A Yorkshire medical technology company has been awarded the most coveted accolade in British business – for the second time.
The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson, will present the Queens’s Award for International Trade to Brandon Medical which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains vital medical equipment and systems for operating theatres and critical care units throughout the world.
The Queen’s Award recognises a dramatic increase in exports – now accounting for over 50 per cent of sales – that is fuelling a successful strategic growth strategy for the company.
Brandon Medical built its reputation as a developer of state-of-the-art operating theatre lights, but now has three other major product groups – theatre control and power systems, groundbreaking medical architectural medical audio-visual systems.
The company, which previously scooped a Queens’s Award for Innovation in 2011, has not only diversified its produce range but has developed an extensive network of distributors to spearhead its export drive particularly in the major Asian Pacific markets.
Recent installations have included Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital in Vietnam, Kuala Krai Hospital in Malaysia, the Ipswich Hospital in Australia, and even a bespoke camel hospital for Sheikh Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.