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Platts & Nisbett SPAIRE Hip Instruments, "making surgery so easy!"

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 15:30

Our team is delighted to get positive feedback from a surgeon on our SPAIRE Hip Instruments!

"Back to my favourite hospital today, for another same day SPAIRE Hip Replacement. Working with the dream team again. A beautiful set of SPAIRE Instruments by Platts & Nisbett, making surgery so easy. 5* service to our patients with a 5* Hospital. It has been a good day."

We are proud to be the exclusive manufacturer of SPAIRE Hip Instruments.

Check out the SPAIRE section of our website for more details.


Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 15:18
Queen Elizabeth II

The team at Platts & Nisbett is deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

We had the pleasure of meeting Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex during his Royal Visit to our factory in 2011, and our thoughts are with him and all the Royal Family at this difficult time.


Great Ormond Street Hospital buys Made in Britain instruments for ECMO!

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 14:52
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Our team is proud to make our Tubing Clamps for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust! 

Great Ormond Street asked us to make them easily identifiable, to make sure these official Made in Britain, high quality instruments were always returned to the correct department. 

Platts & Nisbett always go the extra mile to accommodate these requests, and the customer was delighted with the the quality and attention to detail of our finished product. They liked them so much, they placed orders for more!

Pleased to support The David Nott Foundation!

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 14:04
David Nott Foundation

We're delighted to be chosen to make our Surgical Instruments for The David Nott Foundation.

This charity trains War Doctors; these are surgeons working in war and natural disaster zones.

Their mission is simple, "We are dedicated to delivering the specialist training that surgeons need to save lives in countries affected by conflict and catastrophe."

Platts & Nisbett surgical instruments will be used for demonstrations to train surgeons on the frontline, including in Ukraine. 

Made in Britain Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 13:46
Made in Britain

Made in Britain marks its 10 year anniversary, and we're proud to have been members from the start!

We have been family owned and established for 45 years, and Members of Made in Britain since their inception in 2012.

Thanks to all our customers for supporting British Manufacturing, in the past, present and future!

Proud to be a Kickstart Employer!

Wed, 21/09/2022 - 13:34
Kickstart Employer

Following our support of the Government's Kickstart Scheme, we are pleased to have offered a permanent contract to an engineer, following the successful completion of their 6 month Kickstart placement!

It is great to be training surgical instrument makers of the future, and keeping traditional skills alive.

An exciting time for our company as we continue to build our team, and deliver our official "Made in Britain" surgical instruments to our UK and Worldwide customers.

Thanks to The Work-Wise Foundation for their assistance.


Tue, 26/10/2021 - 11:56

We're delighted to be supporting the Government KICKSTART SCHEME, and have places available for Trainee Surgical Instrument Makers!

If you're interested in learning a skilled trade which offers good long term career prospects, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

The vacancy is advertised on behalf of the GOVERNMENT KICKSTART SCHEME. If you meet the Eligibility Criteria and would like to apply, please contact your work coach at the Job Centre and quote Job Ref V0000336793

Job Vacancy - Quality Manager

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 14:42
Job Vacancy

Company Requirements:

We are seeking a highly motivated and well organised Quality Manager to become an integral part of our team. Working for a long established (since 1977), highly regarded, Surgical Instrument Manufacturer in Sheffield, the successful candidate will lead all Quality Management functions relating to the manufacture of our Hand Made Surgical Instruments.

Job Vacancy - Linisher / Polisher

Mon, 19/07/2021 - 14:38
Now Hiring

Platts & Nisbett currently has a Job Vacancy for an experienced Linisher / Polisher (Glazer)

Do you want to join a great team in a busy and long established Sheffield family business? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

Please read on, and feel free to give us a call, or send your CV to

Job Role:

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Linisher / Polisher to become part of a busy team within our Finishing (Glazing) Department.