SpaFest 2021 welcomes Sue Harmsworth, MBE

Industry leader to discuss trends and challenges at October event in Cornwall


By David Fagan

26 March 2021


With empowering sessions, thought-provoking talks and the opportunity to truly connect, learn and grow, SpaFest 2021 aims to provide guests a chance to connect with themselves and inspire each other in a friendly, supportive space.

The event, which takes place on October 12-14, 2021 at the 5-star eco-resort, Gwel an Mor in Cornwall, will host talks from a number of industry figures, led by a keynote from ESPA founder Susan Harmsworth, MBE.

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“The vision for SpaFest is – and has always been – about creating meaningful conversations within the spa and wellbeing sector for both suppliers and operators, with no pressure to buy or sell, just to simply connect and be inspired”

Amanda Winwood

Founder, SpaFest and Made for Life Organics

The celebrated business leader will discuss ‘The real trends and challenges that face spa and wellness industry’ when she addresses attendees at the not-for-profit event that benefits the Made for Life Foundation, a charity founded in 2008 by SpaFest creator Amanda Winwood, which has provided holistic support to more than 10,000 people diagnosed with and recovering from cancer.

This year’s speaker line-up, which will be added to soon, also includes: Iain Bell, founder, Executive Fitness Foundation; Dr Neil Carpenter, founder, NMC2; Claudia Roth, founder, Soul Luxury; and Kay Pennington, group spa manager, Center Parcs Aqua Sana.

A gong bath ceremony at SpaFest 2019

Mental performance coach Jamie Edwards, founder of Trained Brain™, will be kicking the event off on October 12 with a leadership programme, which will focus on ‘leading yourself and others beyond crisis’, offering perfect empowerment for spa industry professionals.

Wellbeing workshops will include gong baths, yoga, forest bathing and swimming – the location is just under a mile from Portreath Beach and the ancient Tehidy woods. A Cornish themed evening with sea shanty singing is planned for the Wednesday evening.


SpaFest is committed to providing a level playing field and this year offers the same price for operators and suppliers. Operator applications and sponsorship packages are now open. Supplier bookings will begin from Monday, March 15, with previous attendees given priority.



£325 (+VAT) for 2-Day Pass (including SpaFest Welcome Dinner on October 12 and SpaFest main event on October 13 and 14)


£395 (+VAT) for 3-Day Pass (including all of the above plus Reconnect boot camp with Jamie Edwards on October 12.)


For an application form, please email:


Accommodation should be booked separately by contacting Gwel an Mor:


Sponsorship Companies with ethical credentials can apply for sponsorship packages by emailing:

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