Harborough district village gets its first ever dental practice

The new dental surgery will serve the fast-growing local catchment area of over 4,000 people

Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:39 am
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:40 am
From left to right, Dr Carmen Jimenez, Grant Howard (Burgis & Bullock) and Harry Leak.

A dentist wife and her husband have opened a new dental practice in Husbands Bosworth – the first ever in the village.

Dr Carmen Jimenez has thrown open the doors to the private practice on the High Street of the flourishing village near Market Harborough.

And her husband Harry Leak has developed the property through his company KIO Developments.

From left to right, Dr Carmen Jimenez, Harry Leak and Grant Howard (Burgis & Bullock).

The new dental surgery will serve the fast-growing local catchment area of over 4,000 people.

Thrilled Carmen, who’s expecting their second child in May, said: “There is a great community feeling here in the village and that has only grown with the support everyone has shown each other during the pandemic.

“Our family is part of that community and we believe this new surgery will be a valuable resource to other people living in and around Husbands Bosworth.”

She added: “To open my own practice has always been my goal as my dad had a practice on the ground floor of my house when I was growing up.

“It will also be walking distance from home and make it easier for me to spend time with my young family, which is set to grow in May!”

Foxbury Dental will create jobs in the village with two nurses, a receptionist, a second and third dentist and a hygienist.

The nearest surgery to Husbands Bosworth previously was eight miles away in Lutterworth.

The new dental health hub is part of a bigger development on the high street by KIO Developments.

The firm has also bought two other properties and will be creating five new flats and renovating an existing cottage.

Harry said: “We have been living here for a few years now and identified there was an opportunity to open a practice.

“I set up KIO Developments and started looking to acquire premises. “We went on to buy three properties on the high street and will be creating new homes for the village too.”

He added: “There will be two flats above the practice.

“Then two doors down we bought another two buildings, one to be converted to three flats and other to be turned into a two-bed cottage.

“We are glad to be playing our part in the development of the village."

As they prepared to open the practice they took expert advice from leading accountancy firm Burgis & Bullock - and Harry will continue to work closely with them as KIO Developments carries on growing.