Leckey awarded Platinum Level Innovator Status by Innovate NI
Paediatric postural management equipment specialist Leckey has been recognised as a Platinum Level Innovator in the Innovate NI Innovation Accreditation programme.
Innovate NI is a Department for the Economy programme, helping local businesses innovate successfully. It is delivered by Invest Northern Ireland, local councils and further education colleges.
Platinum is the highest achievable accolade awarded through the programme and recognises how Leckey, through its cutting-edge products and strategy, has created value for its business.
On receiving the Platinum award, Ben Stocks, Managing Director at Leckey, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and I would like to thank our tremendous team who embody the spirit of innovation.
“At Leckey we are passionate about leading through innovation and clinical focus to create products that make a real difference to the quality of life for children with special needs and their families. I am immensely proud of what everyone has worked so hard together to achieve.
“It’s a great way to start 2021 which promises to be another exciting year for the company, with ground-breaking product launches in the pipeline.”
The ultimate goal of the Innovate NI programme is to increase the number of Northern Ireland businesses successfully engaging in innovation activity. It recognises innovative businesses, generates awareness of the importance of innovation, and provides best practice guidance to help businesses innovate successfully.
Congratulating Leckey on receiving the award, Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI’s Director of Innovation, Research & Development, commented: “Leckey is a highly innovative company which has benefitted from Invest NI support for R&D to develop and bring to market revolutionary products which are making a genuine difference to the lives of children with special needs around the world.
“It is great to see the company’s hardwork, effort and determination being recognised through this Platinum Level award. We want Northern Ireland to be one of the most innovative regions in the UK and it is companies such as Leckey that will help us achieve this goal. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the company as it continues to excel.”
Established in 1983, Leckey specialises in the research, design and development of clinically focused, paediatric postural management equipment. The Northern Ireland-based company distributes an extensive portfolio of seating, standing, walking and Firefly products globally.
Following an acquisition by Sunrise Medical in August 2020, Leckey is now part of the Sunrise Medical Group, which manufactures and distributes mobility devices and solutions worldwide.
At the time, Thomas Babacan, President and CEO of Sunrise Medical Group, said the purchase will continue to strengthen the company’s position in what he describes as the strategically important paediatric sectorhttps://thiis.co.uk/leckey-awarded-platinum-level-innovator-status-by-innovate-ni/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Leckey-awarded-Platinum-Level-Innovator-Status-by-Innovate-NI.jpg?fit=900%2C675&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Leckey-awarded-Platinum-Level-Innovator-Status-by-Innovate-NI.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Awards & AchievementsNewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsDepartment for the Economy,Innovate NI,Innovate NI Innovation Accreditation programme,innovation award,Invest Northern Ireland,Leckey,paediatric products,postural management equipment,Sunrise MedicalPaediatric postural management equipment specialist Leckey has been recognised as a Platinum Level Innovator in the Innovate NI Innovation Accreditation programme.Innovate NI is a Department for the Economy programme, helping local businesses innovate successfully. It is delivered by Invest Northern Ireland, local councils and further education colleges.Platinum is the...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine