The Wilson Family
The Wilson family, who own Nelsons, have a long-standing and passionate commitment to complementary medicine. Mr Dick Wilson, who bought the business in 1972, passed his values and enthusiasm to his two sons. Robert, who joined the family company in 1987 in a sales and marketing role and, subsequently, became Managing Director in 1991, has been the Chairman since 2000. Patrick, who has developed Nelsons' global reach, continues as Deputy Chairman.
Robert and Patrick have grown the company substantially to take it from the modest size it was when Dick bought it in 1972 to a team of some 200 professional and committed employees today. Nelsons now exports to countries around the world, and has subsidiary offices in Boston in the US and Hamburg in Germany.