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02 June 2020

International medical supplies company recruited to help horseracing’s return

UK-based CHB Medical is working with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to ensure that racecourses and their staff are prepared for a safe return to racing.

Racing restarted at Newcastle, without the public, on June 1st; the sport resumed in France in May. All racecourses have been contacted by the BHA with recommendations of the necessary PPE required ahead of the restart.

‘Back to racing’ packs

CHB Medical has worked with the authority to create a Back To Racing pack, including face masks, gloves, coveralls, hand sanitiser, infrared thermometers, visors and goggles. Hand sanitiser is sourced from UK manufacturers with PPE being sourced internationally to cater for demand.

CHB Medical is part of the CHB Global group, which is based in Cheltenham, and has offices in Edinburgh and Australia, and warehouses in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Felicity Griffiths, Managing Director of CHB Global, said: “To be associated with the BHA is fantastic for us and we’re honoured to be playing our part in helping to get horseracing in Britain back up-and-running.

“We have had a strong relationship with Cheltenham Racecourse for many years – including sponsoring The Jockey Club’s Leading Owner Award at The McCoys won by legendary owner J P McManus.

“But it’s not just racecourses, we will be able to support trainers, owners and yard staff before they even get to the racecourse to ensure they are protected.”

Since launching the PPE service, the firm has worked with NHS trusts, county councils, care homes, blue chip corporates and over 50 SMEs.

CHB Medical is donating five per cent of all profits from PPE sales to NHS charities.

Dr Jerry Hill, Chief Medical Advisor at the British Horseracing Authority, added: “The level of service and attention to detail we have had from CHB Medical has been exceptional.

“They have consistently been efficient and accommodating working with a range of industry stakeholders throughout Great Britain. If when we receive the equipment it is as good a quality as their customer service we will be in a good position to restart racing with confidence that our participants will be protected.”

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