Ocean Club on the crest of a wave after awards success

The Ocean Club's Sarah Patterson, Carolyn Britton and Nicola Connor with their Thalgo awards.
The Ocean Club's Sarah Patterson, Carolyn Britton and Nicola Connor with their Thalgo awards.

The Ocean Club in Seahouses won a trio of trophies at the annual awards of cosmetics company Thalgo.

It won Spa of the Year for the second time in three years and there was individual success for therapist Nicola Connor.

It also won the Platinum Award by Thalgo which is given to businesses with a spend of more than £16,000 a year.

Owner Carolyn Britton said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have won this award again and also very proud of Nicola for winning her award.

“It’s fantastic for our spa to have these awards when up against such stiff competition of over 500 spas and salons throughout the UK. The Ocean Club offers five-star facilities which are second to none so it is a testament to all the staff for their hard work.”

She and Nicola, along with colleague Sarah Patterson, travelled down to London for the awards ceremony at The Brewery on Sunday.

Thalgo, long-established in marine cosmetics, said the Ocean Club had demonstrated a continued and real passion for the brand over many years.

It said: ‘The team at Ocean Club, led by Carolyn, embrace the concept of the brand with immense passion and professionalism.

‘Always keen to take on new launches and promotions and new technology, they strive to be the very best!

‘Sales have rocketed at Ocean Club over the last year and they demonstrate a business which really understands its customers and which is based on loyalty.

‘The commitment to recommending Thalgo treatments and retailing, and the thirst to succeed and expand, is second to none.’

Nicola, who has worked at the Ocean Club for three-and-a-half years, won the Highly Commended Therapist of the Year award.

Thalgo said: ‘Nicola is passionate about her treatments and is an exceptional therapist excelling in all she does. With an ongoing thirst for knowledge, Nicola is always striving to be the best; she is pro-active within training sessions, assisting other team members and taking every opportunity to increase her own knowledge and experience.

‘She embraces Thalgo’s new launches and promotions with passion, commitment and true professionalism and this is reflected in her tremendous retail sales over the last year’.

The Ocean Club also boasts a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, coffee shop and fitness studio.