footrescue® opens new flagship clinic in Christchurch

footrescue® the premier chiropody and podiatry provider in Dorset is proud to announce the forthcoming opening of their new flagship clinic in Christchurch at 23 Bargates on February 5th 2011.

“Our plans include having 4 owned clinics in the Dorset area by the end of 2011” said Kay Leigh, (Development Director and Co-Founder of footrescue®). “Most of our growth has come from customer referrals” she continues, “we know our patients and as is so often the case within this industry, patients vote with their feet, it is reassuring that so many people have not only been attracted to our new look, modern, clean and well equipped surgeries, but they have told all their friends and relatives to come and see us too”

footrescue® is one of the fastest growing Chiropody and Podiatry business in the country with an unprecedented growth of over 800% in clients since opening its first clinic in 2007.

By coincidence, one of their clients was David Whelan (internationally renowned business consultant and business guru) who has helped Jim and Kay realise footrescue’s tremendous potential for expansion internally and also through franchised growth, indeed footrescue® has already received considerable interest in their recently launched podiatry franchise opportunities.

“We have two distinct franchise models,” explains Jim Leigh (Managing Director & Co-Founder of footrescue®). “One type of business is aimed at individuals looking for a one-man podiatrist business. The other appeals to those looking for a management franchise who would operate up to four franchises within a given area.”

The footrescue® expansion programme that Jim and Kay have put together is most impressive with 5 new franchise openings targeted for 2011 and a further 5 targeted for 2012.

“This exciting expansion programme was built as a response to the additional demand created by recent cuts in NHS services. This has meant that not only are there potentially more clients to be cared for but there are going to be significant podiatrist and senior care managers job losses as a result of the cutbacks in non emergency NHS services.” Commented Jim Leigh, “footrescue® is picking up where others are struggling to meet demand, we provide everything”.

With plans to open over 25 stores nationally, footrescue® has its sights firmly set on becoming the largest independent provider of Chiropody and Podiatry services in the UK and is looking to secure itself as a leading brand in the development of services and products to keep the nation on its feet during the difficult financial times.

The New Flag ship clinic will be officially opened by the Mayor of Christchurch, Councillor Nicholas Geary, on February 5th and will initially employ three staff with an additional further two staff joining during autumn 2011.