Kirton Healthcare Introduces NEW GE-II Specialist Seating Range

Representing a new generation of dynamic specialist seating at Kirton Healthcare ( is the new GE-II range.

Underpinned by scientific bio-mechanical research and ergonomic design principles, the GE-II is a sophisticated and dynamic tilt-in-space chair, providing superior postural support and exceptional positioning with outstanding comfort and pressure management.

The GE-II can be used in a variety of care environments as well as for domestic use. From the fluidity of the tilt-in-space movement and the sweep of the arcing legrest, to the unique helical-motion of the lateral supports and articulation of the anatomically moulded backrest, the GE-II promises new levels of comfort, immersion and support. The footboard height and angle can be adjusted, as can the seat length to suit the user. The tilt-in-space and legrest elevation can be controlled through three mediums depending on the chair you choose; electrically powered, regulated motion or with manual gas action facility, making this range of chairs extremely versatile!

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Northcroft Fabrics Introduces Two Stunning Fabrics to its Growing Collection

Northcroft Fabrics ( is pleased to announce the introduction of two new luxurious fabrics to its exclusive range. York and Oxford are the latest additions to the company’s growing collection of opulent fabrics, which are distributed internationally and used by interior designers from Europe and the Far East to New Zealand and North America.

York (£60 per metre) is a heavy cotton velvet with a beautiful soil and crush resist finish, while Oxford (£220 per metre) is a wool cashmere velvet, giving it a hard wearing yet luxurious feel. York comes in a range of 35 stunning colours, whilst Oxford is suitable for both domestic and contract use and comes in a choice of eight equally beautiful shades. Both fabrics are suitable for upholstery and curtains.

Director John Kitching said: “We are delighted to present York and Oxford to our customers and retailers. Northcroft Fabrics prides itself on producing luxury fabrics of outstanding quality, and York and Oxford are no different; both fabrics give designers plenty of opportunity to work within clients’ requirements and budgets, whilst adding a touch of class and sophistication to interiors.”

Northcroft Fabrics has a broad range of timeless velvets in its collection, along with beautiful damasks and silks, suitable for use for drapes, upholstery and soft furnishings such as cushions and throws. For more information or to request samples, please call 01628 488700, or click here.

Karma Wheelchair is Hot Stuff!

Karma Mobility's new Flexx wheelchair was featured in PosAbility magazine's Hot Stuff section. Launched at Naidex National this year, the Flexx has been dubbed Karma's most highly configurable wheelchair yet!

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Kirton Group Founder and Chairman Announces Retirement

Thirty years ago, an ambitious nurse working in the mental health sector recognised the need for enhanced specialist seating for those with disabilities who required better and more appropriate postural and pressure support. With the assistance of occupational therapists, and using his knowledge of the sector, Martin Battye developed innovative seating products that led to the naissance of The Kirton Healthcare Group. Today, the Group owns the intellectual property of more than 30 models, setting a high benchmark in the provision of specialist seating products for the disabled and older people.

Martin’s retirement has been facilitated through a management buyout, supported by NVM Private Equity. The management team plans to continue his legacy and build on the success of the business through organic growth and acquisitions, whilst maintaining the welcoming and gracious culture pioneered by Martin. The new management team will include senior members of the current Kirton team, including Group Managing Director Beverly Lawrence, along with key associates of the industry such as Mike Lord, Chairman of the BHTA, who will join the team as non-executive Chairman.

Beverly said: “This is a very exciting time for Kirton. Martin has left behind an immense legacy and the management team is very much looking forward to nurturing and building on it, now and in the future."

Martin commented: “It is with very mixed emotion that I announce my retirement from the Kirton Group, a company that I brought to life three decades ago, and have watched take up a market leader’s position. It has been a privilege, pleasure and a lot of fun to work with so many talented people, whose commitment, energy and hard work have been the ingredients to a success that I am confident will continue and grow into the future.”

Pulmonx in Wales on Sunday

Pulmonx was featured in Wales on Sunday on June 16 for its revolutionary Endobronchial Lung Volume Reduction (ELVR) treatment which has helped many patients, including John Ratcliffe, who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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