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Dine with House of Fraser Beauty Director: getting stocked by retailers & maximising sales

at Enoteca Rabezzanna, Barbican (map)

Who's coming

  • Nidhima

    Founder, MyBeautyMatches

  • Maria

    Digital Manager, Pierre Fabre

  • Kristina

    Company owner , Rozeva LTD

  • Christine

    COO, SBC Colab

  • Helene

    Entrepreneur & investment readiness advisor

  • Claudia

    Founding Owner, Claudia Fallah Cosmetics Ltd. Referred to in the press as one of London's 'best kept secrets', Claudia Fallah Cosmetics Ltd

  • Sanela

    Founder, Saint Iris Adriatica

  • Giorgiana

    Managing Director, Belle

  • Yilin

    Founder & CEO, Origin WHB Ltd

  • Melissa

    Journalist / Founder, Virginutty Ltd

  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Sarah

    Senior Product Manager

  • Samar

    Founder , Samol Herbal Ltd

  • Savannah

    MD, BirchBox

  • Ruth

    Director of Beauty, House of Fraser

  • Mine

    Founder, Anburis Design Consultancy LTD

  • Adwoa

    CEO and Founder

  • Margaret

    Founder, LuxeNativs

  • Melanie

    Freelance Buyer & Business Advisor

  • Sandy

    Founder & CEO, Hair O


Enoteca Rabezzanna

62-63 Long Lane, London EC1A 9EJ

Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Ruth Newman is Director of Beauty at House of Fraser. House of Fraser has a 160 year history in the retail market and a broad range of high quality premium branded merchandise. Ruth will be sharing all on how to get your own beauty brand selected and stocked at House of Fraser, and how they drive sales both online and in store.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs and management level.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!

The dinner conversation will be…
Ruth works at the cutting edge of what’s hot and what’s not within the beauty industry, so this is a great chance to meet with Ruth and hear from on:
✓ What House of Fraser is looking for from new beauty brands.
✓ Getting stocked by House of Fraser - the process and due diligence required.
✓ Current key trends within the beauty sector and how buying trends vary in-store to online.
✓ Using data to drive sales - the impact of tech on the retail and beauty sector.
This is a great opportunity to learn directly from someone at the top of their industry. Chat directly with Ruth about your brand and network with your fellow business peers informally over dinner.

Who is Ruth Newman?
Ruth Newman has been Director of Beauty at House of Fraser since 2013. A senior executive with significant and wide ranging retail and wholesale experience, Ruth also has international experience gained at Esprit, Marks & Spencer and Polo Ralph Lauren.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Ruth Newman has worked as the Director of Beauty at House of Fraser, the leading premium department store group in the UK and Ireland, since 2013. A senior executive with significant and wide ranging retail and wholesale experience, Ruth also has international experience gained at Esprit, Marks & Spencer and Polo Ralph Lauren.

Ruth is versed in all aspects of brand and category management, and has experience managing and delivering within a high growth sales and profit environment where expectations are high. Ruth is passionate and enthusiastic about both her work and her team and thrives in challenging and high-performance work environments.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

Two course dinner with wine or soft drinks.

Sea bream carpaccio with citronette
Beef carpaccio
Burrata cheese with aubergine caponata (V)
Vegan ratatouille


Bigoli pasta with beef ragout
Grilled sea bass with rocket salad
Spaghetti pasta with vegan ragout

Sajni, one of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.

Sajni has transitioned from cocktail waitress to investment banker and is now a tech startup geek. By day she consults to startups from Auden (fintech) to Accomable (traveltech) and in the evening she loves to host TableCrowd, bringing people together to share and learn.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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