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Ekko Salon director Beverley Bates promotes other businesses to success

On our special celebration of business show we interviewed Ekko Salon director Beverley Bates.

We hear an enthralling story of her own business success, raising hair and beauty industry standards, and what she is doing to help other business owners celebrate and grow their own businesses.

For the third year running Ekko is sponsoring the annual Banbury Women In Business awards that provides a platform of recognition for women active in business within a 20 mile radius of Banbury. This year Ekko are sponsoring the overall Banbury Women in Business Award.

This show was broadcast on Radio Horton 28th August 2014.

The podcast is available further down the page.

Asking the thought-provoking questions whilst sipping champagne is regular guest presenter Iain Nicholson.


Today you have to be very expert at what you do, and take your work to a much higher level


The podcasts

This year Ekko are sponsoring the overall Banbury Women in Business Award. In this 1:50 second clip we hear what Beverley looks for in making her decision in picking the winner.

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We find out what is the competitive difference Ekko offer in this 1:15 second snippet.

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Hear the FULL fascinating interview here

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Ekko Salon director Beverley Bates biography

Beverley is the director of Ekko hair and beauty Salon based in Banbury Oxfordshire, and also owns an education company named Ekko Creative.

Creative director for the UK section of French hair and beauty company La Biosthetique Paris.

Vice president for La Societe de Biosthetique and Creative director for Creactiv Uk, a youth national artistic team.

Ambassador for the brand La Biosthetique and responsible for showcasing the latest trend hair designs and colours on the national and international stage.

Responsible for the artistic direction and performance standards in over 800 salons in the UK and is particularly passionate about developing young people.

You can find Ekko on the web via the following links



This week the Knowing Your Business show was presented by Ian Gentles and guest presenter Iain Nicholson


Ian Gentles Digital Marketing Specialist based in Banbury Oxfordshire, The founder and Digital Marketing Manager of Knowing Your Business (the business radio show that is a rather useful marketing vehicle with podcasts).

Helps Business towards – increasing their (on and off line) sales and boosting their business reputation. Deals in the aspect of digital communication strategy concerned with understanding market opportunities, cultivating markets and customers, and generating awareness and demand for product and services.

Often known as somebody who spends at lot of time in online social spaces who also has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap.


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Iain Nicholson – a town centres specialist who has worked on a number of projects and initiatives in towns and city suburbs.

Iain draws on his background as a leading PR & Communications for business specialist in Oxfordshire and his expertise in public relations, business communications strategy, using social media, and skills training.

Iain is a former BBC radio journalist and co-founder of countywide business network OTCN.


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If you have any questions for Beverley or would just like to leave a comment, please do.


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