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Apprentice winner Dr Leah's skincare firm sees pre-tax profits slump by 11%


Dr Leah Totton

Dr Leah Totton

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Dr Leah Totton

The cosmetic skincare company set up by Apprentice winner and Londonderry woman Dr Leah Totton has reported an 11% decrease in pre-tax profits.

Dr Leah Ltd's pre-tax profits fell from £375,804 in 2018 to £332,242 in 2019.

In unaudited accounts for the year ending June 30, 2019, Dr Leah Ltd also reported a 3% decrease in turnover from £1.56m to £1.51m.

However, the firm did declare dividends of £250,000 during the year, up from zero in 2018.

The accounts come after the firm was forced to temporarily close amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In a message to clients, Dr Totton said the closure would allow "us to keep you safe, my clinic staff safe and allow myself and other medically trained doctors to assist in the NHS effort".

The company said it aimed to reopen on May 25, "providing it is safe to do so".

The 31-year-old claimed the BBC Apprentice crown in 2013 and joins Apprentice host Lord Sugar as the company's two directors.

A director's report filed with the accounts said that both existing clinics continued to perform well with an additional clinic being added at the end of the financial year.

At the moment there are three Dr Leah clinics specialising in non-surgical cosmetic medicine - one on London's Chiswell Street, one at Loughton in Essex and another clinic on London's Glentworth Street, which is known as the Baker Street clinic.

Belfast Telegraph