Natural beauty who’s who revealed at exclusive launch party

Janey Lee Grace, a leading advocate of natural beauty, has been named as number 1 in the prestigious sixth annual industry hot list from the Natural Beauty Yearbook.

This much anticipated who’s who is the world of natural beauty, which is published by Diversified Business Communications UK, lists the top 25 as voted by insiders in the industry, and it was announced on the 13th November at an exclusive launch party for their 2013 edition.

Hosted by leading French beauty brand Melvita at Whole Foods Market, Kensington High Street, in London, the evening saw the natural beauty trade converge to hear the announcement of the Natural Beauty Yearbook’s exclusive countdown, which provides an essential snapshot of the leading personalities driving the hottest trends and products in the natural and organic beauty market.

“Despite the economic downturn consumers are still investing in the natural and organic category both for their health and the good of the planet,” said Natural Beauty Yearbook 2013 editor, Matt Chittock.

Best known for her appearances on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon programme, where she reaches over seven million listeners, Janey Lee Grace is a passionate supporter of natural, eco and organic products and services.  Whilst this is the first time that she’s scooped the top spot, Lee Grace has been voted into the Natural Beauty Yearbook’s Who’s who in natural beauty Top 10 for the past three consecutive years.

“I’m thrilled to be voted number one – thrilled to bits.  I’m so passionate about natural and organic beauty, so thanks to everyone in the industry for voting for me,” Janey Lee Grace told the assembled crowd of beauty buyers, manufacturers, journalists and bloggers at the 2013 launch.

As the only trade-focused publication for the natural beauty industry, the Natural Beauty Yearbook 2013 is packed full of trend features, company profiles and an exclusive directory showcasing the best of this successful sector.

The full Who’s who in natural beauty 2013 – the top 25 list is as follows:

1. Janey Lee Grace, broadcaster, author and natural beauty advocate

2. Carol and Paul Richards, Herbfarmacy co-directors

3. Alex and Kim Barani, Kinetic Enterprises

4. Simon Ford, Melvita UK, brand manager

5. Kirstie Allen, Pinks Boutique, co-founder

6. Simon Duffy & Rhodri Ferrier, Bulldog, co-founders

7. Graeme Hume, Pravera, founder

8. Tracey Robinson, Vert PR, founder

9. Sarah Brown, Pai Organic Skincare, owner

10. Sebastian Pole and Tim Westwell, Pukka, co-founders

11. Rebecca Goodyear, Biteable Beauty, PR and writer

12. Claire Braithwaite, Zulu Beauty, co-owner

13. Simon Golding, Australis, owner

14. Dr Mariano Spiezia, Inlight Organic Skincare, founder

15. Fiona Klonarides, Beauty Shortlist, editor

16. Michael Lightowlers, Dr Organic, marketing director

17. Nic White, Alva and ONE Beauty, founder

18. Jayn Sterland, Weleda, commercial director

19. Rivka Rose, Faith Products, founder

20. Sarah Stacey & Jo Fairley, beauty journalists

21. Ines Hermida, Whole Foods Market, beauty buyer

22. Imelda Burke, Content Beauty, founder

23. Margo Marrone, The Organic Pharmacy, founder

24. Laura Rudoe, Evolve, owner

25. Star Khechara, School of Holistic Cosmetology, course developer

For further information on the Natural Beauty Yearbook 2013, please contact Dominic Roberjot, publisher, on droberjot@divcom.co.uk or visit www.naturalbeautyyearbook.co.uk.