Saks get together in style

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We love nothing more than a get together with our Saks people. On Monday 17th October, Saks salon owners from across the country headed to the Shepherds Bush K-West Hotel (former BBC offices and recording studios) in London with our friends from L’Oréal Professionnel for the two-day Saks Conference.

The HQ Team shared the 2023 business plans, there was team building, a motivational speaker, a preview of next year’s product launches from L’Oréal, a scavenger hunt around London, catch-ups and a whole lotta fun.

Motivational speaker Pete Clark entertained, challenged and inspired everyone, teaching all about unshakable confidence, growth mindset, little wins, building resilient teams and much more.

Lee Kettlewell, owner of Saks Ripon said: “A big thank you to Saks HQ and L’Oréal for a brilliant weekend! Amazing hospitality, company and the guest speaker Pete was so refreshing.”

For the scavenger hunt on the second day, the group broke off into smaller teams and went out and about around London. Teams were tasked with a list of 20 things to find and do, with a limited time to do it in. Our lot love a challenge and they walked, tubed, laughed and danced their way through the list, finding the blue door from Notting Hill and national treasure Paddington Bear, along the way.

Owner of Saks Crouch End Des Ionnou: “Just  to say a very big thank you to all from L’Oréal and all my lovely Saks family, I had a great time.”

Paul Fishwick of L’Oréal Professionnel says: “What a fantastic couple of days. It’s not every day you have such a wealth of experience in one room spending time together, sharing and collaborating. And of course, it would not be a Saks get-together without an enormous amount of laughter along the way!”

Dina from Saks Ashton said: ” Thank you for another amazing few days. It’s been fun and inspiring.”

Claire Denyer from Saks Kingshill said: Thank you for a fabulous day and evening.  Loads of great information and Pete the guest speaker was awesome. Lovely to see everyone. Lot’s of laughter.”

Stephen Kee, Saks Managing Director says: “The annual Saks Conference is a brilliant opportunity to get together and share our plans for the year ahead. There is so much that we do for our salon owners that it’s important for us to let them know about all the help, advice, support and training available to them.”

Time out of the salon is precious so Saks made sure that a brilliant time was had by all. Even better given that the team from L’Oréal Professionnel were the absolute perfect hosts. Merci beaucoup L’Oreal!


Fun events and get-togethers are our forte and our salon owner’s community are an invaluable source of support, guidance and friendship.

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