Yorkshire healthcare businesses celebrated at Medilink awards

Healthcare organisations from across the region have been honoured at the Medilink Yorkshire and Humber Healthcare Business Awards.

The Medilink Awards, held in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), celebrate the achievements of Healthcare Technology and related Life Sciences companies from across Yorkshire and Humber. More than 100 delegates from the sector attended the ceremonial dinner held at Leeds Royal Armouries.

Six awards were handed out on the night, including a special Beacon Award presented to Professor Peter York from the University of Bradford.

The winners of the awards were:

The Nabarro Start-Up Award winner – Beckett MIM Ltd

The Harrison Goddard Foote Innovation Award winner – Patient.co.uk

The Medipex Partnership with the NHS winner – Zilico Ltd

The UK Trade and Investment Export Achievement Award winner – Sidhil Ltd

The Leeds and Partners Outstanding Achievement Award winner – Preventx Limited

The Medilink Beacon Award, which acknowledges the outstanding contribution of an individual to the healthcare sector was awarded to Professor Peter York from the University of Bradford.

Professor York was recognised for his world-leading research in pharmaceutical materials science and his work as the founder of Bradford Particle Design Ltd, a spin-out venture from the University of Bradford, which was acquired for $200m by Inhale Therapeutics in 2001.

Winners of the Yorkshire & Humber Awards are now entered into the Medilink UK Awards, where they will compete with other organisations from across the UK for the national title. The Medilink UK Awards take place on April 2 at the Med Tech Innovation Expo, held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Kevin Kiely, Managing Director of Medilink Yorkshire & Humber, said: “Our region has for many years been recognised for its achievements in the health technologies sector and the quality of this year’s award nominees reinforces our credentials as a leader in healthcare innovation and growth.

“I look forward to Yorkshire and Humber being well represented at the Medilink UK awards in April – I’m sure our companies will do us proud.”

The announcement of the awards followed a daytime event at the Royal Armouries about digital technologies in healthcare, hosted by Yorkshire and Humber AHSN. The AHSN event included an exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in Digital Healthcare including the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and wearable technologies.

For photos and videos from the event please visit our website – www.medilink.co.uk

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