A Sunderland healthcare business is doubling the size of its premises to cope with demand from home and abroad.
Lynch Healthcare is taking on the unit next to its premises at Sunderland Enterprise Park, giving it a total of 7,000sq ft space.
I have a big vision of creating a stronger brand presence in the industry, and putting a bit of flare and quality into it.David Lynch
The company, a specialist in patient handling and hygiene equipment, makes its own range of patient slings in Sunderland, employs an engineering team to service, repair and install overhead hoists and associated equipment, and imports and distributes shower chairs and stools.
The company was set up by David Lynch in 2009 and employs 17 people.
“We supply to other distributors in London and around the UK and Ireland,” said David.
“We are now moving into exporting. We attended the Arab Health Show in Dubai and I have just returned from a trade show in Germany.
“I have a big vision of creating a stronger brand presence in the industry, and putting a bit of flare and quality into it.”
Sunderland-born David trained as an engineer before moving into medical device sales and started his business in his son’s bedroom, then took incubator space at Sunderland University.
The company worked with Sunderland City Council to move into its current home and has been supported by the council in its expansion.
Deputy council leader, Councillor, Harry Trueman said: “We are delighted to support Lynch Healthcare’s growth. The company has expanded quickly in just six years, and we applaud its forward-looking vision to become a leader in its sector.”