From its offices near London City airport this company supplies pharmaceuticals and medical devices to pharmacies and private hospitals around the world. A1’s products include surgical dressings made by Smith & Nephew as well as its British-made own-label range of surgical dressings and oral medicine syringes. The company’s main geographical market is the European Union, but it trades worldwide. The business was founded in 1986 by husband-and-wife team Gary and Carmen Lewis. International sales have risen by 228% a year, from £552,000 in 2008 to £5.9m in 2010.
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