Darren Potterton, GNG Group
Darren Potterton (right), the new Group Managing Director at GNG Group with Phil Whittell (left), GNG Chairman

Medical mattress manufacturer GNG Group has announced that Darren Potterton has been promoted to the permanent post of Group Managing Director.

This follows an internal promotion from his position as Managing Director for the Healthcare Division and recognises the huge role that Darren played in helping the company during unprecedented times with the Covid pandemic.

As a result of this change, Philip Whittell now takes up the reins as Chairman of the Wakefield-based group. Philip said: “We are delighted that Darren has accepted this position; during the last 12 months he has worked exceptionally hard, along with the whole GNG team, to achieve great results and offer vital support to the NHS supply chain.

“He will bring his enthusiasm, knowledge and vast experience to help GNG move forward to a new chapter of growth and success and to keep innovation and opportunities at the forefront of our business.”

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GNG Group produces a wide range of medical-grade pressure relief seating and mattresses from its two-site facility in the heart of Yorkshire.

In the July issue of THIIS Magazine, Darren answered questions about how GNG Group has been operating over the past few months and how it has been rising to the challenge of meeting the demand to support the NHS supply chain.

In the article, he praised the outstanding morale of staff at GNG Group who worked 24 hours a day, seven days a week over three shifts, as well as its suppliers, who took the decision to stay open, so that GNG Group could continue to work at maximum capacity.

Darren also discussed reviewing and reconfiguring manufacturing processes in a very short space of time to provide a dedicated medical production line, while at the same time, ensuring the safety of team members.

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