JRI Orthopaedics scoops triple awards success
Yorkshire healthcare company JRI Orthopaedics is celebrating a trio of wins following the prestigious North of England Excellence Awards.
The Sheffield-based company was named Business of the Year, and scooped the North of England Excellence Award as well as the special category, International Trade Award.
Managing director Keith Jackson said: “I am delighted that JRI Orthopaedics has been recognised with three prestigious awards. We have a strong company culture, we never rest on our laurels and we are constantly improving everything we do. These awards represent the results of a tremendous team effort over the last 12 months to develop the business and expand our international sales.”
JRI Orthopaedics, which employs 115 people, specialises in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments. Operating from a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chapeltown, it recently broke into the Chinese market, securing a contract to produce hip replacement implants for a Beijing-based medical company. It is also hoping to have its own hip replacement products registered for sale in China early next year.
Andrew Palmer, chief executive of North of England Excellence, said: “Our awards celebrate excellence across the North and, in a hugely competitive field this year, for JRI Orthopaedics to win three accolades is a truly outstanding achievement. JRI is proof that companies operating in the Northern Powerhouse region have a readiness to be best in class, run outstanding operations and, more importantly, achieve sustainable results.”
JRI Orthopaedics has a long-established reputation for pioneering innovations and is wholly owned by a charity, Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK). The company gifts the majority of its profits to ORUK to fund independent research and medical education – £12 million over the last ten years alone.
Earlier this year the company also scooped the coveted marquee prize at the 2015 Made In Sheffield Awards and in September achieved Investors In People Gold status.