Not all heroes wear capes!

When the world started to close its doors a few weeks ago, we heard of the struggles which were being faced in health sectors everywhere. We wondered if there would be any businesses out there in our industry who would step up, fly the flag and show community spirit comparable to none. Well there was…

Jon Tolley and the Prime Group may have only thought they were doing their job, but deciding to turn their attentions and ask their team to make PPE equipment in the form of visors for Glenfield AICU, is truly inspirational.

Jon himself sums it up saying: ‘After a distressing call that front line workers were short on PPE equipment we turned our amazing Prime Group team and equipment to making visors to help keep them safe. #YourNHSNeedsYou.’ Great work!

The team at Datum are using their skills to supply service protection screens, allowing workers to continue to do their essential roles whilst feeling safe. Image from @datumcp

We found our friends across the pond are also doing their bit. Minuteman Press in Levittown, NY are making use of the 3D printing technology they have developed, to create protective face shields which are being rolled out to medical professionals across the area.

Yorkshire based company Platinum HPL are also doing their bit by printing and mailing essential information from the NHS and local Councils on the current situation, ensuring everyone is kept up to date on the rising pandemic. Keep it up guys!

Where The Trade Buys have done some great social media videos to show their support of the NHS and have a lovely campaign, #TogetherAtHome, which involves the whole family in a simple (and quite meditative) colouring session which can be displayed in your window. This is still available and can be found here. Thanks!

The Data Image Group have really showcased their creative skills by producing flat pack cardboard beds (not the kind you find in a Swedish superstore) making the production time, transportation and build for emergency hospitals easier and quicker. Believe it or not, their robot also adhered to the rules and worked in isolation, in order to cut 3000 protective screens for essential workers too. See it in action for yourself on their Twitter feed.

With so many creative, selfless and inspirational companies across our industry, we couldn’t possibly list them all, but if you know anyone who you think is going the extra mile, tweet us @calinker_www using #printheroes.

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