A CLECKHEATON company manufacturing medical equipment has had more than its 15 minutes of fame – thanks to numerous television appearances this year.
Over the past few weeks, eagle-eyed viewers will have seen Ferno (UK) Ltd’s Ferno Pioneer Trolley and Model 71 stretcher in the latest advert for Mars chocolate bars as medics rush to the aid of England’s goalkeeper during a penalty shoot-out.
Long-running medical dramas Holby City and Casualty also feature Ferno products while earlier this year the company featured in the Channel 5’s Big Body Squad, a fly-on-the wall documentary about the challenges faced by the medical profession with overweight patients.
Ferno stretchers and other medical equipment appear on TV channels almost weekly at televised sporting events. The Ferno Model 71 basket stretcher is often used to carry injured footballers off the field of play and earlier this year a Ferno basket stretcher appeared at the Oxford and Cambridge boat race after bowman Alex Wood collapsed from exhaustion.
Ferno managing director Jon Ellis said: “When we see our stretchers and trolleys on television being used at sporting events around the country, it is a testament to Ferno being one of the most trusted manufacturers of safety and health equipment in the industry.
“We regularly see our products being used in the hospital dramas, but it was a great surprise when we saw our stretcher and trolley pop up in the new Mars advert. It is always a boost when we see our products on the small screen.”
Ferno, which has been trading for 40 years, is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of emergency patient-handling equipment and mortuary products. It exports to more than 95 countries worldwide and employs 80 staff at its UK headquarters on West 26 Industrial Estate.