Huntleigh Healthcare receive Queen's Award for Enterprise
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredity, who formally presented the award to Huntleigh said:
'I was delighted to present Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of its new range of digital handheld Dopplers and its outstanding performance in the field of innovation.
It was a privilege to be shown around its Cardiff premises by Peter Cashin the Managing Director and to learn more about the company’s exciting and pioneering work and in particular to meet some of the staff who must be very proud of their achievements. The excellent presentations from staff and clinicians provided a further fascinating insight into the company and its work and I was pleased to note that the company is in the process of developing other world class products also.
The company has demonstrated true excellence in what it does, providing inspiration for others. I wish Huntleigh Healthcare Limited continued success and I hope that the Queen’s Award for Enterprise will help to provide the company with new opportunities.'
Innovative features in the new products help clinicians to make quicker and more accurate assessments providing benefits to both user and patient. Peter Cashin, Managing Director, spoke of how good design can improve patient care and clinical effectiveness: 'features we have introduced such as the high resolution colour display represent a first for handheld Dopplers. This allows clinicians to clearly see vascular waveforms as well as hear digital audio sounds. In the Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) version the FHR data is displayed in high visibility large numbers and recorded digitally as a waveform for archiving and review.'
In his speech, Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development at Cardiff Council, congratulated Huntleigh on its achievements, applauding the fact that: ‘Huntleigh has been creating high quality job opportunities in south Cardiff for 40 years and we certainly hope from a Cardiff Council perspective they will continue to provide new sustainable employment opportunities for our local communities.
The company is also a great example of a manufacturing business in our Capital City which has survived and thrived in the competitive global export market through the high quality design and manufacture of innovative products in the healthcare space.'
The event was also an ideal opportunity to present the Tenovus Cancer Care charity with £7,500 raised through various activities involving all the staff at the site over the last year in recognition of the charities 75th birthday.
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