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turning ideas into reality


Thismonth Guild News asks Tracey Parkin,Managing Director of Cosmeceuticals, about her life and work.


I ended up in the beauty industry because… Forme it was a vocation.As I grew up,my skin was problematic forme and as a result I started to read a lot about health and beauty so that I could initially helpmyself. I becamemore andmore interested, and indeed fascinated, by this field. I decided to train as a beauty therapist to work with people in a constructive, hands-on way.


If I wasn’t in the beauty industry I would… I think the beauty world is inmy blood and withmy inquisitivemind I still enjoy learning about all the new developments that the industry brings. If I had tomake a choice, possibly a nutritionist or physiotherapist as both areas are fascinating.


The best thing aboutmy job is… I love the fact that working within a small dynamic, passionate company I can quickly turnmy ideas into reality.


An average day forme is… Each day is very varied but I usually start the day with a full debrief with key staff on current projects we’re working on and as there are somany this can take up some time! Correct consumermarketingmessages of our brands is a big part ofmy day, ensuring that all our customers get the best understanding of what we provide.A lot of forward planning of new product lines also plays a big part but each day can be incredibly different.


My ideal weekend would be… Simple pleasures…great food (preferably spicy!), bargain hunting, country walks and a big aromatherapy filled bath at the end of each day!


My favourite book is… I havemany so it’s difficult to pick one but I aman avid collector of cookery books, which I spendmany hours readingmore than I do cooking!


My favourite filmis… Somany and so little time to watch themall, but a feel good filmis Something’s Gotta Give.


Themost famous person I’vemet is… I havemet a few famous faces over the years but ex ‘DoctorWho’, Peter Davidson was fun and a good dancer too.


My favourite part of the world is… I love the Greek islands. I have been lucky enough to visit 12 islands and I love the peace, the pace of life, the beauty, simplicity and the genuine hospitality I receive there.


I could not live without… A good night’s sleep and spicy ‘feel good’ food to keepme energised. And bright red lipstick – it’s a bit of a trademark!


My favourite beauty treatment is… When I’mlucky enough to receive one, I think there’s nothing better than a good therapeutic full bodymassage to remove the day’s stresses.


My rolemodel was… Mymumwho is an honest, caring and strong woman with great integrity.


I would like to be remembered as… Someone who genuinely cared and who always tried to do their best for those around me and not justmyself.


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