Harpar Grace appoints Shelley Hepburn as head of spa

Distributor Harpar Grace International has appointed Shelley Hepburn as head of spa UK, working across the brand portfolio for the strategic management and growth of its divisions.

Hepburn will start the role on October 1, and will be responsible for managing the spa sector sales budget, defining the marketing strategy, and overseeing the launch of Codage alongside Déesse Pro LED light therapy, Totally Derma Nutraceuticals and iS Clinical.

Hepburn recently, oversaw the pre-opening to post-launch of hotel and members’ club The Ned in London as well as Plymouth-based Gaia Spa at Boringdon, which opened in May 2016. She has 20 years’ spa and wellness experience across brands such as Espa, Clarins, Cowshed and Thalgo.

“I was delighted when Harpar Grace International approached me to support the spa division for growth and am very excited to be able to share my knowledge with other spa operators to help improve their spa business offer and to take a more future result driven solution in line with their current spa offering,” said Hepburn.

“Harpar Grace specialises in a portfolio of luxury brands and having worked with them to co-develop luxury, results-driven fusion spa treatment offerings in some of the most prestigious destination spas in London and the UK. I fell in love with the brand, portfolio technology, company ethos and support given both internally and to their customers.”