AliSON YOUNG The beauty game changer
best in business Alison, 53, is a beauty expert and tV presenter for QVc. In the channel’s infancy, she convinced the all-male directors to abandon the American model of selling generic beauty tV shopping brands, and to focus on hard-to-find brands like Decléor or Gatineau.
Which woman has inspired you in your life? my mum, who died 15 years ago, taught me that trying my best is always good enough. What’s your mantra? Do what you do to the best of your ability.
What couldn’t you live without? animals! tending to my four horses is my thinking time, where i switch off and unwind.
What advice would you give to your younger self? Don’t look back. i don’t believe in wrong decisions – you always learn.
What achievements are you most proud of? the relationships i have with my customers. how do you feel about winning this award? Overwhelmed and so humbled to be there in the line-up with these amazing women.