Over 80 of the South West’s top clinicians, academics and businesses from across the region gathered at Leigh Court, Bristol recently for the launch of Medilink South West, the region’s premier life science and healthcare industry network.
Medilink South West provides knowledge and support to businesses to help them grow and maximise opportunities within the life science and healthcare network. Its role is to bring together the NHS (clinical need), academia (technology), business (innovators, suppliers) and investors to drive industry competitiveness.
The launch opened with a welcome from Professor Richard Luxton, Chair of Medilink South West, followed by short presentations from Gary Stapleton, Director 3M Health Care Business Group and Chairman of Medilink UK and Kevin Kiely, Joint Founder and Managing Director of Medilink Yorkshire & Humber who spoke passionately about the work of Medilink UK and how it’s actively helping businesses.
Medilink UK Award (2014) winner, Dr Xiabing Huang, Managing Director, Moor Instruments Ltd spoke enthusiastically about his membership experience of Medilink South West and how it’s helped him to make the right connections and access advice and support on funding.
Commenting on the launch, Carolyn Bruce-Spencer, Managing Director of Medilink South West said:
“We were excited to mark the next stage of Medilink South West’s journey. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces in a room with such a great buzz.
“I’m delighted to be involved in this unique member led organisation. My task is to re-energise and lead Medilink South West by spreading the word and providing access to advice, support and information.
“Business West, the University of the West of England, the South West Academic Health Science Network and the West of England Academic Health Science Network are working closely together in order to make this organisation a success for members and other stakeholders. I look forward to helping grow this unique organisation.”
For further information on Medilink South West please contact Carolyn Bruce-Spencer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794 406 864