We are drawing together Europe's most forward thinking dentists to build a pan-European group of high quality clinic chains with strong local brands.

Our first partnership was with Dental Clinics, a rapidly growing group of dental clinics in Holland which we acquired in August 2013. In 2014, we secured our second partnership with Adent Cliniques Dentaires, a high quality chain of dental clinics in the Romande region of Switzerland. With both businesses, local management and Hesira working together have more than doubled the size of the clinic estate since establishing each partnership.

We continue in discussion with clinic chains in other European countries and expect to announce further partnerships under the 'Hesira' banner over the next 12 months.