Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. Throughout our 120+ year history, Abbott people have been driven by a constant goal to advance medical science in order to help people live healthier lives. It’s part of our heritage and it continues to drive our work.
In the United Kingdom we have one clear aim – to be the UK’s premier health care company.
Abbott has been operating in the UK for 75 years and currently has operations in Maidenhead, Berkshire (UK Headquarters), Dartford, High Wycombe, Sittingbourne, Southampton, Witney and Bolton, soon to move to Sale. Abbott employs around 1,600 people nationwide.
With a passion for ‘Turning Science into Caring’, Abbott employees focus on what matters most – life, and the potential it holds when we are feeling our best.
Abbott’s business and therapy areas are Animal Health, Diabetes Care, Diagnostics, Medical Optics, Molecular, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Point of Care and Vascular.
Abbott was established in the UK in 1937 at Perivale, west London. The company became a key supplier of anaesthetic products to the allied forces during the Second World War.
Today Abbott employs around 1,600 staff in the UK at three main locations in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Kent and across nine businesses.
Our “Promise for Life” is a statement that describes – for our customers, our communities, our shareholders and all of our stakeholders – what we believe in, what we value, and what we strive to deliver in our day-to-day work.
For Abbott employees, our Promise is our compass – guiding us in our actions and decision making, to ensure we live up to the high expectations we’ve set for ourselves in order to serve our stakeholders better.
Our Promise challenges us to continually improve and inspires us to always aim higher. The Promise – combined with our company values – acts as a blueprint for our behaviour, guiding and shaping all of Abbott’s decisions and actions.