Tuesday 5th July saw the CEW UK Board embark the Good Ship Benefit, moored at Victoria Embankment, to celebrate and honour CEW President, Caroline Neville, on her 20th year of leading the UK organisation.

(From L-R) Lisa Klein SVP CEW Inc., Caroline Neville and Carlotta Jacobson...

(From L-R) Lisa Klein SVP CEW Inc., Caroline Neville and Carlotta Jacobson President CEW Inc.

Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW Inc. and Lisa Klein, Senior Vice President, CEW Inc. came to London to celebrate the anniversary. “We have come to London to honour Caroline for the fine job she has carried out on behalf of CEW UK and the whole of the CEW organisation. We are full of admiration for the excellent programme she puts together with her small team, and the vibrant growth of the UK membership. Through her impeccable connections, built up over a many years, and acute sense of what is important to the industry, she has built a first class organisation,” said Carlotta.

Hosting the event was Vasiliki Petrou, Senior Vice President Unilever Prestige, new Chairman of CEW UK who echoed those comments.

Caroline, who thought she was attending a presentation by CEW Inc., was overwhelmed when she was presented with a gorgeous pink cake, champagne and lovely gift from Lalique.

Caroline Neville with Vasiliki Petrou, Chairman of CEW UK

Caroline Neville with Vasiliki Petrou, Chairman of CEW UK

In responding she said “From the very beginning in 1992 when I first engaged with CEW as a founding member, I was always passionate about its reason for being. It has given women in the industry a voice and platform, long before it became fashionable. We have championed so many women, supported young entrepreneurs and their brands, highlighted creativity and innovation in product, tabled and debated so many issues that are relevant to the beauty industry overall. That is why CEW has become the most powerful voice in the beauty industry today. Under our new Chairman we will explore and co-create a dynamic ongoing programme for our members which will meet their needs in this every changing industry and world.