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SOUTH WEST BUSINESS NEWS


Recruiter opens office in Bristol


Recruitment firm 24-7 Staffing has opened an office in Bristol to capitalise on city businesses’ growing demands for quality candidates to fill vacancies. 24-7 Staffing, which has its head


office in Chippenham, has relocated a branch on the outskirts of Bristol to Bristol Business Park, Filton, opposite the University of the West of England. It will initially be managed by the company’s associate director, Paul Squires. The move towards central


Bristol is part of expansion plans for 24-7 Staffing, which last month won a Chippenham Business Customer Services Award. Director Julian Thompson said


opening an office in Bristol marked an important move for 24-7 Staffing. He said: “In Bristol, we see a real


opportunity to both expand our company and offer a much needed service to businesses and job- seekers.”


development of the sector being attributed in part to technological advances, one of the industry trailblazers at the forefront of this boom is the award-winning medical spa group, EF MEDISPA. Launching its first franchise outside of


London in Bristol last year, the clinic is led by former business analyst Elena Hunt and has enjoyed tremendous success since opening in July 2016. Elena set up EF MEDISPA Bristol


when she spotted a gap in the region’s aesthetics market. As a business- minded individual and a beauty- product customer, Elena decided to take matters into her own hands. She said: “I’ve lived in the South West for


Beauty boom brings spa group to Bristol T


he beauty industry in the UK has grown exponentially in recent years, and is worth over £17bn to the UK economy. With the accelerated


‘It doesn’t


feel like a chore because the


feeling of seeing another satisfied customer never gets old’


nine years and I was one of the many people who travelled to London for treatments. “At first, I assumed that this was because there


wasn’t a demand for it in Bristol. However, when I researched this further, it was clear that Bristolians did want these services – so much so that they were also willing to travel to London to have them. That’s why I decided to be the change and make EF MEDISPA the luxury beauty destination in Bristol.” As well as beauty treatments the franchise, on Whiteladies Road, offers wellness services, fitness


classes, a juice bar and the city’s first


Drip and Chill Lounge. Since opening, the team at EF MEDISPA


Bristol has grown from six to nine staff


members. The Bristol clinic also reflects its London branches, with its all-female team. Elena added: “The beauty market is competitive;


however, if you believe that your business can stand ahead of the crowd and you aren’t afraid to take the risks that set it apart, there is every reason why, with hard work, you will succeed. “For me, it doesn’t feel like a chore because the


feeling of seeing another satisfied customer never gets old.”


10 insight MAY/JUNE 2017


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