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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Welcomes West Yorkshire Mayor for Inspiring Visit!

21st February 2024
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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative medical products, recently hosted a visit at their Halifax medical bed manufacturing facility from the West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, alongside representatives of Lloyds Banking Group and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. This exciting event marked a significant moment for Drive, highlighting its commitment to regional collaboration and innovation in healthcare.

The visit, facilitated by Lloyds Banking Group's network, stemmed from the Mayor's desire to connect with impactful businesses across the region. Drive DeVilbiss, renowned for its state-of-the-art manufacturing of high quality medical beds, was a natural choice, perfectly exemplifying the region's thriving industrial spirit.

Kevin Brien (centre) discussing the manufacturing process with Mayor Tracy Brabin (right)

On February 6th, Drive DeVilbiss headquarters buzzed with activity as the esteemed guests embarked on a comprehensive tour. Company leadership, including Richard McGleenan, Simon Adams, and Kevin Brien, personally guided the group through the company's advanced testing and manufacturing facilities at Holmfield. The tour provided a captivating glimpse into the meticulous processes behind Drive DeVilbiss' range of acute, community and nursing care beds.

The visit culminated in a stimulating roundtable discussion, where Mayor Brabin and the Lloyds team engaged in a thought-provoking dialogue with Drive DeVilbiss representatives. The discussions delved into the company's future plans, its contributions to the regional economy, and its unwavering commitment to improving lives through innovative healthcare solutions.

Mayor Tracy Brabin listening to the lab engineers explain the vigorous product testing procedure

Richard McGleenan, Managing Director at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, commented, "We were honoured to welcome Mayor Brabin and the Lloyds team to our headquarters. This visit served as a valuable opportunity to showcase our capabilities and discuss how we can collaborate to further strengthen the West Yorkshire economy and UK Healthcare landscape."

The successful visit cements Drive DeVilbiss' position as a leading innovator in the medical device industry and its dedication to fostering meaningful partnerships within the West Yorkshire region.

Richard McGleenan - Group MD and Tracy Brabin - West Yorkshire Mayor

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Feb 2024