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Rollerscoot gets help from Dragon

Rollerscoot gets help from Dragon

May 29 at 8:38am
RollerScoot has won one of Dragons' Den's Theo Paphitis Small Business Awards. Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie and Robert Dyas, as well as joint owner of Red Letter Days.

Sling manufacturer rides high on export success

Sling manufacturer rides high on export success

May 28 at 9:28am
A Westcountry based designer and manufacturer of slings for the healthcare industry is celebrating a big increase in export orders following help from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). Silvalea Ltd, from Newton Abbot, employs 55 people and now achieves 25% of its revenue from exports, mainly to Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Turkey, but is now turning its attention to the USA.
New trade B2B event launches

New trade B2B event launches

May 22 at 10:17am
Following a partnership between BHTA Engage, the commercial arm of the leading health sector trade association – the British Healthcare Trades Association and multi award winning healthcare event organisers CloserStill Media Healthcare a major new event has been announced: Trade Days which will run on 5-6th October 2014 at the NEC.
Kirton agrees distribution deal with Bristol Maid

Kirton agrees distribution deal with Bristol Maid

May 21 at 8:10am
Kirton Healthcare has announced that Dorset-based Bristol Maid will be exclusively distributing two of its Design Bugs Out products to the UK hospital market. The deal means that Bristol Maid holds exclusive distribution rights of the Design Bugs Out Patient and Commode Chairs to the UK hospital market only. Kirton Healthcare and its other distributors retain distribution rights across all other markets.
Nordic Care takes on over 3000 new product lines

Nordic Care takes on over 3000 new product lines

May 20 at 8:43am
Nordic Care Services has teamed up with French company Herdegen to be its UK distributor of crutches, rise and recline chairs, bathing aids, community beds and gel cushions.
BHTA condemns sharp 'rogue trader' practice

BHTA condemns sharp 'rogue trader' practice

May 16 at 7:49am
The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has condemned sharp practice in the supply of mobility products by a ‘rogue trader’. A company appearing to pressurise older people in to buying their products was exposed by two investigations set up by the BBC’s "Rogue Traders” following a series of complaints about a particular firm.
500th Changing Places installation completed

500th Changing Places installation completed

May 15 at 2:30pm
The 500th Changing Places fully accessible disabled toilet was officially opened at The O2 by pop music fan Hannah James from Greenwich.
Social care budgets squeezed according to new survey

Social care budgets squeezed according to new survey

May 15 at 8:25am
A substantial squeeze on services for older people, people with disabilities and on fees to providers, has been recorded by the latest annual survey of social care budgets carried out by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. The survey shows that, despite much welcomed resources being transferred from the NHS to local authority-funded social care, directors of adult social services are planning to save another £800 million in the 12 months to April.
Kirton present award to Scottish retailer

Kirton present award to Scottish retailer

May 15 at 8:12am
Specialist seating manufacturer, Kirton Healthcare, hosted a private breakfast meeting for its dealers at Naidex National to offer them an exclusive preview of the GE-II, their new generation of dynamic tilt-in-space chairs, ahead of its launch at the show.  In a special awards ceremony after the meeting, Kirton Dealer Manager, Laura Adkin, presented W Munro (Rehab) Ltd with Kirton’s Dealer of the Year award for the second time in the company’s history.
Prism Medical customers to benefit from new OT service

Prism Medical customers to benefit from new OT service

May 14 at 2:57pm
Moving, handling and bathing specialists Prism Medical UK have announced they are to offer Occupational Therapy services to their Local Authority and independent care home clients. In response to increasing levels of customer requests, Wakefield based Prism have entered into a strategic partnership with Able 2 – a specialist Occupational Therapy service provider.
 
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