Beauty Entrepreneur, TV’s beauty and wellbeing expert, charity founder, ethical campaigner and organic farmer
Liz Earle‘s Biography
Liz Earle is known for her passion for beauty, natural health and wellbeing, as well as for campaigning on sustainable health and social issues. The bestselling author of over 30 books covering a wide variety of health, beauty and lifestyle issues, Liz has hosted numerous television programmes and is a regular contributor to the BBC including, her Inside-Out Beauty series.
A founder of the multi-award-winning Liz Earle Beauty Co., Liz built her eponymous brand into the UK’s biggest independent beauty company before it was acquired (first by Avon, then by Walgreens Boots Alliance) in 2010. One of the first omni-channel brands, Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare was the first to launch on QVC The Shopping Channel, where it remains a bestseller. Based on Liz’s passion for natural and botanical ingredients, her focus is always on ethical and sustainable sourcing from around the world.
In 2007, Liz Earle was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to the beauty industry and has also received Honorary Doctorates from Portsmouth and Staffordshire Universities. Liz co-founded the Guild of Health Writers, was the Guild’s first Vice-Chairman and was also a founder of FLAG, the Food Labelling Agenda, campaigning at government level for clear, comprehensive and meaningful food labelling.
She is known for her botanical research, her passion for organic, pasture-fed farming and for supporting sustainable community regeneration projects. In 2010, she founded the LiveTwice charity, which offers opportunities to the disadvantaged, both in the UK and in developing countries (notably East Africa). Liz is an ambassador for The Soil Association, The Sustainable Food Trust, the National Eczema Society, the National Osteoporosis Society, The Prince’s Trust, The Centre for Social Justice and Restart Africa, as well as being a Patron of ACE Africa.
Her latest business ventures include an award-winning range of Fairtrade gold botanical jewellery and the launch of Liz Earle Wellbeing, a quarterly beauty, food and wellbeing magazine both in print and online.
I just wanted to drop you and Liz a note to say thank you for last week. We had some fantastic feedback from guests, who have said Liz was an amazing speaker. Many commented on how impressed they were that she spoke so well for the whole time with no notes – Bircham Dyson Bell
I just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging Liz as our speaker for today’s event. She was fantastic and all guests I spoke to were very complimentary about how inspirational she was. She had the right tone for our business audience and her story was not only interesting but struck a chord with both men and women in the room. We are very appreciative of the time / effort she put in. – CBI
Liz Earle was a fantastic speaker, very passionate and down to earth, as well as inspirational. She received positive comments from both men and women (44% female audience) afterwards and I’ve been receiving emails commending our choice (from men and women). One ‘all-male’ table even asked her to sit with them after the speech because they wanted to chat with her more about her comments and she happily did so!
If you are considering a female speaker, I would recommend her. Our theme was – gender diversity, developing the talent pipeline for women. Note she has no academic qualifications – not even O’level maths so her story is very interesting and with some humorous bits added in (working mums will identify with them). – CBI
I wanted to thank you and Liz for the talk organised at Annabel’s last month, it was excellent. – The Birley Group
I wanted to thank you for a fantastic evening last Thursday. We have received numerous emails praising your powerful and inspirational presentation. A lesson to us all to take an opportunity when it arises however unlikely it may first appear. – Bircham Dyson Bell
I have received numerous words of praise from many guests who all enjoyed hearing incredibly interesting and wise words. – Macmillan Cancer Support