Abi S. Wright
Founder of Spabreaks.com and Women of the Future Awards shortlister

Entries by Abi S. Wright

No Wonder We're Obsessed With Weight Loss!

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2014 | (11:29)

Everywhere I look at the moment someone is talking about one extreme or the other when it comes to weight. It isn't because I work in the health industry, it isn't because January is coming to a close and we have all spent a month going crazy for fad diets...

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Sexism in the Spa World

(0) Comments | Posted 2 January 2014 | (11:11)

It isn't often that you hear stories about sexism that place men in the position of disadvantage, but when it does happen, it isn't any more acceptable than when it happens to their female counterparts.

So what do you make of emerging statistics that suggest 32% of people would be...

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Shoot for the Spas: Why Spa Therapist Qualifications Should Not Be Lowered

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (10:56)

News that the government are pushing through a proposal to lower the level of qualifications for training spa therapists is one that is deeply troubling to us at Spabreaks.com, and one that is problematic for customers, therapists, and spas alike.

Firstly, it is highly likely to...

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Have a Happy Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2013 | (09:10)

If you are anything like me, the thought that Christmas is less than a month away will bring both the welcome promise of festive fun and light heartedness with a vague sense of dread at the prospect that a) yes, another year did just pass that quickly, and b) no,...

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Women of the Future

(1) Comments | Posted 31 October 2013 | (19:40)

It is more than 30 years since women were granted the right to equal pay in the UK and it is generally accepted that there is still more work to be done to redress thousands of years of imbalance.

However, when I look at how much we have achieved...

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Things You Only Know If You Walk 100 Miles

(0) Comments | Posted 20 September 2013 | (14:05)

This week Spabreaks.com launched the first Women's Wellness Week, with the message #bekindtoyou, to encourage all women to do something to be a little kinder to themselves every now and again.

To launch the week however, four members of my team did a 100...

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Look Good Feel Better

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2013 | (10:50)

I am sure I always start my blogs with 'one of my favourite things', but there are so many things I enjoy about my work that it's hard not to be effusive from time to time. So once again - one my favourite things about the job that I do...

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Be Kind to You

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (11:04)

I don't know about you, but I don't know one person who spends enough time, on a regular basis, doing something nice just for themselves.

All of us tend to be very hard on our minds and bodies, both in terms of how hard we make them work, and the...

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Breaking the Mould

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2013 | (12:15)

Stereotype is a funny thing, not least of all when it comes to spas, but it is also something that has the capacity to be extremely dangerous.

While the vast majority of people associate spas with time out and something enjoyable, the range of details of what one might do...

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Why I'm Not A 'Mumpreneur'

(2) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (10:15)

In the four years since starting Spabreaks.com , I have donned two hats: one as an entrepreneur, and the other as a mum. As my little boy (who is not so little any more) was born four months before Spabreaks.com launched, the two aspects of my life have very much...

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Off to Ireland!

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (13:00)

We are about to launch Spabreaks.com in Ireland, and it is a development I have been waiting for (amongst many, because I usually want to run before I can walk) since we started four years ago.

This new venture not only sees members of the team now dedicated to developing...

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A Spa Break for Everybody

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (12:58)

Spabreaks.com was built around the idea of making spas accessible for everybody, and in the last year that idea has taken on a whole new meaning.

I have always worked in the spa hotel industry, but four years ago I decided that there was room for a new way of...

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