Celebrating 30 years of Innovation
Welland Medical, a Manor Royal based manufacturing company, is celebrating its landmark 30th anniversary. Established in 1988, Welland Medical is now one of the leading ostomy brands in the UK and worldwide. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of innovative stoma care appliances and accessories, for people who have had bowel or bladder surgery due to cancer or disease, Welland Medical takes pride in bringing to market award winning products that enhance the lives of people living with a stoma around the globe.
Welland Medical's 30-year transition from a small business to a multi-million-pound company manufacturing products for worldwide distribution at a state of the art research, development and manufacturing facility on Manor Royal has been exciting for all involved.
Longest serving employee Helen Gilbert, HR Manager at Welland Medical, has been with the company since the beginning. Reflecting on the last 30 years Helen commented: "Going from a workforce of 15, manufacturing products using manual processes, to a team of over 200 employees with the latest technological advancements in design and automated manufacturing at our fingertips has been inspiring. I am proud to have been part of Welland's incredible journey".
Welland Medical employees marked the milestone anniversary with a celebratory day out in Brighton on 4th June. Go karting, a zip wire, the British Airways i360 and tours of the Brighton Pavilion were just some of the experiences available for staff to enjoy before sitting down for a congratulatory meal at the Amex Stadium, the home of Brighton and Hove Albion football team.
Chris Primett, Managing Director at Welland Medical, commented: "We are proud to have built a successful and innovative business in Manor Royal which has provided us with the environment and skills to prosper into a medical brand that is recognised worldwide".