Wondering what we’ve been up to for the last couple of months ? 

As always we’ve been manic here at SLBPR. From the excitement of Andrew Barton London Education’s website and Facebook going live, to the celebration of creative excellence at both the Fellowship for British Hairdressing Luncheon and British Hairdressing Awards, both in London, earlier this month, we’ve never been busier. Here’s a little snippet of what we’ve been up to this Autumn/Winter. 



Andrew Barton London Education 

We have been working closely with our client, acclaimed celebrity hairdresser, Andrew Barton, Creative Director, at the renowned Headmasters salon, on his latest project, Andrew Barton London Education (ABLE).  

Created to meet the needs of the full-time student or apprentice, ABLE gives students an extended qualification linked to industry. Through its contemporary training programme which offers colleges of further education, comprehensive add-on training to its existing portfolio of hairdressing education, ABLE aims to provide students with the finishing skills they need to work in a salon. The project launched at Barnsley College in September and this week we went live with the ABLE website and dedicated Facebook page.

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Variety Yorkshire Business Awards 

This is one of our favourite clients and last week we looked after the media for their high profile Variety Yorkshire Business Awards, which brings together 450 of the region’s leading business people. With The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, as keynote speaker, who was joined by guests of honour and recipients of the Bobbie Caplin OBE Yorkshire Legend Award, The Rt Hon The Lord Blunkett and Gervase Phinn, we were kept busy!

The event raised a whopping £138,155.00 to help sick, disabled and underprivileged children across the region, and we are truly proud to be be part of it.

Winners of the event were:

Business Leader of the Year

Debbie Bestwick, Team.17 

Board of the Year

Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate 

SME of the Year

Sumo Digital

Standout Small Business of the Year


Crafthouse & Angelica

It’s a tough job but someone has to ensure that everyone knows about the exciting new events at Crafthouse and Angelica.  Heated and covered terraces with luxurious furry blankets will keep you warm while snow themed decorations and props provide the perfect backdrop to sip specially curated winter cocktails, drinks packages or afternoon tea, with magic touches from Moët & Chandon. We invited some friends down and they seem to love it! 


A contemporary Japanese Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, this hidden gem in Victoria, Leeds, has just launched its Yuki (snow) Terrace in partnership with Roku gin. We hosted the launch party last week and are now ensuring key media and influencers have the venue firmly on their ‘must visit’ list.

East 59th

Well it’s been given a bit of a makeover! Also housed in Victoria Leeds we decided with owners D&D London that Leeds needs a fashion hub. So they’ve introduced the Winter glam pop-up, Studio 59. Taking inspiration from the legendary Studio 54, the new look Studio 59 has also introduced a new concept for Saturday nights. Disco Made Me Do It is the place to dance yourself  dizzy and experience the furs, glitter and neon lights. Make an effort as 11pm is the ball drop where the best dressed person is presented with the Studio 59 sharing punch in a disco ball to share with friends! See you on the dance floor!