Our story

Learn more about Nelson history and key events that have helped to define us.

Production starts on Nelsons® OTC homeopathic remedies

1981

Appreciating the increasing customer demand for homeopathic remedies, Dick pioneered the production of the first Nelsons range of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines which led to the development of a range of natural healthcare products including Arnica, Teetha®, H+Care®, homeopathic ClikPaks® and Formulated products.

Production starts on Nelsons® OTC homeopathic remedies

1981

Appreciating the increasing customer demand for homeopathic remedies, Dick pioneered the production of the first Nelsons range of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines which led to the development of a range of natural healthcare products including Arnicare®, Teetha®, H+Care®, homeopathic ClikPaks® and Formulated products.

Production starts on Nelsons® OTC homeopathic remedies

1981

Appreciating the increasing customer demand for homeopathic remedies, Dick pioneered the production of the first Nelsons range of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines which led to the development of a range of natural healthcare products including Arnicare®, Teetha®, H+Care®, homeopathic ClikPaks® and Formulated products.

The Wilson family acquires the business

1974

Nelsons has always been a family owned company, but tragically, the remaining descendants of the founding family were killed in an aeroplane crash in the early 1970s. Dick Wilson, who had a long-standing passion and commitment to complementary medicine, was approached to take over the company.

Nelsons acquires Bach Original Flower Remedies and RESCUE Brands

1993

Since 1991, Nelsons have been allowed exclusive use of the plants and mother tinctures to manufacture and sell Bach Original Flower Remedies and in 1993, they acquired the brand equity allowing Nelsons to develop and promote the remedies and RESCUE range.

Spatone

2003

150th birthday

2010

2010 was a year of festivities including a special designed float at the Lord Mayor's show, commemorative gifts, materials and events to mark the year, including a visit to our factory by HRH Prince of Wales! 

2015

Launch of RESCUE Plus

For the first time in RESCUE's long and successful history, an exciting new range called RESCUE Plus was launched, which include clinically proven ingredients in addition to the unique combination of RESCUE essences. The first product to be launched was RESCUE Plus® lozenge, closely followed by RESCUE Plus® Effervescent, RESCUE Plus® Sleep Gummies and most recently RESCUE Plus® Dropper and Spray.

2018

Nelsons helps people live happier, healthier lives

Today, Nelsons is run by Dick Wilson's sons, Robert and Patrick and Chief Executive Officer, Claire Ferguson, leading a team of some 300 committed employees. RESCUE, Bach and our range of Nelsons products are all produced in Nelsons' specialist manufacturing facility in Wimbledon, while Spatone products come from Trefiw Wells Spa in Snowdonia. Nelsons exports to over 60 countries around the world and has subsidiary offices in the USA,Germany and Monaco.
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