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Tan-tastic: new studio opens in Stroud

Stroud's £30m Five Valleys Shopping Centre (FVC) has a new addition to its retail offer with the Easter launch of The Tanning Room.

Having already established a chain of outlets across Witney, Carterton, Cirencester, North and West Swindon, sisters Victoria Gordon and Jaine Buxton are celebrating the Stroud opening as a "huge step up for the company". 

The opening will create four new jobs for the town.

Victoria Gordon, co-owner, said: "We're thrilled with how things are going at our new salon at Five Valleys so far, it's a great location and we feel being positioned near to a 24-hour gym and several fashion stores our clients are going to enjoy finding everything in one place."

The FVC addition to the sisters' business has been their most expensive fit-out to date, ensuring the best tanning experience when customers come to visit, she added.

Features include custom-made luxury sunbeds using innovative light technology to help customers tan quickly and safely, as well as offering collagen light therapy to help with skin repair. Sunbeds also include multiple features such as surround sound, Bluetooth and climate control.

Victoria added: "Our team has undergone in-depth training to ensure customers receive the best experience possible and we've been thrilled with the support shown so far by the lovely people in Stroud."

The Tanning Room will be the sixth new business to open its doors this year at the FVC, which is undergoing a huge refurbishment programme under South Yorkshire development company Dransfield Properties.

Jack Simpson, FVC Manager, said: "This is another great offer to join our line-up and add to the fabulous range of stores, eateries and services at Five Valleys. We wish Victoria, Jaine and the team every success."

Also promised in the next three months at FVC are several independent stores, including fashion boutiques Amber and Priyanka, as well as "a number of exciting announcements to follow" regarding the remaining unoccupied units.

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