A Huddersfield spa described as a ‘slice of heaven’ by the Good Spa Guide has been named Business of the Month in a competition run by Eaton Smith Solicitors.
Alexandra House is a holistic health and well-being spa that offers individual treatments and longer pampering sessions in a grand Victorian Villa.
Dr Maxine Stead set up the spa in 2007 when she decided on a career change after 14 years working in cancer research for the NHS.
She said: “I decided to establish my own business helping people with busy jobs and lifestyles like my own to take time out and to develop a different approach to life.”
The spa has been awarded several prestigious titles including a top rating in the Good Spa Guide that described it as ‘a slice of heaven off the M62’.
It’s also featured in the Observer Magazine’s top ten most affordable spas in Britain and in the 30 most inspiring spas for 2011 in Professional Beauty.
Maxine started in rented premises with two full-time therapists, and the spa has grown year-on-year and is expected to continue growing.
Now in its fourth year it has seven employed staff and has had student placements from the White Rose Beauty College in Huddersfield.
Said Maxine: "We’re delighted to have been given this award and to be recognized for the team’s hard work. We’re looking forward to the annual awards ceremony now in July."
The Business of the Month Award is run in association with Business Link and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.
It is open to firms in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Contact Ian Greenwood at Eaton Smith on 01484 821389 for more information.
Pictured from left to right: Richard Blackburn, Wilby Ltd; Paul Carson, Simpson Wood; Howard Lockwood, Business Link; Steven Pollitt, Eaton Smith; Maxine Stead, Alexandra House; Amanda Evans, Alexandra House.