Meet Anne ATS, business management graduate who does wonders selling hair, fashion accessories
UK-based business entrepreneur Anne Namgbeh is CEO of ATS Hair and ATS Boutique, two companies specializing in. sale of hair, clothing and fashion accessories for women and children.
Born in Edo State, Nigeria and nicknamed Anne ATS by friends and associates, the stylist and fashion consultant, who has worked with a number of music and fashion celebrities like Kcee and Tiwa Savage, is the sixth of seven siblings.
Anne ATS’s parents are Catholic Christians, and like her other siblings, she was an influential choir singer at St Paul’s Catholic Church in Benin City, where she sang the congregation serenade with her soul. Soprano voice at the time.
Anne ATS moved to the UK at the age of 13 and attended the University of Leicester before continuing to De Montfort University where she obtained an Honors BA in Business Management.
After graduating from college, Anne ATS I moved to London and went headlong into business with her sisters.
Recalling the start of her business adventure, in an interview, Anne ATS said: âWe first opened ATS Hair, a hair extension company. We have varieties of hair extensions ranging from Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian Remi, Malaysian and Braids hair.
âAfter 6 years of successful management of the ATS Hair business, we decided to expand the business and therefore opened ATS Boutique, an online business specializing in high quality clothing and accessories for women and children.
âAt ATS Boutique, we have a wide range of styles, colors and fabrics and we ship worldwide. We have distributors in Lekki, Lagos and Wuse 2, Abuja, âadds Anne ATS.
Anne ATS is also a brand influencer and I have worked with reputable companies such as Fashionnova, BoomBod, Diva Boutique, VIP Chauffeur Car Hire, Femmeluxe and CQ Beauty.
Speaking about the reasons for her foray into the hairdressing and clothing industry, Anne ATS, who said her hair manufacturer is in China, noted that âI was motivated to get into the business. hairdressing and clothing industry because every time I get dressed people would usually ask me where I got my outfit or my hair and I would give them the name of the stores.
âBut one day I sat down and decided that instead of advertising these businesses for free, I can open my own business, wear my own clothes, and advertise my own brand,â he said. added Anne ATS.
“It was the start of my entrepreneurial journey in the industry and I have gone from incredible grace to grace since then because I dared to use my strength to create a winning formula for the success of the business.”
Anne ATS noted that growing up in Benin City instilled in her the ideal of staying close to members of the nuclear and extended family.
According to Namgbeh, âBenin was also fun for me because I had my extended family there.
âSo there was always a family to visit each school vacation, which was very exciting for me. I had my first challenge when I went to university in Leicester. It was a very difficult time for me as I was the only BLACK teenager in the whole college, so I was properly bullied.
âWell, I didn’t really get over it, but I was happy when I finished college. Being bullied has made me a very strong person and I’m hardly afraid of anything anymore, âadded Anne ATS.