Global growth for Bristol healthcare specialist after it lands second multi-million pound investment

June 7, 2024

Bristol-based international healthcare infrastructure specialist Archus is to expand into more markets after securing a £2m investment from NatWest.

The firm, which provides a range of strategic and infrastructure-related consultancy services to clients in the health and social care industry, will use the funding to open more offices and add to its expert teams in Canada and Ireland, with further plans to expand to Australia. 

Founded in 2017 with a mission to shape the future of healthcare, Archus has already opened eight offices across the globe that have between them supported more than 900 projects.

These range from new GP surgeries and pandemic surge facilities to major new hospital developments and the ground-breaking NHS Net Zero Carbon Building Standard.

NatWest’s investment comes a year after Archus received £9m funding from growth capital investor BGF.

Archus founder and CEO Richard Darch, pictured, said: “We’ve worked with NatWest for a number of years and the support, guidance and funding we’ve received has been pivotal to our success and growth to date. 

“This investment demonstrates their shared confidence in our vision and capabilities, and will support us as we confidently pursue our physical expansion into new international markets as part of our mission to drive positive change in healthcare systems, globally.”

NatWest senior relationship manager Ben Trought added: “Having built a relationship with Archus over the last four years we understand the workings of the business, its growth plans, and the opportunities this new funding will create.

“NatWest is committed to supporting ambitious businesses and Archus’ progression since it first started back in 2017 has been nothing short of remarkable.

“This latest development is sure to help solidify its position as a global market leader in the sector.”

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