Double delight for FAB Group with two FSB awards

THERE was double delight for The FAB Group as they came home from the prestigious FSB Awards 2017 as winners of two titles.

FAB Salon and Clinic, based in Grotton, were named Retail Business of the Year and also Family Business of the Year at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton, Deansgate in November.

They impressed judges with their flair for business as well as their hard work, standing out against the other companies in the Manchester and North Cheshire Section.

Val and her staff collecting one of their awards

Val Simpson set up the Face and Body Salon 20 years ago and has seen it flourish and rebrand into the FAB Salon and Clinic, with more than 18,000 clients.

She said: “I am delighted to win these awards as it is such a large area, with lots of different types and sizes of businesses, so to be picked out to win is just amazing

“The team always works so hard, as well as enjoying what they do, so this is well deserved and proves that hard work pays off.”

To enter the awards, FAB had to fill out a detailed form including an organisation overview, challenges they have faced, opportunities taken, and development of staff.

Val commented: “As a family we have poured our hearts and souls into making firstly The Face and Body Shop a success and now the ever-expanding FAB group.

“Getting to work with and nurture the careers of my family has been a pleasure that none of us expected but we embrace each new challenge and head for the future as a very united team.”

Award-winning FAB Salon has 24 staff working in eight treatment rooms to provide a full range of beauty and holistic treatments while the Clinic delivers a range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

FAB also runs a large training programme, and works closely with Tameside College and other partners.

And they are hoping to win even more awards when they enter the FSB North West regional awards this March, with the aim of being crowned FSB Small Business of the Year 2018.

Find out more about FAB Saolon at: or FAB Clinic at:

The (FSB) represents small and medium-sized businesses, offering support, advice and services. Find out more on their website:

THE Independent has two fantastic prizes to give away.

One reader can win the Salon Prize: an ‘Express @ FAB, which includes two reshape and varnish treatments, express facial and express massage (90mins treatment time).

Another reader can win the Clinic Prize: a 45-minute skin analysis facial.

To enter the competition, simply answer this question: How long has The FAB Group been established?

Email your answer to or write to: FAB competition, Saddleworth Independent, Units 3-4, 45 High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6HS.

The first correct entries drawn after the closing date of Friday, February 2, 2018 win. By entering the competition, you also agree to be added to the FAB newsletter to receive their updates and offers.


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