Harry Dundas Market
Rebecca Wayman

Middlesbrough entrepreneur pledges 'improved wellness' of local area with health startup

The owner of a new business in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market has declared he will use his expertise in alternative therapies to improve the wellbeing of people in the town.

Harry Bhardwaj, 42 and from Thornaby, also brings 18 years of retail experience to The One Stop Health Shop which is set to provide natural health solutions such as hypnotherapy, alternative medicines and bio-energetic testing.

He left his job as manager of the Clarks shoe shop in the town’s Hillstreet Shopping Centre in January, and admitted it was a “really big decision”.

Harry said: “I always wanted to put into practice what I have studied all my life. I think the time has come.”

He has planned his new career and a move to the market over a number of years. He is guaranteed a warm welcome - The One Stop Health Shop’s neighbour is the Dermadio Skin Clinic, run by his wife Shami since 2014.

Harry’s arrival means Dundas Market, which is part of the Dundas Shopping Centre, will be able to add hypnotherapy, alternative medicines and bio-energetic testing to many health, beauty and wellness treatments already available.

He added: “My therapies enable me to find out how your organs are doing and what you really need to look after in the future to make sure you have the right energy balance.”

Harry said his major motivation is to help members of the community become healthier and happier. That could be by using alternative therapies for older people who want to continue living independently, or by supporting the increasing proportion of the population who suffer from depression and stress.

Dundas Market’s manager, David Harris, commented: “I am delighted to welcome The One Stop Health Shop which further supports our aim of making the market a place for people to visit for so many different reasons.

“Our cluster of wellness businesses and the presence of the Live Well Centre in the Dundas Shopping Centre means this is a real focal point for health and well-being in Middlesbrough.

“Startup businesses can rent one of a small number of Enterprise Units. They cost from just £60 per week and are available on a short term tenancy agreement.”

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