240 jobs at risk as administrators readied by private ambulance firm

Credit: Elite Emergency Medical Services

More than 240 jobs are at risk after a private ambulance service posted a notice of intention (NOI) to appoint administrators.

Elite Emergency Medical Services, headquartered in Tamworth, has more than 100 vehicles operating across six NHS trusts each day. It says that in the past year alone, Elite has helped care for over 146,580 patients and transported hundreds of patients to and from treatment centres across the UK 

Medical cover for events including equestrian, music, motorsport, football, road running, corporate events, and festivals is available with vehicles and equipment on hand including quad bikes, 6×6 ambulances, treatment tents, pharmacies, and field hospitals. Emergency services training and qualifications are also on offer across Elite’s network of stations.

In May 2023, Elite acquired private ambulance and medical training firm Polaris Medical Services with all 140 employees transferring over as part of the sale.

The NOI filed by representatives from Pinsent Masons, will protect the firm from any creditor action for a period of around ten days while the company attempts to find a way forward.

Turnover for Elite reached £15.3m in the year to March 2022, alongside a gross profit of £2.5m. 

Elite has been contacted for comment with no response received.