Tioga's life-saving work

A lifesaving device backed by Bondholder Tioga has been recognised as Runner-Up in the 2019 National Medilink Business Awards for UK Start-Up companies.

Developed by SurePulse Medical Ltd, the heart rate monitor will improve the life chances of babies who require medical support in the precious first few minutes of their lives. About one in 10 babies need resuscitation or stabilisation at birth for a variety of reasons including premature birth, trauma or blocked airways.

The SurePulse VS uses an optical sensor integrated into a Cap which wirelessly transmits heart rate information to the Display Unit. This helps clinicians in their management of the baby in the ‘golden minutes’ that they have to stabilise the baby. In the most critical cases it will mean babies’ lives will be saved or life-long disabilities avoided.

SurePulse Medical Ltd is backed by Tioga Ltd and recently shared a stand at the UK 2019 MedTech Conference at the NEC.

Angela Williams, Sales Director of Tioga Ltd said “SurePulse has been an incredibly exciting project from the start and it’s fantastic to see a great idea go from the research bench to full production – all within the East Midlands. Congratulations to the whole team.”

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Joint venture success for Tioga


A joint venture between Bondholder Tioga and the University of Nottingham is one of only three UK companies to benefit from a new agreement between the Department for International Trade in the UK and the Texas Medical Centre.

SurePulse Medical Ltd is a medical devices company committed to developing user centred vital sign monitoring solutions which have a real clinical benefit. They are committed to providing reliable vital sign monitoring solutions where they are needed most, with their first product targeted for neonatal care.

Just three months after being selected as the winner of the Medilink East Midlands Start-up award the team will be able to take advantage of the opportunities which will open up to them. This follows a landmark agreement called BioBridge which will provide a gateway for the advancement of life sciences in the areas of innovation and research.

James Carpenter, CEO of SurePulse, said: “This collaboration between the UK and Texas Medical Centre has been instrumental in helping SurePulse to accelerate its USA regulatory and marketing strategy. We look forward to building on this foundation to bring SurePulse vital sign monitoring solutions into the US clinic faster and to advance care for thousands of babies who need help at birth.”

Speaking at the launch event Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister of State for the Department of International Trade, said: "The UK is a world leader in healthcare innovation, and this partnership is clear evidence of the opportunities that exist for companies in exciting markets such as the USA."

Tioga's International Expansion

Bondholder Tioga and Telemisis, one of the UK’s leading providers of advanced remote monitoring, control and Internet of Things solutions, have merged to form Tioga Group Limited.  The new group has been created as part of a strategic growth plan that will accelerate international expansion and entry into new markets.

Tioga Group Limited includes the businesses of Telemisis, Tioga, Audiotel international and a minority interest in SurePulse Medical, a joint venture with the University of Nottingham.

The new group employs over 150 people across the UK and already derives a substantial amount of its revenues from international sales.

Professor Warwick Adams, group managing director said, “As an established exporter, we know that Brexit will create new and exciting opportunities for international trade. At Tioga Group we are investing now in expanding our world-class manufacturing and product capabilities, to fully exploit these opportunities. ”

As part of the merger, the co-founders of Telemisis Limited, Tony Richardson and Chris Begent will join the board of the new group.

Tony Richardson said: “By leveraging our combined expertise in development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, we will accelerate the introduction of innovative new products, demanded by our customers.”

Tioga's Twenty Year of Electronic Excellence

From a humble handful of people in 1996 to our current 100 plus employees, I am very proud of our achievements and would like to extend my appreciation to our loyal staff, customers and supply chain for their continued support.
— Professor Warwick Adams, Managing Director

Bondholder Tioga is celebrating twenty years of excellence in contract electronic manufacturing (CEM). 

Founded in 1996, Tioga's 47,000 sq ft plant manufactures electronics for telecommunications, security, medical, lighting and Ministry of Defence. 

The CEM company is looking towards the future and has recently unveiled its plans for expansion. 

Professor Warwick Adams, Managing Director, said: "I am delighted with the progress we have made over the last twenty years.

"With our focus firmly on the expansion and improvements at Tioga, the business can move forward with solid partnerships and continue to provide an excellent, quality service. 

"It has been a true rollercoaster, but I have enjoyed every minute."

Tioga teams up with Sky Recruitment Solutions

Expert in electronic assembly and Bondholder Tioga has selected Sky Recruitment Solutions as a local staffing provider due to a new contract win.

All the roles start on a temporary basis for 12 weeks with the opportunity to become 12-month contracts and potentially permanent.

Inital feedback about Sky Recruitment Solutions has been that the recruitment services provider has a thorough approach and that the right sorts of candidates have been sourced.

Managing Director of Sky Recruitment Solutions, David Torrington first approached Tioga's Helen Higginbotham to explain the company's interesting in working closely with other Bondholders at exclusive preferential rates.

For more information on Sky Recruitment Services, visit the comapny website here.