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Pennine Healthcare, one of the UK’s leading, employee owned, medical manufacturers.

Pennine Healthcare is proud to be one of the UK’s leading, employee owned, manufacturer and distributor, of single use, sterile Ward & Theatre Consumables and Custom Procedure Packs, as well as being one of the leading suppliers of PPE into healthcare settings.

Since our incorporation in 1963, the business has grown year on year and we market and distribute products in over 50 countries worldwide, employing around 180 people at our purpose-built premises in Derby. The site covers almost 100,000 sq ft, incorporating an area for storage and loading, capable of handling over 2,500 pallets. We are also home to some of the most sophisticated technology in the industry, including two state-of-the-art clean rooms, operating to BS EN ISO 14644-1 standards.

In line with our ISO 13485 accreditation, Pennine has a policy of continual improvement in order to meet the needs of all of our customers, whilst continual investment in people, training, and technology, has enabled us to provide an increasingly wide range of user friendly, high specification products. As a healthcare manufacturer, we understand the importance and requirements of the products we produce, and we combine this with promoted standards of safety, health, and welfare to provide a healthy and safe working environment for all staff members.

We are committed to minimising our direct impact on the environment and are continually working towards improving our environmental performance and integrating recognised best practice into all our business operations.

We were proud to become an Employee-Owned Trust in 2021, ensuring the business stayed in the city of Derby, whilst at the same time recognising staff for their hard work and commitment throughout the years.

Pennine Divisions

We have a UK, International and Veterinary division here at Pennine Healthcare…

UK

Within the UK, Pennine’s focus is on serving the needs of our much-valued NHS. Our products can be found across the UK in hospitals, ensuring that we meet both the clinician and patients’ needs. Many of our products are available on Frameworks across the UK also.

We partner with distributors to provide the most environmentally friendly route to hospitals to consolidate supply, whilst also retaining the flexibility of working direct where our customers feel that services adds more value.

We also supply a wide range of Private Hospitals and B2B customers and pack manufacturers allowing us to bring our UK Manufactured range to the market across the segments

As a business, we also enjoy working on product development and innovative product projects, whilst offering customers full flexibility with our OEM Manufacturing and Custom Procedure Packs.

With over 30 years of experience in UK sales, we can provide a wealth of knowledge in terms of product training, shipping, product implementation and ultimately offer our knowledge and excellence in customer service.

International

One of Pennine’s major success stories has been our expansion into export markets. We have established a core network of overseas distribution outlets in all major European countries and many other locations across the world. Our distributors are all carefully selected so customers and end-users receive first class local support and have easy access to our ever-increasing range of products.

With over 30 years of experience in international sales, our Export Team can provide a wealth of knowledge in terms of export shipping, shipping documentation, product training, languages and ultimately offer our export distributors excellence in customer service and the full support required to market our products in their dedicated territory.

Veterinary

Building on the expertise of Pennine Healthcare, Pennine Veterinary offers a wide range of high quality, value for money, UK manufactured surgical products. We aim to be responsive and adaptable to the market and therefore work closely with veterinary surgeons and staff to find the best value for money products which match their clinical needs.

Whilst we are primarily focused on supplying customised and generic procedure packs and disposable drapes and gowns, we are also very keen on new product development and encourage our customers to approach us with any ideas they may have.

Our History

1963

Ivor Shaw Ltd is incorporated.

1969

Our founder, Ivor Shaw, creates a three-pronged pick up stick –  “The Robot” – for his disabled mother.

1977

‘Pennine Healthcare’, named after the range of Derbyshire hills, was born.

1980

First export order to Holland.

1992

Pennine begins manufacturing Custom Procedure Packs.

1998

Pennine opens a state-of-the-art facility for warehouse and specialist manufacture on Newmarket Drive.

2002

Pennine moves the entire company to 85,000 square foot new build at City Gate, the first time the entire workforce is on one site.

2005

Pennine receives recognition for its achievements in the Derbyshire Business Awards.

2006

Pennine hosts a visit by HRH The Princess Royal.

2009

Pennine is featured in a book and video produced by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, entitled ‘Future Story, Derby and the East Midlands’.

2011

Pennine awarded Investors in People Gold Award.

2012

Pennine Veterinary launches.

2013

Pennine hosts a visit by HRH The Duke of Kent.

2020

Our new consumer website, ARMA Health, launches, offering PPE, Medical and Veterinary products.

2020

Pennine launch of two new UK manufactured products, Face Coverings and Sanitiser Stations, to help in the fight against COVID-19.

2021

Pennine becomes an Employee Ownership Trust.

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Testimonials

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Having worked with Pennine Healthcare for the best part of a decade, I can testify to the quality of the products they produce, always being of the highest standard.
Rachel Kent, B|Braun Medical Ltd
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The service we have received from Pennine over the past years, especially during COVID, is exceptional, and you and your team certainly made it all very easy for us. Thank you so much for your support.
Karen Britton, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
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We have developed a great working relationship with the Team at Pennine. Always helpful and informative going above and beyond to ensure continuation of supply.
Nicole Pillage Gorin, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust