Nutrecare Ltd, a competitor of VetUK, will provide complimentary services to VetUK’s current business.
James Towler, partner at York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP handled the deal on behalf of VetUK. Langleys’ colleagues Emma Clarkson, Francoise Vandale and Stephen Elliott also worked on the deal.
The relocation of Nutrecare from Kidderminster to Thirsk will lead to the employment of four new members of staff, bringing the total number of VetUK employees to thirty two.
VetUK intends to continue using the Nutrecare brand, alongside its other brands, PetUK (dog food, toys and accessories), Max & Molly's pet food range and, soon-to-be launched a dog wormer, cat and dog flea drop preparation and a range of pet Nutriment supplements.
“This is an exciting year for VetUK' said Iain Booth MD, 'year on year growth is at 30% and we about to celebrate our 1 millionth order in the coming months. We believe this purchase makes VetUK the largest UK focused online retailer of veterinary and pet products.”
James Towler, partner at Langleys, said: ““This is a great deal for Yorkshire-based VetUK and shows their intention to continue to grow and create further jobs, which is great for the region.”