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US manufacturer sets up first UK base in Hereford

A US surgical equipment manufacturer has set up its first UK base in Hereford.

LeMaitre Vascular, which has its headquarters in Burlington USA, has moved into office suites at Stirling House in Centenary Park, on Hereford Enterprise Zone’s Skylon Park.

The units have been developed by Yorkshire-based commercial property developers, Priority Space in partnership with the Hunt Group and Herefordshire County Council. 

LeMaitre Vascular manufactures equipment to treat the common condition peripheral vascular disease (PVD) which is supplied to surgeons in over 80 countries worldwide.

The company has taken up four suites at Stirling House in Centenary Park, comprising office space measuring 2258 sq. ft, where products will be shipped to UK and Irish hospitals. 

Centenary Park is located on Skylon Park, the Enterprise Zone for the region designated by Government drive regional economic growth and create sustainable new jobs. 

Adam Richardson, co-director at Priority Space, said: “It’s great to be able to be part of LeMaitre’s expansion into the UK which will bring local jobs and growth to Hereford. At Priority Space we’re all about providing opportunities for businesses which boost the local area for local people.”

Andrew Manning Cox, chair of the Hereford Enterprise Zone, welcomed the foreign investment into Skylon Park. He said: “The Enterprise Zone was set up as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation and we’ve invested significantly to ensure Skylon Park is a place where businesses want to locate and grow their operations.

“We’re delighted that Le Maitre has chosen Herefordshire, and specifically Skylon Park, as the base for its investment in the UK.”

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