A HAIRDRESSING group with salons in Leek and Cheadle has gained a royal seal of approval.
The 2013 Skills Show, which took place in Birmingham, saw Francesco Group create a replica salon and showcase hair and beauty training and apprenticeships.
The Francesco Group teams of NVQ Level 3 hairdressing students were doing curls, up-dos and plaits for the attendees of the show, while discussing their training experiences and what Francesco Group hairdressing courses entail.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited the Francesco Group stand on the Friday and chatted to Birmingham Academy Manager Sue Lubke and all the students about the training that Francesco Group delivers.
Princess Anne wanted to know how important hairdressing apprenticeships and training were, to which Sue replied: "We are really passionate about constantly raising the standards in our industry and how important it is to keep recruiting new young people into the industry too".