When six-year-old Olivia’s arm was badly scalded at the start of a family summer break in Spain, it looked like the trip would be ruined. The highlight of the holiday was supposed to be making full use of the villa’s private pool as swimming is Olivia’s favourite holiday hobby. “We only went on the trip […]June 7, 2017
It’s twelve months since we received the hugely prestigious accolade of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation and business continues to boom. Our products are now stocked by Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Amazon, sales have grown by around 20% across the whole company, new product lines have been introduced and staff numbers have increased. “We […]May 19, 2017
We’re delighted to announce the five winners of a Bloccs competition we ran with Carers New Zealand. The five prize-winners were Joy and Brian, from Hastings, Isobel, from Napier, Leanne, from Cambridge, Leslie, from Whangarei and Anna, from Hamilton. All will have their choice of arm or leg protector sent to them. Established in the […]March 24, 2017
We’re very proud to announce that one of the athletes we sponsor, kayaker Lachlan Bassett, is now ranked number one junior C1 paddler in Australia. The C1 category requires navigating waves, holes and riverbed rocks while racing down white water courses that can be up to five miles long. Lachlan’s new official position follows a […]March 10, 2017
The school holidays are upon us and the kids are looking forward to having fun in a pool or splashing around in the surf. Then, disaster, one of the little cherubs goes and breaks a leg or arm. That was the nightmare scenario confronting one of the directors of Precision Dippings Manufacturing, a UK-based specialist […]December 22, 2016
With distinctive new branding and a highly prestigious 2016 Queen’s Award for Innovation recently added to a growing clutch of accolades, we’re now setting our sights on the Middle East market by taking a stand at Arab Health, the region’s largest healthcare event. Launched by Bristol-based Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM), our bright blue plastercast, wound […]December 15, 2016
When three times Olympian slalom canoeist Warwick Draper cut his foot on glass a few days before the 2016 Victorian Slalom Championships, he was told the wound dressing had to be kept dry. Not easy when you’re racing on water! Thankfully Jill Bassett, mother to Lachlan, one of the upcoming stars Warwick is coaching, came […]December 8, 2016
At the Medica trade fair in Dusseldorf, award-winning UK-based company Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM) will be showcasing a new product alongside its range of existing Bloccs waterproof, re-usable arm and leg protectors for plaster casts and dressings. The long, thin, hollow tube that is inserted into a vein above the elbow to administer chemotherapy or […]November 9, 2016
HRH The Duke of Kent visited our offices and factory last week, to present us with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation – described as an ‘Oscar’ of the business world by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter. Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM) is a family-run company, first established fifty years ago, that specialises […]October 31, 2016
We’re delighted to introduce Gemma Collings – a triathlete who is busy preparing for next season. Gemma began her triathlon career four years ago, coming from a running background and completing eight marathons, numerous half marathons and other on and off road races. She’s a keen member of Chippenham Triathlon, Chippenham Harriers and Chippenham Wheelers […]October 24, 2016
To say we’re excited is an understatement! On Wednesday 26 October, HRH The Duke of Kent is coming to meet us, see what we do, look at our Bloccs products and present us with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation. It’s just three years since we first launched our Bloccs waterproof arm and leg […]October 21, 2016
Great news from Melbourne – following young kayaker Lachlan Bassett’s return home from Poland, where he competed in the ICF Junior World Slalom Championships. Lachlan, who is 16 and trains six days a week, has only kayaked since he was 13. He enjoys a variety of disciplines within the sport but now prefers the thrill […]August 16, 2016
We’re very pleased to introduce Jade Walker, an undergraduate from the University of the West of England, who has joined us for the summer. Jade has recently completed a two-month internship with the company and it’s been such a positive experience, we’ve asked her to stay until she resumes her studies in September. Our busy […]August 1, 2016
This month we had the absolute pleasure of meeting with The Queen, at Buckingham Palace. Kate Richards and Douglas King, directors of Precision Dippings Manufacturing, the family run business behind Bloccs Waterproof Protectors, attended an evening reception at the Palace, hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for winners of the 2016 Queen’s […]July 15, 2016
What a month June has been! While the news headlines and fallout from the EU referendum have gripped us all, we’ve experienced our busiest month to date. As we type, Bloccs waterproof protectors are being packed and dispatched, ready for customers over the summer holidays. It’s always a busy period – with so many people […]July 1, 2016
A summer suitcase essential for kids with plaster casts • 74 per cent of Brits will go on holiday in 2016. • But a swim in the pool and sea will be off limits for the 37,000 kids with broken bones, bandages or plaster casts. • Bloccs Waterproof Protectors stretch over a cast or bandage […]June 30, 2016
Back for the summer, is our monthly customer competition. We received some fantastic entries on our Facebook page last year, so we’re really looking forward to seeing more of your photos and videos, showing how Bloccs Waterproof Protectors have helped make life a little easier during recovery. Perfect for those essential summer purchases!! To enter: […]June 9, 2016
This morning an envelope featuring a rather special postmark landed on our doormat, providing royal reason to celebrate. Next month, we’re off to meet The Queen! Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for the winners of the 2016 Queen’s Awards, to which we have been invited. We’re really quite excited […]June 8, 2016
THE technology that makes Bloccs protectors waterproof comes from our expertise in making wrist, ankle and neck seals for dry suit manufacturers all over the world. So, when we were asked to sponsor a young kayaker who uses them daily, we jumped in head-first. Next month Lachlan Bassett, 16, will represent the Australian Junior Kayak […]June 7, 2016
Emergency call dispatcher Danielle Hughes just about finds time for showjumping in between long shifts for North Wales Police, but when she broke her arm she feared her hobby and forthcoming beach break would be scuppered. Washing and caring for her three horses (11-year-old Sly Go, 14-year-old Vampire III and six-year-old DH Ricochet) was virtually […]May 13, 2016
We have some fantastic news to share – we have won a Queen’s Award! Precision Dippings Manufacturing, the company behind the design and making of Bloccs, has been recognised for outstanding results in innovation and won a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The award recognises our Bristol-based […]April 21, 2016
If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to knock an athlete out of training it’s a broken bone, so we were delighted to hear how Bloccs had helped injured Paralympic swimming hopeful Maisie Summers-Newton recover from a fractured arm. Maisie, 14, has a restricted growth condition known as Achondroplasia and is on British Swimming’s World Class […]April 1, 2016
It’s the first day of spring and cyclists all over the UK are looking forward to enjoying all of the benefits of seasonal change. Warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, drier conditions, sportives, triathlons and races to train for… there’s no excuse not to make the most of it. But, accidents can unfortunately happen. And the […]March 21, 2016
We are always really pleased to hear from people who have bought a Bloccs waterproof protector – happy customer feedback is always so rewarding to receive. And this month has proved no exception. After one of our arm protectors saved one family’s beach and pool holiday, we were not only sent some great photos and comments […]November 27, 2015
Congratulations to Alex Edwards, who’s picked up a silver medal in the 25m freestyle, at the 2015 Down Syndrome Open European Swimming Championships this week! Earlier this year, Alex was selected to swim for Team GB at the European Championships, which this year are being held in Loano, Italy. The event is run by the […]November 11, 2015
Later this month the Bloccs team will be in Düsseldorf, at Medica and Compamed – the leading international market place for the medical supplier industry and product development. Please let us know if you would like to arrange to meet at either event – or drop by and see us. Here’s where we’ll be: Hall […]November 6, 2015
Have you visited, or do you work in a fracture clinic that needs to know about Bloccs waterproof cast protectors? Please let us know if so, as we would love to follow up with some information and mugs. We also have it on good authority that they make for a great cuppa! Read more hospital informationJuly 31, 2015
Photo Caption Competition To celebrate all things summer Bloccs will be giving away Amazon vouchers each month. Perfect for those essential summer purchases!! To enter: 1. Post a photo on our Facebook page (of you, a friend or a relative using a Bloccs waterproof cast protector) 2. Add a caption or comment, telling us how […]July 7, 2015
While many businesses were wrapping up operations for the festive season, December provided a busy time for the Precision Dippings team. Plans for the install of our new robotic plant; running final production orders; and receiving a shortlisting for an export trade opportunity all made for a lively end to the year! In March this […]February 25, 2015
Our new three-minute film, showing Bloccs waterproof cast protectors in use – at the beach, in the pool, and at home. See how simple and easy they are to put on and wear. Please watch and share – we would love to hear your comments too. Bloccs Cast Protectors from bloccs on Vimeo.August 11, 2014
Not only was it ideal for showering but it allowed my son to get in the water and enjoy the holiday.
Perfect for making friends at the pool, on the beach or indeed anywhere!
- Bloccs saves the holiday
- A year on from the Queen’s Award and sales are booming
- Congratulations to our New Zealand competition winners!
- Lachlan achieves number one ranking!
- When a break can still mean a break!
- Bloccs to feature in the Middle East’s largest healthcare event
- Olympian Bloccs support
- Precision Dippings Manufacturing to showcase new product at Medica
- A royal visit and an ‘Oscar of the business world’
- A warm welcome to triathlete Gemma
- Not long now until our royal visit!
- Congratulations to kayaker Lachlan Bassett
- Introducing Jade
- Bloccs in the press
- Meeting Her Majesty!
- Busy summer forecast
- Press release: A summer suitcase essential for kids with plaster casts
- Our photo and video competition's back!
- An invitation from The Queen!
- Bloccs helps kayaker paddle to glory
- Bloccs gets showjumper back on the saddle sooner
- Bloccs win royal approval
- Paralympian back in the swim of things
- A recommendation for injured cyclists
- Have you received a card?
- Fantastic family reviews!
- Hi from Medica!
- European swimming medal winners
- Medical suppliers - visit us in Germany!