Henry Schein, the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, commemorated the company’s 20th anniversary in the UK recently.
It took place at Henry Schein’s UK headquarters in Gillingham, Kent.
Henry Schein, a US-based company, entered the UK in 1991 as a dental consumables business, and has evolved over the past two decades to be a full-service distributor of health care products and services to dental, medical, and animal health office-based practitioners.
‘Our growth in the UK is a result of the strong commitment of our Team Schein Members to meet
the practice needs of our dental, medical and animal health customers,’ said Stanley M Bergman,
chairman and chief executive officer of Henry Schein.
‘We expected to stay in our first facility across the street from our current home in Centurion Close for quite a long time, but we outgrew it in only three short years. Over the past two decades Henry Schein U.K. has grown from a few hundred Team Schein Members to well over a thousand, while our revenues have increased tenfold.’
During those two decades, many leaders of Henry Schein UK have become important contributors to professional associations in the communities the company serves.
Simon Gambold, managing director of the dental division of Henry Schein UK, serves as a fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing, a Council Member and immediate past President of the British Dental Trade Association, a trustee of the British Dental Health Foundation, and co-chair of the Henry Schein International Oral Health Advisory Committee.
In addition, Mr Gambold represents the UK at the Association of Dental Dealers of Europe and the industry on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dentistry, Stakeholder Group.
‘We are proud to celebrate Henry Schein’s excellent service to office-based practitioners in the
United Kingdom over the past 20 years,’ said Mr. Gambold.
‘We look forward to continuing to work as a business partner and trusted advisor to our customers to help them deliver the highest quality care and increase the success of their practices for many years to come.’