FAB Group, New Zealand’s leading expert in skin rejuvenation and appearance medicine, today announced that alongside the opening of their Riccarton Caci clinic, they plan to open three more clinics in Canterbury and new clinics in Blenheim and Mosgiel.
Glenice Riley, Global Chief Operating Officer of FAB Group says, the business has decided to invest in six new clinics for the South Island because there has been historical underinvestment in the region from the sector.
“We’ve long wanted to invest more in the South Island, but as a franchisee business we’ve also needed to find the right partners. We identified that one of the barriers to opening more clinics was the capital we were expecting franchisees to invest.
“Earlier this year we launched a new franchise model that halves the amount people need to invest to open a Caci clinic, and increases how much we invest to a quarter of a million per clinic. Riccarton is the first clinic we’re opening in the South Island under this arrangement, and we’re looking forward to investing even more in the months to come,” says Ms Riley.
The Group is close to announcing franchisee partners for new clinics in Canterbury, and is still on the hunt for partners in Ashburton, Timaru, Blenheim and Mosgiel.
Ex-school teacher, Kirsten Hemopo, is the Riccarton franchisee and says, “I had always been interested in the beauty industry so when I saw the opportunity to own a Caci clinic in Riccarton come up, I jumped at the chance. Without a ‘central city’ for so long, Riccarton is definitely the bustling hub of Christchurch. The area is full of energy and attracts a hugely diverse range of people to it. I look forward to working with FAB Group to make sure the Caci clinic is a success.”
Riley says she is really excited to find partners like Kirsten and looks forward to growing a successful business together.
“We’re the biggest skincare and appearance business in New Zealand and proudly have more than 40,500 customers around the country. We’re also offer some of the most compelling franchisee returns in New Zealand. More than 40% of our clinics have revenues in excess of a million dollars annually, and we anticipate our new South Island clinics will grow to be this successful.”