50 jobs are being created in North and South Wales with the expansion of Prism Medical UK. Prism acquired Mackworth Healthcare earlier this year which has now become Prism’s Bridgend operations.
Prism received a funding package from the Welsh Government of £360,000 that has secured both sites with Prism Medical UK planning to expand both facilities which will safeguard 135 jobs and create fifty new jobs in total – 21 in Bridgend and 29 in Kinmel Bay.
Economy Minister Edwina Hart said:
” Welsh Government support was critical in maintaining both operations in Wales and I am delighted with the outcome that will retain and create skilled employment in Rhyl and Bridgend. The company has experienced remarkable growth recently, both organic and through acquisitions, and is a most welcome addition to the thriving Welsh life sciences sector.”
Prism Medical’s two manufacturing sites are backed by a network of strategically located service centers providing national coverage across the UK. Prism invests in R&D to continue developing its existing products and to bring new products to the market.
Prism CEO, Stuart Meldrum added:
“It is no secret that Prism is on an ambitious growth trajectory and the funding support package from the Welsh Government will hopefully allow us to fulfill our desire to become the first choice provider of equipment for people with a range of disabilities.And with operations in both North and South Wales, Prism is also very proud to be generating a range of permanent and sustainable employment opportunities to local communities.”