It’s a beautiful time for Gemma Ash as she is preparing to grow her business following an excellent first year.
The owner of the Ultimate Skin Clinic in Blagdon has seen it flourish since she started in 2013 – doubling in size as her services for specialist treatments with medical properties developed.
These include specialist cosmeceutical facial therapies, non-surgical face-lifts, anti-aging skin care treatments, body and head massages, make-up consultations and eye enhancement programmes.
Currently employing two assistants, but with plans for the recruitment of two more skilled technicians, she has doubled predicted first year turnover on the back of building a strong and loyal clientele in Morpeth, Ponteland, Gosforth and Jesmond.
Now the 38-year-old qualified microbiologist and midwife, who has a commercial background in the medical sector, is looking to achieve more after revealing a five-figure investment plan.
This will see an expansion of her current salon at the Milkhope Centre by early 2015 to include four treatment rooms, a new wet-room, additional retail space and an upgraded reception area.
The skin-care expert is also looking to boost demand among the male market for her expertise and services with new grooming products and dedicated men-only treatment days and experiences.
She said: “The future is exciting for us and we are getting busier by the week. We now have the foundations and plans in place to move forward over the next three years to achieve even more success.”
“Clients are already benefiting from the investments we have made in service, staff training and new products.”