Innovation boosts UK sales for medtech designer and manufacturer

Brandon Medical, a British designer, manufacturer and exporter of medical technology, has delivered double-digit growth in UK revenues.

The Leeds-based company said its domestic revenues rose by 10% to £7.4m during 2021 while lockdowns were still in place overseas. It has increased UK sales by 60% since 2019.

Brandon Medical developed the Intelligent Theatre Control Panel (iTCP), a device that connects with operating theatre equipment and communicates with hospital building management systems.

The company last month won a Queen’s Award for Innovation – its third Queen’s Award in 11 years – for the product, which launched in 2018.

Brandon Medical has exported the control panels to hospitals across the Middle East, Africa and India, helping to grow its international business to £4.1m in 2020 before market lockdowns.

Last year, the company focused on growing its domestic business by partnering with a growing number of UK hospitals including the NHS Golden Jubilee in Scotland and its state-of-the art eye treatment centre.

The growth of minimally invasive surgery means modern operating theatres have a proliferation of multi-media screens, connected devices and data sources.

The iTCP provides an easy-to-use touch-screen interface to help clinicians avoid ‘technology overload’ in surgical procedures.

Brandon Medical designed the panel to connect with new and emerging technologies in clinical equipment and building automation.

Graeme Hall, the company’s executive chairman, said: “We are proud to be flying the flag for British engineering to help hospitals across the world deliver better surgical outcomes for their patients.

“We are especially proud to be supplying our world-leading control panel technology to UK hospitals in support of the NHS.

“With the lifting of Covid restrictions across the world and planned investment in new hospitals in the UK, we are investing for continued growth in our domestic and international markets.”