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Wells Offshore (The Company) was founded by Dr. Brian Wells as part of Wells Pharmacy, Withernsea, which had been established in 1973.  The purpose of the company is to act as a wholesaler of medical and pharmaceutical supplies to the shipping industry, and major oil, gas, and mining companies throughout the world. 


In 2002 Wells Offshore moved to a new office in Hull and in April 2012, was acquired Day Lewis PLC who saw excellent synergies between Wells Offshore and their active wholesaling division.

The Day Lewis Group is an award winning family business, consisting of one of the largest independent pharmacy chains in the UK and Europe. Founded by the late Kirit Patel MBE and his brother JC Patel in 1975. The business is now under the leadership of siblings, Jay, Rupa & Sam.

The Group remains a family-owned entity today, having grown from one pharmacy in Southborough to owning and managing over 300 pharmacies in the UK today. Day Lewis employs over 2600 people and has a major presence in the South of England, from Cornwall to Greater London. The company also has the management rights to the pharmacy concession in Harrods, the world famous department store in Knightsbridge, London.

Day Lewis is committed to developing and continuing the well-respected reputation gained by Wells Offshore and for this reason the business moved to a new larger site (Swan House) in January 2016