Powys Business Builds on Success


Roger Williams MP recently met Mr Andrew Barker, Managing Director of Mangar International that manufactures innovative aids for disabled people based in Presteigne. 

Many of the products use low pressure air pumps in order to lift lower and reposition people who have mobility problems. The company was founded by David Garman in 1981, who recently received an honour for his contribution to industry and disabled.

The company recently underwent a management buyout, which has transferred the ownership to more staff while Mr Barker was an existing shareholder. The company has taken on another shift in order to meet the increased demand of its products.

Roger Williams MP said:

“It was great to catch up with Andrew again and to hear about the continuing success of the company. I will be arranging a meeting next week with Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Health Minister, in order to discuss more opportunities in the care sector, which will benefit residents, but also avoid use of the ambulance services. This company has got an important part to play in saving money for the NHS, but also in improving patients’ experiences.”


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