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It’s not often you come across a CV as jam-packed with leading industry names as that of Hand Picked Hotels’ Lesley Bacon. Following roles at Holmes Place, Mark Warner and Esporta, both in the UK and abroad, Bacon was headhunted for her current position as group health club and spa manager for the Hand Picked collection seven years ago.

In that time, she has expanded the number of leisure facilities in the group from just two, to today’s tally of 12 (out of a total of 20 hotels). Add to that her deputy chair spot on the board of the embryonic UK Spa Association and her win in the Employer of the Year - 21 Employees or More category at the 2012 Professional Beauty Awards and it’s not difficult to see why she was felt to be the right person to kick-start the expansion of the leisure and spa side of the Hand Picked Hotels business.

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