Liz Holmes

LizFounder and director of Commercial Spa Strategies, Liz has extensive experience, over 30 years, in the spa, hospitality and fitness sectors.  From starting out at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire and working with top brands such as Steiner, Wella, Holmes Place and Virgin Active, Liz has developed a strategic approach to delivering the highest quality spa experience with a strong focus on team and a no nonsense commercial edge.  This was key to ensuring the award winning success of the Spa at Rockliffe Hall where Liz was Spa Director for six years and developed the plans for the Spa Garden Room which added a new and profitable experience to the spa offer. 

Currently Vice-Chair of the UK Spa Association Liz is a regular speaker and industry commentator. Now keenly focused on the hotel-spa sector; supporting new and existing businesses to reach their potential.  Liz’s current and recent projects include: leading the spa strategy at the new Country Club and Spa at Swinton Park, nr Ripon; supporting the management team at Aqua Vitae Spa at Matfen Hall, Northumberland and developing the fitness and membership offer at the spa at Ramside Hall, County Durham. 



Nick Holmes MI FIH

Nik2One of the UK’s foremost resort specialists, Nick started his career at Gleneagles going on to open Cameron House then leading the development of a number of UK golf and leisure club projects. In 2008 he returned to luxury hotels, opening Rockliffe Hall as Managing Director, achieving 5 red stars, VE Large Hotel of the Year and a number of spa accolades.

These days he is retained as Non-Executive Director and advisor to various award winning resort and spa developments throughout the UK. He is also actively involved within a number of hospitality industry organisations including the Master Innholders and is former chair of the BHA northern region.

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