MP, Dr Lisa Cameron, visited the Rainbow Room International East Kilbride salon to meet with Owner, Adrian Foxworthy, to discuss the challenges of Covid-19 over the last year and to gain feedback on the impact of any Government support received.
The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) organised the programme, whereby MPs/MSPs would visit salons across the UK from August – October and meet with salon owners and employees to discuss not only the challenges of Covid-19, including the issues around re-opening, the business environment in East Kilbride and government support, but also to discuss areas where the UK and Devolved Governments could provide further support in the future, e.g. through further support for apprenticeships or reform of business rates.
Dr Lisa Cameron MP said:
It was fantastic to meet local salon owner Adrian Foxworthy and to hear from the team about the challenges facing this key sector in East Kilbride as they work to return to a more recognisable business environment. The hair & beauty sector has been heavily affected by the pandemic. A number of issues raised will inform our work in Parliament, particularly on the challenges facing the hairdressing industry and I will certainly be pushing for more support from the Government on ensuring hairdressers are proportionately included in the Governments Covid-19 recovery plans.
Local salon owner and director, Adrian Foxworthy said:
It was good to talk about business issues with our local MP Lisa Cameron this week who was attentive to the issues we raised.