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spa810 Franchise

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Join the growing medispa industry with a spa810 franchise

spa810 (pronounced spa eight ten) offers a selection of carefully curated spa and non-invasive medical treatments.

The brand offers body sculpting, advanced facials, laser-hair removal and a variety of massages, all given by a highly trained and qualified team of aesthetic therapists and...ALL under one roof.

spa810 fills a much-needed service offering and experience in the market between five-star spa hotels with high-end pricing and the independent, fragmented and inconsistent offerings provided at a local level. spa810 provides female and male customers with best-in-class treatments and an elevated experience in a convenient retail location. Massages, facials and skincare treatments are offered using market-leading, FDA approved technologies administered by professionals. Included in spa810’s suite of medical technologies are state-of-the-art lasers for hair removal and non-surgical fat reduction equipment.

Spa810's next steps are to scale up the business in the UK and so if you are interested in a strong, robust and profitable management mediaspa franchise, contact us today.

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Why buy a spa810 franchise

Over the past 20 years, the spa industry has exploded with people investing more in their health, beauty, and overall well-being.

With an ever-aging population and new generations who have grown up going to spas, this dramatic market expansion is expected to continue for decades to come.

spa810 is perfectly positioned to benefit from this huge market potential. Our membership model, diverse treatments, proven results, experienced staff, and unmatched service have attracted a loyal following and built a foundation for a successful and prosperous future.

Spa810 is the latest member of the bfa’s "UK Developer" category. The UK Developer category of membership at the bfa was introduced in order to help facilitate international franchisors’ entry into the UK market. As part of the UK Developer accreditation, the bfa reviews the existing franchise model to ensure it is both proven and ethical, which includes adhering to the European Code of Ethics that all bfa members comply to.

Duncan Berry, Director at Spa810, stated:We are really pleased to be the first franchise company to join the bfa under its new UK Developer membership category. I really believe that getting this accreditation is a fantastic endorsement of our robust and unique business model and will undoubtedly support us in looking to award franchises for this really exciting new franchise proposition.

The spa810 business model

Our vision is to grow a network of profitable medispas all providing a consistently high level of treatment experience to our guests across the UK. 

Operating from c.2,000 sq. ft. retail units in secondary locations, spa810 delivers sought-after results driven treatments from the convenience and accessibility of a professional spa environment.

  • spa810 is unique - there is no other management franchise available in the UK in the medispa market
  • Strong margin business – weighted average GP across our core ‘pillar’ treatments of 80%+
  • Turn-key operation – full support with site selection, lease negotiations, spa fit-out, equipment leasing
  • £60k franchise fee – includes site selection, training, management of spa fit-out, initial equipment, professional and retail stock
  • No market experience required, full training provided
  • Recurring revenues available from individual guests through cross-selling treatments needing multi-courses for optimum results
  • Membership model available

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How we train and support you

Each spa will be well supported in the fundamentals of operating the business. There will naturally be an expectation on the franchisee to lead, manage, inspire and ultimately set the tone to ensure the brand requirements are being met.  We recognise the areas that franchisees need most support in – HR, Marketing, Financials, Expenditure and Training / Education.

How much does a spa810 franchise cost?

Our franchise fee is £45,000 which includes the following:

  • Franchise license fee
  • Opening supplies, retail & professional stock inventory
  • Training fee; incl two people’s accommodation
  • Retail property search
  • Architect and building surveyors / retail project management
  • Lease agreement legal fee
  • Unit franchise agreement legal fee

Total investment would also require spa premises fit-out and working capital requirements.

Bank funding of at least 50% of the total start-up figure is available.

What we look for in a franchisee

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Whilst you do not need any experience in the industry, spa810 franchisees will 

  • have a real desire to own and operate their business
  • help people feel rejuvenated, relaxed and more comfortable with and in their own skin. 
  • ideally have prior business experience and leadership and / or team management skills, profit and loss experience and preferably some experience of sales.

Come and meet us!

What better way to learn more about spa810 than coming to see it first-hand! 

We’d strongly recommend a visit to the pilot spa810 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and an opportunity to learn more about the model. 


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At a Glance

Established:2012 in the US; opened first franchise in the UK in 2018. Spa810 is a member of the British Franchise Association's "UK Developer" category.

Min total investment:
£140000

Min contribution:
£70000

International presence:
Spas across the US

Development type:

Franchisor Interview

Experienced franchise executive brings spa810 to the UK

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Franchisors name: Duncan Berry
Name of franchise: spa810 UK Ltd

Tell us a bit about yourself including when and why you joined spa810 and your past employment within or outside of franchising
I have been involved in franchising for 20+ years. I started working for CII (now VMG) looking after Business Franchise magazine and launching a new East Coast franchise expo in the US in 1997.

I was then responsible for running Cartridge World UK and, later, across the 8 European master franchisees, Choice Hotels Europe and the 2017 bfa Franchisor of the Year, Bluebird Care.

 I decided it was time to put the learning from the last 15+ years’ experience into practice and take the plunge with our own master franchise.

I launched the first UK spa810 in Harrogate in Feb 2019. My aim is to replicate the success spa810 has had in the US; one spa in Phoenix has achieved an annual turnover of $1m+ (after 3 years or so of trading).

About spa810
spa810 offers spa and non-invasive medical treatments such as body sculpting, advanced facials, laser-hair removal and a variety of massages, all given by a highly trained and qualified team of aesthetic therapists.

The spa810 brand fills a much-needed service offering and experience in the market between five-star spa hotels with high-end pricing and the independent, fragmented and inconsistent offerings provided at a local level.  

What have been the company’s biggest achievements/successes to date so far?
Hiring a fantastic Manager and great team who were willing to believe in our vision for a new brand into the UK market.

What challenges have you had to overcome?
Learning about a new sector.

What marketing/promotional tools do you use to grow your franchise? 
We’re using a wide spread of activity, ranging from online and off-line.  To date we’ve used a number of locally focused lifestyle magazines, two Royal Mail Door-2-Door mailers, extensive Instagram and Facebook posts, in-spa corporate event introducing local complimentary retailers to our concept, Open Days with our treatment equipment suppliers and we’re currently compiling a strong radio advert.

What differentiates spa810 from the competition?
We are a unique management franchise in the medispa sector where all the treatments are available on-site.  Our membership offer allows guests to benefit from our range of results-driven treatments.

What qualities do you look for in a franchisee?  What makes a successful franchisee?
The ability to provide leadership, set the right tone and culture in the business, be solution-orientated and understand the interdependent partnership that exists between franchisee and master franchisee all help contribute to a successful and profitable outcome for a franchisee. 

What does the future hold for spa810?
Building on the strong start for the pilot operation in Harrogate and looking forward to sharing our experience of getting into this market with others to let them see just how strong, sustainable and profitable a market this can be for those wanting to run their own business. 

What expansion plans have you got nationally and internationally?
We’re looking to build a strong network of well-located franchisees in markets that compliments the spa810 offering with an aim to reach 50 within the next 5-10 years.

News

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SPA810 MARKS SUCCESSFUL FIRST 12 MONTH'S TRADING WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TREATMENTS

Having launched in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in February 2019, spa810 (pronounced spa-eight-ten) has now got some very impressive figures to share, after all #itsallabouttheresults both for clients and prospective franchisees! Duncan Berry along with his wife, Tania, have invested in the UK master franchise rights for spa810 from the US franchisor.  Berry, who has twice been elected to the BFA Board of Directors, has vast professional experience of managing numerous high-quality franchise businesses, including Cartridge World, Choice Hotels Europe, and most recently Bluebird Care, the BFA’s 2017 Franchisor of the Year.

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