Margaret is Hotel Therapist of the Year

Margaret (centre) receives award

Margaret is Hotel Therapist of the Year

A former Forth Valley College Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Make-Up Artistry student has won the Spa Team/Individual Therapist of the Year award.

Margaret Holleran (34) from Bo’ness, who now works as a spa therapist at the Crieff Hyrdo and Spa, landed top spot in the Spa Team/Individual category at the Scottish Hotel of the Year awards final on Sunday 28 April at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

She, said: “I very happy to have won and am over the moon! It is a big achievement, and I am honoured to have even been nominated in the first place.

“I was unaware that I was put forward for this opportunity. I was mystery guested, which means they came into the Crieff Hydro Spa for a treatment with myself, and they rated me on the treatment I gave, how I treated them, and their full journey from arrival to departure.”

Fiona Young, Operational Spa Manager, Crieff Hydro, said: “Margaret is a delight on the team! It is clear that her foundation at Forth Valley College in Beauty Therapy & Make-Up Artistry has served her well as she thrives in the spa environment here at Crieff Hydro. She can turn her hand to everything from make up on glam bars, to hot stone massages, all with her infectious smile.”

Lisa Evitt, Operations Manager, in FVC’s Department of Creative Industries, Hospitality and Tourism, said: “Very well done to Margaret and very well deserved. Margaret came to study Beauty Therapy in 2014 and graduated in 2018, during which time it was a pleasure to see her grow in confidence and develop excellent skills. When I heard she had won this award, I wasn’t in the least surprised. She is an outstanding therapist and I look forward to seeing her career progress.”

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