A Cut Above: Building a Beauty Empire with Marco Leonetti

Noa Market Hall - Market Hill Douglas, IM1 2BH - View Map Isle of Man
Thu, Sep 16, 5:45 PM (BST)

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About this event

Usually found behind the hairdressing styling chair, for one night only, beauty business mogul Marco Leonetti will join us on the sofa for an intimate chat about his start-up journey, maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit across generations and the future of the beauty business.

One of the Isle of Man’s leading businesses, Utopia has grown from strength to strength, outlasting the competition, expanding to secondary locations and seeding new sub-brands in response to growing popularity.

A family man and entrepreneurial advocate, Marco’s two children Daniella and Dario have also established successful ventures, with Purite on the Bay and Purite @cycle360 ran by Marco’s daughter Daniella offering spa beauty treatments and express treatments and Dario heavily invested in the islands creative landscape, having founded Creative Bloom, and co-founded Visual Picnic and Studio One.

Having seen out 42 years in business, join Marco as we talk:

  • Staying power and strategising amid fierce competition
  • Ways to earn and build customer loyalty that lasts
  • Brand expansion
  • Investing in the future of your business – people, promotion, product
  • Overcoming challenges and lessons learned
  • The new generation of entrepreneur

Who should attend?

  • Established and early-stage business founders
  • Beauty and wellbeing sector workforce
  • Enterprising students
  • Investors and service providers actively support the Isle of Man entrepreneurship economy

Please note, event content will have broad appeal outside the beauty and wellbeing sector and can be applied to all start-up industries.

Timings:

  • 17:45 – Welcome and networking, food and drinks service from Noa Market Hall
  • 18:15 – Fireside Chat
  • 18:50 – Audience Q&A
  • 19:00 – Closing remarks and networking till close
  • 19:30 – Ends

Tickets:

  • Student rate - £8.00
  • General admission - £10.00

A Cut Above: Building a Beauty Empire with Marco Leonetti is hosted by founded and sponsored by our event partners Continent 8 Technologies, Department for Enterprise, ELS Isle of Man, NOA Market Hall and Jonathan Burton Photographer.

Speaker

  • Marco Leonetti

    Marco Leonetti

    Utopia

    Director

    Marco opened his first salon at the age of 18 and has continued to achieve excellence throughout his career, first with Avant Garde Salon and now with Utopia Salon.This year sees Marco celebrate 40 years in business. During that time his career has taken him all over the world, presenting at trade shows and competing in competitions in Finland, Italy and the UK.A Technical Director for Italy Ha...

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    When

    Thursday, Sep 16
    5:45 PM - 7:30 PM (BST)

    Where

    Noa Market Hall
    Market Hill DouglasIM1 2BH

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