We are a UK-based business, that is committed to promoting a 24-hour approach to postural management through design, manufacture, and clinical service delivery of assistive technology. We are also dedicated to education and have trained over a thousand clinicians in Chailey Principles and equipment prescription.
For nearly 30 years we have specialised in postural management, setting benchmarks in the UK seating industry with all our designs derived from evidence-based research. Our product range includes orthogonal & dynamic seating, custom contoured seating and hybrid seating, lying supports and a range of accessories and other custom-made items. All our products are designed and manufactured in the UK.
Founded in 1991, Active Design has set the benchmark for seating with its CAPS II seating system. The CAPS II seating system is one of the few evidence-based systems on the market today, built on years of research and practice at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services. This research also included the development of the Chailey Lying support and Chailey stander.
Since then Active Design has become one of the most respected special seating manufacturers in the UK. With the successful introduction of new orthogonal seating systems, contoured systems and a range of accessories that are used and trusted across the UK.
Active Design prides itself on being able to offer any solution to meet a patient’s needs. We have invested extensively in machinery, tools and jigs to enable in-house manufacture of both standard and special items. Complimented by both in-house and external finishing including powder coating, chroming, anodising etc.
Our established and highly skilled workforce have years of experience in the field and are both flexible and adaptable in their approach to problem solving. We have a flexible yet systematic approach to production utilising this broad skill base to enable us to fulfil patient specific needs, both at a high quality and competitive price point.
Expertise in all aspects of company business including manufacturing and business operations, strategy and product development. Over 30 years’ experience setting up and developing Active Design into one of the UK’s most respected special seating businesses. Martin has responsibility and inputs into every aspect of the business including production management, design & development, clinical service delivery and sales & marketing.
With over 15 years of experience in Rehabilitation Engineering, Joyjit has expertise in clinical assessment, design & development, digital manufacturing techniques and business development. Joyjit joined Active Design in 2015 as a consultant Rehabilitation Engineer and is now a director with responsibilities around clinical service delivery, sales & marketing, business strategy, design & development and foam carve production.
Dan has worked with Active Design since 2015 and has responsibility of the day-to-day management of the office including quotations, logistics and accounts. Within accounts Dan is responsible for data entry onto the Sage Accounts system. He also manages the Purchase and Sales Ledgers, including credit control.