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Medical illustrator Margot Cooper, 75, established this business in 1990 after learning that there were no realistic models available on which trainee surgeons could practice. The Bristol firm makes models and simulators that students can use to gain confidence and competence in everything from breast examinations to appendectomies. Its products include the Prompt Flex birth simulator for trainee midwives — which even comes with a Bluetooth-enabled baby. International sales hit £16.2m in 2017 under managing director Nick Hull, 50, helped by continued demand from medical schools worldwide.

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Company details
CompanyLimbs & Things
ActivityMedical training model manufacturer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa45.10%
International sales £000s16,151
Total sales £000s18,770

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