A highly-talented lecturer from has been named a ‘Master Craftsman’ in the field of barbering.
The top honour in the trade has been awarded to East Durham College lecturer Alison Scattergood by the Hair Council.
It is recognition for her hard work and dedication to the education of barbering qualifications.
The Master Craftsmen Diploma in Barbering is one of the highest honours awarded nationally to barbers and adds to Alison’s status of British Master Barber that she received last year.
A shocked Alison could not believe it when she was told she was receiving the award, and said she is proud to have had her work recognised by one of the country’s top hair and beauty institutions.
Alison, from Peterlee, said: “This is a huge honour and one that was completely unexpected.
“I am really proud to receive this award from such a highly regarded institution.
“I really love my job and the role it plays in the industry, I believe it is really important for people working in the barbering industry to go out and get their qualifications.
“At East Durham College we work to an extremely high standard to make sure all students who leave here after the course are prepared with all the skills and confidence to go out and work in the barbering industry.”
Earlier this year, award-winning barber Mucktaru Kargbo travelled from London and spent two days at the campus working alongside staff and students, giving demonstrations and advice.
For more information on courses in barbering at East Durham College, go to www.eastdurham.ac.uk or contact the student services team on 0191 518 8222.