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BETTER TOGETHER – UK SPA ASSOCIATION & UKACTIVE ANNOUNCE NEW MEMBERSHIP ALLIANCE

 

The UK Spa Association (UKSA) and ukactive have today announced a new partnership, offering a new ‘Active Spa’ membership for businesses which provide both spa and fitness services.

The new membership option comes as a result of the growth of the UK wellness industry, with organisations now increasingly embracing a holistic approach to wellness that includes spa, relaxation and fitness.

‘Active Spa’ will offer members the specialist support of both membership bodies in a single affordable package – ensuring members can benefit from expertise in improving reputation, brand awareness and growth across the spa and physical activity sectors.

Key support services across both organisations in the areas of spa and fitness include: health and safety advice, strategic business growth and counsel, discounts on sector events and networking opportunities, public awareness campaigning, benchmarking and much more.

Charlie Thompson, chairman of the UKSA, said: “With the strong growth from nil to more than 500 member spas in four years, the UK Spa Association recognises the need to represent the industry more fully in the future, and the insight our experts can provide to support the national wellness drive started by ukactive makes perfect sense. 

“Our members will get better value from this joint membership option and our reach will extend beyond 1,000 spas to really push the crucial issues around national wellbeing, and also industry staffing that are at the crux of the future for us all. We hope spa operators will see this partnership as a huge benefit to the growth and credibility of the spa industry in the UK.”

Steven Scales, client services director at ukactive said: “It is important as an organisation we continually evolve our offering for members. The rise of spa and wellness services, along with the growth of the boutique sector, has accelerated across the globe in recent years. We are therefore delighted to announce a new partnership between ukactive and the UKSA.

“The ability to share best practice and expertise between us will further enhance the support we can provide to our members and ensure we make progress in our mission to get more people more active, more often.”

For more information about the new Active Spa membership option contact

Notes to Editors

For more information about the UKSA/UK Active Joint Membership please contact Caroline Richings at E: or Tel: 07818 047365 or the ukactive membership team at: or Tel: 0207 4008623

About UK Spa Association (UKSA)

The UKSA is the official not-for-profit trade body for the nations 8000 spas and salons. It is comprised of members and partners from across the UK spa, salon and wellness sector.

It exists to progress the positive contribution made by the spa and salon industry to UK health, social and economic wellbeing, and to drive continuous improvement in quality training, inclusiveness, high standards and professionalism at all levels within the industry. Simply put, its aim is to get more people, into more spas, more often.

National Spa Week is the UKSA’s annual flagship PR and Communications event. It is the only UK event of its kind that unites the spa and salon industry to increase consumer awareness around the health benefits of regular treatments and spa attendance, while actively driving additional sales through participating outlets during a dedicated week of promotions, activities and offers.

About ukactive

ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector, with almost 4,000 members, from activity providers to major consumer brands, training facilities and equipment manufacturers. Members come from across the private, public and third sector and are united by ukactive’s longstanding and uncompromising commitment to getting more people more active, more often.

ukactive facilitates big impact partnerships, conceives and drives breakthrough campaigns, conducts critical research and galvanises key stakeholders to develop and deliver key projects that support and champion the physical activity agenda. The organisation’s efforts are centred on supporting a national ambition to “Turn the tide of physical inactivity”. For more information about ukactive, please contact Rob Gibson on 0207400831, or

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