November 21st, 2017 by paulineaitken



International advanced wound care (AWC) and dermatology company Crawford Healthcare has announced a formidable start to the financial year, recording global revenue of £14.9 million for the six months ended 30 September 2017, a like-for-like increase of 19 percent on the comparable period last year (2016: £13.0 million).

Having enjoyed 47 percent compound average annual growth in AWC sales globally over the last three years, Crawford maintains its position as the 4th largest and fastest-growing AWC company in the UK. Exceptional global growth has bolstered the company against a declining pound, with US dollar revenues up by 43 percent on the comparable period in 2016, and German sales growing by 64 percent.

Crawford Healthcare CEO Richard Anderson celebrated the Group’s half-year success: “As anticipated, we’ve enjoyed an extraordinarily strong first six months across our direct markets. Our UK operation continues to go from strength to strength as we seize market share from the global leading brands promoted by much larger corporations. We’ve invested significantly in our international teams in a bid to replicate our UK success in new global territories, whilst at the same time delivering enhanced UK and group profitability. Our collective hard work in delivering our class-leading products to clinicians and patients across the world has cemented our status as a disruptive force in the international wound care market.”

The half-year financial figures follow Crawford’s successful US launch of its KerraCel Ag® range earlier this year, a world-first FDA cleared AWC dressing which uses silver in its most active state to fight aggressive, antibiotic-resistant wounds, which often affect diabetic and ageing populations.

Anderson concluded: “We’re committed to growing a portfolio of products which we believe are class-leading in terms of addressing the key challenges faced by clinicians and patients, particularly those who are vulnerable to chronic wounds. Our success in saving real patients from losing limbs, whether due to infected diabetic ulcers or chronic wounds, with game-changing products like KerraCel Ag® sums up why we operate in this space and why our people are so passionate about what we do.”