Bradford Get The SkinHQ Treatment
A new beauty business is opening in on Ivegate in Bradford city centre on 8 December, thanks to help from Bradford Council’s Growth Scheme.
SkinHQ has been trading in Manchester city centre since early 2017 and more recently in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.
The success of these two centres and the assistance that is on offer from the Council has motivated the company to open a third centre in Bradford.
The 1,000 sq. ft. unit combines ground floor retail space with additional consultation and treatment rooms on the upper floors.
The business offers retail and high quality services specialising in skin treatments including laser hair removal, dermal and lip fillers, derma peels, dermaroller, HydraFacials and microdermabrasion.
The business has received capital grant funding of £33,000 and a Business Rate Rebate of £11,000 via the Council’s scheme, which was set up to encourage business growth and job opportunities in the city centre.
This new business will bring a previously empty property on the street back into use and create ten new jobs.
The new beauty treatment clinic will be the latest venue on Bradford’s historic Ivegate to benefit from Bradford Council’s Growth Scheme, other venues include Bar 39 and the Brick Box Rooms.
The local authority launched its scheme in November 2012 and since then it has supported over 235 small businesses, helping them to create 739 new jobs.
The scheme has assisted 49 new business start-ups and has led to the reoccupation of 94 previously vacant premises.
Due to the success of the City Centre Growth Scheme the council launched its District Growth Scheme in April 2018.
Both the City Centre Growth and the District Growth Schemes are run by Bradford Council’s Invest in Bradford team and provide a range of reliefs to attract new investment, encourage people to bring empty properties back into use, build new developments and re-use listed and heritage buildings in town centres across the district.
Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This new business is part of the revival of Ivegate, which is one of the city centre’s oldest streets. This business will not only bring back in to use an empty property in the city centre but will also provide a better mix of venues and shops on the street.
“Our Invest in Bradford team offer businesses across the district a wide package of support, including one-to-one consultations with experienced business advisers. It also offers support in all aspects of business planning, including start-up, sales and marketing, legal issues, cashflow management, employment practices, planning for growth as well as specialist access to finance advice.”
Speaking about the expansion, SkinHQ said: “We know that we’re offering something really different in the beauty industry; not just the best products and treatments, but a real focus on providing the best service. Our now 40 strong team across the three sites is trained on the latest and most effective treatments, being constantly results-driven and always getting the best for our clients.”