Peterborough’s Walters helps city medics work safely

Much-needed protective clothing has been delivered to healthcare staff at Peterborough City Hospital by a city company.

Aprons and gloves for medics are packed in the Walters warehouse.
Aprons and gloves for medics are packed in the Walters warehouse.

A quantity of gloves and aprons has been donated to the hospital by staff from stationery and office furniture company Walters, in Royce Road.

The clothing will protect medical staff as they care for patients with Covid-19.

The company is also donating some of its profits to charities supporting NHS workers.

Barry Matthews, chief executive of the Ethos Group, which acquired Walters five years ago, said: “In these difficult times we are able to assist companies with their cashflow by refinancing balance sheet assets to generate cash for them with a percentage being donated back to charities supporting NHS staff.

He added: “We just want to do our bit to help.”

Walters has traded in Peterborough since 1958 when it was founded by Peterborough businessman Mike Walters as a supplier to many local companies. It is also a sponsor of Peterborough United Football Club and a patron of local charities.

Its acquisition by Ethos has provided Walters with the latest communications technology solutions to enable the business to continue working remotely, safely and in line with Government guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.

It allows staff to work remotely serving clients through contactless deliveries made direct to home workers.

Mr Matthews said: “Walters is most definitely still open for business as it has been since 1958.”