The Government official started to understand that as more patients were being treated and the NHS learned more about Covid-19, a different approach was needed.
“Instead of mechanical ventilation, patients now needed a steady oxygen rich supply to support their own breathing.”
“The Government fortunately didn’t need the 30,000 ventilators demand being met by getting existing manufacturers to speed up production.”
“He thanked me for the team’s efforts and we were all very proud that we were ready to respond to the nation’s needs and start production if required too.”
“As we had built 10 ventilators, these were sent out to different countries who had asked for them. We then went back to our day jobs and a very busy spring cleaning and garden season for Gtech.”
“Although the Government offered to pay for our development costs, we never made a claim. It was a national crisis after all and a pleasure to try and help out when our country needed us.”
Gtech also had the support of a huge number of companies in the supply chain across the UK offering to help manufacture for nothing.
“We were all ready to get regional manufacturing teams up and running to supply their local hospitals.’’
Over the last two years Nick has restructured and refocused Gtech on high performance, long-lasting products, good marketing and customer service.
“During the pandemic because everything happened so quickly, it felt like every business was having issues maintaining good customer service, so that is currently a huge focus for us right now.”