Mitesh Soma, ChemistDirect.co.uk

Chemistdirect.co.uk provides over 20,000 health and beauty products online at prices that heavily undercut the high street - in some cases by up to 90%. Its aim is to deliver those products to customers' doors within 24 hours. The service is supervised by fully qualified pharmacists who are available to discuss symptoms and issues about medical problems. It made a profit of more than £1m in its first three months.

Mitesh launched Chemistdirect.co.uk in November 2007 with the support of his wife Krishna, a registered pharmacist. He'd previously been in credit derivatives at UBS, getting out in time before the credit crunch hit.

In this video interview, Mitesh Soma provides insight into how to start a business and what qualities he looks for in a business team. As a web-based company, Soma underlines the importance of having a website that is visually appealing to customers as well as developing clients trust through transparency and high-level security.

Get expert advice on staying ahead of the competition and the challenges facing entrepreneurs and hear about the long term goals Mitesh Soma holds for ChemistDirect.co.uk, and how he hopes to develop it into a household name. This video is ideal for anyone considering setting up a business in the pharmaceutical industry or a discount retail website.

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