Business awards recognise SkinHQ founder

Haroon Danis, founder of SkinHQ aesthetic clinics, has received a Gold Stevie Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the International Business Awards.

Launched in 2002, the Stevie Awards honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide. The 2020 competition attracted more than 3,800 nominations from organisations of all types across 63 nations.

SkinHQ provides non-invasive aesthetic treatments, including facial treatments and laser hair removal to a diverse and predominantly young, millennial audience. It has clinics in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Bradford, employing 50 people, with new clinics set to be rolled out across the UK in the next 12 months. 

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Haroon decided to expand the business quickly through franchising, and is in discussion with international partners in Bangladesh, China, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

As well as recognition for Mr Danis' achievements, SkinHQ won a Gold Stevie Award in the Company of the Year category.  Judges noted that SkinHQ responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by giving free treatments to NHS staff and other key workers, valued at £1.34 million.

Commenting on receiving the Stevie International Business Award, SkinHQ founder, Haroon Danis, says: 

“This recognition is fantastic news for the business and my loyal team of employees who are dedicated to providing a superb service for our customers. We know that what we do has a positive impact on the mental health of our clients, as well as their appearance. We help people with skin conditions, such as acne, which can have a devastatingly negative impact on individuals.”