By: 20 January 2017
UK distributors are rapidly becoming a LEDA in orthopaedics

LEDA, an independent British orthopaedic distribution company has bolstered its growth with the signing of some major UK distribution deals.

LEDA was founded three years ago as a sales agency business for medical device manufacturers Wright Medical and Lima Corporate, and covers a broad portfolio of foot and ankle, upper limb and biologics products, as well as differentiated offerings for revision hip surgery.

In the last 12 months, founding directors David Plane (pictured, right) and Jonathan Bloy (pictured, right) have added to their agency contracts with major distribution deals, including with Skeletal Dynamics – an innovative Miami-based upper-limb company – and OsteoMed, for whom LEDA sell plates and screws for hand fractures and fusions. The company also carries the Starr Frame, for pelvic surgery, and Bone Foam’s range of perioperative positioners. They have moved to new premises in Bedfordshire, employed a further three direct employees and signed contracts with more sales agents to increase their presence across the UK.

“We have been amazed how quickly the company has grown, so we needed to move our base to somewhere that will allow us to continue our growth,” said Bloy. “We now supply hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland so it was important that we had easy access to major routes.

“As our growth over the last three years has been dramatic, and as we plan to continue our growth, it’s important that nothing restricts our development.

“Whether we want extra office space for the staff we shall be recruiting, or additional secure storage for our growing stockholding, our new offices in Wyboston Lakes can provide the flexibility we want without heavy capital outlay or a restrictive long term lease.”