2012
THE GROUP EMPLOYS 400 PEOPLE.
Future plans the Group sets its foundation to strive to become a 100 year old company by having the strengths and financial disciplines of a big company combined with the leanness, agility and warmth of a small company.

1972
Govindjibhai Hathi (Senior) and Nirmalabhen Hathi moved to the United Kingdom leaving their home in Uganda. Their only child, Samit Hathi joined them in 1972 at the tender age of 5, unable to speak English. The Hathi seniors worked tirelessly and saved enough money to purchase their first business, a convenience store in Coulsdon.

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2001
B & S Healthcare expanded and moved into a brand new estate in Park Royal called Oliver Business Park.
The company milestones at this site were:
• Audited and awarded our Parallel Import License by
MHRA.
• Out grew Oliver Business Park within 1 year.
• The business grew to 15 employees.
• Samit and Alpa Hathi's first son was born named
Kishan Samit Hathi.
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1996
Samit sold the pharmacies to Alliance Unichem.

1997
Samit earned a place at the London Business School to read Masters in Business Administration. Simultaneously Mr Hathi (Senior) started in the wholesaling of pharmaceutical business with a small local supplier C&D supplies, the same person who had sold them their first pharmacy shop. Alpa had left Unilver as a Business Development Manager and had moved to ICL as a Regional Sales Manager working for customers such as Marks and Spencers.

1986
Samit worked at his family's business during his holidays learning how to buy and sell every type of product. Learning to go into the cash and carry's business and having a dream to expand this business.

1987
Samit was awarded a place at Kings College, University to study Pharmacy. Whilst studying, he worked evenings and weekends in pharmacies to gain experience in all their departments.

1995
Samit Hathi married Alpa Jobanputra. Alpa qualifed from Manchester University. She had secured a prestigious role as a Business Development Manager role for Unilver.

1998
When Samit graduated from London Business School, he then wanted to go into the wholesaling business. With the knowledge Mr Hathi (Senior) had acquired, Gowrie Ltd was born.
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