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Full Support Group Acquires Design Reality

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British PPE/RPE market leader adds specialist Welsh design innovators to the Group

We are delighted to announce that Full Support Group Ltd, who are based in Wellingborough, UK, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Design Reality, the UK design and engineering specialists based in St Asaph, North Wales.

Full Support Healthcare specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective equipment (RPE).  They also provide specialist training, education and digital monitoring solutions for PPE compliance. Full Support Healthcare has been in business since 2002, with offices in the UK and Australia. Their products are known globally for their exceptional quality and are used by over 90% of the UK healthcare market.

Design Reality are design specialists across the medical, consumer and industrial sectors. They offer outstanding product design services, software development and electrical engineering services, additive manufacturing and product testing.  Design Reality has recently secured investment from the Welsh government to design and develop their ground-breaking innovative new products.

As part of Full Support Group, Design Reality will retain its brand identity and continue to operate as a stand-alone provider of design and engineering services to the market, while offering particular specialisms and synergies to Full Support Healthcare as we continue to lead the market in PPE & RPE.

Sarah Stoute, Founder and CEO of Full Support Group said:
“We are very excited to have acquired Design Reality.  This acquisition accelerates our efforts to achieve our new product development and innovation plans. They are the best at what they do, and we are the best at what we do, and together we will become a British powerhouse in quality product design and production.”

 

Troy Baker is delighted with the acquisition by Full Support Group:
“We are confident that the creativity, craftsmanship and care we put into everything we do will only be amplified, as we have joined a company with the same values as ours. These synergies will strengthen our capability to deliver on our common mission of empowering individuals and enterprises around the world with products that make work safer, communication better and compliance higher.”

The acquisition will further Full Support Group ambitions to become a UK-based manufacturer of RPE and PPE, with investment into the Wales operation to develop prototype manufacturing of the respirator masks and other products, and the building of a new innovation and manufacturing facility in Northamptonshire to serve the whole of the UK and export markets. Design Reality were recently accredited with the “Made in Britain” mark, a sign of quality and commitment in investment in local jobs and communities. The investment by Full Support Group will help to secure many jobs in Wales, as well as create many more new manufacturing jobs in Northamptonshire and around the UK.

Sarah Stoute added:
“We have had a long-held ambition to bring our production back to the UK, interrupted by the COVID pandemic, so our investments in St Asaph and Northamptonshire will finally make this a reality. We are thrilled that we can bring jobs and investment into the UK after such a challenging time for so many people.”

 

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Notes for Editors

  1. Contact comms@fullsupportgroup.com for further information, quotes or interviews
  2. For more information on Full Support Group and Full Support Healthcare visit fullsupportgroup.com
  3. For more information on Design Reality visit designreality.co.uk

 

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