King’s Lynn-based company Guy-Raymond has seen a big leap in orders for medical castors and stand bases following the pandemic.

The company, on the Hardwick Industrial Estate, has taken on extra staff to meet the demand and increased its working hours.

The extra demand has come from both UK and European manufacturers which produce respirators and other medical equipment, supplying hospitals including London’s  new Nightingale hospital and the Nightingale at Birmingham.

The company has also received more new enquiries for infusion and pump stands where it is supplying stand bases and conductive and lockable castors.

Speaking about the 80 per cent jump in orders, managing director Kelvin Daniels said: “We are pulling out all the stops to rise to the challenge of fulfilling orders to support the NHS and other suppliers who produce medical equipment globally.”    

Usually 75 permanent staff are employed and agency CSS has supplied an extra 14 temporary staff. Office staff are also taking turn to assemble castors.  

The family-run company usually operates from 6am Monday to 10pm Friday, but has added extra working through to 10pm Saturdays.

Guy-Raymond produces a range of castors and components for medical, office, retail and education applications and has been in business since 1948. All its products are designed, manufactured and dispatched from the site.