A Bristol-based medical supply firm, Q-Surgical Ltd, is meeting rising demand for its range of wound-closure medical devices after securing a finance package from HSBC UK.
Q-Surgical, which was founded by Helene Brown in 2013, is a prime distributor of surgical sutures, a medical device used to stitch wounds during surgery, to NHS and private hospitals across the UK.
The HSBC UK funding is helping the business buy more stock from surgical device manufacturer, Lotus Surgicals Private Ltd, therefore enabling them to supply to an additional 200 hospital departments, medical centres and Veterinary units across the UK.
In 2015, Q-Surgical partnered with Lotus to solely distribute their products in the UK.
Helene Brown, Senior Clinical Sales Manager at Q-Surgical Ltd, said: “Since I established the company in 2013, I’ve been overwhelmed by the recognition my small start-up has received. It’s my dream to continue growing the business and with the support of HSBC UK I have been able to realise my ambition of growing the firm’s customer database.”
David Butler, HSBC UK’s Business Banking Area Director for Bristol, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire, said: “We’re delighted to be working with such a well-established local business that has also had so much national success. With ambitious growth plans and a very talented team, we look forward to continuing to support Helene and Craig over the coming months and years.”
In 2017, Q-Surgical won a contract to be one of the approved suppliers on the NHS Supply Chain. This ensured that every NHS hospital in England and Wales had access to the firm’s products, broadening the company’s customer base.