About Us

Bailey Instruments Ltd was incorporated as a Limited Company in 1989 after being founded by Tim and Sally Bailey in 1984 and remains one of the longest and most reputable manufacturers of surgical instruments and medical devices in the UK.

Originally specialising in the manufacture and development of quality surgical instruments to serve the needs of foot health practitioners in both the private and public sector, we have continued to expand our product offerings into all general and specialised healthcare disciplines, building on our expertise, experience and manufacturing capabilities with a strong focus on innovation.

Supplying devices to over 30 countries, we maintain strong relationships with key distribution partners from Canada to New Zealand and have a truly global reputation for quality and service.


Our ambitions are to build on our reputation and to continue our exceptional growth to become a leading global supplier of innovative re-usable and single use surgical instruments and medical devices.


By working with and consulting our valued customers we will continue to produce high quality devices, manufactured ethically in full compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements. We will continue to invest in our infrastructure and valued employees to ensure that we have the expertise at hand to deliver exceptional products with exceptional service to our global partners and customers.


We choose who we work with very carefully and will always look for partners that can add value to our products and services and who we feel can help us achieve our vision. These include: ABHI, bsi, Manchester Chamber of Commerce, UKTI, Ethical Trade Initiative, the Growth Hub.


1984  -  Founded by Tim and Sally Bailey to serve the podiatry sector
1989  -  Incorporated as a limited company
1994  -  Relocation to larger premises to support successful growth
1996  -  Production of the worlds first calibrated monofilament to aid in the assessment of neuropathy in diabetes patients.
             Developed in partnership with Smith & Nephew and is recommended by NICE (NG19)
2002  -  Successfully achieved accreditation to ISO9001
2003  -  The launch of our range of vectorthoic and X-Line orthotics
2009  -  Launch of our susol® single use range of surgical instruments and devices
2011  -  Relocation to 7000sqf premises
2013  -  One of the first adopters of Labour Standards Assurance System to be successfully accredited
2013  -  Launch of susol® single use solutions ENT product range
2015  -  Successfully achieved accreditation to ISO13485 through our new Notified Body
2015  -  Relocation to 10,000sqft premises to support expansion and growth
2016  -  Innovation Patent accepted on our engineered single use nail nipper
2017  -  The launch of our range of susol single use suction tubes and retractor system


If you are interested in joining our network of global distributors, please contact us at Bailey Instruments Ltd