Vitalograph has featured in a new publication showcasing British industry to key national policy-makers.
On Monday, October 8th, Chairman Bernard Garbe and Group CEO Frank Keane attended a gala launch for The Parliamentary Review 2018-19 in the Palace of Westminster.
They joined dignitaries including the Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles, Lord David Blunkett and Tony Blair at the launch of this year’s publication, which featured a foreword by Prime Minister the Rt Hon Theresa May. Mr Garbe had been approached earlier this year by Lord Pickles, co-chairman of The Parliamentary Review, and invited to discuss Vitalograph with his editorial team.
Mr Garbe said: “Every year the Parliamentary Review approach a selection of companies to write an article about the companies and individuals who silently strive to keep this country going. The objective is to provide a truly national illumination of the British economy in every type of company across every sector of the economy. This is a showcase to the wider world of successful British companies that have triumphed in their industry, demonstrating success and achievement and that difficulties need not be faced in isolation.”
The Parliamentary Review allows for in-depth reflection of how legislation affects organisations across the UK, and serves an important resource for policy development. Lord Pickles praised this year’s Review as one of the most comprehensive to date, adding that as the country undergoes changes, it is: “…essential that politicians have a firm understanding of the challenges with which British organisations must contend.” In her foreword, the Prime Minister said: “British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review.”
The Parliamentary Review is a series of independent publications featuring political commentary from MPs, ministers, secretaries of state and journalists. An individual government policy area is chosen for each edition, with this year’s Review focusing on British healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, elaborating on strengths and successes as well as exploring the challenges and issues they face.
Vitalograph is a family-owned company founded by Margaret and Dietmar Garbe in 1963. Their sons, Bernard and Marcus, have been managing the company since 1980 and still have a role in the company today. Vitalograph is the longest-established manufacturer of respiratory diagnostic medical devices in the world, serving global markets from its headquarters in Buckingham, with operations in Ireland, Germany, Japan, the United States, and Hong Kong.
The Parliamentary Review article on Vitalograph can be viewed here: