A local physiotherapist has expanded his practice and moved to larger premises, thanks to a £130,000 funding package provided by Royal Bank of Scotland.
Macclesfield based John Griffiths set up his physiotherapy practice 20 years and has secured funding to move to larger premises in nearby Prestbury.
The new practice, located in the former Co-op building on New Road, allows John to increase his treatment rooms from three to five and offer additional complimentary services. Fellow healthcare professionals will use the additional treatment rooms to offer podiatry, reflexology, hypnotherapy, counselling, osteopathy and pilates.
Two new positions have been created: a part time receptionist and an additional physiotherapist mean John now employs five members of staff.
John Griffiths, Co-Director of John Griffiths Physiotherapy,said: “This is a huge step to take but one we are more than ready for. This expansion allows us to provide more patient availability from 7am-8.30pm five days a week, plus a Saturday clinic for those that need accommodating. The team is growing fast too and we are delighted about introducing our newest team members, who I have no doubt will settle in and make a real difference.
“The plan was always to open up a wider range of healthcare services on offer and now we have the space to do this we have become a one stop shop for our customer’s healthcare needs. I’m sure these will be well received.”
A complete refurbishment has transformed the ground floor premises into a modern, relaxing and professional environment accessible to disabled patients and providing parking to the rear of the building.
John’s aim is to increase his annual turnover to achieve a figure of £260,000 in the next financial year, this equates to a 10% increase which he hopes to repeat year on year.
Bev Berzins, Business Relationship Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland,added: “We’ve worked with John for a long time and so pleased we could support him in securing suitable premises that will allow him to grow further and expand his services in the local area. We wish him all the best as he settles in to his newly refurbished premises in the centre of this sought after Cheshire village.”