Direct Healthcare Services Strengthens Management Team as Business Booms

Leading pressure care specialists Direct Healthcare Services is strengthening its management structure as part of its strategic plan following sustained growth of the business.

Graham Ewart has been appointed to the new position of Managing Director from 1st May and Chief Executive Officer Jon Lewis will assume the role of Chairman from August 2012.

Jon Lewis said: “We are delighted Graham is joining our team and his appointment to the new role of Managing Director demonstrates our ambition and commitment to the future of Direct Healthcare Services.”

“Stepping up to the role of Chairman will enable me to focus more on the strategic direction of the company and its research and development programme to ensure we continue to deliver the best, most innovative products in the market.”

Graham Ewart joins Direct Healthcare Services after five years with healthcare multinational Stryker’s MedSurg Division where he was General Manager for the UK & Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Direct Healthcare Services has its headquarters in South Wales where it manufactures pressure-reducingmattresses, cushions and overlays.  The company is strengthening its management structure following sustained growth since it was formed in 2009. This year it will comfortably exceed its turnover and profit target, showing growth in excess of 40% on previous year and having more than doubled its workforce while its customer base has expanded by approximately 50%.

Mr Ewart said: “It’s an exciting prospect to be joining a company that is experiencing sustainable growth by staying focused on its customers and delivering the products and services that meet their needs. I’m really looking forward to working with Jon, Neil, Mike and the team at Direct Healthcare to continue to deliver quality, service, innovation and best value to our customers.”