Meet The Owner:
Meet Andrew Bovill, owner of Nature's Energy located in Glebe, Newtown, and Balmain, NSW.
Tell Us A Little Something About Yourself
I've been in the wellness industry for over 25 years, and have owned a couple of businesses in my time, all related to wellness and wellbeing. Helping people to help themselves is what inspires me.
What Inspired You To Start Your Own Business?
A business should be about meaning, a cause, a value or a belief, something higher than just selling products and services.
To me, curating a meaningful vision for a business inspires me to go that extra mile, put in the long hours necessary for success. I get a real kick out of doing something I believe in, I think we all do.
What Does Your Business Offer, And What Makes It Unique?
We offer a place to escape the worries, troubles and stresses of every day — a place to recharge, balance and put back into the body what life has taken out.
We are a Health Day Spa centred around beauty and wellbeing, offering; massage, beauty, sauna, steam rooms services, as well as homemade, handcrafted, beauty and wellbeing products.
What Does Your Journey Look Like?
I started as a competitive swimmer, and believed I was bulletproof. It wasn't until I developed chronic fatigue syndrome that I had to re-evaluate my life and focus my attention on health & balance.
Between then and now, I haven't stopped learning, and the more I learn, the more excited I get.
I've had the good fortune of working for some fantastic people, and amazing brands. I've learnt many lessons along the way, and have been able to leverage these experiences, to help shape the businesses I have owned, none more so than with Nature's Energy.
Did You Always Think You'd Be Doing This?
I honestly never thought I'd own a day spa, as I had always worked in gyms, and large health clubs. However, it makes perfect sense now, as I get older, the focus has shifted from fitness, to recovery, rejuvenation and keeping myself healthy and happy.
What Are The Most Rewarding And Challenging Parts Of Your Job And Owning Your Own Business?
Developing a cohesive team is by far the most challenging, but also the most rewarding. As an owner, 80% of my time is focused on my team. It is where the biggest competitive opportunity lies, and is one of my obsessions. A healthy one :)
Whats Your End Goal? The Moment You'll Know You've Achieved What You Want To?
I believe in an infinite mindset, and as such, there is no end goal, just a clear vision you continually work towards. To me, everything we do, 'we do it to inspire wellbeing through natural elements'. We are Nature's Energy