Queen in beauty awarded MBE


Congratulations to Caroline Neville, President of Cosmetic Executive Women, the leading industry organisation and voice of British beauty, who has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Award is in recognition for her work in promoting UK Beauty, her mentoring of female entrepreneurs and young executives and charitable work within the sector.

Here in the UK, the beauty industry is an important employer of women and CEW invests heavily in training, mentoring and nurturing talent across the entire sector at every stage of the career ladder.

CEW works closely with The Eve Appeal, the only UK national charity building awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers. The partnership has raised in excess of £250,000 and culminating in this year’s Get Lippy Campaign to encourage women and men to speak up about the signs and the symptoms of gynaecological cancer.

Commenting on this amazing achievement, Caroline said: “To receive such an MBE from Her Majesty is just a tremendous honour, and I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. I have had the privilege to work with some exceptional women over my 56-year career and I think we have managed to not only promote the interests of a key UK industry, but also provide the nurturing and support for young women in business that was simply not there when I started in 1962.”

In 1992 Caroline Neville was a founder member of CEW in the UK and became President in 1995…. and still holds this position.