Herida Healthcare founder Neil Smith and managing director John Bentley.
Jane Imrie

Leeds manufacturer doubles operation capacity with new premises

A Yorkshire-based healthcare manufacturer has expanded into a new factory twice the size of its former premises in order to support ongoing growth.

Herida Healthcare, based in Leeds, has relocated to a 30,000 sq ft unit in Morley in order to meet increased demand for its products.

The company, which began trading in 2016, manufactures specialist mattresses for the elderly and infirm.

Herida entered the moving and handling sector around 12 months ago, and has seen an increase of business since seeking the support of organisations such as Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and business support programme Ad:Venture, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Herida Healthcare founder Neil Smith commented: “As many businesses are pulling out of manufacturing we are moving up. We know that by being agile and quick to respond to demand we have a competitive advantage and can be profitable.”

Newly appointed managing director John Bentley has joined the firm to support its ongoing expansion. John added: “It really is an exciting time to join, as this is a company on the up and up.

“The existing team has done a great job by bringing the business from conception, a little over three and a half years ago, to that of a very profitable, large-scale British-manufacturing outfit, serving a global customer base. And the brand new factory means our long term prospects are excellent.”

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