UK Spa Association
The Nici - Spring Networking Event
The sun was out and was the perfect backdrop for our Spring Netowrking Event on Tuesday 6th June at The Nici, Bournemouth. We had over 100 in attendance with, 30 operator sites represented.
These facts are real cause for celebration, because they show that our members are truly getting value from their UKSA memberships, as well as how, with our increasingly growing numbers, we are well on the way with our mission as the official, collective and impartial voice for our industry, working to affect positive change and growth, for the benefit of all.
We would also like to thank our fantastic sponsors including BC Softwear, Premier Software, Temple Spa, JK Group, Try.be, Grown Alchemist and Proverb Skin, without whose financial support we couldn’t afford to put on these valued industry events.
With two incredible speakers, Richie Norton, who took us thorugh immersive breathwork practices and Diany Hey who busted muths on apprentiships. If you would like either (or both) speaker notes and presentations, please do contact Yvonne who can share this with you.
Our Sponsors at the Nici:
BC SoftWear is the UK's leading independent textile supplier for towels, luxury bathrobes, spa linen and footwear for hotel and spa clients in 34 countries worldwide. BC SoftWear offers advice and support to hotel and spa projects at the early stages of the development. Our in-depth understanding of the practical needs for the hotel and spa operations, enable us to provide your housekeeping, spa and design project teams with invaluable advice for towels and robes that offer up to 70% reduction in energy consumption and 31% reduction in drying times that are independently proven by the Laundry Technology Centre. Our products are developed for and in collaboration with spa operators, housekeepers and spa consultants and tested for their commercial quality and extended lifetime performance. BC SoftWear has earned a reputation for exceptional quality towels and robes that stay softer and fluffier for longer and we are proud to provide our clients with a reliable supply and exceptional customer service.
Premier Software (part of Journey Hospitality)
Journey has been at the forefront of ecommerce and technology to help hotels, resorts and spas achieve their commercial objectives. Premier Software is their flagship spa management software that can not only schedule treatments, manage memberships and measure KPIs, but also integrate with their all-in-one ecommerce platform, onejourney® which enables guests to book a room, spa, dining and retail in one seamless transaction to increase online revenue with spa upsell functionality included.
With over 28 years in the spa industry, Premier Software has the most experienced team in spa operations anywhere in the world with multiple integrations to deliver a seamless user journey for your business and your guests.
Temple Spa are a luxury skincare brand inspired by the Mediterranean and created in England. The Temple Spa adventure began 20 years ago; they create exceptional skincare products and spa experiences that make a real difference to your skin and soul health.
In an environment where guest experience and results are desired in equal measures, The JK Spa Zone offers a haven of exceptional, results driven products to help define and differentiate your spa, generate auxiliary revenue and make your life as the spa operator that little bit easier!
One such product from JK Spa Zone at today’s event is Wellsystem, the original Hydro-Therapy massage treatment. A heated and touchless massage with a unique shoulder and neck massage system, it offers a rejuvenating and relaxing guest experience. Complement with the spa canopy to deliver an immersive sound, light and aromatherapy experience to connect all the senses.
With minimum space requirement and no direct staff costs or therapist time, the Wellsystem has broad guest appeal. As a spa differentiation experience it requires no guest change of clothes, can be used at any time, is a touchless and hygienic service helping to attract and introduce new user groups into the spa environment.
On a mission to modernise software for the health and wellbeing industry with a focus on Spa Complexes, Medispas, Clinics, and Boutiques, Trybe is entirely focused on our customers. Trybe is built for the industry by the industry.
We believe the true power of Trybe software lies in its openness and connectivity into your current system architecture such as accounting systems and PMS software.
The name Trybe is inspired by our core belief in team, community, connectivity, and friendship.
Through the understanding of cellular renewal and nutrient metabolisation, Grown Alchemist formulates products which represent a new evolution in skincare. Scientifically–innovative formulas are capable of influencing the way the body repairs and regenerates the skin. Grown Alchemist product innovation is at the forefront of progress being made in fields such as medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, dermatology, genetics and psychology. Through a holistic scientific approach, we identify the mechanisms that regulate the aging process of the body and skin. As a beauty company of the future, we operate over several professional disciplines to leverage the body’s natural capability to slow and in many cases, reverse the aging of the body and in particular, the skin.
Proverb is for people who take their HEALTH, performance, and the ENVIRONMENT seriously. We take the understanding and efficacy of elite SPORTS NUTRITION and apply it to your skin. We harness CLEAN, ACTIVE, NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients such as proteins, anti-oxidants and enzymes, formulated for LAB PROVEN RESULTS.
Proverb exists to inspire a 360° APPROACH to wellness which integrates gym, SPORT, diet, your skincare and results driven treatments. Engineered to improve longevity, movement, STRETCH, injury prevention, recovery, and your PERFORMANCE in life’s journey.
Differentiate yourself with our Assisted Stretch & Skin Workout Concept for both the gym space and spa treatment rooms. Our Stretch techniques reduce pressure on therapists hands yet deliver more pressure to guests.
Proverb is all made in England with unique Refillable Skincare for your retail area, removing ocean bound bottles with every bottle bought, and ingredients that can all wash safely into the water system.
ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. ukactive provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support our vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal.
We serve over 4,000 members and partners from across the public, private and third sectors, from multinational giants to local voluntary community groups. We do so by facilitating partnerships, campaigning and providing outstanding membership service providers.
Introducing one of the UK Spa Association’s new member benefits: Full Power have provided commercial energy services to UK Businesses for over 25 years. We have access to over 50 Utility Suppliers to ensure your organisation works with the most appropriate one according to your expectations. Please do go and have a chat about how they can assist you and your business.
Also a huge thank you to our goody bag sponsors. Murad, Oskia, Junius, Lola’s Apothecary, Kloris, Margaret Dabbs and Comfort Zone.
Our Autumn Networking date will soon be announced, so keep an eye on our website and social channels for more details!