Medilink West Midlands celebrates its 18th year supporting the life sciences, healthcare and med-tech community

13 February 2020

Medilink West Midlands will host its annual Medical and Healthcare Business Awards on Thursday 13 February 2020, where the life sciences, healthcare and med-tech community will come together to celebrate the ‘best of the best’, and shine a light on the brilliance within the region.
 
The awards are set to take place at The Burlington Hotel, Birmingham and will recognise organisations, who over the past year have excelled in different areas, including Start-up, Export, Delivering Innovation in to Health and Care, Innovation and Outstanding Achievement.
 
Richard Stone, CEO at Medilink West Midlands, said: “This is our 18th year supporting the life sciences, healthcare and med-tech community and our awards are a way to showcase the regions success of high-level businesses who have demonstrated ambition, determination and positive change to healthcare.
 
It’s a privilege to work amongst a world class innovation structure with effective, strong partnerships between industry, academia and the NHS which gives West Midlands businesses more opportunities for growth and development.
 
I’d like to encourage as many businesses as possible to consider entering our awards, to allow us to shout about their successes and give them the recognition they deserve. Not only are they in the spotlight on the night of the awards but throughout the lead up to the Medilink UK awards in April, which is in association with Med-Tech Innovation Expo”.
 
Medical equipment manufacturer Kimal plc, based in Bromsgrove, crowned Medilink 2019 winners in the ‘Outstanding Achievement category.
 
Steve Minett, Project Manager Medical Devices R&D at Kimal plc, said: “We were proud to win the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ at last year’s awards. They are important to Kimal because they come from our peers and show how serious the company is when bringing its products to the market. At Kimal there is a desire to improve patient safety through continuous product innovation and to improve continuously all aspects of the products and services we provide to our worldwide customer base; we are proud of our achievements and are humbled when we receive such recognition as from the Medilink awards.”
 
Medilink West Midlands is delighted to welcome leading law firm Mills & Reeve to their awards as Headline sponsor.
 
In a joint statement Jill Mason, Partner and Head of Health & Care Sector and Junaid Haroon, Partner in the Life Sciences Sector said:
 
“On behalf of Mills & Reeve, we are delighted to be sponsoring the Medilink West Midlands Medical and Healthcare Business Awards.  It is important to us that we celebrate and recognise the businesses, individuals and talent driving the success of the sectors in our region and whose efforts deliver real and tangible benefits for both patients and our wider society”.
 
The winners of our regional awards will go on to be shortlisted for a Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards, with the chance to be crowned national winners. Next year’s ceremony is set to take place on 1 April 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham.
 
Don’t miss the application deadline of Friday 10 January 2020.
 
 
Contact: Zoe Heather, Events & Marketing Communications Manager zoeh@medilinkwm.co.uk or call 0121 452 5630.

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