My company manufactures a range of patient specific hoisting slings for hospital use, which are 'disposable' in the sense that they are unique to specific patients and are disposed of at the end of their stay in hospital. They are an essential weapon in the fight against hospital acquired cross-infections such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and C.diff (Clostridium difficile). With a low unit cost, they are also a proven budget-friendly alternative to expensive laundering and replacement.
In the UK, we are an established and accredited supplier to the NHS, but we are looking to extend our activities to European exports, through a Distributor network.
Can anyone please advise on how best to take our first steps towards exporting to Europe, particularly EC countries? How can I find out about events, exhibitions, trade missions, etc to target markets?
In the UK, these products are marketed on a hospital-by-hospital basis - but does this approach differ in the different overseas markets?
I would very much like to hear from interested parties and would welcome input......