1998 - Waymade Healthcare
Waymade Healthcare in Essex is a pharmaceutical company with a turnover placing it within the top 10 UK pharma league. It supplies and distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical products.
Vijay and Bhikhu Patel, who together founded Waymade Healthcare, have seen it grow from a single chemist's shop in Essex into a pharmaceuticals company with a turnover in excess of £300m. Vijay had arrived in Britain from Kenya at the age of 16 with just £5, a handful of O-levels and a fierce determination to succeed.