Valerie Delforge


Sinéad de hOra

Sinéad de hÓra - Founder and CEO of, Intuitive Specialist and Independence Beauty Advisor

Over the past 10 years Sinéad has worked with some of the world's leading skincare brands where she has gained knowledge from all aspects of the business. Through sheer drive and determination, Sinéad quickly climbed the ladder in her career by becoming Head of treatment and development for a skincare company, International trainer, Spa manager and working in Spa operations which gave her the opportunity to be a part of a number of pre-openings for five star hotel spas.

Sinéad is now running a successful business where she divides her business into two very different aspects. Sinéad practices as an Intuitive Specialist where she visits various locations in London, Kent and in Ireland offering her unique Intuitive Healing. Sinéad combines different philosophies, various massage techniques, alternative therapies and energy healing that she has gained through years of study into her practices today in order to enhance a person's life.

Sinéad is also an Independent business advisor where she uses her expertise and expansive knowledge that she has gained over the past 10 years working in the Beauty Industry to create and design specific therapy treatments for major skincare brands, spas and individuals in the UK and on an international basis. After listening to your brand direction, mission statement and USP's, Sinéad will combine all of her experience to cater to your needs by assisting with various aspects of the business including:

* Market research and Forecasting of the treatment demand

* Developing and creating new concepts after listening to the clients brand direction, mission statement and USP’s

* Creating and developing signature beauty treatments to the clients brand

* Develop all in-depth training material including educational training manuals and treatment protocols

* Design a detailed, educational training matrix

* Development of all training material e.g. Consultation cards, all collateral, POS etc.

* Operational – creating brand standards and USP’s/ advise on marketing strategies

* Create and finalise a treatment pricing structure responding to consumers and brands needs that will ensure higher revenue/ return for your business

Clare Cockell

Clare Cockell - Founder and CEO of The Reef beauty retreats

Clare Cockell - Founder and CEO of The Reef beauty retreats

Clare Cockell is the Founder and CEO of The Reef beauty retreats in Kent, which launched with Maidstone in 2007 and Sevenoaks in 2011.

The Reef has grown into a well known brand in the industry; having won HABA Salon of the Year, repeatedly being one of Professional Beauty’s Most Inspiring salons in the UK and Ireland, recognised by Theo Paphitis as a winner of #SBS businesses, awarded the Phorest Customer Service award and Treatwell service award.

The Reef has regularly been featured in the press and industry magazines for their charity work, forward thinking and achievements. With a beauty therapy background, Clare has a passion and understanding for the industry. She was previously shortlisted for young entrepreneur of the year and has been a judge within the Professional Beauty Awards since 2012.

Also a trained life coach; Clare is approachable, supportive and passionate about helping others grow, achieve and inspire within their businesses.

Michelle Caheny

Michelle Caheny - Founder and CEO of Spa and Beauty connection LTD

Michelle Caheny - Founder and CEO of Spa and Beauty connection LTD

Michelle Caheny of Spa and Beauty Connection established her Recruitment Business back in 2013 after working for fellow international Spa Recruiters Active Connection for 15 years.

Her mission - is to help her candidates find their dream job, our clients their dream staff and to provide effective solutions whatever your recruitment needs.

Working throughout the UK it is our unique combination of experience and expertise that have given us a respected standing with recruiters in this highly specialized market and our list of UK wide prestigious clients is a mark of our commitment to the delivery of exceptional service.

Our web site has enabled us to build up a targeted database of high quality candidates and is an essential tool for successful recruitment. With a high volume of visitors every day and a live database of over 12,000 candidates seeking employment, this interactive job board is a leading source for information on ‘live jobs’ and career information.

Our reputation for quality candidates and high levels of client service has secured our ongoing business relationships with key industry operators both Nationally and Internationally.

By offering salary and industry surveys for the UK marketplace, we can help your business keep up to date with the trends that effect candidates decisions regarding career moves and progression. We also offer career development plans and help with CVs for the Candidate.

The UK side of the business is headed by Michelle Ryan who started in the industry 31 years ago –a fully qualified Beauty Therapist with additional qualifications in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and a wealth of training in various product houses.

Michelles’s career developed within the industry working both overseas and UK lastly to a Regional Manager for a Hotel Spa Chain. Michelle specializes in communication skills, customer relations and personnel issues. She has a thorough understanding and background in the industry and her experience and insight make us instantly effective. You can be sure, therefore, that The Spa and Beauty -Connection will not be learning at your expense.

We believe that people are the most valuable asset in any organization. Only with the best people can a business realize its true potential. At The Spa and Beauty Connection our sole aim is to help you to achieve that goal by placing the right candidate in the right position – every time. To deliver this, we offer our own unique approach.

  • We Know Your Market Place
  • We Are Flexible
  • We Select the Right Candidates
  • We Follow Things Through
  • We Work in Partnership with You
  • We Deliver Results

Tiphaine Modeste-Lasalette

Tiphaine Modeste-Lasalette - Founder and CEO of Expertise Spa Bien Etre

Tiphaine Modeste-Lasalette - Founder and CEO of Expertise Spa Bien Etre


A true passion for all aspects of operational management, team development and marketing activities, Tiphaine created her own company: Expertise Spa Bien Etre to support Spa and Salon managers in France.

Tiphaine thrive in growing the managers and owners potential on both professional and personal level. She is extremely target driven and detailed in her approach. 

Tiphaine has 10 years experience in retail brands like Shiseido, Calvin Klein, Hermes, Lift Argan and L'Occitane to name a few. She then furthered her career in the spa industry, having been a therapist and Head of Reception in Spa Nuxe Montorgueil.

She then became Spa Director and managed successfully one of the biggest spa in Paris: Spa Themae which generated a turnover of 1 million Euro. 

Tiphaine is passionate, creative, informative and connected in what she delivers and currently working with some big names in the Spa and Salon industry in Paris. 

Dr Imogen Bexfield

Dr Imogen is very excited to be collaborating with Deflorge and Co to offer cosmetic facial aesthetic services. Dr Imogen is the director of White Swan Aesthetics, a company which places expert doctors into luxury salons and skin clinics to carry out facial aesthetics, including Botox and Dermal Fillers. Dr Imogen believes that the skincare treatments available in a beauty clinic and the relaxing environment perfectly complement the advanced facial cosmetic procedures that White Swan offer, providing clients with the optimal final result. Delforge and the doctors from White Swan all share the vision that by combining expertise in facial anatomy with an understanding of the artistic and delicate nature of non-surgical aesthetic procedures, you can create natural, beautiful enhancements.

All White swan doctors have advanced courses in Botox and facial fillers and attend numerous masterclasses and conferences each year to ensure they are all at the cutting edge of the current aesthetic revolution and can deliver the highest level of care to all clients. 
Valerie Delforge & Dr Imogen Bexfield have teamed up to deliver high end results for both your clients and Businesses, ensuring the profitability and year on year business growth. Find Dr Imogen and her team on her website: