Dr Harpal Bains. Entrepreneur, mother & Trading Times employer17.06.2013
Dr Harpal Bains is the model modern mum, living in the heart of the City in a split-level ground floor pad with her husband, Dan, and daughters, Azure (5) and Avalon (3 ½). Everything is on her doorstep – ‘If I can’t walk, I don’t go!’, she laughs. Harpal is buzzing with entrepreneurial enthusiasm. She found the NHS too restrictive and has quit her career as a surgeon to chart her own course and start her own health & wellbeing clinic, Age Management London (www.amlondon.co.uk). AM London helps people prevent the decline of old age through bio-identical hormone replacement and holistic nutrient therapy. ‘It’s medically proven to work, and is becoming increasingly popular in the US and Australia. It helps counteract the effects of ageing, promotes health, wellness, vitality and educates people how to live their lives optimally. Because our target market is typically people over 50 (though we encourage people to begin from 40), AM London will be looking for mature yet vital staff who are into their health & wellness and who can empathise with our customers – people who share my passion and who embrace ageing in a positive, healthy and vital way.’
‘I saw Jonathan Collie talk about Trading Times last month at an event in North London. At the time I was looking for premises for AM London. Watching Jonathan talk, I realised that Trading Times would be the perfect place to find the right people to enable me to flexibly grow my business.’
‘I decided to test Trading Times by posting a job for a landscape gardener. We have small and very challenging outdoor space and I’ve been looking for some time for a landscape gardener with the right smarts and inventiveness. It took a couple of weeks and I received 3 matched candidates. Russell immediately stood out. He is a semi-retired accountant who also has a passion for gardening and the creativity of landscape design. He clearly demonstrates a level of professionalism and pride in his work and I trusted his judgement immediately. Russell’s been at it now for more than a month – designing (in great detail), choosing & buying the plants, preparing the ground and planting. The full beauty of the garden will be evident in later summer – maybe you could come back and take more pictures then!’
‘I would so recommend Russell to anyone or company looking to improve and transform their outside areas.’
‘I’m excited to have found Trading Times. For both my household and my business needs. I’m looking forward to finding people with extensive experience and knowledge, but who are also passionate about what they do. I will be posting jobs for AM London over the coming months on Trading Times – for receptionists, administrators, lettings management, DIY, project management and a virtual PA.’
For more information on Age Management London, you can email Dr Harpal Bains directly at email@example.com, or visit the website, www.amlondon.co.uk.