London, 03 July 2016: A Surrey firm has struck a major deal with a leading Chinese medical company to supply high quality walking sticks and aids.
The massive contract came after representatives of the giant Huadong Medical Corporation spotted the revolutionary-designed Flexyfoot range at a trade fare last autumn.
The award-winning British design, which replaces the rigid rubber tips of walking sticks with a flexible, shock-absorbing ferrule, will now be sold across China which has growing older population.
The deal is a triumph for British designer David Goodwin and his Ripley-based company, who invented Flexyfoot after his sister struggled with standard NHS issue crutches when she was diagnosed with MS.
Patients often complain that the rubber foot, or ferrule, of NHS sticks and crutches slip in the wet and on some surfaces and often wear out...