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    Leslie Morgan receives OBE in New Year Honours

    02 January 2013

    We are very pleased to announce that Leslie Morgan, CEO of Durbin PLC, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to the Pharmaceutical Industry and to Charity.

    Leslie joined the small retail pharmacy, B&S Durbin Ltd, in 1976 as a Pharmacist and developed the export side of the business soon after as International Sales Director. He travelled widely, sourcing medicines and meeting new customers from around the world. In 1999, Leslie bought the company and changed the name to Durbin PLC.

    In 2002, Leslie bought the trading arm of the charity ECHO International Health Services - one of the leading UK suppliers of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals to charities and medical professionals around the world.

    Currently supplying 20,000 different products to over 180 countries and continuing to expand, the company now has a 100 strong workforce across 4 premises (including 20,000 square feet of warehousing) and 8 separate divisions including Clinical Trials Supply, Managed Access Programmes and Family Planning Supplies.

    Durbin also handles storage and distribution for a number of third-parties, and donate excess in-date stock to various charities. To date, more than £22m worth of stock has been donated through Durbin PLC.

    Durbin’s latest filed accounts show a turnover in excess of £65m. Durbin has won several awards including International Business of the Year (Business Excellence Awards 2012), SME of the Year (Business Excellence Awards 2008) and the Coutts Family Business Award (London/Greater London) in 2009.

    For further information, please contact our Marketing department on +44 (0)20 8869 6570 or email marketing@durbin.co.uk

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