IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RELATING TO MOCHA PUBLISHING

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have had to make a few decisions in terms of our business activity over the next 2-4 weeks that has affected some of our divisions.

We have decided to temporarily press pause on our printed magazine division. We hope to resume as normal, as soon as we possibly can, to bring our readers all of their favourite stories, news, profiles, features, product releases and event information. The only magazine that this affects immediately, is the current edition of Beauty Biz (Year 13 issue 2 – due out mid-April), which will not be produced in print or as an online version. We are monitoring the situation with regards to Hair Biz and BarberShopand will update everyone within the next 2 weeks for upcoming editions.

We have a separate press release relating specifically to Beauty Biz that goes into this further. The reasons behind this decision, initially for Beauty Biz only, has come from both a health and commercial perspective. We have decided that an online version to send to our email database of 7000 is also not an option based on the commercial viability and costs to still produce the edition with limited manpower and advertising revenue.

For those contract advertisers that do want to continue marketing to the industry we are offering our email/online service free of charge to communicate with the Hair, Beauty and Barber industries via our 7000 Beauty Email Database and our 12000 Hair Email Database. This can include marketing, industry or online educational messages. This will be a free service.

To reiterate previous communication, HAIR BIZ FORUM has been cancelled for 2020 with no new date proposed this year.

The 2020 AHIA’s will be going ahead at a later date, where the 2020 Hot Shots Team will also be announced. We hope to bring this new date as soon as we can.

ALL TICKET HOLDERS TO HAIRBIZ FORUM AND/OR 2020 AHIA HAVE HAD THEIR FULL TICKET MONIES REFUNDED

In regard to the 2020 ABIA’s and AMIA’s we are FULL STEAM AHEAD! All published dates that relate to the ABIA’s remain in place with the only date that could potentially change in the future being the actual Gala Night on 23rd August 2020. We certainly hope at this stage however this will not be the case and if we are forced to change this date will reschedule for the earliest date available to us in 2020.

In regard to the 2020 AMBA’s we are FULL STEAM AHEAD! All published dates that relate to the AMBA’s remain in place.

Our affiliated charity – Love Your Sister will remain a focus for us in 2020 however we will be postponing National PJ day from the 2nd July to a date to be announced soon.

As of Friday 27th March, we have scaled down our business and our employees and sub-contractors/editors are currently in hibernation for a minimum 2-week period to once again evaluate the situation after this time. We will keep our much loved and valued industries up to date with any new developments.

In safety and in health

Linda Woodhead

Publisher and owner, mocha publishing