Voila. It’s the last newsletter of the year, so hello and welcome to the VH Awards 2018. As ever, nobody has voted, which makes me happy for several different reasons, not least because I have no desire to bombard any of you with ‘vote for’ emails when you could be watching a box set, having a bath or be sleeping in bed.
The awards are based on facts, although I have allowed myself some creative license here and there. There are treats attached to some of the awards, but not all awards have products attached to them. Each of the awards given are representative of the journey throughout this year, which has been interesting for many different reasons. Life works in mysterious ways and I fully embrace that as we uphold the thing that matters most to us, namely helping to make a positive difference in all that we do.
So having declared to the VH Addicts that there wouldn’t be any more product launches this year, I eat my words once again. Here we are and here we go:
The Newest Launch of the Year Award
And the winner is: A hairbrush. Not any old hairbrush. The Dream Smooth Paddle Brush from Color Wow. Look, do you mind if I call it The Dream Brush for ease because actually that is exactly what it is, a dream of a brush. It has been specifically designed to be used with Dream Coat, the original supernatural sealant for those who want it straight, to give sleek, smooth gleaming results in record time. And it does.
It is brilliant for detangling and styling wet hair, helping to prevent breakage. It has a flat, wide, rectangular face, which means that it can hold large hair sections for high-efficiency optimizing sleeker results. It is a mix of flared, non-damaging nylon and natural boar bristles which grab and grip gently for tighter, safer tension. Breaking it down, the nylon bristles detangle hair and massage the scalp and the natural boar bristles gently spread and hold hair sections for faster more even drying all with an easy-grip ergonomic handle for comfort hold.
So the thing is that you are going to jump over the moon and back again if you use Dream Coat because this brush just emphasises and enhances the award-winning brilliance of Dream Coat. Result-driven amazement. Yes I think so. Do you need to use Dream Coat to possess this brush, absolutely not at all, it stands alone as one of the best paddle brushes I have ever used.
And another thing. Launching alongside The Dream Brush (please don’t let there be a wait list) is Dream Coat supersize. If you use Dream Coat regularly, then this 500 ml edition will give you more (product) for less (money). If you need reminding of the virtues of Dream Coat, which I doubt you do, it magically transforms the texture of hair and it possesses incredible humidity-proofing powers.
Finally, before you start bombarding me, Dream Coat for Curly Hair will be released in supersize at some point next year. It is coming, but I don’t know when, so can we leave it at that and just wave to Gail Federici and John Frieda and say thank you for creating yet another magnificent product, in a long line of them.
The Dream Smooth Paddle Brush £28 by Color Wow; Dream Coat Supersize £51 for 500 ml; Dream Coat £24 for 200 ml
The Bestselling Supplement of the Year Award
And the winner is: Ionicell. If anybody would have told me this time last year that there would be a supplement that would knock Hyaluronic Acid High Strength off the top of the supplement tree, I would have told them that they were out of their mind. And yet it has happened.
Launching on the April newsletter, Ionicell bounced into our lives as the next-generation skin, hair and nails product. Except it is so much more. Re-affirming our strong belief in the efficacy of Humic-Free Fulvic Acid, this supplement is a total superstar. Powered by Ioniplex, a Fulvic ionic mineral that contains up to 65 essential, macro and trace minerals, it helps protect against cellular damage, increasing cellular energy, it is a powerful natural antioxidant, it helps detoxify cells and it ramps up the effectiveness of all other supplements.
Research shows that Ionicell can increase collagen formation by up to 30%, it can help increase skin texture by up to 33%, it can help improve hair appearance by up to 14% and it can help increase nail growth by up to 142%. Research aside, the feedback has been phenomenal, which would probably explain why most of us take it and why it has won the bestselling supplement award. We celebrate.
The Treat: For two days only, mostly because I’m not sure we would be able to keep up with the demand, we have created the Ionicell twin pack. Ionicell is £20 for 60 Capsules. The Ionicell twin pack is £30 for 120 capsules. This offer ends midnight on Wednesday 28 November 2018. *** This promotion has now ended ***
The Ionicell Twin Pack £30 (Two x Ionicell)
The Bestselling Beauty Product of the Year Award
And the winner is: Vitamin C 23% Serum + Ferulic Acid. Each year there is always one beauty product that romps way ahead of the rest. But no surprise really because from the moment of launch of the Garden of Wisdom for VH skincare range, this product became the superstar of the collection. Which, in turn, makes Shabir a bit of a superstar too because he formulated this alongside Markey Martin, the founder of Garden of Wisdom, another superstar. So that’s three.
But I’m not giving him an award for this because he is getting one later and as I wrote on a previous newsletter, I can’t bring myself to give him more than one award. Anyway, back to the product. It has been hailed as one of the very best Vitamin C products here, there and everywhere and for that we are so very grateful. And so, it would appear, is your skin. Merci.
Vitamin C 23% Serum + Ferulic Acid £10 for 30 ml
The Brand of the Year Award
And the winner is: Ameliorate. For sure I have a massive soft-spot for Ameliorate, not only because we exclusively launched the brand several years ago, but because they have been consistent in researching and developing products that help one of the most common skin concerns, Keratosis Pilaris, often known as chicken skin.
We could have launched on a beauty platform, but we chose to launch Ameliorate on a health platform and as ever it demonstrates the huge importance of the health/beauty crossover as these products also perform miracles on dry, flaky skin.
This year alone we launched three new products for them; Transforming Body Cream, Intensive Foot Treatment and of course my favourite bathing product of the year (is that two awards!), Softening Bath Milk Oil, clinically proven to moisturise the skin for up to eight hours after bathing. And it does. Magnificently.
The Treat: When Softening Bath Milk Oil was launched, Ameliorate commissioned the cutest-ever initiative for the media. A full-sized bottle of Softening Bath Milk Oil in a milk carton. Within an inch of me seeing it, I was on the phone asking if we could sell the product in the same packaging. Nope, we couldn’t. Not one to give up on anything, I pleaded for a stash to share with you. And we have them.
But, and this is a big but, we don’t have that many and I doubt they will last more than an hour or so. Please don’t beat me (or the VH team) up if this happens. Life is too short and sharing comes in all different shapes and sizes. So fingers on the keyboard pretty rapidly I would say. This gift is worth £19 (plus the ‘wow factor’ value) and will automatically be included in your order when you spend £20 or more on any Ameliorate product. One gift per customer. Thank you. **This promotion has now finished***
The Best Lunch of the Year Award
And the winner is: Lunch with Colette Haydon, actually make that Dr Colette Haydon. We were celebrating LixirSkin’s first birthday and we did it in style. Well, we exclusively launched in style so why not carry it through. LixirSkin was launched on the ethos of simplicity; we launched with just six products and now there are seven. Next year we will be adding an eighth product, which is of course really exciting.
But more than that, much, much more. My Nannette de Gaspé Baume Noir Lips are firmly sealed, but when two Aries girls get together anything can happen and it actually has. It has been written. It has been recorded. 2019 is going to be really interesting, if not conceptually ground-breaking. And Colette and I will be dancing. In heels. Somewhere. Save the date. May 2019. Perhaps.
The Best Multi-Tasking Product of the Year Award
And the winner is: Thyme Out. April was quite a month. Shabir and I had just got back from LA clutching a whole load of new products. Ionicell was one. Thyme Out was another. Onto the newsletter they both went and the rest is history.
Thyme Out has gone on to become a hero in its own bottle. When Trinny talked about it and India Knight wrote about it, I worried for the herb Thyme; would there be enough in the world. Thankfully yes. And then Catherine Robinson of CN Traveller declared it to have the healing powers of the God Apollo. Formulated to help an entire plethora of compromised skin conditions, I shall just refer you to both articles for ease and brevity. Saving skin. Everywhere.
Thyme Out £18 for 200 ml; A Spritz For Irritated Skin by India Knight; The Furore Surrounding Thyme Out by Catherine Robinson
The Best Hair Care Launch of the Year Award
And the winner is: Ful.Vic.Health. For sure I’m biased. This is our own brand, but my bias extends to the fact that if I didn’t believe Shabir could formulate an exemplary range of hair products, then we wouldn’t have created it. Mediocrity, in all things, is the enemy and excellence, in all things, is the high bar we set ourselves. We like to jump.
But it had to happen. We had to have a hair care range that was based on Fulvic Acid, because nothing, in our opinion, touches Fulvic Acid when it comes to looking after the health and integrity of your hair. The fact that it also helps promote hair growth, in time, is of great importance too.
The range includes Fulvic Acid Shampoo, Fulvic Acid Conditioner and a Fulvic Acid Mist, the latter of which keeps selling out. Side note: spray the mist on your nails and prepare to be amazed as it strengthens nails (in a monumental way) with regular use. If you missed the launch of Ful.Vic.Health you can read all about it here. The fact that it exploded onto and into the market place with such force makes us all very happy. The early feedback has made us even happier. Thank you. Let’s celebrate:
The Treat: The Fulvic Acid Duo Pack. The Fulvic Acid Shampoo. The Fulvic Acid Conditioner. They are £25 each, which equals £50. For a limited time only, and whilst stock lasts, £50 becomes £40. Saving hair. Saving money. Saving the smile on my face. **This promotion has now finished**
The Fulvic Acid Duo Pack £40 (Fulvic Acid Shampoo £25 for 240 ml; Fulvic Acid Conditioner £25 for 240 ml); Fulvic Acid Mist £25 for 120 ml.
The Skincare Launch of the Year Award (High-End)
And the winner is: Nannette de Gaspé. Art of Noir. I shall amuse myself because the ‘high-end’ award will be followed by the ‘low-end’ award and because these are the only two skincare brands (aside from Miss de Gaspé, which can sit under this umbrella) we have launched this year, they each win an award.
But, I’m proud of that actually because if we are going to go high-end, you have to believe that we will not launch high-end products for the sake of it, or for the sake of hype. The brand has to be exceptional, the products have to be result-driven and they have to make a difference to the integrity of your skin. Staying integrous is crucial. In all things.
In Nannette’s words, Art of Noir is the runway couture collection and Miss de Gaspé (which will make an appearance soon) is the ready-to-wear collection. So we are on skincare wardrobes once more, but in a very special way. We launched the brand(s) on the last newsletter and the response knocked me sideways. I mean who knew so many of you would want a £50 lip balm. I certainly didn’t. And who knew that a £275 face cream (Baume Noir Face) would sell out twice. Twice.
And then Nannette made an appearance in Trinny’s bathroom a couple of weeks ago. The back story to this is that Trinny and I were both testing the products separately and neither of us had any idea we were both using Art of Noir until we sat putting the world to rights a few weeks ago and it came up in our conversation.
So according to Trinny: she proclaimed the range to be better than any other expensive skincare range she had ever used. Quite a statement. She has used a lot. She went onto declare that the Essence Noir Polish was the best exfoliator she had ever used and whereas I made the Polish my hero product, Trinny made her hero product Baume Noir Face, saying that there was nothing like it anywhere, her skin had been playing up, it had saved her skin and the results were staggering.
Yep Trinny, the price is staggering too. £275. But if you are going right up there, nothing compares, truly nothing. It is incredible. Actually beyond incredible. And unfortunately for Shabir (please don’t patrol the shelves sweetheart) my skin adores it.
The Treat: Well, there had to be a treat really after all of that. And the treat is a sample size of my hero product, Essence Noir Polish, which we will automatically throw in when you order anything from the Art of Noir range. It is 5 ml in size and it should give you enough for five separate exfoliating treatments, so don’t splurge the entire tube in one go, there is no need. Less is more. One last thing, this will not show up on your invoice. One gift per customer. Prepare to love.
Nannette de Gaspé Art of Noir
The Skincare Launch of the Year Award (Low-End)
And the winner is: Garden of Wisdom for Victoria Health (GoW for VH). It was pretty obvious that this was going to win the low-end skincare award and so it has.
We officially launched on the July newsletter, although I had been writing about one or two products before that time. I couldn’t help myself. I don’t really know what else I can write, except the response has been beyond all expectation and we can’t thank you enough for the support you have given to us. No small thing.
I’ve written it often enough, so you will know by now that Shabir has formulated all of these products with Markey at GoW (as above) and in a sense, we have only just started, with a heavy roll-out agenda for 2019.
Of all the products launched, I asked Shabir which product he loved the most. I thought he would say Eye Contour Serum because he formulated this for his own use; I was wrong. It is actually the Anti-Aging Multi-Peptide Serum, which he has been using religiously from the moment the first samples arrived. It helps tighten my skin, he says, and keeps it in peak condition. And I say that I need to get my magnifying glass out again and get close up. Real close up. Note: he goes low, I go high. Add the word ‘maintenance’ perhaps.
GoW for VH; Eye Contour Serum £18 for 30 ml; Anti-Aging Multi-Peptide Serum £20 for 30 ml
The Most Profound Launch of the Year Award
And the winner is: Soul Medicine. Not because it topped any bestseller list. Not because everybody could relate. I didn’t expect that. But I knew I had to write about it. The Soul Medicine 432 Love Tracks. Created by the founder of Ila, Ilapothecary and now IlaPets, Denise Leicester.
Vibrational remedies through music. Four tracks to encourage certain mental states through music. Being Held. Being Loved. Being Lifted. Being Present.
Profound because music heals. Profound because music can change lives. Profound because it has. For several of you. This will touch the people it is meant to touch and when and if it does, I think it may make you cry. Being Loved makes me cry every single time I listen to it. It is a journey of the soul and for the soul. Definitively.
432 Love Tracks £20 (all four tracks)
The Most Read Article of the Year Award (General)
And the winner is: Carolyn Asome for her article ‘Why We Need To Stop Being So Youth Obsessed and Embrace Ageing’. The most talked about article of the year in terms of feedback and the highest read article on Instagram in the history of the VH Instagram, which isn’t that long. We forgot to join the party early on (on purpose). But I diversify, so back to the article. Please don’t kill me for using the word ‘profound’ again, because it is just that. Profound and triumphant. Rather like Carolyn actually. Special girl. Very special girl.
Why We Need To Stop Being So You Obsessed and Embrace Aging by Carolyn Asome
The Most Read Article of the Year Award (Product Based)
And the winner is: Garden of Wisdom Skincare Regimens. Please note that I am not giving Shabir an award (yet), but this is an award for the most read article, product related. Heaven only knows how many questions and answers there are on this article, several hundred I think, although I haven’t counted, but I bet Shabir knows because he answers all of them.
VH Editorial: Garden of Wisdom Skincare Regimens
The Best Tool of the Year Award
And the winner is: The Beauty Restorer by Hayo’u. Does everybody have one. I think so. Launched on the February newsletter, this tool was the culmination of five years work by Katie Brindle, founder of Hayo’u. Can you imagine waiting five years to write about something, but we did.
And then Lisa Armstrong wrote about it in The Telegraph a few days later. And I started to do a happy dance very early on that Saturday morning because The Telegraph forgot (there are blessings in this life) to put Lisa behind their paywall. Several thousand Beauty Restorers later, the world, as we know it, embraced the ancient Chinese practice, Gua Sha, inadvertently or otherwise. Tra-la-la.
The Beauty Restorer £35; The £35 Jade Stone That Gives Your Face A New Lease Of Life by Lisa Armstrong
The Best Supplementation For Gut Health Award
And the joint winners are: Mega Probiotic ND (Non-Dairy) and Enhanced Super Digestive Enzymes. Forgive me, I couldn’t separate them out because both supplements are pretty crucial to gut health. Mega P (as we call it) has been our bestselling probiotic for several years, for very good reason, it is one of the best broad-spectrum probiotics available. And we like the best.
Earlier this year, I wrote on a newsletter that Enhanced Super Digestive Enzymes are like magic bullets for women, not that they are exclusively for women, of course not. The thing is that women suffer far more from bloating, constipation and many other gut related issues than men. Fact. Together we stand. We will not be bloated. We will not be constipated. We don’t do inflammation in the gut. And I take both.
VH Editorial: Restoring Optimal Gut Health; Mega Probiotic ND £19.50 for 60 Capsules; Enhanced Super Digestive Enzymes £23.25 for 60 Capsules
The Best Mask of the Year Award
And the winner is: Defy & Drench by Miss de Gaspé. As I wrote on the last newsletter, Nannette de Gaspé created the dry mask revolution and I’m joining in because dry masking is rather fabulous. Until you have tried it, you just won’t know how fabulous it is. I love how my skin feels (and looks) after using this mask. Loaded with actives, yes it is.
There are three dry masks in the Miss de Gaspé range (the ready-to-wear collection!) and Defy & Drench is my favourite. I would actually like to use one every day of my life, but I am holding back because of other expensive habits I seem to have developed recently. My chance will arrive when Shabir goes away. Make it soon.
Defy & Drench by Miss de Gaspé £30 (can be used 3-5 times dependent on skin)
The Best Fragrance of the Year Award
And the winner is: Beat the Blues Room Spray by Ilapothecary. Created once again by Denise Leicester, I could have given this stunning product several different awards, but I gave it the fragrance award because we have all fallen in love with it. If I could use just one word to describe it, it would be ‘evocative’.
It was therapeutically formulated to soothe, nourish and uplift and I spray it everywhere when I’m writing; there is something about it which is hugely inspirational. Denise, this award is as much for you as the product. There is no separation. You are as one with your creation. Thank you.
Beat The Blues Room Spray by Ilapothecary £28 for 50 ml
The Most Misunderstood Health Concern of the Year Award
And the winner is: Adrenal stress. Most people who have it, don’t realise they have it. They know they have several symptoms, but are often at a loss to know why, or what to do about it. Shabir demystifies.
VH Editorial: Adrenal Stress; Magnolia Rhodiola Complex £26 for 60 Capsules
The Sharing of the Year Award
And the winner is: Trinny. As you know, we don’t do make-up on VH, but if we did (and it isn’t happening) I would list Trinny London in a heartbeat. I love her make-up. I have stashes of her stacks in my bathroom. But more than that actually. Trinny shares in the most loving and giving way. To anybody who thinks we have a commercial collaboration, we don’t. Keeping it real.
With Shabir so often in Trinny’s bathroom discussing health concerns and more, the love and respect they have for each other is completely genuine and that really matters. For all her love and sharing, I reciprocate by asking you to hop over to Trinny London and go buy a stack or two of her make-up. What’s not to love. Clever, clever Trinny.
The Best Supplement of the Year Award – Runner Up
And the winner is: Hyaluronic Acid Capsules High Strength. In our opinion, still the most crucial anti-ageing supplement to help plump up the skin cells as well as helping to cushion our joints against degradation.
Having held the position of bestselling supplement for many years, it got knocked off the top spot by Ionicell, which surprised all of us. It was a tight race, but nevertheless it gets the runner-up award, which does not diminish it any way. I wouldn’t want to live without it. So I won’t.
Hyaluronic Acid Capsules High Strength £35 for 30 Capsules
The Best Beauty Product of the Year Award – Runner Up
And the winner is: Niacinamide. GoW for VH. I thought it was going to be Hyaluronic Acid Serum because the feedback on that formulation has been amazing. But no, I got it wrong again and it is Niacinamide. Nothing to add except if you want to find out why Niacinamide came second, the article below may give some clues.
VH Editorial: Why You Should Introduce Niacinamide Into Your Skincare Routine; Niacinamide Serum £9 for 30 ml
The From Us To You Treat
I always throw one of these in on the December newsletter and this year’s treat is Instant Wellbeing by Aromatherapy Associates. A set of two roller-balls for your pulse points. Two different blends, Revive Morning to help focus during the day and Deep Relax for the evening, each containing 4.5 ml. Gift yourself or share because the recommended price is normally £18, but whilst stock lasts, we are offering this set at £9. Go! *** Sorry, this promotion has now ended ***
Instant Wellbeing by Aromatherapy Associates £9 (Revive Morning and Deep Relax Roller Balls)
The Pioneering Brand of the Year Award
And the winner is: Better You. Onwards they go, led by Andrew Thomas, Better You continue to go from strength to strength and they so deserve the recognition for the work that they do. Amongst the new pioneering launches this year was their Iron Daily Oral Spray and doesn’t everybody use their groundbreaking DLux 3000 Spray during the cold winter months. I think so. So congratulations Andy and it has been a privilege to walk by your side since the very beginning. Making it happen.
Iron Daily Oral Spray £9.95 for 25 ml; DLux 3000 Spray £7.95 for 15 ml
The Marriage Made In Heaven of the Year Award (Incorporating The Campaign of the Year Award)
And the winner is: Superior Hair and Ionicell (with a touch of Biotin thrown in for the journey). This is all down to Trinny actually. She has gone on a one-woman campaign about her hair. She used to have hair extensions, she doesn’t any more. She credits the combination of Superior Hair, Ionicell and Biotin as having completely changed the texture, strength and health of her hair, whilst promoting new hair growth.
I’m not sure how many times she has talked about this on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, I’ve lost count. I should really give her the Campaign of the Year award. Actually take it Trinny. The award is all yours with so much love and thanks for trusting and believing. Every time you throw your hair around on camera it kills me!
Superior Hair £26.50 for 90 Capsules; Ionicell £20 for 60 Capsules; Biotin £21.99 for 100 Capsules
The Most Innovative Fundraising of the Year Award
And the winner is: FanU Fans. Actually this is not my award, I am just borrowing it to tell you that FanU Fans won the Most Innovative Fundraising 2018 award at the ‘Breast Cancer Now’ award ceremony a couple of weeks ago. So many congratulations to Adele and Jodie for this achievement. In short, Adele sourced and created FanU Fans after Jodie, her daughter, was struggling with hot flushes whilst she was undergoing chemotherapy.
Together with Adele and Jodie, I would like to thank each and every one of you who supported this initiative; your generosity helps ensure ongoing research into breast cancer.
FanU Fans (White or Pink) £9.99
The Formulator of the Year Award
And the winner is: Shabir. I know it may be a bit weird to give Shabir an award, but I do so with total respect and with an acknowledgement of all that he does for each of us. I could give him several awards because very quietly, behind the scenes, he helps guide and change lives with a compassion that is appreciated by so many. And that matters.
But he gets an award for his formulations, too many to mention individually. With the exception of Ionicell, he has formulated most of our bestselling products. Earlier this year, we changed some of those onto our own label. It was time and there are more to come in 2019.
While I was sleeping, he quietly formulated all the current Garden of Wisdom products through the night and I would wake up to discover that more new products were on the way. He formulated Ful.Vic.Health too, all I had to do was test the products.
So although the official title of this award is Formulator of the Year, I actually think it is much broader than that, but I had to give it some definition. As a qualified pharmacist he is aware of so many important things, such as contra-indications with prescribed medication, but more than any of that I am in awe of all that he does. And that needs to be recognised and I also recognise that he gives me so much latitude. Most wouldn’t. He does.
Shabir, thank you for all that you are and all that you do. Shall I buy you a crown and plonk it on your head. It would be better than the mung bean sandwich I crushed on your head all those years ago. Who remembers that!
With the awards done and dusted for another year, we now take a look at this month’s feature articles. But before we do that, I would just like to take a moment to thank each and every one of our editorial team. This team is ever-changing, although of course we do have our regular contributors.
Throughout the year, they have each written from their hearts, they have written what matters most to them in that moment and although products are mentioned in some of the articles, primarily they are not product led and for that I am grateful. The articles are many things, inspirational, educational and emotional amongst them.
Leading the editorial team (as editorial director) is Victoria Hall and my thanks to Victoria not only for giving direction, but for each of her articles too, which are so often far-reaching and of-the-moment. People in high places are talking about you Victoria. Truly!
So this month, Cassie Steer asks where Autonomous Sensory Meridien Response (ASMR) may be the key to easing stress; not heard of ASMR, me neither, so an interesting read for each of us.
Could ASMR Be The Key To Easing Stress by Cassie Steer
Carolyn Asome explains why ‘good’ is good enough and how none of us are going to win medals for having the cleanest home on the planet. Concur. I dropped many of my ridiculous fixations several years ago. So what if I haven’t had time to make the bed.
Life Hack For The Hamster Wheel and Why Good is Good Enough by Carolyn Asome
Jackie Annesley writes about The Fifty Somethings Guide to Party Make-Up. I started to screech with laughter when I read this. I mean tell it as it is Jackie. Who else gave up on false eyelashes decades ago. Seriously they would never stay on and the angst of them landing halfway down my face was enough for me. Anyway, read it and weep, in a good way.
The Fifty Somethings Guide to Party Make-Up by Jackie Annesley
Jo Fairley is a ‘list’ girl. She explains why and separately to that she joins Sarah Stacey in the Beauty Bible Gift Edit. I seem to have swerved round the subject, so thank you to them.
The Joy of Lists by Jo Fairley; The Beauty Bible’s Gift Edit
Many of you have been following Arly all year in a series of articles where she puts her heart on her sleeve and shares how difficult this past year has been for her. In her final article of the year, Arly writes about her accidental year off.
An Accidental Year Off by Detail Oriented Beauty
The End Bit
As we come to the end of another newsletter and another year, together with Shabir and the VH team, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty and support.
Wishing you all good things for December and the New Year, I will be back with the next newsletter on Tuesday 8 January, all things being equal and I remember to return to London, which may be debatable!