Advancis Medical triumphs in Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

Advancis Medical has walked away with the Export Achievement Award in this year’s Medilink East Midlands Business Competition.  The Kirkby-in-Ashfield based company collected the prize at the Innovation Day awards evening at the Belfry Hotel, Nottingham.

Founded in 2003, the company works with some of the world’s leading experts in their field, alongside patients and their carers, to develop solutions to wound-care management. The company’s global reach is impressive. Having successfully established key markets through a network of distributors in 36 countries around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe and Australasia and satellite operations in Germany and France, Canada and a new operation in the US due to start in the middle of 2012.

Sales and Marketing Director Mark Allatt said: “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have won the Export Award. We are currently undergoing rapid expansion internationally and have faced difficult times during this transition and to be recognised for this reiterates all the hard work that has gone into growing the Advancis Medical brand. We would like to offer a huge thank you to Medilink EM and all that have been involved.”

The Export Achievement Award is sponsored by Shakespeares Legal LLP. Ed Wright, Partner and head of the life science sector team at Shakespeares said: “The Judges were looking for an exceptional example of export-led growth, and found it in Advancis Medical. Having such a strong company in the region is a real asset both in jobs and wealth creation, and we know they are set to grow even further.”

In addition to Advancis Medical, four companies won Medilink awards in this year’s competition. They are ViVOSmart Medical Devices Ltd for Partnership with the NHS; XenoGesis Limited for Best Start Up, and Novozymes Biopharma for Innovation and Outstanding Achievement, further evidence of the East Midlands’ impact and influence in the healthcare and bioscience business sector. The creativity and innovation shown by these companies has increased jobs, profits and business growth which should contribute to the region’s continued climb out of recession. They are also playing a major part in improving patient care, especially in the community, resulting in the cost-effective delivery of healthcare services.

The Awards ceremony was supported through the Healthcare and Bioscience iNet programme, which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and took place on the evening following Medilink’s Innovation Day, a conference for the region’s leading businesses and academics in the sector.

Speaking after the awards were announced, Dr Darren Clark, Chief Executive of Medilink East Midlands commented: “Advancis Medical is to be congratulated on the way the team have penetrated this market on a global scale. It is also apparent that by introducing new technologies to the NHS to improve the quality of patient care, Advancis is also helping to deliver economic growth for the UK.”

Advancis Medical is automatically entered into the Medilink UK national awards which will take place in early 2013.