June 2020

Booth Welsh is an engineering technology services business, based in Irvine. The company work across a range of sectors including Oil & Gas and Life & Chemical Sciences, providing a full suite of capabilities to major blue-chip clients across the globe. Booth Welsh is part of the wider Clough group and celebrated their 30th year of business in 2019.

Like many businesses during these unprecedented times, Booth Welsh wanted to find a way to reach out and help frontline workers in any way they could.

Booth Welsh looked to their innovation team, to see how they could adapt their service offerings and provide support to their local NHS. After a few weeks, Booth Welsh Systems & Technology Engineer, Andy Brittan, was successful in developing the company’s first 3D-printed PPE face visor.

It was discovered that the area of Ayrshire & Arran receives one of the lowest PPE distributions in Scotland, and given the current climate, PPE is in even higher demand. Andy was on Furlough for the first few weeks of development but volunteered his time to continue helping our local Hospital with supplies.  With the help of Booth Welsh, 4 deliveries have now been made to Crosshouse Hospital, containing 70 visor headbands, 220 visor screens and over 100 ear saver mask adapters for their staff.

Booth Welsh Managing Director, Martin Welsh added, “Throughout our 30 years of business, we have faced many changes and some difficult times, however we have learned to adapt and thrive, and this time is no different. We are proud to be able to support our NHS by using innovation and technology in new and exciting ways.”

Booth Welsh are continuing to produce the PPE and have added a small gesture to headbands which read #ThankYouNHS.