Surgical Holdings

About Us

Founded in 1988 and based in Southend-on-Sea, Surgical Holdings is a trusted family-run business with over thirty years’ experience spanning four generations. Proudly ISO 13485 and CE Mark accredited, we are skilled Craftsman and suppliers of surgical instruments, specialist products and orthopaedic implants manufacturers to both the NHS and private sector organisations across the globe.

However, it isn’t quite enough to say that we manufacture and repair surgical instruments and rigid endoscopes. At Surgical Holdings, we strive for the best possible quality in everything we do. This has been the foundation of our approach ever since George Poole established his own soon-to-be-successful business in 1910, making finely-crafted surgical instruments. George’s passion and commitment to excellence has remained in the family, as he ensured successive generations were taught his unique skills. Today, Philip Coole is Chairman of Surgical Holdings, with his son Daniel at the helm as Managing Director. Daniel is the newest generation of skilled instrument Craftsman in the family. The instruments we manufacture and repair at Surgical Holdings are responsible for saving lives, and this is a responsibility we take very seriously. We do not simply promote a bland list of products, we are passionate about the work we do, standards we meet and we genuinely care about the positive effects it has on our customers, patients and stakeholders.

Our ongoing mission is to sustainably manufacture, service and distribute medical devices for the UK healthcare sectors and export partners worldwide. Expertly working to our specialisms, whilst promoting education and continual development of our employees, we maintain our dedication to our unique skill, safety of products and patient affecting services. This is why we only employ the most dedicated, highest-skilled surgical instrument technicians and apprentices that go through an extensive 5 year education programme training on the manufacturing process from start to finish. As a company we rigorously control every aspect of the products we repair and manufacture. We also only select the most innovative high quality esteemed products for distribution. Additionally, our carefully selected range of supporting distributed products are always serviced and repaired by our in-house team, to the same rigid specifications as were used in their construction.

To ensure the very best service, we regularly refine and innovate our company processes and techniques. We like to use our expertise to elevate our products ranges, to ensure they provide a solution. This was the thought when we launched the Duo Finish Range and the introduction of unique performance coatings. Our customers appreciate the in-depth expertise we are able to offer them as a close-knit and dedicated family business, because they can be confident that we care about quality and value as much as they do.

We frequently welcome visitors to our friendly Southend-on-Sea workshop and encourage them to chat with our technicians. Our visitors often talk about the passion and knowledge that so clearly comes across, and we enjoy nothing more than helping to educate others. This why we also make a regular effort to attend community events and informative workshops. We believe that our unique blend of skill, dedication and passion for quality is what elevates Surgical Holdings well above our competition. These are also the reasons why we have not only endured, but thrived, for over thirty years.

Surgical Holdings’ Vision is to be recognised by our stakeholders as the most passionate, authentic and knowledgeable Surgical Instrument Manufacturer and Service provider in the UK.

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• Family

• Passion

• Resourcefulness

 Please contact us for further information, or to discuss your needs with our friendly team.

Useful Information

SMART REPAIR - Service for Instruments, Endoscopes, Power Tools, and Full Set Refurbishment

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Our history timeline 1910 - 2012

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Our history timeline - 2014 to present day

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Find us at an Event

Medica 2022
Dusseldorf, Germany
ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16, J42
14 Nov - 17 Nov 2022
Medica 2023
Messe Dusseldorf, Germany
Hall 16, H52.5
13 Nov - 16 Nov 2023
Medica 2024
Messe Dusseldorf, Germany
11 Nov - 14 Nov 2024


7-10 Parkside Centre
Potters Way
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