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Nottingham healthcare company bolsters workforce with 14 new hires as it celebrates 20th anniversary

Nottingham healthcare company bolsters workforce with 14 new hires as it celebrates 20th anniversary

Medichecks strengthens its operations across marketing, compliance, data, customer service and more

Launching as a two-man start-up two decades ago, the UK’s leading home-to-lab healthcare testing company, Medichecks is celebrating growth during its 20th anniversary year - welcoming 14 new people and bringing its headcount up to 80.

The new hires come following a spate of new contracts with public and private sector partners, such as the NHS, Boots and Holland and Barrett and owing to increased demand from consumers, including those adversely affected by the pandemic.

Two new faces joining the Nottingham-headquartered team are Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance Manager, Sunali Purba and Quality and Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Paul May. Sunali is leading the newly-created compliance department, with a decade’s worth of healthcare industry experience, working with brands including Mckesson and Lloyds Pharmacy. Alongside Nottingham Trent alumni, Paul, the duo is responsible for achieving ISO accreditation for Medichecks, ensuring all medical devices are CE compliant, auditing suppliers and transitioning to the new In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulations.

Senior hires comprise Guy Nicholson as Medichecks’ new Head of Data, Rosalie Marsden as Business Analyst and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and, Martin Smith as Head of Fulfilment.

Following over four years with Metro Bank as Head of Operational Data, Guy explains:

“My objectives in the role are to bring together a defensive and offensive data strategy, making sure Medichecks and its customer data is well protected. I am responsible for unlocking the value of the data we hold, which should enable us to make better decisions and will influence our ability to work with partners.”

Rosalie’s is a new role in the business and is focused on preparing Medichecks for its plans to raise investment, as part of an ambitious four-year growth strategy. Her professional background is in climate change and sustainability, working previously for the UN in South Korea.

As the eldest daughter of co-founder Helen Marsden, Rosalie is excited to be joining the family business. Talking of her new position, she says:

“Mine is a dual role to make Medichecks investment-ready and focus on CSR, which are co-dependent aspects because investors care about what they’re investing in.”

Joining from the Department of Health and Social Care, and most recently as part of the COVID Track and Trace team, Martin will be using his transformational change experience to help the business adapt and build an infrastructure for further growth, within the organisation. “This is a blank canvas so it’s an exciting role for me to be part of Medichecks’ journey of growth. I’m looking forward to contributing to the success of the company,” Martin explains.

The award-winning marketing department has welcomed Lizzie Lynch as Content Manager, Ella-Chloé Krokoszynska as Ecommerce Executive, Elle Grosz as Marketing Executive and Lauren Cressey as Digital Content Executive.

Helping Medichecks scale up its content production, Lizzie will lead on creating clinically-approved content to empower customers to take charge of their health and make lifestyle choices based on their blood test and health check results. She previously worked with NHS Employers, working on the national ‘flu fighter’ campaign. Lauren, who has a passion for writing and health and wellness will be supporting Lizzie with content creation.

Ella-Chloé and Elle have both recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University. Ella-Chloé is supporting on website updates, administration and optimisation, while fashion graduate Elle, supports with email marketing and social media.

After recent tender successes with the NHS, Katie Collins has been appointed as Tenders Manager. Nurturing a passion for web development since he was just 14, Thomas Jones is the brand’s new Full Stack Developer. Following three years with Lincoln University and six years previously working in solicitors’ firms, Chris Farell joins as Assistant Accountant.

The customer care team also welcomes two new specialists; Law graduate Tori Francis, who previously worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau and Shabri Pritchard, who has over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality sector.

Helen Marsden CEO and Co-founder of Medichecks, says:

“It’s very humbling to see how the company has grown over the past two decades. Thanks to the fantastic mix of skills and ability within our team now, we are ideally placed to really achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

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