A PIONEERING Silsden-based dental firm is continuing to grow.

EthOss Regeneration, a leading innovator in dental implant and bone grafting solutions, has increased its export markets by more than 60 per cent in the past five years.

Most recent additions to the 65-plus countries it operates in are Australia, Germany, Italy and Morocco.

And the company has recruited its second apprentice through a partnership with Keighley College.

Sam Holder, 16, has joined the firm as office administrator.

He says: "When I saw the apprenticeship advertised, it seemed like an interesting and varied job and really appealed to me.

"Working at EthOss has been amazing from day one; everyone has been so welcoming and kind, always happy to answer questions and share knowledge, and I feel like I’ve quickly settled into the team.

"I have been learning the order process, which involves receiving orders from customers, creating a quotation, packing the order and organising all the relevant paperwork. In the future I hope to progress to higher-level qualifications, building on my interest in business administration, and I also have interests within the finance and law sectors.

"I would encourage anyone considering an apprenticeship to go for it."

Sam is the second apprentice to be taken on by EthOss in the past couple of years.

Emily Roberts – recruited in 2022 – now works in the company’s marketing department, specialising in graphic design and video production.

Managing director, Peter Wheeler, says: "At EthOss we believe apprenticeships offer invaluable learning experiences for people looking to enter, or progress in, the workforce.

"We have an expanding team, which provides everyone with the chance to help drive the performance of the whole company. We are thrilled to welcome Sam to the team and excited to follow his progress within the EthOss family."

Saffron Kahn, business engagement advisor at Keighley College, says: “Sam’s commitment to pursuing an apprenticeship opportunity showcased how motivated and engaged he is.

"Apprenticeships are a brilliant way for individuals to learn new skills through hands-on experience in the workplace, combined with further training to support development and progression. Thank you to EthOss for your continued backing and well done to Sam!

"At Keighley College we have more than 400 apprentices across various pathways, from engineering to childcare, and carpentry to business administration."