Applications are now open for Medilink Midlands’ Business Awards which will celebrate the work and achievements of life sciences companies across the Midlands.
Medilink Midlands is the Midlands’ life sciences industry association and is celebrating serving as the voice of the medtech and life sciences industry in the Midlands for twenty years. The organisation’s annual awards showcase the very best collaborations between industry, academia, and the NHS in the Midlands and neighbouring regions.
With nine categories from Start-Up to Outstanding Achievement, the 2024 awards are set to be bigger and better than ever and will highlight some of the best and brightest life sciences businesses in the region. New for 2024 is the Sustainability Award which recognises innovation healthcare and environmental responsibility. Sponsored by law firm and Medilink Midlands Patron Mills & Reeve, the new category highlights the growing importance of sustainability in the provision of responsible healthcare.
Melanie Davidson, chief executive of Medilink Midlands, said: “We are delighted to kick off our 20th anniversary year with the launch of our 2024 Business Awards which feature nine exciting categories, including our brand-new Sustainability Award.
“The prestigious event will once again shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements and innovations of life sciences companies across the region. We have seen how winning these accolades can help propel businesses on their growth and development journeys and strongly encourage life sciences companies of all sizes to apply and get their talent recognised.”
Last year’s worthy winners included Midlands organisations iethico, Joint Rehab Approach Ltd, NuVision Biotherapies, BlueSkeye AI, BPR Medical, Redditch Medical, Spirit Health, Upperton Pharma Solutions, Aston University’s College of Health and Life Sciences’ Optometry & Vision Science Research Group, Bioxhale, JointMedica, The Tribe Project, and InoCardia.
Chris Barker, CEO at Spirit Health, winner of the Advances in Digital Healthcare Award 2022 and 2023, said: “We are so proud to have won the Advances in Digital Healthcare award, celebrating the amazing work that our family and partners continue to do to make health easy for patients and healthcare professionals. The event showcased the outstanding achievements made across the life sciences and healthcare technology sectors in the past year, and it’s a real honour for Spirit Health to be amongst the winners on the night.
“This trophy, along with the others we’ve been lucky enough to win over the years, 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.”
The 2024 awards categories include:
- Advances in Digital Healthcare
- Delivering Innovation into Health & Care
- Export Achievement
- One to Watch (nominations for this award are decided by our judging panel)
- Outstanding Achievement (sponsored by Charnwood Campus)
- Partnership between Academia & Business (sponsored by Arise Innovation Hubs, part of Anglia Ruskin University)
- Sustainability Award (sponsored by Mills & Reeve)
Applications for the 2024 awards will be reviewed by an independent and expert panel of judges. Winners and highly commended companies will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and black-tie dinner on 9 May 2024 at the Athena, Leicester.
Winning organisations from seven of the nine categories will be automatically entered into the Medilink UK National Awards, which will take place on 11th July in London.