Winner of Best Cosmetic Dentist

By Phil / August 2nd, 2012

As I arrived at the Crown Plaza in Glasgow for The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards, last Sunday, I don’t mind saying that I was a little nervous.

I’ve attended several advertising and dental industry awards over the years, and they are always glamorous affairs – but this was at a different level.

I was very glad that I’d at least had a hair-cut the previous week, but I must admit I did feel a bit “under-groomed” surrounded by what must have been all of the Miss Scotland finalists and catwalk models, as well as the crème of Scotland’s hair and beauty industry. The awards were being handed over by fashion designers, pop stars, Britain’s Got Talent finalists, and other dignitaries.

It was only the second award of the night, and I wasn’t prepared to be called up onto the stage as Cherrybank Dental Spa in Edinburgh was announced as the winner of Cosmetic Dentist of the year. This is a great achievement. Cherrybank Dental Spa Perth has won many awards over it’s 17 year history, however this is the first national award that Cherrybank Dental Spa Edinburgh has won. Edinburgh has been open for two and a half years, and in that time has achieved so much. My thoughts wandered back to when my sister Dr Elaine Halley approached me to join the Cherrybank team as Business Development Director with a view to opening another dental practice – I had been working as a consultant with Jameson Management, who are a US based dental consultancy firm. So, from the very first focus meeting with the team, through market research, competitors analysis, gaining finance, finding a building, sourcing equipment, building the facility, recruitment and all the hundreds of steps involved in building a practice from a standing start (or from “squat” in the trade) we have achieved a lot.

A very nice thing about this award is that you are nominated by your clients/patients. I hope I managed to splutter out some audible thanks as I stood in front of the cameras being interviewed by Miss Scotland. If I didn’t, I’d like to thank the Cherrybank Team for being the best group of dental professionals I’ve seen (and I’ve seen many), I’d like to applaud their daily efforts to push the boundaries in dental excellence and customer service, and I’d like to thank all our lovely patients for giving us the chance to do fantastic dentistry at Cherrybank Dental Spa. Oh – and thanks to The Scottish Hair & Beauty awards – It’s a thrill to be recognised.

See my photos from the awards night below:




Steve Philip, Business Development Director

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