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29/05/12 - Bannatyne's Charlton House Spa Hotel Praises Strode College
Strode News

The Bannatyne Spa at Charlton House Spa Hotel has praised the high standard of training at its local college after recruiting its sixth graduate.

Angelina Horne has been appointed as Spa Manager to head up the team, which includes five other former Strode College students. The college runs two specialist courses in beauty therapy, City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma and a further progression to Level 3 Diploma.

All therapists at The Bannatyne Spa are fully-qualified to the highest standard in order to deliver quality service and expertise to its customers. This demonstrates the calibre of staff recruited from the college, Jenna Nixon, Chrissie Breadmore, Gemma Haledane, Sophie Griffiths and Amy Chinnock who all attended Strode to gain their Diploma's in beauty therapy.

Bannatyne's Charlton House Hotel in Shepton Mallet is one of the South West's premiere spa hotels. It boasts a thermal spa, which is accessible to customers staying in any of the 27 individually-styled bedrooms. The Spa features an indoor and outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool with built-in massaging beds, Finnish sauna, dry heat laconium, crystal steam room and two experience showers.

The Spa also includes a Dry Floatation Room and outdoor spa pool. A range of spa days and a collection of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments are on offer.

Sakis Dinas, General Manager of Charlton House Hotel, said: "The Bannatyne Spa offers customers the finest treatments delivered by highly qualified therapists. By appointing our sixth former student of Strode College demonstrates the outstanding quality of training provided at the college.

"The Bannatyne Spa offer customers the best treatments including established products such as Elemis and Leighton Denny. It's evident with our Spa team, here at Charlton House, that the college produces highly skilled therapists with a fantastic work ethic."

Marcie Mickleburgh, Course Manager for Level 2 Beauty Therapy at Strode College, said: "We are very proud of all our students and we have a fantastic success rate. It's great that so many of our students have been appointed at the prestigious Bannatyne Spa at Charlton House Hotel in Shepton Mallet. We aim to train our therapists to the highest standard and insist our students are enthusiastic and committed, with a mature and professional attitude.

"Our students gain a comprehensive experience by completing an NVQ in Beauty Therapy including trips to Paris Lancome, and the London International Make-up Artists Trade Show, attending the Professional Beauty Trade Show and Clothes Show.

"Strode College is very proud of all six former students who have secured work at The Bannatyne Spa and we wish them all the best success in their careers."