Did you know that Medco has been selling uniforms to the medical profession in Ireland for almost 40 years? This is our story…
Having worked for many years in England, John and Teresa Roche longed to return to Ireland with their young family. Employed then as Managing Director of a Swedish medical scrubs manufacturer in the UK, John had gained considerable experience and decided, together with Teresa, to make a go
of doing something similar in Ireland. The family returned and set up their new business, Medco, in the beautiful town of Macroom, Co. Cork close to the Kerry border.
Initially, Medco manufactured disposable scrubs and modesty gowns for hospitals and the business quickly took off, providing much-needed employment in Macroom at that time. Within a few years, the opportunity came up to take over the business of good friend, who was retiring from his Blarney based operation manufacturing nurses’ uniforms. Very soon after, medical uniforms became the core business for Medco. The business went from strength to strength. Investing in the best of machinery and trained staff, Medco won a number of highly sought-after national tenders for HSE contracts.
Medco has always been a family affair. To this day, John and Teresa are still actively involved in the business. Sons Mark and Ed claim to have spent all their weekends and summer holidays as teenagers working and learning from the ground up about manufacturing uniforms for the medical professions. They now take an active role in managing the business.
Key to our longevity has been an ability to react quickly to market changes. We regularly review and update our uniform styles, providing a bespoke service with customised trims, embroidery and finishes if required. We are committed to providing high quality, stylish and functional uniforms to nurses, therapists, vets and other medical professions.
One of our most crucial milestones was moving the business to e-commerce. The beauty of online sales is that you can be located almost anywhere and still maintain a successful operation. This has enabled us to continue living and working in Macroom, a lifestyle choice for our family.
To say we’re ’living the dream’ might be pushing it a bit (it’s not The Riviera!), but we live in a beautiful rural Irish town close to family and friends, doing a job we love, with lots of successes along the way, so there is much to be grateful for!
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It’s customers like you that make this possible and so we’d like to thank you.