A Leeds-based housing association’s efforts to support local enterprise has helped a skin and hair clinic grow its business and expand into larger premises.
LaserClear, which specialises in the use of high-power lasers for cosmetic purposes, re-opened today in its newly refurbished and expanded base after support from BME-led Unity Homes & Enterprise.
The company now occupied four units at Chapeltown Enterprise Centre, having previously occupied only one. This is one of three business locations in Leeds owned and managed by Unity Enterprise. The not-for-profit subsidiary of Unity Homes was set up to boost local entrepreneurial activity.
The popularity of a new range of services and increased demand has encouraged LaserClear founder Hussain Shah to significantly expand the amount of space and comfort offered to its ever-growing customer base.
The company was established at Chapeltown Enterprise Centre in 2017. It now employs six staff and, following the move to its new base on the building’s ground floor, is advertising for further recruits.
Ahead of the re-opening, Shah showed Unity Homes & Enterprise chief executive Ali Akbor OBE, and Unity Enterprise manager Adrian Green around the revamped facilities.
Farah Najib, LaserClear’s clinic manager, also explained the science behind the latest Lynton Laser machine, one of many pieces of hi-tech equipment used by the company.
“It was a pleasure to meet the LaserClear team, see the new premises and hear about their plans,” said Akbor.
“It is now two decades since Unity Enterprise was set up to support local entrepreneurial activity, stimulate economic regeneration and provide new services to the local communities in which our three business centres are located. LaserClear ticks every box. We are proud to have helped the company to thrive.”
Green added: “Hussain and LaserClear have been wonderful to deal with throughout the process of moving into the new units. Everyone has worked incredibly hard to take the business to the heights it has reached in such a short space of time. I have no doubt that LaserClear will continue to flourish in its Chapeltown Enterprise Centre home.”
LaserClear founder Hussain Shah said: “We are excited by the move and grateful to Unity for their support and backing. The entire team at Unity are great to work with.
“The huge amount of extra space has enabled us to offer many more services simultaneously and cope much more efficiently with the increase in demand.
“Having invested significantly in training staff onsite and in state-of-the-art machinery used by NHS hospitals, we are very confident with our claims that we are making of delivering significant and long-lasting benefits through the treatments offered.
“Having the new shop front at street level is also a major plus and helps us to be more visible and accessible to customers.”
Main Image: LaserClear clinic manager Farah Najib (centre) explains the workings of a Lynton Laser machine to Unity Homes & Enterprise chief executive Ali Akbor OBE (left) and Unity Enterprise manager Adrian Green.