Generations of quality healthcare - the history of Bullen Healthcare
With a business heritage that spans 150 years you would imagine that we would have a lot to talk about here - and we do. The Bullen family history charts many successful years within the Healthcare marketplace, some more challenging than others, but all extremely productive as we slowly built our reputation and expertise over the years.
We first entered the healthcare arena when, in 1892, Charles S Bullen joined John Reynolds Ltd, formed in 1858 and based in Rodney Street, as an apprentice. He served his time here and went on to work for the business for a number of years until he decided to venture on his own and set up his own business in 1905 in Mount Pleasant. In 1910, after a successful start in business, he bought John Reynolds and inherited the long legacy that they had built since 1858, and was subsequently joined by his youngest son, Francis Joseph Bullen in 1927.
Sadly Charles S Bullen died in 1952 and his son, Francis took ownership of the business with his wife Nora. Peter Bullen (current CEO and son of Francis) joined in 1956 and they remained in Mount Pleasant for a number of years.
By 1978 we had expanded rapidly within the orthotics market and moved to Moss Street. After another significant period of growth they soon had over 100 employees and were specialising in orthotics and stoma care products.
In 1996 Paul Bullen (son of Peter Bullen and current MD) joined the firm making Bullens a fourth generation family run business - quite an achievement. Having sold the orthotics side of the business in 1997 we decided to concentrate on Stoma Care and over the years have become specialists in this area.
In 2012 we moved to Kempston Street and by this time had expanded our specialisms to include Urology.
After a period of continued growth in 2012 we purchased Glacier Buildings, cementing our presence in Liverpool as one of the UK's leading Dispensing Appliance Contractors, and have now also advanced into the Woundcare market.
We now have over 120 employees and the strength within our company continues to grow each year. 2014 was a milestone year for us as we developed key partnerships with a number of charities across the UK, providing bespoke services for their members.