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Award winning AA Company helps in the fight against COVID-19


The Temporary Kitchen Company (TKC) have jumped at the chance to help the NHS and the Government, in their efforts to almost double hospital bed capacity in response to the coronavirus crisis. This was after health boards teamed up with local councils and businesses to create emergency plans, which have included turning Deeside Leisure Centre and Bangor University into field hospitals.

The work is to adapt existing buildings to meet the surging demand for additional hospital bed capacity and aid the segregation of non-covid-19 patients. This comes a week after TKC helped provide covered corridor and walkway facilities at The Countess of Chester Hospital – again another NHS hospital local to TKC’s North Wales headquarters.

“We wanted to help in any way we could. The flexibility and scalability of our modular product range provides the perfect solution to allow existing buildings to be adapted and linked. We’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to create solutions based on customers’ requests. This is why our product range has grown from 1 innovative solution to 12 in just 5 years, and this was no different,” says Stephen Trollope, Director and co-Founder of The Temporary Kitchen Company.

TKC, who were awarded the Queens Award: Innovation in 2018, work with UK insurers to provide temporary kitchens, bathrooms, on-site storage and living facilities, helping policyholders stay at home during repair and renovation work. Last year saw the launch of their modular product range which caters for any variety of circumstances, fire, flood, etc and adapts to any property type. Due to the versatility of the product, TKC have also provided support to Local Authorities, health professionals and organisations helping those with complex needs and disability, return or stay at home.

“We saw a surge in requests for our products when the lockdown forced some accommodation providers to close their doors and as policyholders wanted to move from hotels back to familiar surroundings. This meant our production capacity had already increased, so when we were asked to help, we were able to provide the NHS with the modular systems they needed.”

“I also have to add that I have been blown away by the willingness of our staff to help where help is needed and I couldn’t be prouder of the TKC team, those that have worked on these critical projects and those who are continuing to serve our insurance customers, who still need access to our products during this time. At times like this, working together and lending each other support needs to be on the forefront of our minds; we absolutely encourage other companies who are able to help to do the same.”

"At times like this, working together and lending each other support needs to be on the forefront of our minds"

Stephen Trollope

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