End of an era as Harmsworth leaves ESPA

Sue Harmsworth MBE has announced her departure from ESPA.


She says: “After 25 years of working with ESPA International,
which I founded in 1993, the time is now right for me to step
away from the brand I love. This move will enable me to
concentrate on my passions for spa, integrative medicine,
health and wellbeing and to develop new partnerships and


“I will still be staying connected to the world of beauty and
wellbeing through on-going advisory boards, such as the Global
Wellness Summit & Institute and Wellness for Cancer. I will
also continue to chair and be involved in various projects and
new ventures to come. It really has been an incredible


Harmsworth thanked ESPA’s customers, spas, global partners and
team for their loyal support.


She leaves the brand in the hands of The Hut Group. Paul
Gedman, CEO of THG Beauty Brands, says: “More than two decades
ago Sue Harmsworth had a revolutionary idea that created the
notion of beauty and wellbeing, an idea to provide the best
holistic products and spa services around the globe.


“The success of ESPA demonstrates a true commitment to
entrepreneurship, a passion and drive; which means that today
ESPA is sold in over 70 countries. At THG we are committed to
delivering best-in-class products and spa experiences that ESPA
is known and loved for, and crucially, developing the brand
into a true global leader.”