Company's 'grip' on Far East
AWARD-WINNING bandage manufacturer Gill Sweeney has received her
first order to supply the Far East less than five years
after her product was launched in the UK.
Mrs Sweeney, who set up elasticated tubular bandage company Easigrip
in 1999, said supplying the product to Singapore is an exciting
opportunity for the family-run business.
We already supply a few countries in Europe and last year
had interest from the Middle East. It is a real coup for the company
that the product has been recognised by health organisations in
the Far East.
Easigrip was approached by a wholesaler in Singapore, which requested
samples last month. The first order was dispatched this week after
market buyers were impressed with the quality of the bandage.
Mrs Sweeney said staff at the Warwick-based bandage company are
looking forward to the prospect of manufacturing the product for
the Far East.
Because we are a small, close-knit team, our employees are
enthusiastic with each new order they process, she added.
Easigrip is available on drug tariff in the UK and is stocked
by all major wholesalers. The product provides support for weak
joints, sprains and strains and has the advantage of being easy
to apply, comfortable to wear and being tubular does not require
any pins or tape for fitting.
1. Gill Sweeney, a former pharmacist, was recently presented the
Daffern Award for Enterprise and Excellence, for her success in
setting up the company.
2. Easigrip is a fixed non-compression bandage manufactured to
British Pharmacopoeia standards. It comprises of 100% cotton interlaced
with covered rubber and requires no pins or tape to secure.
3. Easigrip was marketed at the Medica 99 tradeshow in Germany.