The Principle Healthcare Group is one of the Europe’s leading producers of nutritional supplements.
Formed in 2002 by Mike Davies along with a team of healthcare industry professionals, the business was developed to create a “healthcare nutrition business which could make a real difference”.
Now a well established, independently British family run business, the Principle Healthcare Group provides specialised products in a variety of formats for some of the worlds largest retailers and brands.
Our head office is based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Alongside our state of the art manufacturing, packing and warehouse facility we also have our very own Innovation Centre.
Our European base spans across Slovakia, Hungary and Germany with manufacturing and packing at our Slovakian business, Innopharma s.r.o.
We have the expertise and capabilities to produce and supply a vast array of vitamin and mineral food supplements in various forms, including uncoated/coated tablets, effervescent tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, gummy pastilles, chewable capsules, dextrose tablets, liquids and powders.
What We Do
Principle Healthcare is one of the UKs leading vitamin, minerals and supplements producers. Holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade this demonstrates our commitment to quality, people and gives us the UK Royal stamp of excellence! Principle Healthcare Group can formulate, manufacture and package every kind of vitamin supplements in a variety of formats for a wide range of customers.
We have the expertise and capability to produce and supply vitamins in various forms including uncoated/coated tablets, effervescent tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, gummy pastilles, chewable capsules, dextrose, liquids and licensed products for customer brands, private label contracts and our own portfolio of brands.
Innopharma s.r.o. was established as a tablet and effervescent manufacturing and packing facility in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
Health Innovations UK Limited was set up as the tablet manufacturing site in Skipton, UK, for all coated tablets.
The Queens Award for International Trade was awarded to Principle Healthcare International Limited. The Queen’s Award is the most prestigious corporate achievement that any UK business can attain.
Gold standard of Investors in People was achieved.
Principle Innovation Centre opened to allow true creative innovation and product development.
Principle Healthcare Europe GmbH established in Wurzburg, Germany to develop sales and marketing within the European market.
Principle Healthcare has a portfolio of different brands, covering all aspects of general nutrition & sports nutrition. Our brands are sold both in the UK and also internationally.
We offer an extensive range of premium vitamin, mineral and health food supplements branded in our name. The range has been developed by our in-house registered nutritionist to ensure all products meet the needs of the target consumer.
Science Fitness is Principle Healthcare’s premium sports nutrition range.
Body Volt is Principle Healthcare’s energy and sports nutrition brand, with products designed for the everyday exerciser and amateur athlete.
Biocalth is a food supplement containing calcium L-threonate, which is a unique ingredient proven to increase the absorption rate of calcium and to help deliver calcium more efficiently to the bones.
Over the last 8 years, Principle Healthcare International Limited has significantly grown and developed to become one of the UK’s leading vitamin and mineral food supplements producers and also a substantial supplier of these products in the EU and internationally.
We are proud to provide industry leading expertise within the food supplement industry by adding value in the areas of:
- Quality management
- Technical services & regulatory expertise
- Product development
Our purpose built warehouse facility in Slovakia enables us to service all our European customers efficiently as well as our brand new extended warehouse in the UK to ensure and guarantee replenishment without delay.
Our outstanding industry expertise combined with international knowledge and experience makes us first choice to bring products of the highest standards to market faster than most.
We pride ourselves on our quality standards and all our products comply with UK and EU Legislation and also with the guidelines from the Council for Responsible Nutrition UK.
Only the very best is good enough for us – no compromises allowed.
The Quality Management Systems within the Principle group companies are certified against the BRC Global Food Standard. Our production facilities and quality systems have been awarded the Higher Level of accreditation of British Retail Consortium standard.
The premises and processes of Principle Group facilities follow Good Manufacturing Practices and comply with all elements of the Food Safety Act and Food Hygiene Regulations. Principle Healthcare Limited has been awarded the Excellence in Hygiene Award by the Regulatory Association.
Principle Healthcare Limited is proud to be a member of The Council for Responsible Nutrition UK (CRN UK). This is a leading non-profit making organisation, representing the food supplement industry. By playing an active role in the work of the CRN UK, we ensure we keep pace with national and international regulatory issues that could impact the VMS category.
- RAW MATERIALS are purchased from accredited and approved raw material suppliers.
- WE COMPLY FULLY with legislation governing our product area.
- OUR QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES are second to none.
Our technical expertise ensures we maintain the legality and safety of all products formulated, manufactured, packed and distributed by our group companies.
We ensure that all raw materials, product formulations, origination of artwork and pack copy are completely assessed, approved and maintained in order to meet all necessary requirements.
We also manage an Independent Analysis schedule which validates all manufacturers assay results.
A key element and area of expertise that is invaluable to customers is our proactive management of their technical systems to help drive new product development and any necessary changes to formulations.
All our products and formulations go through a comprehensive risk assessment, including allergen and cross contamination assessment.
Regulatory Affairs is a very important part of our business and as we are responsible for the development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of food supplements, it is essential to make a worthwhile contribution to public health and welfare.
We have a specialist department of Technical & Regulatory Affairs professionals that provide and share expert advice on the ever-changing legislation in all the countries in which we distribute our products.
The expertise we have means we are up to date on all the legal and scientific restraints and requirements passed by the various government legislation. It also means that no products are developed and launched without full approval of the technical regulatory team.
In today’s competitive environment the reduction of the time taken to reach the market is critical to a products’ success and our expertise in this area means we can deliver products to the market faster.
Getting the products right, for you and your customers. Our purpose is to research and source the best quality products and raw materials at the most cost effective prices.
We also provide retail buyers with a ‘one stop shop’ solution; whether this is for a branded or private label products. To do this we source innovative, quality goods from around the world.
Bespoke Project Management Services
With a wealth of buying, selling and logistics expertise, we can play an integral part of any retailer’s project management process. Our projects include sourcing on behalf of some of the UK’s biggest grocery giants.
Specialists in Category Management
Our service doesn’t end when goods are delivered to your warehouse. We regularly carry out category management reviews, where we can offer expert advice to maximise the potential of your product categories and shelf space – helping you to maximise turnover and profit. As part of our services we can offer all customers:
- Category management services
- Market review and analysis
- Priority and confidentiality
- Constant communication and evolving regulatory issues
In order to stay at the forefront of our industry, it is vital to our business that we keep abreast of new developments in food supplement tablet manufacturing, specifically new raw materials and new formulations.
We have the capability of manufacturing innovative products for our brands as well as developing customer specific formulations, with the support and expertise of a team of professional chemists, formulation scientists and technical assistants.
Not only can we work with various ingredients to formulate new and unique tablets, effervescent and dextrose products but we can also source and develop capsules, liquids, and gels.
Awards and Accreditations
QUEEN’S AWARD 2012
Principle Healthcare International Limited are extremely proud to be winners of the ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade’ 2012.
The Queen’s Award is the most prestigious corporate achievement that any UK business attain and is a form of approval that shows how successful a business has been.
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE – GOLD
Investors in People is a best practise people management standard. Here at Principle Healthcare Limited we have achieved the Gold Standard Award.
Top 100 SME Export
We are in the top 100 SME Export as featured in The Sunday Times for “Small to Medium size Companies category within the UK”.
Principle Healthcare International Limited came 43rd out of the 100 companies within the study.
British Retail Consortium – Global Standard for Food Safety
All the Principle Group Companies are accredited against this standard to the highest Grade A status.
ISO14001 Environmental Management
Principle Healthcare Limited & Health Innovations UK Limited have ISO14001 certification and are committed to continuing to minimise the impact of our business activities on the environment.
International Food Standard
Innopharma s.r.o. is accredited to the higher level of International Food Standard.
European Retailers/Pharmacy Groups
All our Group Companies have been audited by many major European and International retailers and pharmacy groups, against their standards and policies. We are approved to manufacture and supply many of the largest retail & pharmacies with own label products.
Membership of Professional Trade Associations/Organisations
Principle Healthcare Limited is a member of The Council for Responsible Nutrition UK (CRN UK). This is a leading non-profit making trade association, representing the food supplement industry. By playing a active role in the work of the CRN UK, we ensure we keep pace with national and international regulatory issues that could impact the VMS category.
Members of Parliamentary & Scientific Committee
The Principle Group is a member of this select committee, where a range of scientific and regulatory issues are discussed with leading scientists and parliamentary representatives.