Nursery Today magazine

Great achievement over 3 decades

Central Medical Supplies celebrates 30 year anniversary

Staff at Leek-based Central Medical Supplies are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this week with the whole company coming together to recognise the business’s achievements over the past three decades.

Founded in 1989 by Philip Champ who remains at the helm as MD, Central Medical Supplies (CMS) initially launched as an exclusive UK distributor of medical devices to the NHS and private sector acute hospitals. Philip wanted to use his medical sales background to create a problem-solving, forward thinking company who were always seeking new innovations to bring to the market.

Using their knowledge and expertise, the team at CMS which now boasts 40 employees, turned their attention to maternity retail products with the acquisition of Dreamgenii in 2015 which has since become one of the leading pregnancy pillows worldwide with countless accolades. CMS also acquired the AXifeed brand, offering sterile breast milk storage bottles, widely used in Neonatal Units in 2017 and this has since seen continued growth within the sector.

In addition to their own brands, CMS distribute high-profile nursery brands exclusively in the UK most notably, the Dr Brown’s Options + range which the company has managed for nearly 20 years. While distributed by CMS, the brand has become the leading anti-colic feeding bottle in the UK recommended by 92% of Health Care Professionals.

Philip Champ, MD at CMS comments: ‘We can’t actually believe how quickly 30 years have gone as the nursery industry is not one to rest on its laurels and so we have consistently innovated and adapted our products in line with both the demands of our customers and of course parents. Our success is not only testament to the brilliant products we have but also to the team who work consistently hard to stay ahead of trends and work extremely hard to make sure that our products are the best that they can be.’

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