Sharing key to expansion at CLH Healthcare
Care homes are deemed understandably to be sensitive environments.
So when it comes to cleaning them, owners look for highly effective solutions that are sophisticated in performance terms, yet manageable and simple to use.
CLH Expo ’18 in Exeter
That’s why when Exeter-based supplier CLH Healthcare sought a floor scrubber drier to show at its dedicated customer event at Exeter Chiefs Aviva Premiership Rugby Team ground, Sandy Park, it approached its chemicals supplier Prochem Europe.
The LW30 – compact, efficient…
And that’s how a Lindhaus LW30 came to be shown at the CLH Expo ’18, a highly successful two-day show that brought best practice seminars and speakers together with product and service suppliers and generated some sales leads for this multi-functional, lightweight floor scrubber drier.
With high speed brush action and forward and reverse cleaning in confined areas, the Lindhaus is suitable for ceramic tile, vinyl, linoleum and all washable hard and smooth flooring as well as low profile entrance mat and carpet. In short, it’s just the thing for treating a diversity of areas within an environment where cleaning is to be kept unobtrusive, fast and effective.
With a new and larger warehouse opened late last year, CLH is on the move to become the south west’s one stop shop for all healthcare business and patient needs.
Established in 1975 by the Leary family, the Prochem Europe distributor has expanded organically and via acquisitions into one of the leading healthcare suppliers in the region, providing a full range of care supplies, from gloves and mobility equipment, to moving and handling equipment.
It came into being when local leisure industry linen supplier Commercial Linen Supplies moved into the nursing home market and started picking up a customer base spanning day care centres and private hospitals to supported- and assisted-living groups.
The business expanded further both organically and via the acquisition of competing businesses in 2010 and 2014.
Most recently, CLH opened a new purpose-built 5,000 square foot warehouse providing them with an additional 270 pallet spaces. A new Bendi forklift was also acquired to ensure stock movement to the company’s dedicated transport fleet is managed on time.
The CLH team at CLH Expo ‘18
The ethos at CLH is very much one of amassing and sharing knowledge and expertise. That ethos is perceptible at events like the #CLHExpo2018, a platform for awareness raising with talks on infection control, wound dressing, pressure care and related health topics making this less of a sales pitch and more of an education for local healthcare professionals.
Similarly, CLH scales out as much healthcare-related news, views and tips as it can via its content-rich web site blog and using social media (CLH is active on pretty much all key platforms).
Procurement and IT manager, Jason Whitbourn is also responsible for online marketing. “Digital marketing plays a valuable and growing role in getting our messages across to our customers and of course our suppliers,” he says.
“This year’s Expo was very well-received. The purpose of the event was to promote awareness and education of the products that are available from CLH to help care organisations meet their daily challenges and we hope to repeat the format and outcomes again in the near future.”
The message at CLH is clear: sharing is as important as caring.
More on CLH Expo ’18 at www.clhgroup.co.uk/clhexpo2018