Apr 3, 2018
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Espa founder Susan Harmsworth departs

Apr 3, 2018

Espa founder Susan Harmsworth is leaving the luxury skincare brand just over six months after it was acquired by The Hut Group, a group of health and beauty brands.

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The departure from the brand she founded in 1993 will allow her to concentrate on her passions for spa, integrative medicine, health and wellbeing, and to develop new partnerships and projects, according to Spa Business.

Espa’s skincare and spa products are sold in over 700 spas across 50 countries, as well as in leading luxury retail outlets such as John Lewis, Liberty London and Harvey Nichols, and direct to consumers on espaskincare.com.

The brand was acquired by the Hut Group in September last year for an undisclosed sum.

“I wish the Espa brand and its wonderful team the very best for the future and I leave behind a fantastic new leadership team who are dedicated to developing the brand further. Espa is in the expert hands of The Hut Group, where the team’s passion and expertise will propel Espa forward into its next chapter,” she commented.

Paul Gedman, CEO of The Hut Group Beauty Brands, added: “More than two decades ago Sue Harmsworth had a revolutionary idea that created the idea 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 products are sold in over 70 countries. The company remains a pioneer in spa, wellness and beauty, with a highly promising future and poised for its next phase of evolution and growth under THG’s guidance.”

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