WIGMORE MEDICAL LTD
Wigmore Medical Ltd was established in 1985 as the pharmaceutical business of Porter Nash Medical, a retail pharmacy and medical equipment mail order company. Porter Nash was itself established on Wigmore Street in 1978 and by 1989 was the leading medical mail order supplier in the UK with its annual catalogue being distributed to over 60,000 medical practitioners. In 1998, Porter Nash entered into partnership with the Henri Schein group for its medical equipment and mail order business, while Wigmore Medical became an independent company and moved to its current premises on 23 Wigmore Street.
In the next year, in addition to expanding its retail pharmaceutical services, Doctors' Dispensary and medical export services, Wigmore Medical became the first importer of BOTOXTM in the UK. This was the beginning of its expansion into the Medical Aesthetics field, and was followed by many other "firsts' in the industry. Including, setting up training courses for facial aesthetics from 2000, and holding a seminar event on injectable fillers with Drs Jean and Alastair Carruthers for 75 attendees in 2001, which became the forerunner to the annual Facial Aesthetics Exhibition and Conference (F.A.C.E).
The early noughties saw the company adding products from Q-Med and Innomed to its aesthetic range, as well as adding aesthetic machinery from the likes of Syneron and others to its product portfolio, becoming a one-stop-shop for all clinical needs. With the popularity of training courses increasing, Wigmore Medical established its own training centre at 21-23 Wigmore Street in 2005, where it remains the most used room. Hosting in-house as well as external courses, it provides CPD certified courses in Toxins, Fillers, Skincare and CPR to medical and aesthetic practitioners throughout the country and further abroad.
At the turn of the decade, Wigmore Medical became the exclusive distributor for brands such as Glo Therapeutics and Glo Minerals, as well as the revolutionary ZO Skin Health by Dr Zein Obagi. It also maintains the largest sales representative team in the industry covering the whole of the UK. Brands included in the Wigmore Medical portfolio include;
ZO Skin Health
Glo Minerals & Therapeutics
Wigmore Medical France was established in Paris in 2015, where it provides the same high-level customer service to aesthetic clinics across the whole country with exclusivity of ZO Skin Health across the region. While the UK Wigmore Medical team now numbers over 70 people and continues to grow.