Vaughan Gething MS, Minister of Economy for Wales, visited Caerphilly-based, Direct Healthcare Group, on Thursday 17th June to discuss the company’s fast-paced growth and export success.
The visit comes following DHG’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise for services to International Trade earlier this Spring, in recognition of our service to the global healthcare sector and our significant growth in international exports.
Vaughan Gething MS, who was appointed Minister for Economy in the Welsh Government this May visited this Thursday morning, 17th June, for a tour of the Group’s headquarters and to meet with CEO, Graham Ewart.
Graham Ewart commented on the visit,
“We’re very proud of how quickly Direct Healthcare Group has grown in the past ten years. From a small Welsh start-up with just one product, we have now become a truly international group with pan-European operations, trading in more than 40 countries across the globe and placing Wales at the forefront of medical device manufacturing.”
“Given this international growth, we have often been asked why we have not moved from Caerphilly to the likes of Cardiff or London, but our answer is easy. We are loyal to our roots and the local economy is one we are immensely proud to invest in.”
“As such, we look forward to welcoming Mr Gething to discuss the importance of ongoing support for Welsh businesses as the economy rebuilds, in particular the vital importance of exports to the nation’s economic growth and future prospects, both locally and nationally.”
Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said: “Direct Healthcare Group is a valued member of the Welsh life sciences sector, which has become home to some of the most innovative and impressive businesses in the medical market worldwide.
“Direct Healthcare Group’s significant growth over a short period of time means it should be considered a true Welsh success story, and the fact it has kept its roots in Caerphilly is to be commended.
“I am delighted the Welsh Government was able to play a part in its expansion through a previous investment which helped the business establish Europe’s first specialist research and testing facility for treatment mattresses. I congratulate them on a well-deserved Queen’s Award for Enterprise.”