A LUDLOW business is taking many orders after it set about making protective masks to fill a gap because frontline care workers could not get what they needed.

“Early last Tuesday morning a care worker contacted me asking if DMS Plastics could make a clear full face visor to protect them when they go out providing care in the community,” said Paul Draper, managing director of the business.

“We quickly came up with a design, procured material and went into production delivering the first 100 on Wednesday afternoon.

“Feedback has been great.”

The company employs more than 20 people at its premises on Ludlow Business Park.

“We employ 22 people, and in 2015 myself and Philip Mumford did a management buyout and became co-owners,” added Mr Draper.

DMS Plastics Ltd was originally founded by Gary Smith in 1983.

It also manufacture protective equipment for police, prison service and the Ministry of Defence.

The care workers using the masks are on the front line working with elderly and vulnerable people in their own homes.

For more information see the company's website.