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25 years celebration for AKW

25 years celebration for AKW

Feb 25 at 3:24pm
Describing its corporate culture as being ‘passionate about independence’, AKW has been delivering solutions for independent living for 25 years. Over that time the market has developed considerably, moving from a needs-driven approach to a strong consumer culture. Looking to the future, the company sees both opportunities and challenges for the market and believes that the end-customer will be ever more demanding of quality and style.
Exports up at Sling specialist

Exports up at Sling specialist

Feb 20 at 10:00am
Sling specialist Silvalea Limited revealed this week that exports are continuing to show encouraging growth in the first 6 weeks of 2013 and that the company has acquired new worldwide distributors. Operating from a dedicated facility with over 15,000 sq ft of production and office space, Silvalea is a leading manufacturer of slings to help assist in transfer of clients using a hoist. Alongside this they also produce an extensive range of replacement slings compatible with many of the major hoist manufacturers worldwide.
New website for Total Hygiene

New website for Total Hygiene

Feb 20 at 9:58am
Specification of accessible toilets, bathrooms and washrooms is now simpler and quicker than ever, through major technological changes at Total Hygiene. Britain’s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions has completely re-worked its website to optimise accessibility via all latest media. Further, it has generated pages on the key social media.
New Factory, new products, new jobs

New Factory, new products, new jobs

Feb 20 at 9:56am
Stairlift manufacturer MediTek has chosen to relocate its new factory to Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and to build two new stairlift models there. The move has led to the creation of 15 new jobs with more anticipated as demand for the new products rises.
Better Vision app magnifies and reads text out loud

Better Vision app magnifies and reads text out loud

Feb 20 at 9:25am
To support visually impaired and dyslectic people in their efforts to read, the ‘Better Vision’ app has been developed: a functional and handy all-in-one app that magnifies text and reads English, German, Spanish or Dutch text out loud on iPhones, iPads (mini) and Android devices.
£11 million on prosthetics and improved rehabilitation services

£11 million on prosthetics and improved rehabilitation services

Feb 19 at 8:31am
The government is making £11 million available over the next 2 years to spend on prosthetics and improve rehabilitation services across the country for ex-servicemen and women who are amputees. This funding will ensure veterans are able to access a high level of prosthetic and rehabilitation care - similar to that which the Armed Forces provides for men and women currently serving in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Quickie’s award winning handbike

Quickie’s award winning handbike

Feb 20 at 2:20pm

The Quickie Shark RS from Sunrise Medical has scooped five awards at the Plus X awards, including Best Product of the Year 2012. The Quickie Shark RS won in four categories: high quality, functionality, design and ergonomics, before going on to be awarded the title of ‘Best Product of the Year 2012’.

20 years for adaptations specialist

20 years for adaptations specialist

Feb 15 at 8:28am
Specialist building contractor, Trinity, installers of specialist bathrooms, kitchens and access for the disabled and elderly is celebrating 20 years in business.
British-Made Treatment Couches Win Export Sales

British-Made Treatment Couches Win Export Sales

Feb 12 at 4:43pm
One company that is enjoying considerable export success with its British-made adjustable treatment couches is Plinth 2000, based at Wetheringsett Manor in rural Suffolk. It has increased export sales four-fold over the last six years and currently has distribution in over 30 countries across five continents, including recently negotiated deals in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
New training company opens

New training company opens

Feb 12 at 2:11pm
Nordic Care Services Ltd has announced the opening of a separate arm of its business dedicated to training and education.
 
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