The threat of redundancy in your forties might fill some people with dread. Not so Sunny Sachdev, who has invested half a million pounds of his redundancy money to realise his dream of running a business.
Sunny worked for many years as a business and operations manager in contact centres and customer services. However, he hoped eventually to start up his own business in the wellness sector and when he was made redundant, he jumped at the opportunity to buy into The Massage Company franchise in Sutton Coldfield.
“I saw my redundancy not as the end of my career but as the beginning of a new adventure as a franchisee”, says Sunny; originally the third franchisee in this rapidly growing network of award-winning, international massage membership centres – the first of its kind in the UK. “Membership massage is commonplace in the US where its benefits are understood, but it is a new concept here in the UK. The lure of joining a franchise that is new to the market is exciting and I am looking forward to bringing the membership massage model to The Midlands”.
The Massage Company now has four centres in the UK, with therapists all gaining qualifications from the company’s own intensive training programme.
The centre’s fully qualified staff will undergo TMC’s unique Advanced Massage Training Programme, and offer a tight range of massages (Swedish, maternity, deep tissue and sports massage) at consistently high-quality, with gift vouchers also available. Situated on Lichfield Road, it will open seven days a week with late opening until 9pm on weekdays. First time customers will be offered their first 50 minute massage for only £39.95 if they show their voucher, given on completion of the online form on the website.
The massage treatment centre, which will create 30 local jobs, formally opened on 17 October.