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Mackworth Formally Thanks Bridgend Council

A Bridgend manufacturing business that exports abroad as well as serving the UK has been able to grow and create jobs with the support of Bridgend County Borough Council.

Mackworth Healthcare has been manufacturing healthcare products in the UK for more than 30 years, serving both national and global markets.

Created from its original family business, Mackworth based at Brynmenyn Industrial Estate has invested heavily in new product development and technologies for tomorrow’s world of healthcare solutions.

The company, which manufactures to the highest quality control standards has invested in lean manufacturing processes. With a grant from the Council’s Local Investment Fund the company purchased a laser guided sewing machine which has helped to increase output, reduce wastage and in turn improve profitability, resulting in improved capacity by around 40 per cent.

As a direct result, the company has secured several long term contracts both with its slings and newly introduced hoist range, which has enabled them to increase staff and turnover.

Managing Director, Neil Smith said: “The future opportunities for Mackworth are endless, now that solid investment and a sound structure has been created on top 30 years’ of engineering foundations.

“I’m delighted to say that we have not only retained the current and entire original workforce but have since created 16 new jobs over a ten month period.

“This has been developed whilst over achieving our planned growth targets to date.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to the team at the Economic Development Unit at the council, as without the support from the Local Investment Fund, I can confirm that such progress and in turn success would simply not have been achieved.”

The Local Investment Fund (LIF) scheme which offers financial assistance to local small and medium-sized businesses has so far created 300 new jobs and safeguarded over a 1000 more jobs in the County Borough. LIF was set up jointly by the Council and other South Wales local authorities in collaboration with funding from the Wales European Funding Office.

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Mackworth is a trading name of Prism UK Medical Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. No. 04992349 Registered Office: Unit 4, Jubilee Business Park, Jubilee Way, Grange Moor, Wakefield WF4 4TD. VAT Reg. No. 845 6079 03