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Revolutionary Medical Firm from Newcastle Receives Substantial Backing from US 3D Printing Company

Peacocks secures investment from Stratasys

A long-established family firm in the North East is set to make a global splash after securing American investment to develop a cutting edge medical product.

Peacocks is a long established family firm in Newcastle and dates back to 1903, is known for its medical equipment and supplies business. A branch of the company Podfo Ltd (http://www.podfo.com) has received praise for its forward thinking custom foot insoles.

 

 

Newcastle Elite

Newcastle’s Peacocks Medical Group, which dates back to 1903, has received substantial investment from Stratasys, one of the world’s leading 3D printing companies, which is based in Minneapolis.

Podfo Ltd, Peacocks’ revolutionary custom foot insoles business, has received the considerable investment. The extra finance will allow the company to utilise 3D printing technology to print insoles that assist people with mobility issues.

 

Market worth $3bn

Partnering with Stratasys will help Peacocks take aim at a global market believed to be worth more than $3bn. Not forgetting improving the quality of life of many people with serious medical conditions.

 

Substantial Growth

Last year there was substantial growth in the company. The number of staff increased from 23 to a staggering 170. They also managed to add an extra £1 Million to the company turnover. Increasing sales to £9.5 Million.

 

New Direction

The company’s new direction has been praised by North East LEP chair Andrew Hodgson and North East England Chamber of Commerce chief executive James Ramsbotham, who highlighted the importance of new technologies to the future of the North East economy.

Mr Hodgson said: “In the North East’s Strategic Economic Plan, key growth areas relate to digital technology and healthcare innovation. Peacocks have embedded these within the business and their strong growth trajectory is testament to this and deserves to be celebrated. We hope this success will encourage other regional companies to follow suit.”

For more information please see the Chronicle website

 

 

 

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GP set to take down Jeremy Hunt in local election

The Takedown of Jeremy Hunt

You may already know GP Dr Louise Irvine from her successful high court battle with Mr Jeremy Hunt over the unlawful decision to make substantial cuts to services and close departments, including maternity, A&E and intensive care units in Lewisham hospital in 2012.

 

Losing streak

Mr Hunt came back for round 2 with an appeal in 2013 and lost.

 

Round 3

Well now Dr Irvine is coming back for another fight, this time to take Mr Hunts seat as an MP in South West Surrey! Dr Irvine is standing for the “National Health Action (NHA) party”. The GP has already received overwhelming support from 3 parties in the constituency.

 

Progressive Alliance

The Green party candidate has completely withdrawn from the race.

The Lib Dem and Labour candidates have both agreed not to campaign for the seat that Jeremy Hunt has held since 2005.

During a progressive forum, members of the 3 main parties along with the NHA selected the leader of the NHA (Dr Irvine) to stand against Mr Hunt in a bid to remove him.

 

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