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This Caerphilly-based firm was set up in 2009 by Jon Lewis, 48, Michael Turner, 71, Peter Smith, 50, and Michael Burrows, 60, after the business they were working for was bought and production sent offshore. Using their own cash, the founders reopened a manufacturing plant to produce pressure-relieving mattresses and cushions for hospitals and care homes. A mattress developed with the NHS now brings in royalties for the NHS Trust, while its design saves thousands of hours of nursing time. Expansion into Israel, Ireland and Holland helped sales reach £5.3m in 2013.

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Company details
CompanyDirect Healthcare Services
ActivityMedical product supplier
Annual sales rise over 3 years121.66%
Latest sales £000s*5,251

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