Ashokkumar D Patel


Founded IPS Specials


Ashokkumar D Patel is a highly skilled pharmacist with over 41 years of experience in starting and running pharmacies, wholesale pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing/importing unlicensed Specials, all in compliance with the regulatory authorities. He possesses sound knowledge in all three industries.

Mr Patel founded IPS Specials, a Pharmaceutical Specials Manufacturing/Importing company in 2001, making it within a few years one of the leading companies in the UK in that sector. He built a manufacturing facility and obtained an MS manufacturing & WDA(H) license from MHRA and a Home Office Controlled Drugs Licence from the Home Office.

Mr Patel was the Managing Director of Herisse Ltd/Vertical Pharma Resources Ltd T/A IPS Specials, with most of his time spent on new revenue streams. He continues to be a joint Responsible Person on the wholesale Licence (IPS). Mr Patel is a specialist in clinical trial supplies, including procurement, manufacture, and blinding, and holds an MHRA Licence MIA(IMP) 32879. He is also a leading supplier of Medical Cannabis in the UK.

Mr Patel holds a Pharmacy Degree B.Pharma (HONS) from Kings College University of London and is a UK Registered Pharmacist GPhC Reg No: 2024760. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).