Craven Look Back On 2020

It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel! After what feels like a lifetime of uncertainty, we’re all beginning to get back to some normality. We wanted to take a quick look back at the year we’re leaving behind and look forward to a brighter 2021! Here are some of our finest moments of the year.

Supporting the NHS

This is something we do every year with our selection of products, but this year, we’ve helped when our NHS has needed it the most. We have manufactured and supplied their intravenous (IV) drip stands, delivering the IV stands to the ExCeL in London, and we’ve manufactured many more for the Nightingale hospitals in Harrogate, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. We have also supplied our Nylon shelving to be used in numerous large freezers to store the blood plasma of COVID-19 patients across the country.

Craven in the press

Several media outlets acknowledged Craven’s big manufacturing project: making and distributing medical equipment for the five new Nightingale hospitals across England. From the Yorkshire Post and Harrogate Times, to even getting our own slot on StrayFM online radio, we want to thank all the individual press outlets for publishing our latest venture this year.

Partnering with Cambro

We received our first shipment of Cambro products back in June! The partnership has enabled Craven to supply a wider range of products to the medical and foodservice industries, and we have plans to add to this range in the future. We currently stock the Cambro Elements series shelving.

Supporting Prostate Cancer UK and the Royal British Legion

We love to support charities close to our hearts, and each year, we support these charities through fundraisers and events. In September, we supported Prostate Cancer UK once again, raising money for their admirable work for men across the UK who are suffering from prostate cancer, and who need life saving treatments.

We also did our part to promote and support the Royal British Legion. To give the charity even more support, we provided them with some free office space and storage facilities, including a number of our Shelving Bays which made storing equipment and stock much more efficient for them.

New staff

Despite the hardships of this year, 2020 has been a year of growth for Craven. James Ward has become our National Account Manager, and we recently welcomed Trevor Russell into the Craven team as Sales Manager. Jack Bradford also joins us as our Maintenance & Facilities Engineer. Our aim is to get the team stronger than ever as we begin 2021, bringing the right people on board to take us further and to bring Craven the support we need in various sectors.

Craven Christmas Opening Times:

Last day for dispatch – Thursday 17th December.

Office closes – Friday 18th December.

Office reopens – Monday 4th January.

We want to thank everyone for their support in the difficult year 2020 has been for us all, and ask you to join us in the new year as we continue to grow and do what we do best.

From all the team at Craven, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2021!

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