Healthtech business invests £3.5m expanding its facilities
06 May 2016
Pharmacy2U - the largest NHS contracted pharmacy, has invested £3.5m in expanding its facilities and creating a new 30,000 sq ft fulfillment facility.
The facility uses robotic and logistic technologies. The company called it "pivotal" to its expansion plans as it looks to expand its customer base.
Pharmacy2U self-funded the majority, but the new facility was also supported by a £450,000 local enterprise grant from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership business growth programme, together with funding from Barclays.
Daniel Lee, managing director of Pharmacy2U said: "This is the latest in a long and proud history of innovation from Pharmacy2U.
"Since 1999, we have shown that there are new ways to provide pharmacy services - using the internet and home delivery to give patients more convenience and choice.
"Our investment supports the NHS' aim of increasing access for patients to new types of pharmacy service. GP practices across the country are currently introducing electronic prescriptions - and this, coupled with our new dispensing hub, is making our well-established NHS repeat prescription service available to more patients across the country.
"The new facility is good news for the local economy too. We are now ready to scale up our business to the next level - with plans to significantly grow our customer base and market share."