Bradwell company's donation to new hospital caring for coronavirus patients

A Derbyshire manufacturing business played its part in the opening of a temporary hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

By Gay Bolton
Friday, 10th April 2020, 10:38 am
Seve Mycock, director of Buxoplas.
Seve Mycock, director of Buxoplas.

Buxoplas of Bradwell supplied water pipes free of charge on next day delivery to the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s ExCeL Centre.

Buxoplas director Steve Mycock said: “We received two separate orders for water pipe, one from the Nightingale at the ExCel and another from the NEC, and we didn’t charge for either. As a manufacturing company that continues to operate - albeit at 70% of our usual capacity due to coronavirus self-isolation – we were just happy to do anything to help.

“We have also signed up to the government’s coronavirus business volunteer scheme.”

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Specialists in developing and working with extruded plastic products for the past 45 years, Buxoplas supplies tubing to a range of markets.

Buxoplas is one of the many companies in the area that benefited from free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council prior to Covid-19, helping the firm access finance to support its growth.

A council spokesperson said: “It’s great that a Derbyshire Dales business is rising to the challenge and helping the national fight against coronavirus.”

The district council is pressing the Government for suggestions on what further steps can be taken to help businesses. The spokesman said: “Many SMEs in the Derbyshire Dales, either in sectors not prioritised for support or above the threshold due to the size of their premises are facing significant cashflow problems.”