MR. Barbers Managing Director Karl Foster, Director Paul Davenport, and Shop Owner Mark Lovell told us why the MR. Barbers Awards mean so much to the winners and also to the structure of the business as a whole.
MR. Barbers’ experienced and friendly teams across each of their shops offer quality styles that fit each client perfectly.
Karl, Paul, and Mark keep their customers and their teams at the heart of everything they do and make sure that every detail of their services delivers value for money and a welcoming environment that people will want to return to again and again.
Every MR. Barber shop is an essential part of each barber’s community, and they work to make each one a ‘local’ business where clients and visitors can feel right at home.
They have shops in Stowmarket, Sadbury, Thetford, Witham, Bishop’s Stortford, Braintree, Bury St Edmunds, Diss, Enfield, Halstead, Hertford, Saffron Walden, and Standsted.
Every team member is encouraged to ask questions, learn, and grow within the MR. Barbers model. Karl’s and the senior members of MR. Barbers’ support and education goes far beyond helping teams refine their practical barbering skills – what these new barbers, young and old, get from the team is a community, a support network, and a chance to grow as professionals as well as human beings.
MR. Barbers Awards 2023 fostered an atmosphere of joy and pride in the grand hall of The Athenaeum on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. After food and drinks, awards were handed out to some of the brightest stars in MR. Barbers.
Karl said: “The MR. Barbers awards are about so much more than celebrating achievements on the night. These awards inspire barbers to work hard throughout the year, knowing that if they focus themselves, they will be rewarded.
“Many of the barbers here tonight have overcome many obstacles in their lives both in the industry and in their personal lives. It is our great pleasure and quite frankly our honour to provide them with a support system that is always rooting for them; that is always finding ways to make them better at their craft and feel better about themselves.”
Mark Lovell, fitness influencer, barber, and MR. Barbers shop owner, said: “We have all achieved so much this year – barbers and shop owners/educators alike. Myself, Karl, and a group of other MR. Barbers barbers, embarked on a 100km walk for charity that impacted us in deeper ways than we ever thought possible. We have bonded as a management unit and as friends as a result. Having that solid relationship between senior management is what empowers our mentees and junior barbers, showing them that life can be incredible, and barbering will keep you stable and grounded should you wish to accept.’
Paul Davenport, Director of MR. Barbers, said: “Tonight has been such a positive and uplifting evening. We love to highlight the successes of the people in our shops because they deserve to be celebrated as they embark on a career in this actually very challenging industry. They learn business acumen, they learn practical cutting skills, and they also learn how to manage their skills and capabilities in a way that helps them grow as individuals both in and out of the shop. I am so please for all the winners tonight and can’t wait to see where they go next. Bring on 2024 – and bring on the next awards!”
We can’t wait to see who comes out on top this year. Watch this space for more @mrbarbers // mrbarbers.co.uk