CEW UK Reveals The 2020 Achiever Award Winners

In anticipation of the 19th annual Achiever Awards on Tuesday 15th December, CEW UK is delighted to announce the spectacular line-up of highly respected and talented winners. Voted on by industry-insiders, and sponsored by Unilever, the Awards will take place virtually with each winner being interviewed from locations across the UK.

As a direct result of the global pandemic, this year has seen a significant acceleration of businesses adopting new and dynamic digital and technological platforms to thrive in the current climate and support consumers. To recognise brands who have successfully pivoted their approach to leverage the technology available, CEW have evolved the Digital Achiever Award, to the CEW Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Google.

Lifetime Achiever: Elizabeth Hurley, Global Ambassador, The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign
In addition to serving as the Global Ambassador for The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Elizabeth Hurley is an actor, model, swimwear designer, farmer, and mother.

Since signing as an Estée Lauder spokesmodel in 1995, she has embodied the late Evelyn H. Lauder’s passion for spreading awareness by speaking openly about breast health and raising funds globally to find a cure.

Special Industry Award: Alan Jope, CEO Unilever
As CEO of Unilever, Alan is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse consumer goods businesses, with presence in 190 countries.

Alan joined Unilever in the UK in 1985. Before being appointed as CEO in 2019, he served as President of Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care Division from 2014. He also worked in leadership roles in North America for 14 years and Asia for 13 years. When leading Unilever’s business in China, Alan doubled its size and laid important foundations for future success.

Alan is a Vice Chair of the WBCSD Executive Committee, a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, and on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum and FCLT Global (Focusing Capital on the Long Term). He is Chair of the Generation Unlimited Board of Trustees, a Vice Chair of the Unstereotype Alliance and a private sector Steering Committee member of the UN’s Generation Equality campaign.

Achiever Award: Alexia Inge, Co-Founder & Co–CEO of Cult Beauty
Singularly committed to curating a ‘Beauty Hall of Fame’, featuring only the best hero products from across the globe, Alexia Inge co-founded Cult Beauty with a lifelong passion for beauty and a mission to become the most trusted beauty retailer in the world.

She honed her skills as a trends barometer and storyteller working in journalism and PR, and then co-founded Cult Beauty in 2008 and has stood at the helm as Co-CEO for the last seven years. Enjoying rapid, profitable growth, Cult Beauty has enjoyed a recurring feature on the leader board of the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and International Track 200 for the last three years and has also bagged the coveted WWD ‘E-tailer of the Year’ title. Under Alexia’s co-leadership Cult Beauty has become the place to go for beauty discovery and incubating indie trends – from the latest scientific discoveries to centuries-old remedies that have never been bettered.

Achiever Award: Dr Ateh Jewel, Journalist, Author, Producer, Broadcaster
Dr Ateh Jewel is a multi award winning journalist, producer, director, influencer and diversity advocate. She has been in the industry for 19 years’ specialising in beauty, social commentary and campaigning for more diversity in the beauty industry. She has written for titles such as Vogue, Sunday Times Style, Financial Times, Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Marie Claire (columnist), Grazia (columnist), Get the Gloss, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour to name a few.

Ateh is a well respected beauty and diversity expert. She appears on panels, consulting, lecturing and judging for CEW, Stylist Live, Red Smart Women Week, Creative Head, P&G, Unilever, Coty and Adwoa Aboah’s GURLS TALK X REVLON and GURLS TALK X NIKE events.

She runs a digital production company with her husband, whose clients include L’Oréal, Chanel, Dior and London Fashion Week. Her films have won international awards and have also been shortlisted for an Oscar. Her award-winning blog,, is aimed at men and women with darker skin tones and she is developing her own range of foundation and colour cosmetics for POC.

Achiever Award: Funmi Fetto, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster
Funmi Fetto is a Contributing Editor at British Vogue, Beauty Director and Columnist at The Observer, author of Palette, The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour. and founder of ORB (On Reflection Beauty) podcast.

In her 20 years’ experience as a fashion and beauty journalist, she has also written and worked for many publications including The Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar, The Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler and various international editions of Vogue.

Funmi consults and works with a plethora of global beauty brands and has chaired and spoken on numerous panels covering topics relating to beauty, fashion, identity, race and journalism.

Achiever Award: Trinny Woodall, Broadcaster, Entrepreneur, Brand Founder
Trinny Woodall, founder and CEO of the disruptive beauty brand Trinny London, has had a successful 20 year career in the media. She established herself as a fashion advisor, initially as a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, and later as a co-host for What Not to Wear and The Trinny and Susannah makeover shows, filmed across 20 countries.

Trinny has spent her career helping people find their most flattering styles, the best skincare, and perfectly matched, foolproof makeup. In 2017, equipped with her unique idea of portable, stackable premium makeup, she founded the highly successful beauty brand, Trinny London.

Digital Innovation Award: Trinny London
As well as Trinny Woodall being awarded a CEW UK Achiever Award, her brand, Trinny London, is also taking home a highly coveted accolade, the Digital Innovation Award, a first in CEW UK Achiever Award history.

Trinny London, founded by Trinny Woodall, has won countless beauty awards and is sold online in over 65 countries. The premium beauty brand offers a wide range of soothing balms, serums, makeup and makeup accessories, and was recently listed as one of the fastest growing businesses in Britain.

Throughout lockdown, Trinny London successfully responded to the shift to digital purchasing and online exploration as the brand leveraged their technology to launch virtual appointments. This enabled increased interactions of their digitally native brand with consumers globally. Trinny London also launched their digital “Match2Me” application for personalised product recommendations which is seamlessly integrated across all of their digital channels.

Young Achiever Award: Laura Tudor, Centred Founder
After a 10 year career in fashion, Laura made the jump to beauty when she realised she had a vision for creating high performing, natural and sustainable hair care products that would both educate and empower the consumer to make more conscious decisions for their beauty and wellness regimes.

Having launched CENTRED in February this year, the company has been gaining a lot of attention as an exciting and desirable sustainable luxury brand.

The 2020 CEW UK Achiever Awards are sponsored by Unilever, Google, Very, Baylor Klein, Landsec, LCBT, Birchbox and Dukes London.

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