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A busy winter for PDM

We’ve had a busy start to the winter here at PDM, first with a visit from HRH The Duke of Kent at the end of October to present us with our Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, followed by our recent trip to Dusseldorf for the MEDICA Trade Fair. We had a great time at MEDICA […]

Casestudy: Blatchford Prosthetic Limbs

Founded in 1890, Chas. A, Blatchford & Sons Ltd has built a global reputation over the past 125 years, as a developer, innovator and manufacturer of Endolite lower limb prosthetics. After responding to the mobility needs of young, active, returning World War II amputees, Blatchford created a prosthetic knee that allowed for stabilised weight bearing […]

Award-winning Precision Dippings Manufacturing will showcase new product at Medica

At the Medica trade fair in Dusseldorf,  will be showcasing a new product alongside its range of existing Bloccs waterproof, re-usable arm and leg protectors for plaster casts and dressings. The long, thin, hollow tube that is inserted into a vein above the elbow to administer chemotherapy or other medication is held in place by […]

A royal visit and an ‘Oscar of the business world’

HRH The Duke of Kent visited our offices and factory last week, to present us with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation – described as an ‘Oscar’ of the business world by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter. When one of our directors’ children ended up with a plaster cast, the idea of […]

Excitement is building for our royal visit

Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016

Excitement is building in the PDM office for the 26th October, when HRH The Duke of Kent will be awarding the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation – in honour of our revolutionary product, Bloccs. First launched in 2013, Bloccs waterproof arm and leg protectors are self-sealable and reusable – allowing adults and children to continue […]

Summer appointment

Introducing Jade Walker, who we’re very pleased to have with us for the summer. Jade is an undergraduate from the University of the West of England, who joined us for a two-month internship. We found this to have been such a positive experience that we’ve asked her to stay with the company until she resumes […]

Royal celebrations continue – at Buckingham Palace!

Our royal celebrations continue – this week we met with The Queen! Precision Dippings Manufacturing’s directors Kate Richards and Douglas King attended a reception at the Palace on Thursday evening, hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for winners of the 2016 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. In April, the company was announced as a […]

Summer production orders

What a month! While the news headlines and fallout from the EU referendum has gripped the nation, June has proven to be a record month for us. We’ve taken on more staff and increased production hours, to boost our capacity for orders over the summer and beyond. It’s therefore a good time to remind our […]

An invitation to The Palace

This morning an envelope arrived featuring a rather special postmark; its contents provided royal reason to celebrate – next month, we’re off to meet The Queen! Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for the winners of the 2016 Queen’s Awards, to which the directors of Precision Dippings […]

Drysuit support in action

THE innovation behind our Queen’s Award winning Bloccs Waterproof Protectors comes from our drysuit seal know-how. We make wrist, ankle and neck seals for global drysuit manufacturers – so when we were asked to help a young kayaker with Bloccs sponsorship, we jumped in head-first. Next month 16-year-old Lachlan Bassett will represent the Australian Junior Kayak […]

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