19th October 2013

Colostomy Association Facebook group, Welland factory tour

By Frances Chalmers, Research, Education & Market Development Manager

CliniMed, Welland and SecuriCare had the great pleasure of hosting a meeting with a number of members of the Colostomy Association Facebook group and some of their partners. The day started with an overview of Welland by Chris Primett (Managing Director) and then on to the Welland factories. To enable our guests to see a proper working factory, all of the machines were manned by staff who had volunteered to work on the Saturday. Next stop back to the hotel for a coupleColostomy Association Welland Visit of presentations on challenges in the export markets of which some are similar to the UK, the new product development process and finishing with an introduction to our new range of pouches, Aura with Manuka honey.

We reconvened, very quickly I would say, in the bar followed by a delicious supper, the hotel did us proud. All of our staff who attended this event had a fabulous time, the group were fantastic fun and we chatted into the wee small hours. This was a really fun meeting for all; this was borne out by the lovely comments on Facebook. Most of the members who joined us posted messages saying how much they enjoyed the whole event. What was important to the group was the chance for them to get together, meet old friends and make new ones, with the little added bonus of seeing how the products are made.