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Transform Clinic

Cosmetic medicine, laser and beauty clinic. Ideally suited to a doctor or nurse with strong business acumen and a passion for the cosmetic industry. However, a keen businessperson could also run and manage a clinic and employ the appropriate staff.

The Opportunity 

Transform Clinic is one of the longest established cosmetic and medical skin rejuvenation clinics in New Zealand. Transform Clinic was established 25 years ago with our specialists having travelled to clinics around New Zealand for seven years prior to this and has built a strong name for itself in the medical and appearance medicine industry. With two clinics attached to the master franchise and three franchises in the South Island, there are opportunities to join us as a franchisee to extend our excellent service further throughout New Zealand.  

With our clients at the heart of the business, our brand is committed to providing excellent service and to helping everyday people look and feel good about themselves. This is an opportunity to become a part of a business with a solid, trusted name in cosmetic medicine in New Zealand. Training and our ongoing support are provided, and our expertise gathered from over 30-years’ experience in appearance medicine and business.

Transform Clinic is owned and run by Dr Ian Little and his wife Jennifer Little. As a brief history - Ian and Jennifer established the clinic in 1997 to start full-time appearance medicine. Ian was a pioneer of appearance medicine and cosmetic lasers in New Zealand and is also a founding member of the Appearance Medicine Society in New Zealand. Ian has been a willing teacher/educator of doctors and nurses in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK, where he has run educational workshops with his wife Jennifer. Over the years, Ian has had regular clinics all over New Zealand including Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hastings, New Plymouth, and Auckland.

Now he only works fulltime in Christchurch and part-time in Dunedin, Queenstown, and Auckland. Some of their nurses have also worked for them in satellite clinics over the years. With the growing demand for services in other locations and with their professional background, experience, willingness to teach and share knowledge, Ian and Jenny decided a franchise model with their expertise and support would be a great opportunity to share with others.

The franchise model has proven to be a success. The master clinic, based in Riccarton, Christchurch, has a second clinic in central Dunedin, and satellite clinics in Auckland and Queenstown and then there are three franchises in Timaru, Merivale (Christchurch) and Selwyn.

Skills & Training 

At Transform Clinic, we pride ourselves in the level of expertise and experience we provide. Our franchisees / practitioners can expect complete initial and regular ongoing training and support, which is led by our medical director Dr Little, who has over 30 years of experience and was the first to use Botox® cosmetically in New Zealand. Ian was a pioneer of appearance medicine and cosmetic lasers in New Zealand and is also a founding member of The Appearance Medicine Society (AMSA). Ian has been a willing educator of doctors and nurses in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK, where he has run educational workshops with his wife Jennifer.

Areas available 

Our Dunedin clinic is available for purchase as a franchise, and we have opportunities available also for the North Island.

Franchisee comments 

Katie and Jeremy McIndoe – Transform Clinic Merivale, Timaru, and Selwyn.

"We decided to join Transform Clinic as a franchisee, as having had worked at the Riccarton Clinic for a number of years, we trusted Jenny and Ian. Jenny and Ian’s experience in the industry is second to none and working alongside them is a privilege. We enjoy being able to bring another view to a fantastic brand with continued support from Jenny and Ian. We love that it is NZ owned, that Dr Little is locally based and readily available.

As our Timaru franchise of 5 years has been so incredibly successful, expanding the brand further into Christchurch made complete sense to us. Merivale has been running for 9 months now and the level of support we had at start-up is just as present now as it was then. The start-up process was a steep learning curve for us, but having said that, we are absolutely thrilled with the results. Jenny and Ian have been so supportive when we’ve asked for advice. Although of course there were some tough conversations along the way as with any new venture, it has been surprisingly smooth and stress free to get up and going. This I feel comes down to the loyalty as well as trust between us as franchisee and franchisor.

This industry is growing rapidly and being a part of a successful brand is evidently showing in the numbers a lot sooner than expected. Client feedback is amazing. Demand is high, we have a new nurse onboard within 8 months of start-up in Merivale and are looking to employ another as soon as possible."

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