Woodland Spa creates 30 new jobs - with more to come

Burnley-based leisure and fitness complex Crow Wood has delivered a significant jobs boost with its recently opened £4m spa redevelopment.

Woodland SpaThe Crow Wood site – which includes the 2012 health club of the year, an Olympic standard equestrian centre and the Soccer Burnley complex – has added over 30 new jobs with the opening of The Woodland Spa redevelopment and Bertram’s Restaurant, taking it up to 123 employees.

However, with huge interest in the new facilities, current demand means the business may yet add up to another 20 employees this year.

Crow Wood director Oliver Brown, said: “As soon as we completed the redevelopment we had a large number of enquiries. We’ve created a day Spa with a large breadth of very high quality facilities which are proving to be a real “wow factor” from members and day visitors alike. There’s been huge local interest, but we’re seeing people coming from wider afield too – especially Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire, who are already returning for repeat business.

“That means we’re seeing a greater demand for beauty therapists so it’s benefiting the area hugely, as we’re recruiting new people. Demand is such that we’re even offering a £2,000 “Golden Hello” to beauty therapists who are fully Decléor and Carita trained.”