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John Florence Limited – Lewes

John Florence Limited is a specialised Paediatric and Young Adult Orthotic Supply and Manufacturing Company. The company started in 1963 and was based in Chiswick, West London, where the original entrepreneur founder, John Florence, realised the need for specialist bespoke orthoses for children, and began offering fast supply, close fitting and specifically designed orthoses for children with a wide range of disabilities.

Paediatric clinics were soon established in many NHS hospitals, and John working with paediatric physiotherapists and specialist consultants soon had a number of regular multi-disciplinary and prestigious clinics including, the Westminster Children’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Roehampton, St. Mary’s Paddington, and Guy’s Hospital to name just a few.

In 1975 the company moved to the grounds of the internationally recognised Chailey Heritage Craft School and Hospital in Sussex. Chailey was itself a specialist children’s centre caring for children and treating such complex disabilities as Thalidomide, Spina-Bifida, Arthrogryposis, Polio and Cerebral Palsy.

We have now been serving many of our customer’s clinics for twenty-five years without interruption, which in today’s competitive environment is proof that the company’s philosophy works.