South Croydon’s BlueKit ramps up emergency supplies of PPE

A South Croydon company has responded to the increase in demand for PPE

A South Croydon-based provider of medical supplies to the NHS and healthcare distribution companies is ramping up supplies of PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – with support from their bank after having an increased funding package approved within 45 minutes.

BlueKit Medical sources and provides surgical and medical equipment. The business was established in South Croydon eight years ago. Lloyds Bank has provided a funding package that has allowed the firm to respond to increased demand for equipment, including face masks, gowns and gloves.

The funding is also being used to ensure that the equipment can be delivered faster. The products, which are normally shipped, are being flown in to speed up their availability to frontline staff.

BlueKit Medical sources and delivers surgical and safety equipment to NHS service providers through a global network of manufacturers.

Rebecca Porter, the managing director at BlueKit Medical, said: “With demand for medical supplies available to the NHS at record levels, it followed that we’d have to increase the quantity of products we’re shipping from abroad.

“The flexibility and advice offered to us from Lloyds Bank, as well as the speed and efficiency across their teams to increase our funding at short notice, means that we’re able to support frontline NHS staff when it’s most needed.”

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