng in Aeronautical Engineering from City University London.

Jane Lewis
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Company: The Skin to Love Clinic

Job Title: Managing Director

Jane started her nursing career in 1979 and moved into the private sector in 1986, gaining extensive experience in plastic surgery and dermatology; notably she was the Development Director for a large national chain of cosmetic clinics for fifteen years and the Director of Clinical Training for an international medical device company, which involved training doctors and surgeons across the globe. Jane’s straight-talking advice has made her a sought-after expert appearing on television programmes such as Ten Years Younger and Embarrassing Illnesses, as well as writing articles for well-respected publications such as the Aesthetics Journal. She is extremely popular with our patients because of her honest advice and vast wealth of knowledge teamed with her empathetic and caring nature.

Dr Ian Strawford
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Company: Skin Excellence Clinics

Job Title: Clinical Director

Dr Ian Strawford is a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and a member of The Association of Surgeons and Primary Care. He has developed an excellent professional reputation as a trainer of other medical professionals and is a highly-regarded Key Opinion Leader within the industry.

Sandy Green
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Company: MediQ Training and Consultancy

Job Title: Founder

Driven by her ambition to help people living with obesity, Sandy founded MediQ Training and Consultancy in 2018. The organisation has a bold yet simple mission, make weight management services accessible to every person living with obesity. Sandy has brought together a leading team of experts to achieve this mission and is confident that the aesthetics community can change the way obesity is perceived and managed. Relating to the needs of the aesthetic healthcare professional, Sandy has helped shape MediQ to ensure it delivers maximum value.

William Brandham
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Company: Pabau CRM

Job Title: CEO and Founder

Pabau is a complete practice management application used by hundreds of healthcare practitioners in the UK. Manage schedules, treatment notes, invoices, payments, marketing and lots more. It works great for all sizes form large teams, solo practitioners and anything in between.