Westrow Wins Accolades at the British Hairdressing Business Awards

With a Leeds training academy and nine salons in Yorkshire, Westrow’s directors Marc Westerman and Steve Rowbottom were justifiably welcomed into the Hairdressing Hall of Fame in the Business Director of the Year category at the British Hairdressing Business Awards. 

The event was hosted on 17 September by Hairdressers Journal International and aims to raise the profile of professional hairdressing as well as recognise talent in the industry.  Westrow has won in this category three times, which earned them this both rare and highest of accolades.

Marc Westerman and Steve Rowbottom with their award

The four year old Westrow Academy beat national competitors to win the Training Award for the second time in its short history.  The award recognises excellence in education, incorporating skill and vision, which the Academy undoubtedly has, providing training in barbering, hairdressing, management and business for up to 240 students.

Jayne Lewis Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International had this to say:

“A huge congratulations to Steve Rowbottom and Marc Westerman of Westrow on their Training award and their place in the Hall of Fame. They have been named as worthy winners and remain fantastic ambassadors for the industry with their skills and vision. Together, they work tirelessly to champion hairdressing as an exciting and inspiring career, both through their own work in salons and through their time and dedication to training.”

Steve and Marc acknowledged their talented team, with whose help they believe they can continue to grow their vision and work to raise the standard of hairdressing education in the UK.



Westrow Academy, Westrow House, 161 Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY        0113 397 9400

Westrow Bingley, 120 Main Street, Bingley BD16 2NB                             01274 566614

Westrow Harrogate, 81 Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1ST        01423 522666
Westrow Ilkley, 3 Station Road, Ilkley LS29 8HA        01943 600091
Westrow Leeds, 4-6 Thornton’s Arcade, Leeds LS1 6LQ                     0113 245 6948
Westrow Leeds, 18 Thornton’s Arcade, Leeds LS1 6LQ        0113 245 6220
Westrow Skipton, 3, 3A & 3B Newmarket Street, Skipton BD23 2HX        01756 794555

Westrow Street Lane, 39 Street Lane, Leeds, LS8 1AP        0113 269 2919

Westrow West Park, 253 Otley Rd, West Park, Leeds LS16 5LQ        0113 274 0999

Westrow Wetherby, 28a Market Place, Wetherby LS22 6NE        01937 588777




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