With more than 110 blue-chip clients, including six of the world’s top-10 pharmaceutical companies, Healthcare Services Group claims to be one of the biggest distributors of UK pharmaceutical products with its fleet of 165 vehicles. The company was founded in 1976 by Philip Palmer, and in 1997 was bought out for £2.7m by the management, led by Alan Fall. Sales have grown almost 73% a year from an annualised £19.1m in 1999 to an annualised £98.4m in 2002.

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Company details
CompanyHealthcare Services Group
ActivityPharmaceuticals distributor
Annual sales rise over 3 years72.65%
Latest sales £000s†98354

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* supplied by company † annualised figure