Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels: When Boots meets Holland & Barrett

Tanvi and Vishal

Vishal and Tanvi Patel have created an online pharmacy and health business

Eagle-eyed locals may have spotted a new business at 86 Goldhawk Road. Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels opened five months ago and is owned by husband and wife
team, Vishal and Tanvi Patel. As you might guess from the name, the enterprising young couple, who are both qualified pharmacists, actually run two complementary operations from the premises.

Vishal and Tanvi met at university and, since graduating, they have worked in chemists and pharmacies – from High Street names to independents and health centres. ‘Our vision is to combine a pharmacy – in our case, an online pharmacy (Pharmacy on Wheels) – and a health and fitness retail outlet (Fitness Fuel),’ says Tanvi. ‘You could say we want to Boots and Holland & Barrett.’

The concept of an online dispensing pharmacy is still relatively new. ‘The huge advantage is convenience,’ explains Vishal. ‘Having registered with us, either online or via our paper consent form, patients can get their practitioners to send their prescriptions by electronic transfer and we will deliver to the door – be it a home or work address. If the location is within five miles and we have the medicines in stock, it’s a same day service. Most importantly, we are governed by the Pharmaceutical Council and the NHS in exactly the same way as a traditional chemist.’

The Fitness Fuel side of the business is based at the shop. ‘We want to cater for everyone from health and fitness enthusiasts to mothers and babies and the elderly,’ confirms Tanvi. ‘We stock natural skincare products, health and superfoods (chia seeds, goji berries), protein shakes and powders, spelt and coconut flour, vitamins and minerals as well as a wide range of nutritional supplements and fitness aids. And if we don’t have something, we’ll order it.’

With an on-site consultation room which the couple use as a licensed travel clinic, Vishal and Tanvi don’t lack for ambition. They are certainly providing a fantastic one-stop medical and lifestyle resource for the local community.

Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels
86 Goldhawk Rd, W12 8HD
+442087405555
info@pharmacyonwheels.co.uk
http://www.pharmacyonwheels.co.uk



Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels
86 Goldhawk Rd, W12 8HD
+442087405555
info@pharmacyonwheels.co.uk
http://www.pharmacyonwheels.co.uk

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