Jennifer Young is the founder of Jennifer Young Training School, Beauty Despite Cancer, The MenopausePlus and The Menopause Million.
Prior to entering the world of wellness, Jennifer worked as an inspector for the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the enforcing authority for the legislation that requires employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees and others affected by their work activities.
During her 8 years in post, she was responsible for enforcement action ranging from advice to prosecution, presenting cases that she had prepared, to English Courts.
Following the prolonged use of this use of a big stick, Jennifer switched sides, becoming a consultant, expert witness and trainer to large organisations globally. Industries served include oil, construction, foundries, food and drinks manufacturers, education providers and hospitals.
More recently Jennifer has turned her attention to the plight of the menopausal, developing specialist products and services.
During the pandemic of 2020, Jennifer dusted off her occupational expertise, creating an accredited qualification in Control of Cross Infection for the spa and wellness industry.
This course was enjoyed by around ten thousand therapists across many wellness modalities.
BSc (Hons) Biology
Postgraduate qualification in occupational health
Postgraduate qualification in law
Member of the British Menopause Society
Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
The Jennifer Young Training School provides accredited touch qualifications enabling spa and wellness practitioners to offer specialist treatments to clients during their menopausal years.
In addition, the school pioneers accredited oncology touch therapies.
It is our mission to help cancer patients to recognise themselves and to help our therapist, salon and spa partners to provide the best possible service to those affected by cancer and to women experiencing a natural menopause.
Beauty Despite Cancer a hub of information and support for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Jennifer is the recognised expert in specialist skincare for those living with and beyond cancer. Her products are offered via this supportive site.
Jennifer Young leads The Menopause Million, the largest global research study into menopausal symptoms ever undertaken, it collects the big data needed to improve healthcare outcomes for women experiencing hormonal change.
The Menopause Plus offers information, support and positivity to women during their menopausal decades. The specialist skincare collection MPlus is available via The Menopause Plus.
In addition to her academic qualifications and work experience, Jennifer knows what it is like to run a business, or two. Jennifer is an employer, managing in-house manufacturing and information services, creating qualifications, juggling potential liabilities and the demands of business life.
Wellness industry associations
- The Global Wellness Institute
- Chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s Hormonal Wellness Initiative
- The British Menopause Society
- Board member of The Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC)
Industry awards include
- Winner of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Tutor of the Year
- The first ever winner of Avon's beauty accelerator programme for female entrepreneurs
- One of Professional Beauty's Top 100 Industry Influencers
- Best Specialist Cancer-Friendly Skincare Company 2023 - UK - Global Health & Pharma Magazine
- Best Menopause Support Product Provider 2023 - Global Health & Pharma Magazine
- Finalist in Educator of the Year - 2023 Professional Beauty Awards
Jennifer Young, she is a board member of the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) and has been recognised by some of the biggest names in the sector:
- The Winner of Global Awards Program for the Category, Specialist Skincare Brand of the Year 2022/23
- The Winner of FHT’s Tutor of the Year Award 2020;
- The Winner of AVON’s Beauty Accelerator Programme 2019;
- Being named as one of the Top 100 Spa and Beauty Industry Influencers 2020 by Professional Beauty.
The Menopause Million is the largest global research study into menopausal symptoms ever undertaken, it collects the big data needed to improve healthcare outcomes for women experiencing hormonal change.
Pioneered by Jennifer Young, a wellness industry leader, the project takes the form of an online questionnaire, seeking information about problems and solutions.
The questionnaire was validated, and improved, by an independent expert review. The review was carried out by the University of Birmingham (UK)
‘As a business owner, I am regularly offered consultancy services, rarely are those services offered by anyone who is prepared to do more than parachute in for a day, leaving their ‘to do’ list for my already fully occupied team. Further, I cannot think of an occasion when the services are offered by anyone who owns and runs a small business, or has in the recent past.
I stand alone, not only in my unique experience of law, compliance, self-regulation and wellness, but because I am here, doing it for my business as well as yours.’
Jennifer Young 2023