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Nottinghamshire business fundraiser launched to make PPE for NHS workers – can you help?

Managing director Jon Tolley’s wife ( Jon and his wife are West Bridgford residents ) is a critical care practitioner at an NHS intensive care unit, and found herself without the necessary PPE earlier this week.

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Prime can make thousands of visors a day at present and is hoping to ramp that up to 10,000. The fund at the time of publishing is over £6,000.

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Nottinghamshire business, Prime Group, has swung into action to make disposable visors for NHS staff left without the necessary PPE in the face of the Covid-19 emergency.

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Managing director Jon Tolley’s wife ( Jon and his wife are West Bridgford residents ) is a critical care practitioner at an NHS intensive care unit, and found herself without the necessary PPE earlier this week (w/c 23rd March).

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Nottinghamshire-based Prime Group looked at how it could use its existing expertise in lasercutting and plastics to come up with a solution.

“We picked up a used, cleaned visor, dissembled it and produced our first prototype the next day,” Tolley explained.

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“We delivered 100 on the afternoon of 25th March for staff to trial – they love them and are so grateful.”

Prime can make thousands of visors a day at present and is hoping to ramp that up to 10,000.

The firm has also shared the design and material specification with Pixart, the Cimpress-owned Italian print specialist, so that Pixart can make the visors for health workers in Italy.

The Blidworth-based firm specialises in digital printing and personalised marketing services under normal circumstances. It employs 48 staff and has sales of £5.25m.

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Jon Tolley – Managing Director (Prime Group) and his wife are from West Bridgford
Brian Geldart – Chief Financial Officer (Prime Group)
Brad Legrand – Carter Legrand Wealth Strategies Ltd

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