With a projected turnover of £10m this tax year, the intravenous nutrition therapy provider plans to launch a further 29 clinics in the next three to 12 months
Get A Drip announced a turnover of £2.65m for 2021-22 with that figure projected to rise to £10m this tax year.
The news comes amidst an ongoing boom within the wellness market, now valued at a growing $4.4tn, the IV therapy and vein access markets and supplements markets valued at $54.9bn and $163.9bn respectively. A 77 per cent rise in the global popularity of IV vitamin drips seen since 2004 also, it was in 2010 when founder and CEO Richard Chambers first considered the idea to democratise the administration of IV vitamin drips.
“I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on my 18th birthday and three years later found myself rushed into intensive care after suffering with complications,” explains Richard.
Off the back of the experience, in and out of hospital for seven years due to a weakened immune system, Richard was overwhelmed by the benefits of IV treatment as a major factor in his recovery and set up the business in October of 2017.
Since the business’ inception, more than 35 medical professionals have administered over 40,000 vitamin drips and intramuscular (IM) booster shots, and seven clinics have opened in Boxpark Shoreditch, Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, Westfield Stratford City, Canary Wharf, Junction 6 Dublin, Brown Thomas Dundrum and Rotterdam.
In addition to these ground-breaking clinics, Get A Drip has opened a further five mobile clinics servicing anywhere within the M25 (Islington and Battersea), the North East (Newcastle), and the South East of England (Leatherhead, Thurrock), and already has plans to launch a further 29 clinics in the next three to 12 months, including overseas across Europe, North America, the Middle East and in Australia.
“Franchising our clinics was a major breakthrough in our mission to bring accessible and affordable IV Vitamin Drips to the masses. Typically, the drips have only been available to celebrities and the super wealthy – our aim is to overcome that,” adds Richard.
Alongside building out its list of franchise sites, it has also gradually expanded its product line to now offer over 15 different IV vitamin drips, affording benefits spanning tiredness and fatigue, sleep, metabolism, immune function, anti-ageing, hair and skin health, fitness and more.
To ensure the safety of customers at all times, all of the clinics in the UK are CQC registered, upholding the highest of medical standards, and Get A Drip only employs registered nurses, doctors, pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists.
In February 2019, Get A Drip became the first vitamin drip company to introduce DNA testing for customers, so any nutritional deficiencies can be identified, and the drip therapy can be tailored specifically to individual needs.