STEPS Prosthetics launched last year by directors, Collette Shaw and Peter Durkin, who have over 20 years’ experience in delivering private, bespoke prosthetics and orthotic solutions following serious injury. They design, manufacture, fit and support amputee clients, and work in partnership with STEPS Rehabilitation to be the only provider of residential amputee rehabilitation services in the UK.
Leading independent Sheffield City Region law firm Taylor Emmet LLP supported STEPS Prosthetics on the move. Led by Senior Associate Richard Whiteley, the firm’s commercial property team acted as legal advisors to STEPS Prosthetics, and helped settle the terms of the lease involved, working with the landlord of the site to complete the legalities less than a month after receiving the draft documents.
Richard said: “We were delighted to advise as the company moves into a state-of-the-art new home. The building on Little London Road is part of a development which was built four years ago. We have advised on the acquisition of other retail units in the same location, enabling us to swiftly complete the necessary legalities on behalf of the STEPS Prosthetics team. It is great to see the site now fully occupied.”
“As a young company, we are delighted to be making this move to larger premises so soon after launching” says Collette. “Having a larger workshop, consultation and rehabilitation space allows us to support more clients who have suffered life-changing injuries following an accident. Last year we also opened our first satellite outpatient clinic based at Neural Pathways in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Being able to work out of three different premises allows us to give an enhanced level of service to clients.”