Global Makeup Hair and Productions Academy looking good for growth

Liverpool’s Global Makeup Hair and Productions Academy is looking to expand to around 10 studios, including one in London, after securing funding.

The company, which provides a range of vocational courses to 12-18 year olds, currently operates across three studio venues in Greater Manchester and Liverpool, with a combined total of 4000 sq ft.

With HSBC UK support, Global Makeup Hair and Productions Academy is forecasting a 200% increase in turnover over the next year and has taken on four new employees.

Having won multiple contracts during the pandemic, the HSBC UK funding has also enabled the business to work with local authorities, schools and youth centres to pilot new training courses for young people, including those in care and young offenders.

Victoria Farrelly, founder and CEO at Global Makeup Hair and Productions Academy, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the work that we’ve done to give young people, no matter what their background is, an opportunity to learn new skills, gain invaluable experience and ultimately, earn money to kickstart their future careers. From our venues to our staff and community partners, we’ve grown significantly over the last two years and we’re incredibly grateful to HSBC UK for giving us the resource to continue our mission of supporting the next generation of industry professionals.”

Mark Haines, regional director at HSBC UK, said: “Global Makeup Hair and Productions Academy is an inspiring and passionate organisation committed to helping local communities thrive. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the team have continued to offer the highest standards of vocational training and provide life-changing opportunities for young people. We’re delighted to support an organisation which puts social value at the heart of everything they do and we’re incredibly excited to see what’s next on the horizon.”