Caitlin Scott is our new franchisee for the EC postcode!
She recently returned from travelling in Thailand and Australia (to the real world!) and has taken on the franchise for the East Central London postcode.
EC is where the Beauty Call Studio is located, so Caitlin will be working from the studio and concentrating on not only the wedding market but also the huge draw of all the high rise corporates dominating the skyline around us.
I joined Beauty Call in May 2011 and I’m almost through my first year. I come from a purely freelance back ground mainly working in TV and Advertising. I was looking for something that was relatively stable without giving up any flexibility, so I could continue to pursue other freelance work and projects.
Progress has been steady, which has been fantastic as I haven’t felt overwhelmed by running my own business. I can only echo what the other franchisee’s say about the support and help given by Nicky, Phil and each-other. Even though it is my own business the advice given is invaluable to progress and grow. You never feel like you are solely on your own, and you always have someone to throw questions at.
With Beauty Call’s main line of enquiry being bridal you would be wrong in thinking it was just spring summer work. I have weddings throughout the year and yes the busiest time is Spring / Summer. However, from early February this year I have been trialling lots of brides and am now working on their weddings. This has enabled me to turnover a good revenue from early this year and hopefully this will continue until the end of the wedding season.
Most of my bridal work comes through the website, but with all of the franchisee’s exhibiting at wedding fairs and creating links with suppliers together we push the brand and get it widely known beyond our own areas, meaning we are always growing, expanding and year on year increasing bookings. It really is exciting to be part of a growing company that has long term goals and has no fears of what is achievable.
I started my career in London and worked for many agencies and companies including Beauty Call as a freelance makeup artist – I was always impressed by the way Beauty Call was run, their high standard and how busy they were.
So, when I heard about the franchise opportunity I was already excited – I had always wanted to start my own business but the thought was daunting and seemed unreachable. Before I decided on taking on the franchise I met with Nicky the Founder of Beauty Call and Phil the Marketing Manager to discuss the opportunity to run my own part
of the business.
With my re-location and past experience with the company it seemed a perfect opportunity for me. I have constant support and advice from Head Office, with even the littlest questions and can’t believe how busy I have been. Seeing your business grow is really rewarding and it’s great to be able to manage your diary and pick and
choose which jobs you want to do or allocate out.
I love being able to make a difference on someone’s wedding day – and the fact you are always surrounded by happy, excited people is really uplifting!