Hello, my name is Angela I have been a fully qualified beauty/ complimentary therapist for over 20 years. I knew from school age that I wanted to pursue a career in beauty and complimentary therapies and I enrolled on a full-time beauty course in 1994 at 16 years of age. I have remained in the industry ever since.
On leaving college I gained employment immediately in a busy prestigious salon, it was here that I learned my trade from a wonderful lady that I am very grateful to as she taught me to the standard that I have worked by throughout my career.
At 21 years of age I decided to travel to Australia, where I spent 3 years working in the Spa industry. It was here I learned many different massage techniques, working alongside a host of experienced multi-cultural massage therapists who would happily share their techniques and knowledge. I realised then that massage and holistic therapies would be part of my life forever.
On returning to the UK in 2003 I soon opened my own salon, and it was here, when I started to train staff, I realised I also had a passion for training. In 2008 I started working in my current role as Beauty and Complimentary Therapies lecturer within a Further Education college.
Throughout the years I have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in this ever-changing industry and it has been a great privilege to have been able to share my knowledge with others through my lecturing role in Further Education. I am now very much looking forward to the newest chapter of my journey working as a Tutor for Gateway Workshops as I believe the professionalism of the company is second to none.
I look forward to welcoming you on these wonderful courses very soon.
Angela McKenna was a highly professional teacher in everyway from the start of the course to the end. She was extremely knowledgeable bringing her vast experience to the course, taking time to answer all our questions. She pitched the course perfectly between theory and practical, making the learning fun and relevant. She is an absolute credited to Gateway workshop, loved every minute of it and will be back undertaking more courses very soon. Thank you