We are delighted to announce our relationship with the world’s leading Ayurvedic brand – Spa Ceylon Ayurveda Wellness. Our founder Janet Milner-Walker visited them this week, to discover more about the brand, and to discuss how we will be supporting them in growing their presence across the UK and Europe.
Ayurvedic is a holistic healing system, which in Sanskrit means “the science of life,” and is based on the premise that optimal health and wellness depends upon balancing our mind, body, and soul. It is about slowing down, ‘less is more’ – from what we eat, to how we sleep. In India beauty is about adopting a 360-degree approach, there is a strong emphasis placed on self-care and self-love. Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are of equal consideration in creating balance, and doshas are taken seriously, when understanding how to take better care of yourself. The number of Ayurvedic beauty brands has been growing over the past few years in the UK, as we have become far more aware of the importance of achieving balance.
About Spa Ceylon
Founded in 2009, they have established themselves across markets, including in 25 countries, in 5 continents. A sustainable brand that captures the romance of old Ceylon, with a nod to Royalty, they weave in ancient Ayurveda wisdom and rituals to soothe and bring balance to your mind, body, and soul. Spa Ceylon aims to expand its global presence in FY22/23 with 25 new locations, to reach an expanded 150 store footprint in more than 25 countries across 5 continents. The brand is planning to open several new markets in Europe, including Spain, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden & the Netherlands; while further new store openings are also on the cards, including London, England, Lisbon, Portugal, Johannesburg, South Africa, Taipei, Taiwan & across Sri Lanka.
As a conscientious global brand, Spa Ceylon is committed to increasing their focus on sustainable sourcing; using more recyclable packaging & adopting cleaner & greener production processes, thereby further reducing their carbon footprint.
We are very excited to be working with Shalin Balasuriya, Co-founder, and his team on this exciting stage of their expansion.
‘Janet has a wealth of experience across retail, buying and marketing. She conducted a full strategic review of our cross functional business and the travel retail market to develop a comprehensive buying and quality control strategy that was signed off at board level. I highly recommend her as an asset to any business.’
‘Through Janet’s management skills, expertise and proven track record on the job she successfully managed the purchasing of our retail operations and ensured the integrity of our brands in-stores. Her enthusiasm and total dedication, delivered results in any project she was involved in.’
‘Janet has excellent beauty market knowledge. Level headed with clear vision, direction and the ability to drive business forward, Janet led the teams through a complete product design change advising on what the key marketing messages should be, incorporating her technical knowledge and beauty expertise.’
‘Unless someone comes from a background in this industry, you wouldn’t know what is required. Not only do I have the support of an experienced team to help me to make things happen and to grow my brand, but I also have a great personal relationship with Janet and her team, working in this way means I have someone to turn to, to share the journey of running a business.’
‘Absolutely fantastic course. Condensed learning from Janet, an expert in developing beauty brands. Also, valuable introductions to expert professionals, in the Masterclass sessions. In 12 weeks, you will learn from Janet, what would take years to learn by yourself. A very worthwhile investment’
‘Bespoke Advantage helped us to bring our brand to life creatively and strategically. We have a clear strategy in place, with a distinctive brand message that enables us to articulate our brand to retailers and to journalists.’
‘It’s been inspirational working with Janet. We are in the process of launching a skincare brand however have received conflicting opinions from so many people we were really confused. I am so impressed by Janet’s knowledge and experience in product development, marketing and retail and the way she explains everything so clearly. She is very motivating and positive, and so much fun to work with. I have much more clarity and confidence in how to move things forward.’