We are always very proud of the achievements of our students. CMC Professional Diploma student, Fae Perkins, shares with us her success story. Congratulations, Fae!
Fae Perkins, owner of Northamptonshire hair extensions business, Bond Hair, was crowned ‘Young Business Person of the Year’ at this year’s SME Northamptonshire Awards.
Fae, aged 29, set up her business specialising in professional hair extensions over 8 years ago and was also shortlisted in the Business Innovation and Entrepreneur of the Year categories at the awards ceremony.
The judges commented “Fae seems to have limitless energy linked to an impressive personal drive.”
Fae runs what she classes a ‘lifestyle business’ on top of holding down a full time position as Marketing Manager for prestigious self build company, Potton. Fae has maintained and grown her loyal client base regardless of also being dedicated to her full time day job.
The Young Business Person award recognised business talent for those under 30 years of age and was sponsored by Northampon-based firm, PBC.
Fae held down 6 jobs simultaneously whilst studying at University in Cheltenham as she strived to save a deposit for her first house. A decade on and a lot of hard work later, Fae is now looking to achieve her ultimate dream of building her own Potton home! Often working 17 hour days, Fae is committed to her role in marketing and is also studying in her ‘spare time’ to gain a CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing at Cambridge Marketing College.
Fae set up Bond Hair after graduating from University and assumed it would be nothing more than ‘a hobby’, the business has recently celebrated 7 years in business and has retained many clients from day one.
Fae is no stranger to award-wins and has won a Sky News Young Journalist Award, Young Business Person for Bedfordshire as well as Graduate Entrepreneur in 2010. Fae was a runner up in the East of England Business Woman Awards and most recently was a finalist in the ‘Emerging Talent’ category at the prestigious Construction Marketing Awards.