Innova celebrates a record-breaking 2018 and its tenth year in business

2018 has been very busy for us; not only have we surpassed all our targets and set new records across the board, but we’re also celebrating our tenth anniversary of opening!

Our company was established with the aim to find, source and supply the most innovative healthcare equipment on offer, and we’re very proud to still be carrying out that mission today. Back in 2008, Innova was created to remind the marketplace of a key thing it was neglecting – the patient’s quality of life.

We dedicated our time and efforts to create new and innovative solutions that would not only fulfil the demanding needs of healthcare environments but would also make the patient feel at ease and unintimidated by what is usually rather clinical-looking equipment.

Innova has grown significantly over the last few years after winning bigger and bigger contracts to supply overhead hoists, care beds, pressure care mattresses, and a range of other specialist equipment all over the UK.

In fact, 2018 has seen us win two NHS contracts to supply overhead hoist systems at both Balfour Hospital and Grange University Hospital. We’ve also become a prevalent supplier to private hospital groups throughout the country – particularly Spire Healthcare Group.

Innova's Bob Oliver and Joe Hulbert celebrating their contract wins earlier this year
Bob Oliver (left) with one of the AirRise hoist units to be supplied to Balfour Hospital and Joe Hulbert (right) with one of the customised Interlude beds for Spire London East Hospital.

This year has seen us achieve 60% growth as a company thanks to big contract wins, exclusive dealership agreements, and becoming official suppliers to various healthcare groups.

We’ve also been keeping busy after being chosen to exclusively supply Volker hospital beds and Permobil powerchairs to the UK market. And earlier this year, we welcomed Ramsey to the team after expanding to take on case management and litigation projects.

Our managing director Tom said:

“When we first started this company ten years ago, we wanted to find a way to combine functionality and aesthetics in healthcare equipment. This has been a massive year for Innova; we’ve smashed our targets and we’ve really cemented our position as a go-to supplier of innovative, high-quality healthcare equipment in different markets.”

To keep up with the demand for our products and services, we recently recruited another six team members; four new installation staff, a design technician to handle our CAD and BIM work, and an engineer to help keep our clients’ products up to spec and in top working order.

Next year looks to be even busier for our team as we begin work on the NHS Midland Metropolitan Hospital where we’re supplying and installing 280 overhead hoists.

The Innova team with their new installation team and project design technician
Some of the Innova team with our new recruits.

Our senior project manager Cory was originally hired back in early 2016 as a warehouse operative. Since then, Cory has worked his way up through our team is now our senior project manager. He oversees the vast majority of our installations, and he’ll be managing the Midland Met installation.

Cory said:

“Innova has provided me with so much training and opportunities for career development so to now be our senior project manager is truly an honour. This is a great company to work for, and I’m very glad I took that warehouse job all those years ago!

“We’ve taken on six new members of staff over the past few months so we can keep up with all the work that’s going on. It looks as though 2019 will be just as – if not more – busy. Bring it on!”

Our mission is still to enhance quality of life through innovation, and we strive every day to become the most sought-after brand in the healthcare sector.

The entire Innova team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked with us over the past ten years, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!