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The Massage Company plots expansion with CG Funk as advisor to the board

Massage franchise business The Massage Company has appointed CG Funk as a consultant advisor to its board of directors.

Funk is former vice president of product development for US massage franchise Massage Envy, where she played a key role in the expansion of the brand from 30 franchised locations to more than 1,100. She is also a former massage business owner.

She commented: “I have much respect for The Massage Company’s focus on combined growth and quality. Launching a business that creates a new market in the UK is an amazing feat. Together, we are focusing on a number of projects to facilitate franchise sales growth in the UK.”

The Massage Company was founded by Charlie Thompson and Elliot Walker and opened its first site in Camberley, Surrey, in 2016. A further three, as yet undisclosed, sites are scheduled to open this year.

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// Global Wellness Summit, October 9–11, Palm Beach, USA An international conference covering the wider issues of wellbeing. +1 212 716 1199 globalwellnesssummit.org

// Salon International, October 14–16, ExCeL, London The UK’s leading exhibition for hairdressing professionals, featuring live stages and demonstrations. 020 7351 0536 salonexhibitions.co.uk

// Professional Beauty Regional Awards, October 22, Manchester Central The second Regional Awards will be an afternoon tea event to recognise the best beauty salons and spas from across the UK. 020 7351 0536 professionalbeauty.co.uk/awards

// Professional Beauty North, October 22–23, Manchester Central The largest beauty trade exhibition in the North is back this October. 020 7351 0536 professionalbeauty.co.uk/north

// Salon & Spa Owners’ Convention, October 22–23, Manchester Central Brand new conference for salon owners and managers with the theme The Salon of the Future. 020 7351 0536 professionalbeauty.co.uk/convention

// National Spa Week, October 30-November 5, Nationwide events to grow consumer awareness of the benefits of spa. manager@spa-uk.orgspaweek.co.uk

// FHT Excellence Awards, November 17, Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa Members’ dinner and awards for complementary healthcare therapy. 023 8062 4350 fht.org.uk/2017dinner

This article appears in the Professional Beauty October 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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