Originally founded in 1996 by Dr Harry Brunjes from his Harley Street practice, the success depended upon excellence in service, innovation and medicine. Premier Medical delivered reports for the personal injury sector to insurers and solicitors, growing organically and by acquisition over a 15-year period before being sold to Capita in 2010. In 2016 the company was reacquired.
In the last five years, the group has moved into other areas within the healthcare sector. In 2017, Premier Medical Holdings Ltd (PMH) acquired all the shares in WARP Technologies, which specialises in medical software innovation. In 2018, PMH bought Medicals Direct, which prioritises on the provision of medical opinion and screening in the life insurance and income protection market.
During this same period, South East Specialist Medical and Quality Medical were added to Premier Medical Holdings Ltd. Alongside, PMH also developed a nationwide physiotherapy service under the brand Physio-Link as well as creating Premier Specialist, responsible for providing bespoke services across the complete range of medical disciplines.
As a result, the company today is a fast-growing portfolio of businesses employing over 300 people across 7 UK locations. The focus is a broad knowledge of the insurance, legal and healthcare sectors, supported by best practice in terms of clinical governance and technology platforms. The original values and ethos remain, delivering strong core services and innovative products to a diversified customer base.
2021 marked the 25th anniversary since Premier Medical was founded.
With the expansion and diversification of the group, alongside the 25th anniversary, the time was right to rebrand the holding company as Kuro Health.
In the next five years, Kuro Health will organically grow each of its existing companies, develop new products and implement an acquisition strategy in complementary markets.
With a reputation acquired over a period of 25 years, a commitment to people, a focus on clients, and an understanding of the importance of technology, Kuro Health believes there is considerable opportunity across the breadth and width of the healthcare and medical software sectors.