On Thursday 21st March, the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce held their annual business awards and 2nd generation family business, Bedfont®, was named Exporter of the Year for the 3rd year in a row.
Image credit: Bedfont Scientific
The awards, now in its 13th year, celebrates the excellent abundance of businesses in the county of Kent.
Bedfont®, based in Harrietsham, specializes in the design and manufacture of breath analysis medical devices. Its range of carbon monoxide (CO) monitors include the Smokerlyzer®, used for smoking cessation, and the ToxCO®, used by emergency services, to screen for CO poisoning.
The NObreath® FeNO monitor provides accurate analysis of airway inflammation to aid in the diagnosis and management of asthma, and the Gastrolyzer® range aids in the detection of gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerances.
Despite being a small family business with only 43 employees, Bedfont®’s medical analyzers can be found worldwide, with export sales accounting for 80% of turnover, thanks to continuous innovation from the Bedfont® family and its network of carefully selected distributors, Bedfont®’s extended family.
Exporting for any company is no easy feat. For Bedfont®, our greatest challenge can be our size, but with dedicated employees and distributors we have managed to achieve this. We are utterly humbled to have won this award for the 3rd year in a row – it really acknowledges the efforts of the Bedfont® family, our employees and distributors, and I am honored to share this prestigious award with them.”
Jason Smith, Managing Director at Bedfont®