We didn’t quite start in a garage, but not far off!
Lots of independent companies, a bunch of passionate people with the same ethos. Creative, successful, chaotic 😇
We bring a new automatic biopsy device to market. Little did we know, from this little acorn an oak tree would grow
UKM mark 1 is born.
In 1996 we moved to our current building. Not your typical office but it’s our home 😊.
We partner up with Ella. Handmade, design led products. Great people.
ISO 9001 standard – check! Things are getting serious
Time to get rid of the old look and move into the 21st century! We admit our old logo looks a little dated…The future was bright, the future was Magenta.
UK Medical proud to be a finalist in the Sheffield Business Awards (cue the obligatory camera close up on the UK Medical table when the winner is announced….not UKM (sigh))
Teams go head-to-head. The management team put on a show. The faces of disco! Don’t give up your day jobs 😊
Introducing BEE, Behaviour, Empathy and Engagement. We’d had our external makeover now it was time to polish up internally. Time to look at new ways of working and building our little team. We like to think it’s what’s on the inside that counts 😊
The start of what would become a string of fancy-dress events (in fact our attic resembles something close to Mr Ben’s Fancy Dress shop). The UKM team attends a ‘B’ themed fancy dress event the launch of BEE….see what we did there?
We launch the world’s first and only biodegradable oesophageal stent in the UK, radically changing the treatment options for benign oesophageal strictures.
Sheffield Business Awards 2010. Getting used to being a runner up now…..Huge sigh.
Our commitment to all things environmental is recognised as we gain ISO 14001 accreditation.
This is one we are super proud of! One of the first NICE single technology appraisals. Changes the paradigm for management of recurrent malignant ascites.
At last, a winner in the Excellence in Skills category at Sheffield Business Awards. Big pat on the back for the UKM team – that’s reyt good!
A victim of our own success, UK Medical is acquired by CareFusion. The destination remains the same but the plane just got a little (a lot) bigger.
Carving out our little niche we get our international colours and become responsible for Interventional Specialties outside of the US. Lots of travel, China, Australia, Middle East to name a few. Interesting people, great food. We learn about healthcare the world over. Good experience.
Who knew that our team were such great car washers? We raised money for Bluebell wood and Ian our MD even did the ice bucket challenge….for charity of course!
CareFusion is acquired by Becton Dickinson. Very small cog, big machine.
Corporate life just didn’t suit us! Desperate to go our own way, we took the plunge and did a management buy-out. It’s not all plain sailing, we have to say goodbye to a few colleagues and leave behind our PleurX legacy.
BUT, Independent, fitter and ready to roll in all our magenta-tinged glory….UK Medical is back!
A true mascot for UKM. If you know, you know 😊
In the true spirit of UKM we open our very own room of requirement a place for fun and socialising! Let the fun commence.
A sinkhole appears right outside our Sheffield office. Far from having a sinking feeling, our newly liberated business starts to take off!
A year on and time for reflection. We are well and truly back 😊
Showing the love for our NHS on its 70th Birthday we host a charity car wash in 40’s get up! South Yorkshire Police even paid us a visit 😊
Not one to blow our own trumpet but we were invited to be a representative of best practice in the Parliamentary review for the healthcare sector.
We always wanted it. We never had it. We finally got it! We partner with the globally recognised Mammotome brand for their breast portfolio.
Robert Bardsley our friend and colleague. In from the beginning. A true legend. We miss him.
In honour of Rob, we form the Robert Bardsley fund to support the BSIR and Interventional Radiology.
We make a conscious decision to BEE different and to care for our environment. No more pens and post-its for us, bee bombs all the way.
Adapting to a new regulatory landscape post Brexit we launch It’s Interventional Regulatory. A platform for our suppliers, a learning curve for us.
We say goodbye to Achieve after over 30 years. Definitely one of our lows! Still, nothing lasts forever. As some would say, SUMO.
Danis gets the NICE seal of approval. Our second technology appraisal, hard work, but definitely worth it. Not bad for an SME!
Our old friends at Neurologic Europe join our team. Our interventional portfolio just got really exciting!
Right product, right time. Aspira lands in our (siphon) bag! Let’s make sure we haven’t lost our bottle!
Super excited does not cover it! Our very own bees arrive. Doing our part for the environment and learning to become beekeepers in the process….now this is our idea of fun!
A conscious decision. Evolution. More focussed, in tune with the new NHS, ready for the new world. Still the same on the inside a fresh new look on the outside.
It’s Interventional is launched.
Enough about us, let’s talk about you.
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