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We hope everyone in The Bay had a good summer. After a little break, we’re back with our monthly business feature celebrating local people in business.
The Torquay Online business woman of the month for September 2022 is Helen Edwards.
Helen runs Helen Edwards Medical Aesthetics which was established in 2004. Helen specialises in non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments to rejuvenate the face and body.
I recently asked Helen a few questions about her business… Here’s what she had to say.
How did you get into starting the business?
Whilst working as a nurse on a surgical ward I embarked on my midwife training. I met a nurse who told me about her local beauty salon had a nurse visit to do restylane treatments.
What is the most rewarding part of running your own business?
I get great satisfaction from helping people. Aesthetics has a huge psychological element. The treatments I do for people change the way they feel. Puts smiles on faces, and thats amazing.
What has been the most difficult part of it?
I am vigilant about safety. Some treatments have a high risk of complications. Patient safety is paramount. Im always conscientious when injecting, and I always go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.
Any plans to expand in the future?
I am always interested in bringing new treatments into my clinic. Aesthetics is a rapidly growing and developing industry. I try to keep on top of new innovative treatments enabling me to provide the best for my clients.
Any advice to young people in the area looking to start a business?
Believe in yourself. Keep focused on your goal. be kind and compassionate.
What’s your favourite thing about Torquay?
Living on the coast, I love seeing the sea everyday. Yet within minutes i can be in the country. I love the diversity.
Thanks a lot to Helen for answering our questions and congratulations with all you’ve achieved so far.