Our Partners

Our Partners
The Lifesciences-Healthcare Ltd Team is supported by its specialist partners.New innovation and accelerated growth require “out of the box” and disruptive methodology delivered by tested models. We work hard to work with some of the best companies and teams to deliver affordable and scalable solutions to our clients in the Life Sciences and Medical Technology Industry.Our success is celebrated with our Strategic Partners who have serviced all the technology industries and most of whom have worked with SMEs, Corporates, Public and Government organisations in the BRIC, EMEA, EUROPEAN, AMERCAN economies. In alphabetical order these include:



Frank Pretty


Director (CIO) of Eduworks-uk Ltd
Frank is a reputed Learning and Development professional focused on building and leading dedicated teams to meet high performance targets. He has

extensive experience of large scale delivery programmes that include High Tech and development work with GD(UK) Ltd for the MoD and large scale

Training delivery solutions (such as NSPIS ICT training in Police, BOWMAN radio systems in MoD and the basic skills e-Learning product e-


Frank has been proactive in developing accounts, teams, technology and programme managed

Innovation technology for L&D into businesses across the Global cover of Accenture as well as similar roles in both Infosys and Wipro. He has

represented the UK at BSI and ISO level as a “UK Expert in Collaborative Technology” (e-Learning), and programme managed the build of the British

e-Learning Standard BS8788 – the UK Learner Profile (UKLeaP).

Christi Mitchell


Director Highbury Ltd and Highbury Pacific Ltd; Biotechnology & Healthcare Business Development Consultant
Christi has over 25 years worldwide licensing and commercialisation experience with both early stage and late stage life science technologies and

consumer healthcare products.

She specialises in the management, auditing, valuation and commercialisation of IP, in the

pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer, environmental, social enterprise and healthcare sectors. Christi is also actively involved with spin out

funding and strategic IP commercialisation. Christi founded Highbury Ltd as an independent consultancy specialising in product and technology

commercialisation and business development across a wide range of technical sectors (i.e. consumer products, biotechnology, healthcare,

pharmaceuticals, environmental technologies, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, optics and nutrition). She is currently on the Board

of 4 companies involved with different areas of IP and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). Christi has been a past advisor to the EU Commission

with regard to IP and has created and continues to deliver IP related business and university workshops.

Arturo Rodríguez Jacob


Managing Director Infinite Clinical Research
Arturo has 29 Years in the pharmaceutical industry and launched Infinite Clinical Research (ICR) in 2002. ICR has 12 years of experience

generating business around the world in particular in the US, Mexico and Latin America. Arturo has also been Director of Clinical Research and

Regulatory Affairs for Health Strategy Mexico, SA de CV.

In addition to delivering bespoke training solutions for corporate clients Arturo is also

regularly involved in Performance Coaching programs where he works on a one to one basis with Managers and Directors. Since 2010 he has been

active in various International and Regional Associations in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently the President of the CRO’s Association

of Mexico (ACROM), organizer of the 9th Latin American Congress of Clinical Research Day in Mexico (LACCR); member of the Advisory Group for Drug

Information Associations in Latin America and Adviser in the CANIFARMA (Clinical Research Group).

Jason Brickell


CEO of iSeeU
Jason Brickell has 25+ years of Technology development across both hardware and software, UK and Internationally.

From IBM to Technical Director (Board) for Vivista Ltd, one of the UK’s market leading

Technology Companies focusing on the Public Safety markets and exited by selling to SunGard Data Systems. Jason has architected the iSeeU product

portfolio of information work flow systems.

Colin Martin


Director at MedTech Communications Ltd
Colin is a founding partner and Director of MedTech Communications Ltd responsible for the launch of Med-Tech Innovation,

which is dedicated to providing the UK and Ireland medical device manufacturing community

with a central hub of information that will assist medical device manufacturers in moving successfully from concept to R&D to design and

manufacture of new and next generation medical devices. Colin is a media professional with over24 years experience in B2B online, print and event

sales and content management with proven ability to lead, through sound strategy formation and execution. He has worked in Reed and Canon

Communications and been in Senior Executive roles since 2006 and had full P&L responsibility for three multi-channel brands in Europe, China

and Japan over seeing brand and business strategy development and execution.With Canon Communications, he has held positions as European Sales

Manager and International Sales Director. His core ability is to drive revenue, control cost and to develop effective teams that deliver

profitable results. His specialties include integrated media solutions, sales and management and International business development and


John Coleman


Chief Executive Officer La Tene Maps Ltd
John has been a cartographer for over 37 years and has created many

unique industry maps for several growth sectors including particularly in the fields of

Aquaculture, Fisheries, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Oil and Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Energy/Power Generation, Marine Environment and

Leisure Subjects.

Ronan McClade

PB Media

Managing Director of Premier Business Media
Ronan has been an Executive in Publishing, Media, Sales and Marketing for over 20 years.

He runs a number of companies and economic development, promotional and informational

projects and services for business professionals across Europe. Each brand within his portfolio represents a specific industry or territory and

retains its own portfolio of hardcopy and digital magazines, websites and interactive newsletters; all of which leverage the latest innovations

in digital technology to deliver high-quality content, analytical data and industry news. He has expanded his portfolio to reach European

business sectors including; Life Sciences, Food processing, Retail, Gift & Craft, Environment & Energy, Leisure and Food Service.

Simon Poyser


Founder and CEO of Velocity RDT
Simon Poyser has over 20 years experience in executive roles taking innovative products into new international markets.

Prior to forming VRDT his experience was gained across a number of technology enterprises

from the UK, EU and Silicon Valley California. Simon has been in director roles within innovative technology and communication companies

including ILOG-IBM, Orange, France Telecom, Fairisaac and Experian.

Medilink UK

Medilink UK

Medilink UK comprises 12 Regions across the UK with a national membership in excess of 1400.

Medilink UK directly employs 43 staff and together we support over 47,000 industry

contacts (through our Life Sciences industry Magazine; 6500 twitter followers and 1500 LinkedIn Groups).Medilink is an Industry Trade

Organisation – The UK’s leading health and life sciences sector network. We have a concordant with ABHI and a close working relationship with the

key national networks and are an industry advocate to Government.Medilink supports the growth and development of the life sciences and medical

technology business, academic and clinical communities across the UK. We leverage our collective expertise and bring forward innovation to secure

competitive advantage globally. Company relationships are managed through our regionally based networks.

Elliott Training


Elliott Training focuses on Leadership and Management Training

Working with Life Sciences Healthcare a range of management qualifications have been

carefully formulated to meet the varying learning and development needs of employers of all sizes across Life Sciences and Medtech Industry

sectors.In addition, every ILM qualification can be delivered in-house or at one of our 10 UK training venues. Along with Life Sciences

Healthcare’s provision areas of special focus include: Leadership & Personnel Management, Commercialisation, New Markets (International

Market Entry), Regulatory Compliance and Intellectual Property Management.



Simera focuses on Web development, e-commerce and mobile app development

Simera is a group of Technology Companies focusing on web based e-commerce, web

optimisation and mobile application development for various industry sectors. Simera offer consultancy services in the areas of Investment

Readiness for Funding, Interim Management, Mobile Strategy and Applications, Enterprise and Employability Programmes, Online Branding Strategy,

and White Label Ecommerce Platforms.

Medilink Network Across UK

Medilink UK

There is an industry led board; advisory board “Medilink SW Champions” and Professional Suppliers involved ensuring fit-for-purpose Specialist Support for businesses.

Other regional Medilinks are able to support in their respective regions. They also provide regional networking and business brokering. A minimum of 4 events are scheduled each year. This activity is set to grow with specialist cross-sectoral activity planned at accelerating innovation development.

United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI)

United Kingdom Trade & Investment

Trade: To accelerate business growth in their export potential across the global market.

Investment: Focuses on inward or foreign investment with businesses coming to the UK.

Support: Most activity has an “account” set up fee based on a match contribution from businesses. It includes focus on:

  • high growth markets (BRIC; Far East, UAE);
  • Develop International Sales Strategy;
  • Special support for visiting and developing new markets including work through British Embassies and Consulates in 96 countries;
  • Undertaking Market Research (OMIS);
  • Improving International Communications;
  • Exhibiting Overseas and developing &
  • Protecting International IPR.

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)


Support: Most activity has an “account” set up fee based on a match contribution from businesses:

  • MAS Initial Engagement – gap analysis;
  • MAS Strategy – planning your business (Level 4 engagement);
  • MAS Innovates – Developing your ideas (Level 4 engagement);
  • MAS Efficiency – improving your processes (Level 4 engagement);
  • MAS Connects – growing your supply chain (Level 4 engagement).

Europe Enterprise Network (EEN)

Europe Enterprise Network

Support: Free for most activities EEN helps academics, clinicians and businesses find:

  • Technology exchange or manufacturing purposes;
  • New markets through our international trade shows and
  • Trade missions programme;
  • IP support programme for international business
  • Access European funding for R&D 9Horizon 2020, Eurostars etc. and
  • Obtain information on European markets and legislation.

Disclaimer: The overview of support and services indicated here simplify much of the business support available currently for SMEs in the UK in a concise manner. However this lends itself to occasional oversimplification. It is the responsibility of the company to follow up with us or research the support programme fully to ensure suitability.

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