Redruth-based company DM Orthotics (DMO) has been shortlisted in the Manufacturer of the Year category of this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards.

First established in 2004 and employing just under fifty people, DMO makes dynamic movement orthoses that help adults and children living with a wide range of neuro-muscular conditions like Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis.

The company currently exports to 25 countries, with international distributors in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Such is its reputation for quality, service and a product range that genuinely transforms lives, customers have travelled thousands of miles to visit the Redruth factory. Previously, a mother and son journeyed 4000 kilometres from Zagreb in Croatia and this year a New Zealand family visited to collect the ‘superhero’ suits that had been custom-made for their four-year-old twins who both suffer from Cerebral Palsy. 

“It’s the first time that we’ve entered this award and we’re over the moon to be shortlisted,” said CEO Dan Severn. “It’s a genuine privilege to see the difference our products make to people facing a variety of physical challenges. They are developed on the basis of exhaustive research and are measured and fitted by our team of expert clinicians. We operate in a very niche market, but it is lovely to be recognised for the work we do as a business that’s making a significant contribution to the local economy, as well as more widely in our specialist field.”

The finals of the Western Morning News Business Awards take place at the Plymouth Pavilions on 21 November.