P R O F I L
Dr Bruce E Osborne
15 Tower Road
Telephone: 01737 213169
A Recreation and Marketing practitioner
specialising in Countryside Issues, Health Resorts and Mineral Water
developments, both heritage and modern.
After a Grammar School education Bruce's
early career was in the food industry. With a blue-chip fmcg marketing
background with major brands in the multinational commercial sector, Bruce rose
to board level by middle age.
He then went on to extend his interests
through a number of Universities including Birmingham and Worcester. This
culminated in being appointed Visiting Research Fellow and Lecturer in Tourism,
Countryside, Statistics and Computing at the Universities of Sussex and
Developing his personal
interests in health resorts, and tourism he pursued an active programme of
consultancy and advisory roles in tandem with the University activities. During
this period he carried out a major study of the Sussex Downs which contributed
significantly to the re-designation of the South Downs AONB as a National Park.
Bruce's activities in health tourism saw
the growth of the international spa industry after the late 1990s and he founded
and became Honorary Chairman of the Spas Research Fellowship. As the industry
progressed he worked with and was ultimately appointed Vice President of the
British International Spa Association. He reformulated the International Spa
Accreditation scheme and through the Fellowship created the spagazer.com branding.
Over the years Bruce has extensively
authored and published several books on spas and heritage source waters; he is
an occasional broadcaster; formerly Chair of the British Natural Mineral Water
Association and has also been active in rural issues including the
Consultative Group of the Banstead Commons Conservators. CLICK the image left for details of publications.
Bruce is currently involved with various academic and research based projects. These include the creation and development of the on-line database for the Springs and Wells of the Malvern Hills. For details click the fountain. Subsequent activities now include researching and creating the WandleWaters.com web site and the Great British Grotto Grading scheme (see www.Grotto.Directory).
Interests include early belief systems and
ancient civilisations, dancing, springs and wells of the Malvern Hills, travel
and researching interesting genealogies. He is an International Envoy for the Malverns Worldwide project, which seeks to bring together some two dozen or more Malverns worldwide with the hand of friendship.
Bruce has always operated from the UK in spite of international interests. His main point of contact is the old water tower known as Tower House, Tadworth but he also has a presence in Worcestershire where he is active in
local affairs. For details of his Worcestershire retreat click on the bird.
To find out more about Tower House go to the Destiny web site INDEX. For Malverns Worldwide click the logo below.
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Sidney J Osborne
Patricia Osborne (deceased)
Corinna A Osborne-Patterson
Zelanie S Cooper
Elinor M S Croxall
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