Moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK is delighted to announce the acquisition of Mackworth Healthcare Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of slings, hoists and shower chairs.

Bridgend based Mackworth has been manufacturing healthcare products for more than 30 years, serving both UK and global markets. The Mackworth and Prism product portfolios are complementary and it is expected the combined offering will generate considerable benefits for customers.  Neil Smith will continue in his role as Managing Director of Mackworth, specifically focusing on the growth and development of sales in their current product range.

Prism has witnessed remarkable growth in recent times, both organically and through last year’s acquisitions of occupational training company HME Ltd. and The Mobility Equipment Company.  These acquisitions support Prism’s intention to become the pre-eminent supplier of moving, handling and bathing equipment to the community and care sectors.   

Commenting on the acquisition, Prism CEO Stuart Meldrum said: “Our aim is to deliver superior solutions with exceptional service.  With this in mind, I feel the strategic acquisition of Mackworth will certainly offer our customers a much broader product solution; and a significant uplift in our service provision is expected for customers of both organisations.”

Neil Smith, Mackworth MD added: “Mackworth has come a long way in a relatively short period of time, for which we can be immensely proud.  In joining the Prism group, I am excited to say we have a real opportunity to accelerate the growth of the Mackworth brand.”