On Thursday 22nd March, Richard Harrington MP welcomed Minister Steve Brine MP to Watford to officially open Sigma Pharmaceuticals new facilities.
Sigma is a family run local business that started as a community pharmacy in 1975. The business has since grown into Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc – one of the largest independent pharmaceutical distributors in the country, employing over 400 people, and servicing over 3000 pharmacies, 1000 hospitals and 600 dispensing doctors throughout the UK and Europe.
The new building, named HD House, accommodates not only modern offices for the Head Office functions but also a brand-new automated handling system, meaning staff can process more orders in less time with even greater levels of accuracy.
The Health Minister and MP for Watford had a tour of the new facilities with the Managing Directors and then officially opened the building. The opening was attended by staff and representatives from the pharmacy sector locally.
Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care said: “It is fantastic to witness a British company making investment to enhance its competitiveness and ensure continued growth in the healthcare market. I wish Sigma Pharmaceuticals every success for the future.”
Richard Harrington, MP for Watford, said: “It's a pleasure to be here today for the official opening of Sigma Pharmaceuticals' impressive new facilities. It's great to see a local business that employs hundreds of people already, expanding their premises and thriving in the Watford area.”