Tarporley medical team’s tour de force

Tarporley-based Jigsaw Medical Services provided over 200 of the doctors, nurses and paramedics for the Tour de France grand depart in Yorkshire. This was all co-ordinated from the head office in Tarporley.

Managing director Chris Percival said: “This is a massive achievement for us as a company. We are pleased to have been selected to provide a large proportion of the medical cover at this historical and high-profile event. We put in place an experienced team to manage this huge project and deliver exceptional care during this very busy weekend for Yorkshire.”

Chris, who is just 22, is a former Tarporley High School student whose first venture into commerce began as a 14-year-old, designing websites. He founded Jigsaw Medical while studying paramedic emergency care at Oxford Brookes University in 2012.

The company operated with just one vehicle, which was a vehicle loaned from his parents’ business and converted into an Ambulance Response Car. Chris found himself travelling between his office and business in Cheshire and his university education in Oxford, which made his time at university somewhat ‘out of the ordinary’.

Dave Chamberlain, Lauren Wiggan, Kathryn Telford, Jon Gooding of Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd at the Tour de France in Yorkshire