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Entries open for annual Medilink Midlands Business Awards

Entries open for annual Medilink Midlands Business Awards

Entries are now open for the 2023 Medilink Midlands Business Awards – the annual event celebrating the achievements, innovations, and breakthroughs of life sciences companies across the East and West Midlands.

Medilink Midlands is the Midlands life sciences industry association with a vision to stimulate the growth of the Midlands life science sector by helping companies establish, develop, and grow.

Its annual Business Awards will once again showcase the very best collaborations between industry, academia, and the NHS across the Midlands.

Sponsored by the University of Birmingham and the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA), the 2023 Awards have seven free-to-enter categories including Start-up, Delivering Innovation in Health and Care, Innovation, Outstanding Achievement, Advances in Digital Healthcare, Export Achievement, and Partnership between Academia and Business.

In addition, Medilink Midlands’ independent judging panel will be invited to nominate businesses that show great growth potential for the One to Watch award.

Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and dinner at the Great Hall, University of Birmingham on Thursday 16 March 2023. All winning organisations will be automatically entered in to the Medilink UK National Awards, part of the Med Tech Innovation Conference & Expo (MTI), taking place on the 7 and 8 June 2023.

Simon Himsworth, Chief Executive of Medilink Midlands, said:

“Our annual Business Awards recognise and showcase the excellence that Midlands companies are achieving at the leading edge of the healthcare sector. The event is also a fantastic opportunity for the Midlands life science community to come together, network and celebrate their successes.

“All life sciences businesses in the East and West Midlands are invited to enter, with our regional winners set to go forward to the national Medilink UK Business Awards, which will celebrate the country’s top life sciences companies.”

Richard Fox, Strategic Business Engagement Partner for Life Sciences, University of Birmingham, added:

“The University of Birmingham and the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator are proud to be sponsoring the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023. These awards shine a light on the businesses at the forefront of healthcare innovation and the thriving life sciences community in the region.

“The Precision Heath Technologies Accelerator, based at the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus, will further accelerate the adoption of healthcare innovations in the region and beyond, creating opportunities for transformative collaborations between businesses, the university and NHS partners. And who knows, some of the winners of the Medilink Midlands Business Awards may become PHTA residents and collaborators of the future!”

Chris Barker, who is CEO at Spirit Healthcare, winners of the 2022 award for Advances in Digital Healthcare, said:

“The trophy is one of the first things you see when you enter Spirit House. It not only serves as a reminder to the whole team of all the incredible work we have done so far, but also spurs us on to do even more to support our patients and partners.”

To enter the Awards, visit:  

Award entries close on Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 5pm.

Medilink Midlands is also inviting businesses to sponsor the 2023 Awards’ individual categories. For more information, contact Zoe Heather:

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