Tree lit in support of a very brave young man Kieran and his family and to raise awareness of Ewings Sarcoma.#lightupHeighingtonforkieran

I would really like it if you could all help do something for a very special young person.
Many of you will be aware of the Light up for Kieran campaign, but if not here goes.
Kieran Maxwell is a local lad, who became ill with a rare cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma when he was about 12. He had gruelling chemo and half his leg amputated. The cancer came back a couple of years later and he had part of his lung removed. During all this he remained upbeat, carrying the Olympic torch in 2012 and training and making it as a junior para Olympic runner. He has raised money for charity and grown into a lovely young man. In a recent check up he was told out of the blue, that his cancer is back and it is terminal. He is trying to pack as much in as possible whilst continuing to raise money for research into Ewing’s Sarcoma.
His family wanted to have Christmas early for him and his neighbours, his village and surrounding areas are all lighting up too. It would be fantastic if some of you would light up for Kieran too! We all have had friends and family devastated by cancer – lets light up for them as well ..
There is a lot of darkness about at the moment, it would be wonderful to give Kieran a bit of sparkle!
If you light up ( a few lights or the whole shebang) it would mean a lot.
Let’s shine a few lights in the darkness ???

Meditek are proud to support Macmillan Cancer Support


imgid84682203-jpg-galleryPictured above is Michelle Muir Senior Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support along with some of the team at Meditek Stairlifts at the launch of their Partnership.

With a donation from every sale and a committed team for fund raising Meditek are looking forward to help raise money for people fighting with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a fantastic charity we are very privileged to be able to support, cancer touches so many people and with the work that these wonderful people offer they help make peoples journey that little bit easier at such an important time.




After a great 6 months on Placement, Darren Mason heads back to Huddersfield University.

Whilst on a sandwich year Darren spent his time working in the Research and Development department at Meditek, helping with the designing and constant improvements on the Stairlifts.

Darren said “I have really enjoyed it here and feel like I’ve gained a lot of experience and knowledge, I’ve met a lot of fantastic people who have all made me feel part of the team, In such a short time of only six months I can’t believe how much this has helped me with my course, and I really hope I have the opportunity to come back to Meditek”

Martin Pugh head of engineering said” Darren has been an asset to the department and will be missed for not only his humour but his willing to work and great effort he puts into everything he does. I hope we will be welcoming him back very soon”

All the team at Meditek wish Darren every success in his future and look forward to meeting up again

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Phil Cardemy – Pye MD of Meditek welcomes John Davison CEO of Supportive to The opening Day

Meditek Stairlifts, a manufacturing Company, based on the Industrial park in Newton Aycliffe in Co.Durham, are moving up.

Exporting Stairlifts across the globe for the past 22 years to customers in Europe, Australia and America, where they also have a site in North Carolina, has set the Company on a new and exciting journey.

Moving into the direct market in April this year, building a reputation for excellent customer service with an award winning product, has built a fantastic foundation for the company’s next step. Newton Aycliffe and the surrounding areas were the obvious places to begin with, looking after the people on their doorstep. Due to the great success in this area and with extensive market research, Meditek have decided to launch further into the North East and now cover Newcastle, Hexham and Northumberland.

The team at Meditek are really looking forward to engaging in a new area and research shows great potential for Meditek to have the same success here. With new personnel being employed to continue the company’s reputation for providing a great service together with a quality product, saving the customer money and buying direct from a North East based manufacturer. Most importantly Meditek are proud to help their customers stay in their own homes and keep their independence.

Meditek in Newton Aycliffe, who not only design and manufacture the Stairlifts on site, also have a new Show room where people can visit and try before they buy, making sure that the right stairlift is chosen for each individual, whether it be a child’s lift, seated lift or stand and perch.

Nikki Rotherham who looks after the Direct Sales at Meditek said: “This is a very exciting time for us; the direct side has gone better than we could have wished for and we’ve all learnt so much in this new venture. I’m really looking forward to moving into this new area”.

Pictured above are some of our new partners, who we have engaged with since supplying direct to the public. Meditek are pleased to have Supportive as one of their strategic partners, who are a charity based in Ferryhill, delivering high quality, people-centred social care services throughout county Durham.

For more Information on how Meditek could help you or someone you know keep their independence for as little as £7.00 a week, please give us a call to make an appointment or request a brochure on 01325 311442,or check out our web site www.meditekstairlifts.co.uk


MediTek apprentice Nathan Gilbey at work on a stairlift. The Newton Aycliffe based manufacturer is targeting new markets selling direct to UK consumers. Picture by Stuart Boulton.
MediTek apprentice Nathan Gilbey at work on a stairlift. The Newton Aycliffe based manufacturer is targeting new markets selling direct to UK consumers. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

A STAIRLIFT manufacturer, which exports across the globe, is targeting new markets selling direct to consumers in the UK.

Newton Aycliffe manufacturer MediTek Stairlifts, which also has a site in North Carolina in the US, exports more than 3,000 of its lifts per year across Europe, Australia and America.

But now the company, which employs 30 staff at its site at Aycliffe Business Park, has brought in Nikki Rotherham as business development manager to target sales direct to the consumer in the UK. And with a new showroom, customers and occupational therapists can try their stairlifts before they buy.


Philip Carmedy-Pye, the recently appointed manager director of MediTek, said: “Nikki joins us at an exciting time in the business as the new strategy of offering direct sales to the North East is a key part to the growth of our company.

“People can buy direct from us, the manufacturer. We design it here, make it here and so we can ensure that the customer is getting exactly what they want.”

Nikki said: “It’s great to be working for a company such as MediTek and I’m looking forward to building on the hard work which has been done.”

MediTek was established 20 years ago. The company also makes children’s stairlifts and specialist standing stairlifts as well as their traditional ranges.


As part of its development, the firm is keen to invest in young talent and take on apprentices, such as Nathan Gilbey who has joined the engineering team in the research and development department after a stint in a department dedicated to improving user experience and comfort.

Philip added: “We’re keen to bring people on and see them grow within the business. Nathan has an outstanding work ethic and we’re delighted to have him on board.”


John Parnell, business development manager (South) for Business Durham, the economic development company for County Durham, helped MediTek identify suitable funding sources so the company could realise its ambitions. He pointed them in the direction of the North East Microloan fund, which freed up more working capital for them to persue their new strategy.

Said John: “Meditek have been a successful company for more than 20 years but earlier this year they decided they needed a new direction in order to increase sales and expand the business further. One of their ambitions was to re-shore manufacturing of their component parts and the other was direct sales as they had always sold through external distributors. They’re a fantastic business and we look forward to seeing them grow further as they target more direct sales and fulfil their business plan.”