Bedfont named Innovative Business of the Year, for 2 years running

Bedfont named Innovative Business of the Year, for 2 years running

Local med-tech company, Bedfont® Scientific Ltd., is recognised for its Innovation for the 2ndyear in a row at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC) Awards

On Thursday 17th November 2022, Kent’s esteemed businesses gathered at Westenhanger Castle for the annual Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC) Awards to celebrate the achievements of Kent companies. Bedfont is delighted to share that it has been named as Innovative Business of the Year, for the 2nd year running.

Bedfont, who design and manufacture breath analysis medical devices, have been trading since 1976, and export their products across the globe thanks to their network of carefully selected distributors.

Amidst the challenges posed by COVID, Bedfont® used its innovative nature to adapt its products and services to successfully navigate the pandemic, and as a result has come out the other side stronger, now offering remote breath testing devices.

Jason Smith, Managing Director at Bedfont, explains, “We created webinars and marketing materials to educate our customers on how they could safely continue breath testing. This led to a Healthcare Professional contacting us, asking for a way to help them continue CO monitoring for smoking cessation remotely. The iCOquit® was designed as a personal CO monitor, however we adapted this and the accompanying app and literature to enable the iCOquit® to be used for remote CO testing. This was so successful, the market then asked for a version to help expectant mothers quit smoking, and we provided –these innovative moves helped us succeed during a time of economic regression The Bedfont Family worked so hard to make this happen and I couldn’t be prouder to share this Innovation award with them.”