Lextan: From Self-Funded Sunbed Shops to Global Sensation – How One Business Soaked Up Success

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© Lextan

Lextan, the renowned sunbed group, is set to double its sites and operations in response to an overwhelming surge in demand, coinciding with the celebration of its 18th year in the industry. This significant expansion is a testament to the self-funded enterprise’s success and its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of its customer base.

Founded and spearheaded by entrepreneur and franchise and scale expert James Hadley alongside the accomplished Commercial Director Kathryn Campbell, Lextan has emerged as a stalwart in the tanning industry. With a staggering 300,000-strong customer base, Lextan boasts the highest footfall among brick-and-mortar businesses in Wales, with thousands of visitors per hour.

Lextan’s expansive footprint spans South Wales and the Southwest, reaching communities and creating a lasting impact. The company is proud to be in love with the industry, inspired by growth and passionate about making people feel good.

Exciting news continues to emerge from Bristol, Gloucester, and Weston-super-Mare as new sites are launched each week! Lextan is not just another sunbed brand; it’s the epitome of cool in the UK. With an unparalleled presence on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, Lextan sets trends that resonate globally, boasting unique challenges and engaging content. Instead of following trends, Lextan creates them, fostering a vibrant community of individuals who share their vision and enthusiasm.

Mission and Vision

Lextan’s core purpose revolves around its commitment to the industry, fuelled by an unwavering passion for growth. The vision is clear – to be and continue thriving as the leading tanning salon in Wales and Southwest England. Lextan is renowned for its commitment to quality, community, and providing a class-act tanning experience.

People First

As one of the largest employers in Wales and now the Southwest, Lextan is a people-first company, focused on transforming lives. With a dedication to keeping people, processes, and pure quality at the forefront of every decision, Lextan nurtures a culture of care for its team, customers, and the broader community.

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© Lextan

Not Just a Tan, a Lextan Experience

At Lextan, we understand that our customers seek more than just a tan; they crave a unique and unparalleled experience that sets us apart in the industry. Beyond the radiant glow achieved through our state-of-the-art sunbeds, Lextan offers a distinct blend of quality, community, and a commitment to making each visit a memorable one. Our brand is not merely about a sun-kissed complexion; it’s about embodying the spirit of Lextan – a community that celebrates feeling good, looking good, and connecting with like-minded individuals.

Diverse Community, One Lextan Family

Our customer base at Lextan is as diverse as the communities we serve. From the queues of dedicated doctors and nurses resetting their circadian rhythms after demanding night shifts to sports stars combatting Seasonal Attention Deficit Disorder during the rainy grey months, Lextan is a sanctuary for all. We take pride in our 50-50 split of some of the most beautiful, fit, glamorous, and stylish individuals who choose Lextan for their little and often feel-good rituals.

Lextan Family

Lextan’s success extends beyond tanning; it brings people together, fostering conversations and creating communities. The company values its loyal following and is committed to maintaining a homely feel while continuously progressing. The Lextan family is described as friendly, attentive, and sociable, prioritizing the well-being of its members.

Industry Impact

In a highly profitable industry, Lextan’s business model stands out as it focuses on helping people feel good. The brand’s social media presence showcases its massive following and fervent fans. With new salons opening each week, including the upcoming launches on White Ladies Road on March 14th and Weston-Super-Mare on April 8th, Lextan’s expansion is a testament to its commitment to delivering quality and fostering community bonds.

Kathryn Campbell Commercial Director at Lextan, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion, stating, “Our growth is a reflection of our dedication to our vision and the incredible support we receive from our Lextan family. We are excited to continue making a positive impact on people’s lives through our expanding network of salons.”

Kathryn Campbell
Kathryn Campbell

About Lextan

Lextan is a leading sunbed shop brand with a passion for the industry, inspired by growth, and committed to making people feel good.

Founded by entrepreneur James Hadley and led by Commercial Director Kathryn Campbell, Lextan is on a mission to thrive as the foremost tanning salon in Wales and Southwest England.

With a focus on quality, community, and a people-first approach, Lextan continues to expand its footprint and impact lives across the region.