Pall Mall Barbers Highlights 2019
Pall Mall Barbers Highlight 2019 – It’s been a fantastic year for us at Pall Mall Barbers – we’ve won even more awards, opened our first Pall Mall Barbers UK barbershop outside of London, and the team are going from strength to strength – as well as having royalty visit us and working with a number of exciting brands. 2020 already promises to be another exciting year for Pall Mall Barbers, but let’s look back at some of the highlights.
Prince William was welcomed to the barbershop by our Founder & CEO Richard Marshall. Crowds surrounded the barbershop, gathering outside to get a glimpse of the Prince in person. He spoke with our barbers at length about the importance of talking about and addressing mental health issues. He was gifted with our award-winning products, and joked to our barbers that he didn’t really need too much help in the way of haircuts anymore! Richard Marshall said it was ‘an incredibly special occasion which gave me a great sense of fulfillment and accomplishment’.His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, visited our Paddington.
Ongoing work that Prince William his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry are doing to draw attention to the mental health crisis has been incredibly valuable – and those conversations are generating plenty of press coverage across the world.
The visit attracted media attention globally, with Richard Marshall interviewed on ITV News London and General Manager Daniel Davis interviewed live on Sky News. The Royal Household also covered the visit, with Kensington Palace and the Heads Together initiative tweeting and sharing articles about it. The press from Daily Mail, Channel 5, Hello, People, Daily Express in the UK all covered the momentous visit. The news spread as far and wide as Australia and Canada!
Board of Trade Champions Award
We also won an award from the Department for International Trade, naming us as the Board of Trade Champions for our work exporting both services and products globally, particularly in recognition of our work opening our New York barbershop. This marks a huge step for us at Pall Mall Barbers as the Government is actively supporting homegrown talent through promoting exports in markets around the world.
The award is a result of us working with the Department for International Trade in growing our export business for our award-winning grooming and styling products, and the opening of our New York barbershop in NYC’s historic Rockefeller Center. These two strategies are key to our growth and working to build Pall Mall Barbers into a truly international brand.
Dr. Liam Fox MP acknowledged Pall Mall Barbers, saying he was “Pleased to see this historic company, Pall Mall Barbers, taking a new step into exporting and working with the Department for International Trade to do so” adding “I look forward to seeing Pall Mall Barbers building on its successes to date.”
Pall Mall Barbers have been recognized by the Department for International Trade for special recognition for our contributions to improving the UK’s export market and international reputation, as well as recognizing excellence in trade and investment. As they work with thousands of businesses across the UK, this is a huge honor to be recognized as such.
Winning Big in Hollywood!
We were awarded the RLI Rising Star Award at the 14th Annual RLI Awards, this year held in Hollywood! On April 3rd, the Retail Leisure International Awards were held at Universal Studios – celebrating innovation in retail and leisure experiences around the world. Members of the Pall Mall Barbers team were in attendance as we were shortlisted for the RLI Rising Star 2019 Award. After taking home the award at the ceremony, we were invited to explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and celebrate the win!
At the beginning of the night, RLI Publisher Jayne Rafter said: “Tonight, we pay tribute to the very best of the best, the innovators and those that dare to push the boundaries; we reward those dynamic projects and concepts that excite the senses with stunning architecture, exemplary customer service, products that ‘wow’ and that aren’t afraid to take risks, refusing to settle for anything but the very best.”
Most Anticipated Opening of the Year
This year we didn’t just win in Hollywood, but were recognized by official bodies for our work at home and overseas too. Before we had even opened our Birmingham barbershop, we were awarded the Most Anticipated Opening of the Year award at the Corporate LiveWire Birmingham Awards 2019 – cementing the expectation for our continuing expansion outside of London and place in the industry.
Highly Commended Recognition
The 5th Official London Hair & Beauty Awards 2019 bestowed us with a Highly Commended Recognition in place of the award, and we’re absolutely thrilled with the recognition here at Pall Mall Barbers. Long may it continue!