“I have worked as Managing Director of Delamar Academy for over 12 years now and strive to provide a fantastic learning experience with the best tutors and work opportunities possible for our students.  I love working with the students, helping to build up their confidence and ultimately, launching them into the industry.  Having trained at Delamar myself in 1996, and worked on TV dramas and feature films for 10 years, I can remember how daunting it was to make the jump from classroom to film set, and to work as a freelancer in a competitive industry.  I find it very rewarding to nurture and guide our graduates on their career paths.”


Leda graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA Hons degree in English Literature. As an avid film buff and book lover, Leda’s writing career changed after studying the Delamar Academy Complete Make-up Artist course, founded by her mother, Penny Delamar. Leda worked as a make-up artist in the film and TV industry for over 10 years before taking over the school as Managing Director. Leda is passionately concerned with the careers of our graduates, overall integrity of the school and maintaining that Delamar provides the best course and tutors in the industry. 

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“I am really excited to have joined the Delamar Team.  I have an extensive legal background both in the city and in house so I am enjoying the challenge of working somewhere totally different.  I have joined Delamar to look after their purchasing, student policies and projects plus some day to day admin and accounts wor.  Working in such a creative environment is wonderfully refreshing and stimulating – no two days are ever the same.  I am loving being back in a learning environment, especially one that is not only so specialised but also the leader in its field.”

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“After working in music management for several years, managing bands and DJ’s I moved in a completely different direction and worked in child protection for seven years whilst my children were younger. I previously worked at other make-up schools before I joined Delamar, in the summer of 2018. I work part time, 3 days per week here dealing with lots of administration and scheduling for the students. It’s a very busy environment with a great team. I also work for a photographer part time so my week is very varied.”


Marcia is our Academic Administrator, a job that includes being responsible for scheduling the course content, university paperwork, assessment notes, supporting the Academy with a hands-on approach to a variety of tasks. Known for her great style, Marcia is a practical problem solver in the Academy, assisting our tutors and students with their wide array of needs. 

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“I look after social media, the website, events, and student shoots here at Delamar. The Academy is such a special place with huge industry acclaim. I find it very rewarding to watch the students’ skillsets develop before they start working in this fulfilling and creative world. You will most likely find me writing a blog post, taking photos or creating Instagram stories. I feel really privileged to work in an establishment that has developed a reputation second to none.” 

Legal graduate turned beauty industry professional, Emma has worked in marketing for 5 years, specialising in digital and creative content. As a freelance make-up artist herself and beauty product obsessive, Emma started working in the beauty industry to look after digital marketing at retailer, Space NK, across their entire brand catalogue for nearly 3 years, before becoming freelance. Emma prides herself on pushing forward the marketing efforts for Delamar, opening doors for students and developing relationships between the school and top industry players such as luxury brands, photographers and agencies. 

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