Founded by Melvyn, the team consists of daughter Kay (MD), son Steve (Sales) and a great team of support staff.
Founder Melvyn Driver has always owned dogs and held an interest in the welfare of animals. In the 1960’s,TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) was a new concept. Working with UFAW (Universities Federation of Animal Welfare) and SPANA, Melvyn engineered the Eziset cat trap. A much appreciated alternative to stray cat population practices of the time. Following this, at the request of an RSPCA Inspector, Melvyn developed a humane dog grasper. The traps and graspers soon became essential pieces of kit for vets, rescue workers, dog wardens and others in the sector. With the essential co-operation of those directly involved in animal welfare, MDC (Melvyn Driver Components) was established and further quality products were developed. This included the unique fabric Mikki Muzzle providing safety to the handler whilst addressing the welfare needs of the dog. This top selling item launched ‘Mikki Pet Products’. More successful products followed including grooming equipment and other items for the pet market. In 1998, Melvyn sold Mikki and focused on his real passion – developing high welfare animal handling equipment and products.
The comprehensive MDC Export range is stocked by wholesalers and distributors and used extensively by vets, kennels, catteries, local authorities and welfare organisations both in the UK and abroad.
Recognising the value of the MDC ethos and product range, the company has won numerous awards including Star Product Award (PPM), Best Pet Related Product (Pet Index), Most Supportive Company (NDWA), Best Small Animal Product (PPM) and Outstanding Commitment to Cat Welfare (ICC). We also believe in ‘giving back’ so in addition to our charitable promotions, since 1996 MDC have donated thousands of pounds worth of equipment to deserving animal rescue recipients via the annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference.