Sue Harmsworth MBE

ESPA International

Universally recognised as one of the founding pioneers of modern spa, Sue Harmsworth’sinspirational and forward-thinking approach has shaped the luxury spa industry into what it is today. Following a career spanning almost five decades in health and beauty journalism, global spa management and the development of natural skincare products and treatments, Sue created British brand ESPA in 1993 at the age of 48.Today Sue continues to lead ESPA, now found in over 500 spas across 55 countries, with therapists performing over 3.5 million treatments each year.

As the spa and wellbeing industry moves to the next chapter, ESPA remains at the forefront through unmatched spa design and business consultancy services, award-winning treatments and results-driven natural skincare products.I n 2010, Sue was honoured with an MBE from the Queen in recognition of her services to the spaand beauty industry. She is also a regular keynote speaker at industry events and sits on the Board of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit.