Quintess Denta is a distribution company for the dental sector, established in 2008 as a dental handpiece repair business. Based in Irvinestown, it employees twelve people and has a sister company, Quoris 3D which specialises in leading edge digital technology. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the closure of dental surgeries meant cashflow dried up almost overnight, so CEO James Hamill and his team had to move quickly to identify new opportunities. James Hamill, CEO, Quintess Denta, said:
The pandemic created an immediate risk to the future of Quintess Denta and Quoris 3D. We contacted PPE suppliers in China and Europe who we already had relationships with and secured a supply chain into Northern Ireland. When the PPE arrived after twelve weeks, we were able to supply local government organisations, local businesses in the hospitality and dental sectors who needed it urgently.
The £70,000 funding from the NISBLF allowed us to bridge a gap when cashflow was non-existent and combined with the income from the sale of PPE, enabled us to create a buffer and reinvest in the company. While it was a hugely stressful period, this activity gave everyone a common purpose, brought the team together, making us stronger and better than ever. We’re now using the Fund towards futureproofing the company further by opening a world class dental education centre in Fermanagh, the L.S Browne Centre, due to launch in April 2021.”
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