About Osteotec


Pioneering solutions for improved patient care

Osteotec was founded three decades ago with a single goal – to improve people’s health at every stage of their life, delivering products and services with integrity and accountability.

While the solutions we provide clinicians may have changed over the past 30 years, our commitment to helping deliver the best patient care possible has never wavered.

Today we’re still motivated by the same values, with an unfaltering dedication to creating a workplace in which our people can grow and thrive.

And that focus won’t change as we tackle healthcare’s challenges together with our customers, partners and patients at the heart of everything we do.

The history of Osteotec.

A UK first for small joints

Osteotec founder Gareth Thomas launches the business in June 1993, opening our first premises in Christchurch, Dorset, later that year.

Osteotec becomes the UK’s first specialist small joints distributor, partnering with Wright Medical Technology in November 1993 to distribute products including the Swanson Finger.

The business continues to grow throughout the decade, gaining ISO 9001 and 13485 certification in 1994 and expanding into new premises in 1996.

Osteotec also launches innovations including the Osteotec Spring Conference, the industry’s first dedicated podiatry surgery event which runs for more than a decade.

The business remains guided by Gareth’s original principles, offering an established route to market in a niche industry with a focus on the upper limb and foot surgery markets.

From distributor to manufacturer

Osteotec grows and diversifies, forming distribution partnerships with companies including Ascension, Synerception, Integra, Arex and TriMed.

In 2004 work begins on development of the first Osteotec products, partnering with the University of Bath and launching its own research and development department.

Launched in 2007, the Osteotec Silicone Finger is a comprehensive solution for MCP and PIP joints affected by osteoarthritis and is followed shortly by the Concentric Bone Graft (CBG) System for harvesting bone graft to aid bone fusion.

New products and a new home

Osteotec continues to be the partner of choice for manufacturers including Polyganics and DJO and in 2013 becomes the exclusive foot surgery distributor in the UK for Zimmer.

With an established reputation for developing a range of deliberately simple and easy-to-use surgical aids and implants, Osteotec begins own-labelling OEM products with the Osteotec brand and gaining FDA approval for its own-brand products.

The company is acquired by VentureEP before passing into the ownership of Matt Woods, who relocates the business to its present, 7,000 sq ft facility in Newbury.

Osteotec’s in-house product range expands again with the purchase of Synerception and the ChiroKlip, the powerful self-fixing disposable device for protecting the protruding ends of K-wires.

Expansion into new niches

The core business remains underpinned by our outstanding reputation in the market and staff expertise, with Osteotec becoming the exclusive distribution partner for Paragon 28 in 2020.

In 2022, we focused on innovative products and enduring design philosophies through new partnerships with international manufacturers, including Enovis, DJO, and Mathys.

In 2023, we opened new offices in Ireland and Malmö, further developing our shoulder-to-finger solutions with Beznoska CMCJ replacement, G21 shoulder cement spacer, and an elbow replacement from LRE System, improving patient and clinician outcomes.

In 2024, we launched our spine division featuring SI-BONE’s iFuse 3D™ Implant System and expanded our leadership team.

Celebrating three decades of success

We were proud to celebrate Osteotec’s 30th anniversary in 2023.

As part of our celebrations we once again partnered with the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) to support the LION project in Lilongwe, Malawi, through a series of fundraising activities held throughout the year that raised £13,000.

We were also excited to launch our new brand, which reflects 30 years of product innovation and Osteotec’s dedication to providing clinicians and patients with the best solutions and services.

As we look ahead to the future we’re committed to continuing to work with fantastic partners who share our values, and to delivering the highest quality expertise at every step of the customer journey.

Meet the Osteotec leadership team

Anthony McClellan


Anthony oversees Osteotec’s business and sales operations. He draws on his expertise working in the orthopaedic sector at Tornier, Wright Medical, and Stryker to discover and cultivate new market prospects that will foster ongoing growth and commercial results.

Anthony has a proven track record of creating and growing both new and established markets, establishing strategies, allocating resources, developing managers and managing operations.

Dean Stockwell


Dean is dedicated to driving business growth through innovative sales strategies, impactful product launches and comprehensive medical education programmes.

With experience at companies including J&J, Orthofix, Tornier, Wright Medical and Stryker, Dean has consistently demonstrated an exceptional ability to cultivate, expand and mentor high-performing sales teams.

Katherine Cunningham


Osteotec’s General Counsel, Katherine has worked with Osteotec since 2019 and is responsible for all legal matters relating to its group companies and client projects.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2012 specialising in corporate finance and seven years working in private practice, advising clients internationally on M&A, PE and VC transactions across a variety of sectors, Katherine combines technical skills with a practical approach to drive efficient contracting processes.

Lee Burchell


Lee joined Osteotec in 2021 with responsibility for ensuring operational excellence for the business and our clients.

Lee has extensive proven experience developed over more than 15 years in data analytics, inventory management and quality performance within the orthopaedic sector developed at previous roles with K2M and Stryker.

This includes working with Osteotec’s key suppliers and distributors to help grow their businesses.

Edna Kurokawa


Edna joined Osteotec in May 2020 bringing a wealth of experience in quality management systems and regulatory affairs of medical devices to the team.

With a background in production processes, import, distribution and registration processes (Brazil, EUA and Europe), as well as internal audits and validation methods, Edna has more than 20 years of experience in quality systems, regulatory affairs and manufacturing.

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Ric Sumner


Ric Sumner joined Osteotec in 2021 as Head of Marketing, with oversight of all marketing campaigns from concept ideation to delivery and reporting.

A qualified journalist with a background in video production and content creation, Ric has more than a decade’s experience leading multidisciplinary creative teams delivering campaigns for some of the biggest brands and organisations in the UK.

Matt Woods


Matt is Chairman of Osteotec, having previously founded orthopaedic management consulting business Ortho Consulting Group.

He adds value to the business through his demonstrated knowledge in the field of medical devices, his visionary leadership abilities, and his extensive network of industry professionals.

Subsequent acquisitions include Synerception, the UK manufacturer of ChiroKlip.

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Liza Ecock-Pitman


Liza brings more than 20 years of medical device expertise, leadership and management experience in the UK and Ireland, previously working for Stryker and Tekno Surgical.

She delivers operational excellence and leads the operations team in Ireland, contributing to the expanding business.

Fiona Walters


Fiona drives employee engagement, retention and growth, fostering a culture of learning and development.

She designs programmes for long-term business success, emphasising training, onboarding and leadership development. Her goal is to cultivate a high-performance workplace that consistently aims for excellence and add values to our employer brand.

Innovation that stands the test of time

True innovation demands that we go beyond simply considering what our customers need in the here and now, and in the future. It’s about creating a collaborative approach that not only meets customers’ needs, but creates value and embraces new partnerships. It’s this type of approach that delivers the best outcomes for patients and clinicians.

Our Vision

To be the partner of choice for orthopaedic extremities and spine through our unparalleled expertise, outstanding service and tailored solutions.

Our Mission

To provide industry-leading, specialist orthopaedic extremities and spine solutions and superior services to healthcare professionals that improve patient outcomes, developing a comprehensive product portfolio and partnering with leading global manufacturers.

Our Values

Social Responsibility

We recognise our responsibility to act ethically and with integrity and to make a positive difference in the world around us.

At Osteotec, we believe that sustainability and business success go hand in hand. Our commitment to sustainability is deeply embedded in our culture, and we strive to provide superior solutions that improve patient outcomes for surgeons while benefiting society and the environment around us.

This dedication extends beyond our products and services but also includes growing our business, developing our employees, and positively impacting the communities we serve.

Customer Service

From the moment you make contact with us, our team of knowledgeable and friendly professionals are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest level of support and to provide you with the solutions you need.

We pride ourselves on the knowledgeable and experience of our customer service team, who are trained on all of the products we distribute. This means that when you contact us with an enquiry, you can be confident that you will receive accurate and reliable information. And if they are unable to provide the answer you need, they will promptly direct you to the appropriate expert who can.

Our team is committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction and we will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.


Our experienced team understand the unique needs of the medical device industry and provide custom solutions and flexible services tailored to the specific needs of the manufacturers we work with. Our partners and customers profit from a strong international logistics network and industry-leading customer service that ensures efficient and reliable service.

Logistics Expertise

We utilise advanced software to track and optimise the supply chain, ensuring timely and accurate product delivery and working closely with third-party logistics providers to streamline the process and reduce costs.

Our expertise also extends to regulatory compliance and quality control, adhering to standard regulations governing the transport and storage of medical devices, ensuring products are delivered safely and reliably.

Innovate With Us


Do you have an innovative idea that could revolutionise the world? Let’s work together and make it happen. Join us in building a purpose-driven future for all. Collaboration is key to innovation and we welcome innovators at any stage of a business. Let’s bring your idea to life!