Local medical device manufacturer, Bedfont Scientific Ltd., returns to the era it all began for its 45th birthday

On 8th December, Kent Med-tech company, Bedfont Scientific Ltd. celebrated 45 years of business with a 1970’s themed party. The Bedfont Family celebrated with costumes from prominent 70’s characters, 70’s party games, 70’s party food, and a video tribute from a number of employees and distributors who have contributed to the business since 1976.

Jason Smith, Managing Director, remarks, “Back in 1976 the incidence of serious hazards related to medical gas supply systems was described as ‘alarming’. My favourite inspirational quote is ‘a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty’ from Winston Churchill. I think this describes very aptly how my godfather, John Marron, went on to design and manufacture Bedfont’s first ever product; the TM3 Medi-Gas Check for ensuring gas supply systems were safe before use. This product undoubtedly saved lives and started Bedfont on a road of life-saving gas monitors. Back then, Bedfont employed one person and was based in a bedsit in London; now we employ 50 direct staff, have over 80 global distributors, and even have our own offices in Kent and Austria. We will continue to innovate new non-invasive breath analysis devices to bring these life-saving products into people’s homes worldwide, and hope to do so for the next 45 years!”

The KICC awards recognises Med-tech company, Bedfont’s innovative success

The long-awaited Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC) awards took place on Thursday 18th November, and named medical device manufacturer, Bedfont, as Innovative Business of the Year.

The KICC awards, celebrated every year, brings together businesses across Kent, showcasing their amazing achievements. The awards had unfortunately been delayed due to COVID-19, but finally took place on Thursday at Westhanger Castle, Hythe, boasting an even more impressive evening than ever before.

Local medical technology business, Bedfont, was delighted to have received the accolade for Innovative business of the year. A multi-award winning medical device manufacturer, Bedfont is based in Harrietsham, Kent. Their products help to detect a range of medical conditions via breath analysis, removing the need for needles, blood samples, and long waiting time for results.

Managing Director, Jason Smith, explained, “It’s been a difficult couple of years, being a breath analysis device manufacturer during the Coronavirus pandemic – a disease spread by breath! However, Bedfont did what it does best; innovate. We adapted our products, resources, and services to better support both our employees and customers remotely and the Bedfont Family are over the moon to see that this has been recognised.”