GILL Sweeney used her experience as a pharmacist to start manufacturing
her own brand of elasticated tubular bandage when she set up Easigrip
Ltd in 1999.
She felt there should be a greater choice of bandage available on the
market and realised her small family-run business could offer customers
a high level of service.
Within months of setting up the company, Easigrip was and still is being
exported to several overseas countries.
The success of the product has been remarkable with general
practitioners and community nurses
across the UK prescribing it. Winning a contract to supply Sligo, Leitrim
and Donegal hospitals in Ireland, is just one of Gills recent
It is unusual for a woman to own a business within the manufacturing
sector. Equally irregular, is the uncommon nature for a company to export
a product before being established in the UK.
But Gill, through the help of Trade
Partners UK and her determination to manufacture her own quality
product, has succeeded in delivering a new brand of elasticated tubular
bandage that is being used by millions of people worldwide.
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