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Award-winning year for Nottingham healthcare company as it marks 20th anniversary

Award-winning year for Nottingham healthcare company as it marks 20th anniversary

Industry recognition for Medichecks after expanding its product range and team during COVID pandemic

The UK’s leading healthcare testing company is celebrating an award-winning 12 months as it draws its 20th anniversary year to a close.

After pivoting its business to play a vital role in the fight against COVID, Medichecks has triumphed in a slew of award programmes, earning industry recognition for its efforts in ecommerce, tech innovation, leadership and employee wellbeing. 

The fast-growth health tech business was named Healthtech Company of the Year in the Global Business Tech Awards, where it was recognised and rewarded for providing much needed services to consumers self-managing their health conditions during the COVID pandemic, while supporting an overstretched NHS. Its partnership with the NHS Blood and Transplant Service saw the business supply over 37,000 CE-marked blood test kits in just three months as part of a major research project to assess COVID antibody levels among potential plasma donors.

This project also earned the company the eCommerce Website of the Year title at the Digital City Awards, with its Growth team also picking up the Best Digital SME Team award at the same ceremony.

Medichecks CEO and co-founder Helen Marsden, who was named Director of the Year at Management Today’s Inspiring Women in Business Awards in recognition of the business’ achievements, says:

“It’s an honour to be recognised in these prestigious awards – especially in our 20th year of trading.

“The last couple of years have been a real challenge and I’m so proud of our team’s dedication and commitment despite the trials we’ve faced as an industry. The fact we’ve been able to grow our team, expand our services and earn industry recognition, is a significant achievement and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish in 2022.”

After launching as a two-man start-up two decades ago, this award-winning year has also seen Medichecks welcome 14 new people as part of an expansion, bringing its headcount up to 80. Due to increased demand from consumers, including those adversely affected by the pandemic, the company has also expanded its product range and forged commercial partnerships with brands including Dr Fertility.

The company’s successes have also seen it earn finalist positions in the Health Tech Awards, for Excellence in Engagement and Communications and the Major Project Go Live category, as well as in the National Business Women’s Awards, where Chief Commercial Officer Amanda Howard was shortlisted for Corporate Leader of the Year.

Medichecks’ Head of People and Customer Service, Victoria Holden, has also been shortlisted for the Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year title at the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, after earning recognition for her contribution to developing the company’s workplace wellbeing strategy.

She adds: “I’m so proud I have been named a finalist in the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards. I firmly believe that we need to be well to be happy: happy people do a good job, and to be given the opportunity to put the focus on wellbeing at Medichecks and make it a positive place to work is a dream come true.”

The full list of Medichecks’ award wins and shortlists are listed below:


  • Winner – Healthtech Company of the Year, Global Business Tech Awards
  • Winner – Director of the Year (Helen Marsden), Management Today’s Inspiring Women in Business Awards
  • Winner – Best Digital SME, Digital City Awards
  • Winner – eCommerce Website of the Year, Digital City Awards
  • Winner - Top 20 Health and Social Care Companies from the Best Companies awards
  • Finalist – Excellence in Engagement and Communications, Health Tech Awards
  • Finalist – Major Project Go Live, Health Tech Awards
  • Finalist – Corporate Leader of the Year (Amanda Howard), National Business Women’s Awards
  • Finalist – Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year (Victoria Holden), Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards


Medichecks champions improved lives through access to clear, personal, health insights that inspire positive change. With over 300 illness and wellness home to laboratory blood tests available, it provides easy-to-understand results and advice from qualified doctors.

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