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A former naval nurse turned entrepreneur is celebrating a “phenomenal” first year in business by recruiting new staff.
Lichfield mum-of-two Sally Wagstaff has seen her laser treatment company Xodos Aesthetics smash its sales targets by 20 per cent.
The Curborough-based company has already helped the 40-year-old land a string of awards, including the Newcomer of the Year accolade from Lichfield’s Britestart Business Networking. She is also a finalist for the district’s 2015 Business Networking Awards.
Sally, who worked as a nurse in the Navy for 18 years before launching Xodos, has now taken on one new staff member, beauty and laser therapist Suzanne Wickham – and she hopes the year will see more new members of the team as well as moving to a larger premises.
“The last 12 months have been phenomenally successful – beyond my wildest dreams,” said Sally. “I could not have envisaged a better year.
“The business has been received so well – proving that I’m filling a niche in the market. I couldn’t be more over the moon and I’m loving being my own boss.
“Lichfield is proving to be a fantastic place to do business and prosperously so. I have already started the first phase of my expansion plans for this year but, I also plan to invest in another state-of-the-art laser machine that will tackle tattoo removal and skin rejuvenating – among other things – soon.”