Debenham: Seers Medical receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Lord Tollemache, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk,

The presentation of the Queens Award for Enterprise by Lord Tollemache, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, to Seers Medical Ltd, Debenham. From left, Simon Rees, Lord Tollemache and Keith Chittock. - Credit: Archant

A medical engineering company from Suffolk has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its export success.

Seers Medical, based on a five-acre site in Kenton Road, Debenham, was one of three Suffolk firms recognised in this year’s awards, which were announced in April to coincide with HM the Queen’s birthday.

Yesterday’s presentation was made by Lord Tollemache, the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, the Queen’s official representative in the county, to Seers’ managing director, Simon Rees, and sales director, Keith Chittock.

Seers, which was formed in 2008 and now employs 33 people, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of medical couches for patient examinations, including specialised models for procecures such as echocardiography, dialysis, gynaecology, ultrasound scanning, oncology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Besides being a major supplier to the NHS ? and to last year’s London Olympic and Paralympic games ? the company has also established a strong export base involving more than 50 countries worldwide, with overseas sales accounting for more than 60% of total revenue which last year totalled more than £2.6million.

Yesterday’s ceremony also included the official opening of a new design centre, in which the company has invested to support the development of new products, tailored to the needs of markets in different countries.