The company, which supplied mobile operating rooms and surgical facilities to the NHS, said the twin contract awards – each worth over £75,000 – was an inroad into the “lucrative” European market. Ian Gillespie, chief executive of Vanguard Healthcare, said: “Since our MBO three years ago, we have had bold international ambitions, looking to replicate our UK success in carefully chosen markets that we know dovetail well with our experience with the NHS and the UK private sector. “As both private sector healthcare providers and the NHS have done in the UK, hospitals and other providers across Europe can now utilise our mobile services to solve specific and important operational needs. “We are proud to be part of a British success story, and it’s our intention now to create the environment in which mobile healthcare solutions become a standard operating procedure Europe-wide.” Vanguard Healthcare was acquired by its management team from Nuffield Health in 2009. Finance was provided by MML Capital Partners and HSBC.