Moving medicine forward since 1825

Get to know the UK’s largest independent pharmaceutical distributor

If you’re looking to partner with a reliable, ambitious and future focused business that has the people, technology and global network to meet your needs, you’re in the right place.

 

Our ever-growing network has been trusted by organisations around the world
for almost 200 years. We’ve got the experience, expertise and the resources to deliver an unmatched service that ensures hospitals and healthcare providers consistently get the medicines they need, when and where they need them.

Our history speaks for itself
1825

Thomas Mawdsley establishes as a wholesaler in Manchester.

1885

Joseph Brooks Ltd is founded as a manufacturer and wholesaler of creams and ointments.

1950

Denis Mawdsley, great-grandson of the founder, becomes Managing Director.

1958

Mawdsleys acquires Joseph Brooks Ltd.

1974

Mawdsley-Brooks Ltd moves to new premises in Salford.

1996

Mawdsleys celebrates 125 years of trading.

1999

Mawdsleys head office moves to South Langworthy Road in Salford.

2000

Mawdsleys acquires pharmacy IT company, Positive Solutions.

2003

Mawdsleys Pre Wholesale (MPW), 3PL for the pharmaceutical industry, launches.

2007

Mawdsleys lists in The Times Top Track 250.

2010

MBI (Mawdsley Brooks Israel) opens as the first overseas business.

2011

Quest 22 opens in Doncaster to provide pharmaceutical over-labelling and clinical trial services.

2013

MBB (Mawdsley Brooks Brazil) opens as the second international office.

2014

International House in Salford opens as a base for UK unlicensed and specialty pharma divisions.

2018

An additional MPW distribution centre opens at Redhouse in Doncaster.

2019

Mawdsleys Logistics launches to provide ambient and cold-chain transportation for the pharmaceutical industry.

2020

Harry Westall, sixth-generation member of the Mawdsleys family, becomes Chair of the Board.

2022

Construction of Redhouse 2 begins on a site adjacent to the existing facility which opened in 2018, which when complete will double MPW’s capacity at this site.

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