The purpose of SpaFest Is to look at the integrative and purposeful role of wellbeing for the benefit of people, planet and health. During SpaFest you will enjoy a unique opportunity to ditch all of the badges, labels and sales chats that are the norm at other events in order to just connect with like-minded people and appreciate your time together. This event is committed to giving back to charitable and wellness causes.
Learn about the people and where it all started
Amanda Winwood is Managing Director (and Queen of Hugs) at Made for Life Organics and founder of SpaFest and Cancer Touch Therapy within Made for Life. From the heart of Cornwall, Amanda has pioneered ethical and organic skincare and wellness for nearly 20 years. She and her team have trained more than 2,000 therapists in spas across the UK to confidently offer their services to people with mental health issues and also those complex health needs including going through cancer. Made for Life Organics is in the top five per cent of 4,000 global B Corp companies and one of the 26 founding companies of the B Corp Beauty Coalition. Amanda founded SpaFest in 2017 to bring the industry together to focus on people, planet and health.
Our treasured treasurer, Fran has supported SpaFest since its inception and has worked tirelessly to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe event. With 40 years of service to the beauty industry, Fran has managed operations at iconic spas including Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges with Regis. She also launched the Dove Spa group for Unilever into the UK, Spain, Canada and Germany before setting up her own consultancy.
Fran now helps others to run successful businesses and is a major shareholder of Plasma Elite, Only Footcare, Elite Skin Rejuvenation and Clinic Must-haves.
Sarah Camilleri is the founding editor and owner of European Spa magazine and its affiliated daily news website europeanspamagazine.com both of which are trusted business resources designed to serve spa and wellness hospitality leaders worldwide. European Spa’s international success is built on its reputation for in-depth expert content derived from comprehensive ‘in-the-field’ research and journalistic integrity.
Sarah’s level of commitment to the spa and wellness industry is inspiring and her passion for seeking out and sharing the latest innovations in beauty, wellbeing, fitness and preventative health services drives her mission to serve the wellness sector globally.
In 2020, she was invited to join the British Beauty Council as an Advisory Board Member. She also supports the Global Wellness Institute’s Leading Well From Within Initiative as a coalition partner and has supported the work of SpaFest since its inception.