Healthy £4.8m as MK firm goes to next level

From left John Smith, Ultrasis chief executive, with Screenetics directors Dr Soniya Saha, Leon Templar, Kevin Hollick and Penelope Tembra, of Ultrasis
From left John Smith, Ultrasis chief executive, with Screenetics directors Dr Soniya Saha, Leon Templar, Kevin Hollick and Penelope Tembra, of Ultrasis

A firm that carries out preventative health checks on workers and the public is the subject of a £4.8million friendly takeover.

Screenetics, which employs six people at its offices at Milton Keynes Business Centre, in Foxhunter Drive, has grown to a £467,000 turnover operation.

Kevin Hollick, managing director of Screenetics, said: “It’s not been an easy time to grow a business. We relied on friends and family to start with and have had lots of luck and been in the right place at the right time.”

One of the biggest slices of luck was when one of their posters was spotted by a key person at General Electric. The company was looking for a firm to carry out health checks, Screenetics passed various checks and the relationship has grown ever since.

The company buying Screenetics is called Ultrasis, based in London. It helps people maintain and improve their physical, psychological and social well-being and is looking to expand and develop its range of products.

Mr Hollick, who runs Screenetics with operations director Leon Templar and medical director Dr Soniya Saha, said the deal, subject to a shareholders’ meeting on October 4, would not make him an overnight millionaire. “But it could do in a two years,” he added. If Screenetics does well, there will be a further £3.849million.

Mr Hollick added: “We’ve got to change from thinking that the NHS will fix us when things go wrong to taking overnership of our own health.”