Hi everyone and welcome to my About page, I’m Toni Cassidy and the owner of a multi-award winning business ‘Glamavan’.
Glamavan has been running for just over 2 years and offers fun and friendly Children’s Pamper Parties, sparkling Eco-Friendly Glitter Bars and Wedding Makeup for your big day.
We are slowly building up our team to offer our services in many areas, so if you are ever interested in working with us taking part in Children’s Pamper Parties or becoming a Glitter Girl or Hair Braider for our Glitter Bar’s and Events then get in touch - you can email me here.
5 FACTS ABOUT ME
1. I ran the London Marathon in 2016 - Never Again!
2. I was a London Police Officer for 13 and a half years.
3. I rode London to Brighton (I totally walked up Ditchling Beacon)
4. I used to be a ball girl for Queen’s Tennis Club in my school days and also got hit by a serve from Tim Henman!
5. My very first job was working in a fish and chip shop "salt & vinegar on ya chips love?”
You can see above that Glamavan has won some awards, the latest award that I am so proud of is winning RUNNER UP for BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2019 at the SME Business Awards for Luton & Bedfordshire in May!
Glamavan was also shortlisted for Best New Business at the SME Awards and Best Sole Trader at the Small Awards 2019.
In 2018 we also won some Twitter Awards which include:
Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday #SBS, Jacqueline Gold’s Women on Wednesday #WOW, MBE Kelly Hoppen’s Kelly Small Business Hero #KSBH, Queen of Mobile Pampering #Queenof and Business of the Week #BrightPigWinner
WHERE IT STARTED?
I started gaining my Makeup and Beauty qualifications in 2012 whilst working as a full time Police Officer in London. It was meant to be a hobby which quickly turned into lots of clients and I would work all my days off and around my 11 hour shifts.
I was doing nails for London Fashion Week and Photoshoots which ended up in online magazines such as John Lewis and Vogue, I also found nails I painted in their full glory at the front of all JOY Stores in London. It was great fun.
In 2017 I wanted to expand and this is where Glamavan was born! I expanded to do parties and events and found it so busy that I finally took the leap and resigned from the Police to be a full time Glamavan Girl Boss!
As I was accepted onto the ever so amazing Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme, I am currently working on plans to scale up the business - if you wish to sign up to our Newsletter and keep up to date with what Glamavan is doing then click here.
INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE TEAM?
As I said I am always looking for freelance Glitter Girls and Hair Braiders for parties and events so if you are ever interested in being on our books for part time work for Children’s Pamper Parties or Events then please get in touch.
If you are in the areas of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, London, Surrey, Essex, Sussex and Kent …
- WE WANT YOU!
You can send me an email to Toni at email@example.com for more information.