A COMPANY which has grown from a 'one-man band' to a leading surgical supplier to the UK dental market is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Swallow Dental Supplies was started by Dr Paul Harrison, from a room above his garage.

Initially he sold three bone grafting products.

Now the firm, based at Marrtree Business Park in Silsden, has a 25-strong workforce and offers an ever-expanding product range.

"We are proud to celebrate 25 years of serving the dental industry," said a company spokesperson. "We'd like to say a big 'thank you' to all our customers."

Four years after its foundation, Swallow Dental Supplies saw its first expansion milestone when it moved to new premises in Ilkley and its workforce grew to three.

A further move followed in 2004, and the team expanded to five.

And four years later the company relocated to Ryefield Court in Silsden.

A merger with Excel Surgical took place in 2011.

Swallow Dental Supplies moved to its current premises two years ago.