Pioneering Morley company Brandon Medical

Tucked away, off Bridge Street in Morley, is a pioneering company that exports its goods across the world. Brandon Medical is an award-winning, medical technology company, exporting medical lighting and high-tech cameras to operating theatres, medical clinics and doctors’ surgeries around the world.

From operating theatres in local hospitals down the road at Pinderfields, to facilities half way around the world in Asia and the Middle East, the operating lights and cameras almost certainly came from Brandon Medical.

The company’s new facility in Morley has only been open for a few weeks. So when I called in to meet Managing Director, Grahame Hall and his team, it was great to hear about their move to Morley from Middleton and the company’s recent expansion.

Brandon Medical’s headquarters on Elmfield Road include a demonstration operating theatre, Intensive Care Unit and GP Surgery all of which showcase their fantastic state-of-the-art equipment.  It is a fascinating company. And I was excited to see their research and development team working on new designs and prototypes – world-leading innovation based right here in Morley.

Pioneering companies like Brandon Medical are really leading the way. They are creating high quality, high-tech products locally and then exporting them around the world. By providing more support regionally to companies like them we can get more investment and jobs for people in our region.

Unfortunately, as businesses tell me regularly, since our regional development agency, Yorkshire Forward was scrapped, it’s been much harder for companies wanting to grow, expand and create jobs in our region. We do now have a Local Enterprise Partnership

Partnership for our area. But it lacks the teeth and resources to really support the business community in the way we need.

And while the national economy is now growing again, I know from speaking to both local businesses as well as residents that things are still difficult for a great many local firms.

Brandon Medical are a great example of a company leading the way, creating the high-tech, well paid jobs we need more of. We need to support businesses like this to grow if we’re going to get balanced economic recovery for every region of Britain. That’s why we need a British Investment Bank to help local business grow and expand.

So I will continue to champion the case for economic investment in our region so that local companies are able to grow and create the high-quality jobs and growth we need.

And of course, the next time you see a medical light in a doctors surgery or hospital remember, it could well be from Morley.

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Posted August 20th, 2014 by Ed