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One week left to enter Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023

One week left to enter Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023

There is just one week remaining for life sciences businesses in the region to enter the 2023 Medilink Midlands Business Awards.

 The annual event celebrates the achievements, innovations, and breakthroughs of life sciences and medtech 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.

The Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) at Nottingham Trent University is sponsoring the Start-Up Award. Its Interim Managing Director Dr Robert Reisel says: "MTIF is a valued Patron of Medilink Midlands, and we are delighted to support and sponsor the Start-Up award for new companies that show a promising future in the life sciences sector.

“Thanks to our successful collaboration with Medilink Midlands, we have been continuously establishing and growing our strong relationships within the industry. Entering the awards gives life sciences businesses a unique opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurship, capabilities and excellence and offers a fantastic platform for networking and transferring knowledge with other life sciences community and industry."   

Sponsoring the Outstanding Achievement Award is Patron of Medilink Midlands, Mills & Reeve LLP. Partner and Head of Life Sciences James Fry says:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Achievement Award again this year. The Midlands life sciences cluster goes from strength to strength, and it is important we recognise those leaders who play a lead role in catalysing innovation in the sector within region. We have two offices in the Midlands, and we are committed to support local sector businesses and continue our longstanding support of Medilink Midlands.”

Sponsoring the Awards’ Partnership between Academic and Business category is ARISE, the ecosystem for entrepreneurs based at Anglia Ruskin University. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Yvonne Barnett says:

“We are really proud to be both a Patron of Medilink Midlands and a 2023 Business Awards category sponsor, whilst at the same time collaborating with the team on a major new initiative to build a community of innovative and high growth med- and care tech and life sciences companies in Essex.”

Law firm and Patron Shakespeare Martineau is sponsoring the Delivering Innovation in Health and Care Award. Partner Ed Wright comments:

“We’re really pleased to be involved in sponsoring the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023 and continuing our proactive collaboration with Medilink Midlands and focused participation in the life sciences/healthcare sector over the past 15 years, through advising a multitude of fast growing, innovative companies in the sector on a wide range of corporate commercial matters including the commercial exploitation of their medical technologies.

“These Awards provide these companies with an excellent opportunity to showcase the full extent of such technologies and the degree of innovation that they demonstrate, and, by doing so, help accelerate their growth trajectory in the sector.” 

Simon Himsworth, Chief Executive of Medilink Midlands, adds:

“Our annual Business Awards recognise and showcase the excellence that Midlands life science companies are achieving as regional thought leaders 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.

“With just one week remaining to enter the awards, we invite all life sciences businesses in the East and West Midlands to take the opportunity to shout about their work and make their submission. And don’t forget - our regional winners will go forward to the national Medilink UK Business Awards, where we celebrate the country’s leading life sciences and medtech companies.”

To enter the Awards, visit: Entries close on 14 December 2022 at 5pm.  

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

Tickets for the event are available at and offered on a first come first serve basis. Discounts are available to Medilink Midlands members and tickets can be purchased on an individual basis or per table.

 For information about sponsorship opportunities at the 2023 Awards, please contact Zoe Heather:

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