Australian distributor, Advanced Cosmeceuticals is celebrating after two big award wins at Medik8’s Annual International Distributor Meeting in London. Team members, Linda Christian and Kylie Turkkan are both still coming down from their winning high. Professional Beauty gets the scoop on what happened.
The two-day Medik8 International Distributor Meeting, held at Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa in London, involved 41 Medik8 distributors across 20 countries. This exciting annual forum provides an opportunity for global Medik8 partners to come together to not only learn of exciting new product developments but to collaborate and share experiences.
Founder, Elliot Isaacs spoke at the event about the future vision for Medik8, while Advanced Cosmeceuticals Managing Director, Catherine Biedermann, presented at the forum about how to achieve business targets. Linda Christian also spoke about ‘how she motivates her accounts to open with the full Medik8 range. There were presentations on new product launches including the brand’s new r-Retinoate; round table workshops; and motivational speakers.
Linda Christian went up against 25 countries and 30 trainers to win Best Medik8 Trainer of the Year 2016.
“Linda has shown phenomenal skill in keeping her existing accounts motivated with continued refresher training throughout the year and converting potential new accounts to the Medik8 portfolio which is why she won this year’s Medik8 Trainer of the Year,” says Alison Wait, Medik8 Education Manager.
“Every moment spent working in the skincare industry over the last 30 years has been truly rewarding to me, specifically in the areas of business development and education as I have been able to fulfill my passion every day,” says Linda. “Being honoured with this award is so significant to me as there are many incredibly innovative people within our industry that keep me inspired. I am truly humbled to be the recipient of such an award.”
Business Development Manager, Kylie Turkkan, meanwhile took the gong for Best Medik8 Business Development Manager of the Year 2016, winning against BDMs from the UK and Ukraine.
“Kylie was awarded Medik8 BDM of the year for an outstanding year in smashing her existing sales targets as well as achieving a record year in introducing new accounts to Medik8,” says Wait.
“It’s very rewarding to be recognised for my hard work and achievements, especially internationally!” says Kylie. “I was very honoured and excited to be invited to London. I was especially excited to meet Elliot, the UK Medik8 team and other Medik8 distributors. My passion for Medik8 makes my position as a Business Development Manager very rewarding and I love working within an industry of motivated and enthusiastic people who share the same passion as I do. This award would not have been given to me if it wasn’t for the fantastic support from everyone at Advanced Cosmeceuticals and all of my amazing Medik8 accounts in Victoria & South Australia.”
Advanced Cosmeceuticals says the wins are an incredibly exciting moment for both Linda and Kylie who were “completely surprised by the announcement of their win”.
“This annual international Medik8 event reignites excitement about the brand and new developments,” says Catherine Biedermann, MD at Advanced Cosmeceuticals. “It provides a great interactive platform to learn about new and different approaches and strategies that other distributors around the world adopt. All the presentations and topics are really inspiring and it’s wonderful to be part of a brand that is not only at the pinnacle of innovation but also creates such a wonderful experience for its global partners. This year was particularly significant, as I felt so proud to see Linda and Kylie’s commitment, hard work and passion recognised with these accolades, which were truly well deserved.”
Advanced Cosmeceuticals on 1800 242 011 or visit medik8.com.au