Good news Britain: Chiropodist expands footprint

Shuropody, which sells foot-care products as well as treating people with painful foot conditions, claims to be the second largest provider of foot-care in the UK, behind only the NHS. Comments Foot-care brand Shuropody has raised 3m from the Business Growth Fund, the 2.5bn investment firm owned by Britains biggest banks. Founded by entrepreneur Frank Duffy in 2007, the Coventry-based company is aiming to double its annual sales to 30m over the next three years. Mr Duffy said the business, which sells foot-care products as well as treating people with painful foot conditions, is the second largest provider of foot-care in the UK, behind only the NHS. Following the purchase of 43 Scholl stores from Alliance Boots in July 2008, the company has expanded to 63 stores and concessions. However, Mr Duffy said Shuropodys latest expansion will be focused on concessions in garden centres and clinics located close to out-of-town supermarkets because of high rent and business rates on the high street. Related Articles Good news Britain: L&G can plug lending gap 08 Aug 2012 Were somewhere between healthcare and retail. The traditional high street model doesnt lend itself to what were doing, he said. He added that the company, which treats around 5,000 people each week, is hoping to benefit from providing foot treatments to more patients as the NHS continues to outsource services such as chiropody. Were primed for the changes that are going on with the NHS well be a national provider on a big scale. Mr Duffy, a former chief executive of the Dr. Martens footwear manufacturer R Griggs, said raising equity finance was the only available route to expanding the business in the current climate, as bank debt is either not available or too expensive. He said Shuropodys customers are typically mature females, who pay around 30 for a treatment.
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Howell declares himself fit for US Open (From Swindon Advertiser)

Researchers at Highgate Cemetery claim to have uncovered the grave of Abraham Lincolns chiropodist. Dr Issachar Zacharie was said to be the most favoured family visitor at the White House, valued by the former president not only for his skills but also as a sounding board for the opinions of the Jewish community in America. The discovery was made as researchers drew up a new map for visitors plotting the last resting places of the likes of Karl Marx, TV presenter Jeremy Beadle and author Douglas Adams. Dr Ian Dungavell, chief executive of Highgate Cemetery, back pain clinic said: Zacharies connection with Lincoln is fascinating, and especially topical just now. Were always keen to celebrate the exceptional achievements of people buried here at Highgate Cemetery. People know us for Karl Marx, but this is a place to reflect on all those who have gone before us, famous or not. Dr Zacharie died while living at an address in Mayfair and was credited as being founder of the Masonic Order of the Secret Monitor. He is buried in the East Cemetery near a piano memorial, commemorating classical pianist William Thornton. The map has been produced to coincide with the introduction of new entree prices for visitors from tomorrow (March 1). Dr Dungavell added: We dont expect to see Daniel Day-Lewis round here, but you never know.
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Grave of Lincoln’s chiropodist discovered at Highgate Cemetery

Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us Search: 6:00am Monday 10th June 2013 in Local By Ned Payne David Howell SWINDON’S David Howell has declared himself fit and ready to tackle his first major championship in two years after suffering a last-minute injury scare. The Broome Manor pro admitted last week that he was in a race against time to make the start of the US Open on Thursday due to an ingrown toenail. However, the big toe on Howell’s right foot has responded well to treatment and he was due to fly across the pond yesterday to begin preparations for one of the golfing calendar’s highlights at Merion. The toe is all good now, said the former world number nine. My chiropodist did a really good job and I hit some balls on Friday and it seemed to have settled down, so in terms of next week it’s panic over. I’d say it’s fine, quite miraculously actually. On Tuesday night the weight of the duvet on my big toe was very painful, but now I’m pain-free. I think the chiropodist got to the crux of the problem and after three or four days of recovery, I seemed to be OK. On Thursday I putted for 10 minutes and on Friday I hit a few shots, but I was still taking it easy because I wanted to be 100 per cent sure I was fine. Tee times for the Pennsylvania event were revealed over the weekend with Howell due off at 12.45pm local time on Thursday (5.45pm BST), alongside American sectional qualifiers Justin Hicks and Brian Stuard. On Friday the trio are the first on the course at 6.45am local time (11.45am BST). The last major championship that Howell competed in was the US Open in 2011, when coincidentally he was hampered by toe problems.
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