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-
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).
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.
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.
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).
CEO of iSeeU
Jason Brickell has 25+ years of Technology development across both hardware and software, UK and Internationally.
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.
Director at MedTech Communications Ltd
Colin is a founding partner and Director of MedTech Communications Ltd responsible for the launch of Med-Tech Innovation,
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
Chief Executive Officer La Tene Maps Ltd
John has been a cartographer for over 37 years and has created many
Aquaculture, Fisheries, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Oil and Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Energy/Power Generation, Marine Environment and
Managing Director of Premier Business Media
Ronan has been an Executive in Publishing, Media, Sales and Marketing for over 20 years.
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.
Founder and CEO of Velocity RDT
Simon Poyser has over 20 years experience in executive roles taking innovative products into new international markets.
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 comprises 12 Regions across the UK with a national membership in excess of 1400.
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 focuses on Leadership and Management Training
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
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
There is an industry led board; advisory board “Medilink SW Champions” and Professional Suppliers involved ensuring fit-for-purpose Specialist Support for businesses.
United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI)
Trade: To accelerate business growth in their export potential across the global market.
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)
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.