Rhoda is a certified trained nurse and has been helping customers in Falkirk and the surrounding areas for a number of years.
Advance Laser and Skincare Clinic are based in Falkirk Business Hub and provide skin treatments such as tattoo removal and hair removal. They are proud to use the Cynosure PicoSure laser for tattoo removal. Rhoda feels very privileged to have this laser as it is normally only found in major cities but is now available in her clinic within Falkirk Business Hub. Rhoda has customers coming from Fife, West Lothian, Edinburgh and Forfar to be treated.
Rhoda says, “I also have the Cynosure’s elite + which is the only “laser” in town for fast and effective hair removal. This is the laser of choice for celebrities such as the Kardashian’s.
There is a range of different packages at the clinic which are competitively priced to suit your needs. Feel free to contact Rhoda with any questions.
Save the date! Life Fit Wellness is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 17th August, 9am – 4pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the team of experts at Life Fit Wellness as well as experience some of the exercise classes that they deliver. It is a fully packed programme of events, with a mix of presentations, taster classes and activities to be involved in.
Dr Terrina Dickson is delivering two sessions, one focusing on the services she offers in all things related to Women’s Health. From specialized pre-natal testing through to menopause issues and everything in-between. The other session will be focusing on the specialized G.P. services on offer that address specific male issues.
As it is summer-time and we have more exposure to sunlight the G.P. will be taking the opportunity in both sessions to speak about a subject she is passionate about too, skin health and mole screening. Over the course of the morning you will be able to book in and have a mini mole screen.
Finally, wondering if your ache or pain would respond to an injection, think you need an Ultrasound scan? The team will be talking about what the Scan and Injection clinic has to offer. From acute trauma to osteoarthritic knees.
In addition to talks the physiotherapy team will be showcasing what they do in taster classes.
The Life Fit Wellness Personal trainer will be available on the day to have a 1:1 consultation about your fitness goals. The massage therapist will also be available throughout the day offering the opportunity to avail of a sports or remedial massage.
Please note all presentations and taster sessions are free to attend. All sessions require pre booking as space and number of participants are limited. For those participating in an active class there are showers and full change facilities. Massage therapy appointments on the day incur a fee though it will be discounted from the normal rate.
Reaction Counselling has been based within Falkirk Business Hub for over four years. Fiona McMonagle and Margaret Lee are qualified, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT). They offer confidential therapy sessions to individuals seeking counselling. They are both warm and genuine people with a passion for helping others to work through their difficulties so they can make the most of their lives.
Change the way you act, think and feel
Seeking counselling is a sign of strength, not weakness. It shows that you have courage and are willing to embark on a journey of change to make the most of you. CBT is a collaborative therapy between you and your therapist. During the first session you will usually be asked to consider what you expect to get from therapy, you will then set a goal to give a focus to the sessions. CBT involves looking at the relationship between your thoughts, your emotions and your behaviours – changing either one can have a knock on effect on the others.
Reaction Counselling also offers group work to deal with insomnia, mindfulness, stress management and self esteem. Corporate training sessions on coping with stress and other issues are available on request.
In our recent advertorial in 17 Degrees Magazine we featured some our tenants. We have a diverse range of businesses working within Falkirk Business Hub and we wanted to promote this across the local area. One of our tenants we highlighted in this issue was Iain Lowe Wealth Management Ltd.
“I have many years’ experience of providing financial planning advice to both individual clients and businesses. I advise on a wide range of products, helping clients to navigate through their financial journey to and beyond retirement. From protection, investments and retirement planning, I will provide professional advice on the decisions they make along the way”
As a financial advisor, my success depends on building successful long term relationships with clients. Honesty, integrity, good service, going the extra mile – these are the things I believe matter to clients, and these are the guiding principles that underpin my approach to business
As an Independent Financial Advisor I am not tied to any particular provider and can advise clients on products from across the whole market. I will always take a rounded view of the options -considering factors such as charges, customer service and financial resilience. This mean means I will offer the most suitable solutions for client’s individual needs and circumstances.”
Eric Smith has been working in the Falkirk Business Hub co-working facilities for over 5 years and has seen it evolve and change to suit the needs of those that use it.
The HubLounge Five Years Ago…
Eric worked for big corporations such as ICI and other Grangemouth based companies for over 30 years. He decided to become self-employed in 2007 and initially worked from home. Eric found working from home suitable at first but gradually he began to feel isolated and distracted. Even washing the dishes would be preferable to working some days. One of Eric’s clients is based in Edinburgh, so he began to look at flexible working space there but found it quite expensive for a one-person business and he didn’t fancy the commute plus additional travel expenses. At that time, Falkirk Business Hub was just opening its doors and offering a one-month free trial. Eric decided to take this up and within one week he had decided he was going to sign up permanently. He initially began on a 60-hour a month package but moved it to an Unlimited package which he is still currently on.
Independent business people working better, together
Eric feels he gets more work accomplished working out of the HubLounge than he did at home as he feels as if he is in a work environment. He enjoys coming into the Hub and entering “work mode”. Interacting with other people is also a huge positive to him. Eric feels that there is a great mixture of small companies, individuals, and larger companies using the HubLounge as a branch office. He explains that this allows you to network and even generate new business. It can also be great for some free advice from one professional to another!!
“Sylvia and Sharon, who are the Hosts at reception are so helpful and efficient. They are the first impression of the place and they make it a great one.”
He describes the environment as modern, comfortable and great with free printing. He loves the location of the Hub as it has easy car parking and Falkirk Grahamston Railway Station right on its doorstep. If he needs to meet with his Edinburgh clients he can quite easily walk to the train station and be there in less than half an hour.
Eric’s company is called ECS Administration & Proofreading. His taglines are accurate, quick, professional work. After so many years in the chemical industry he decided he wanted to play to his strengths and those are in his own words his attention to detail, being “picky” and analysing information. He offers proofreading to both small scale and large-scale projects.
Work How You Want
You can join the HubLounge as a “pay as you go” or monthly member. If you would like to visit and see the HubLounge for yourself – please drop in or contact us for more information.
Jaime MacSween, CEO of Logicalware who are based in Falkirk Business Hub took a trip of a lifetime to volunteer in Tanzania along with 11 other volunteers from Falkirk’s Trinity Church. The group volunteered with Vine Trust who are an international charity with a vision to see communities transformed.
It took the volunteers from Falkirk three flights, a ferry, and two buses to arrive at Sengerema where they stayed to volunteer at the Village of Hope in Tanzania.
They received a warm welcome on their arrival on the 28th of May. There was lots of singing and dancing and they were welcomed by representatives from the local ward and executive officers from the Kazunza local government. There were also senior representatives from the African Inland Church of Tanzania present, who are the key partner with the Vine Trust on this project.
They were there to provide construction support to the locals to build homes. This involved carrying buckets of water, moving boulders, mixing and moving cement and even some building and cementing the foundations along with the local builders. One of their tasks was also to build a cairn on top of the hill. This was no easy feat as it involved carrying stones, buckets of water, sand and cement up the hill.
Throughout their time there they also attended the local church. There was an estimated 1,000 people in attendance for a three hour service which also involved singing and energetic dancing. The group also visited young children at Sengerema AIC day care centre. They gave each child a pack which the young people at Trinity in Falkirk had made up. The packs each contained a large notebook, pencil, coloured pencils, eraser, sharpener and balloons. The children were over the moon with this kind gesture from children half the world away.
On their last day they held a small ceremony at the cairn attended by local dignitaries. The volunteers attached the map of the area and plaque. They sang together and the group described this as a very moving moment. The volunteers also purchased 100 football tops to hand to the children on their last day. The children were extremely grateful of such a kind gesture and the volunteers were sad to be leaving as they boarded the bus that evening. As they watched out the bus windows all they could see was smiling faces waving and wishing them farewell.
All of us at Falkirk Business Hub would like to say a massive well done to Jamie and to all of the volunteers from Falkirk Trinity Church! It’s great to see our tenants not only thrive in business but give their time to those less fortunate in our world, an excellent example of a forward thinking, well-rounded entrepreneur.
In 2018, Falkirk Business Hub began collaborating with the local 17 Degrees Magazine. The magazine provides the Forth Valley Area with a progressive, creative and insightful publication. You may have noticed the stand located in our reception area where you can pick up the publication complimentary. They focus on the local people, places and businesses that sustain the area. On the back of this several of our tenants have also chosen 17 Degrees as a media to promote their business such as Life Fit Wellness, Active Office and Stacey Leigh Spalding.
The past few weeks we have been working with 17 Degrees on our next feature which will be focusing on our recently renovated HubLounge area and ground floor meeting rooms. We will also be promoting four of our happy clients. This will showcase the diverse range of businesses that operate within Falkirk Business Hub.
We work closely with the Editor of 17 Degrees Magazine, Sophie Robertson. She got the chance to collaborate with the four businesses chosen for this issue and worked alongside photographer Brian Vass of Vass Media during several photoshoot days. In the feature we will also be showcasing different areas of our historic building, inside and out.
We look forward to 17 Degrees Magazine readers across the Forth Valley Area learning more about what goes on within Falkirk Business Hub and with some of our tenants. For now, enjoy some ‘Behind the Scenes’ photographs until the next issue is released on the 17th of July!
Life Fit Wellness provides the highest standard of healthcare and exercise services which are delivered within a custom designed clinic in Falkirk Business Hub. Read more from a recent article in 17 Degrees Magazine here:
We are thrilled to be home to fantastic, growing businesses such as Life Fit Wellness. For more information please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01324 614 044 to discuss their services with the friendly team.