We’re thrilled to introduce the creative and talented faces behind Salon Business Solutions. We’re a bunch of hardworking, friendly individuals who are passionate about the salon industry and want to make a change as a team. By supporting us, you’re standing with salon owners and industry professionals who care about the wellbeing of their clients and the protection of the planet. Let’s learn more about the people who have worked tirelessly to make Salon Business Solutions what it is today.
Nicholas Barnes – Co-Founder & Director
About: As one of the four Co-Founders and Directors of Salon Business Solutions, Nicholas is responsible for the everyday management of the company. He is never tired of his role, taking the ever-changing, fast-paced industry in his stride. He always has a positive mindset and believes that together, as a team, Salon Business Solutions can achieve anything.
Sam Griffiths– Co-Founder & Director
About: Working alongside three of his closest friends as Co-Founder and Director, Sam oversees everything that goes into Salon Business Solutions. He prides himself on offering an unbeatable service to all customers and loves sharing the unique offering that the company has with independent UK hairdressers. Sam enjoys the pressures running a business brings - which is what makes him so good at what he does. In his downtime, Sam can be found talking all things football, including coaching under 11’s.
Jo Jagger– Co-Founder & Director
About:Jo works together with the other three Co-Founders and Directors to ensure everything is running smoothly and sticking to the high standards of Salon Business Solutions. Her ‘anything is possible’ attitude is what makes the business so successful. Starting as a hairstylist herself, Jo loves being able to help salons up and down the country and providing them with quality, ethical products. In her spare time, Jo enjoys going for long, quiet walks with her family and puppy.
Adam Riley – Co-Founder & Director
About: As part of the team of Co-Founders and Directors, Adam leads the team, managing the overall company. Adam’s father worked in the hairdressing industry, which meant he grew up surrounded by boxes of hair products and quickly gained a fascination. He loves expressing his creativity and encourages his team to do the same. When he’s not busy putting creative ideas into practice at Salon Business Solutions, Adam likes to ride his mountain bike and loves nothing more than a pint in the pub with friends and family.
Chloe McAulay – Brand Manager
About: As Salon Business Solution’s Brand Manager, Chloe is responsible for ensuring our products resonate with current and potential customers and developing strategies that increase brand loyalty. Chloe loves the fun atmosphere that working for Salon Business Solutions provides and the strong passion of the entire team. Outside of work, Chloe enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and going out with the girls – but nothing can beat jetting off to somewhere sunny for a well-deserved holiday.
Helen Shipley – Head of Client Services
About: Helen is Salon Business Solutions’ Head of Client Services which means she works hard to build strong, positive relationships with the company’s clientele. Similarly to her co-workers, Helen loves the fast-paced environment of the hair and beauty industry and particularly enjoys helping clients better their businesses by being ethical and sustainable. Helen loves to wind down by spending time with her son, getting stuck in a good book, or enjoying an occasional Netflix binge.
Abby Pemberton – Client Sales Specialist
About: As Salon Business Solutions’ Client Sales Specialist, Abby is responsible for creating interesting and effective sales strategies that work to enhance business growth and strengthen client relationships. While working for the company, Abby learnt valuable information about the hair and beauty industry and realised how adaptable she could be whilst working in a fast-paced environment. Outside of work, Abby can be found spending time with her boyfriend or indulging in a wine with the girls.
Stephen McDowell – Head of Education
About: As Head of Education for Salon Business Solutions, Stephen works hard to pass on his expertise to the company’s clients, including industry professionals and salon workers. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and working alongside passionate, like-minded individuals. Stephen believes it was inevitable that he would become a hairdresser after growing up with his hair-obsessed mother! Outside of work, Stephen likes to knit, read a good book and loves listening to and collecting vinyl records.
Tom Griffiths – Warehouse Specialist
About: As one of two Warehouse Specialists for Salon Business Solutions, Tom is responsible for picking and packing orders, forklift driving, and maintaining the warehouse. Since working for the company, Tom has realised how much he thrives when surrounded by friendly, like-minded people. When he’s not working, Tom likes to watch and play rugby and go out with his friends.
Shamus Dar – Warehouse Specialist
About: Alongside his team, Shamus works in Salon Business Solutions’ warehouse as a Warehouse Specialist. He enjoys his job, which includes picking and packing orders and quality checking along the way to ensure each customer receives the Salon Business Solutions standard. When he’s not working hard, Shamus winds down by socialising with friends and watching football.
Dave Swinburn – Warehouse Manager
About: As the Warehouse Manager, Dave’s responsibility is to manage his team and ensure everything is keeping up with the high standards of Salon Business Solutions. Dave thrives in a busy environment and has built fantastic multitasking skills as well as the ability to stay calm and patient when necessary. He loves the relaxed atmosphere of Salon Business Solutions and always has fun with his colleagues. In his downtime, Dave can be found enjoying some good food paired with real ale and following his wife’s instructions.