This year’s awards recognised a multitude of achievements and outstanding contributions to life sciences. Ten awards were given out: five Medilink UK categories and five new Med-Tech Innovation categories. The Medilink UK winners were chosen from an exclusive shortlist comprised entirely of winners from each of the regional Medilink awards (held throughout 2018 and early 2019). Meanwhile the Med-Tech Innovation award winners were chosen by an independent judging panel, who represent key stakeholders from across the supply chain. The panel was tasked with assessing each entry in each of the five categories on the merit of their contribution to the medical device engineering supply chain.
After a busy first day at Med-Tech Innovation Expo (the UK and Ireland’s leading showcase for medical device design and manufacturing technology), guests enjoyed a three-course gala dinner, drinks and entertainment.
The awards were presented by Adam Kay, award winning author of the hilarious bestseller This Is Going to Hurt - recollections from his days as a junior doctor. Adam provided post-dinner entertainment to rapturous applause.
Adam said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure and an honour to be invited along tonight to be part of this evening and to present awards to some wonderful companies doing crucial work, supporting through their innovation the healthcare and life sciences sector.”
In total, 10 companies from across the UK and overseas were presented with either a Medilink UK or Med-Tech Innovation award.
Nick Rodgers, vice-chair of Medilink UK commented: “The Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards have been a raging success once again, congratulations to all of the award winners, runners up and finalists. It’s been fantastic to see so many people from across the industry coming together to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions to the Life Sciences sector.”
Dave Gray, Group Editor - Life Sciences Med-Tech Innovation commented:‘‘It's been a privilege to learn about all of the exceptional work being done in the UK and overseas to advance the healthcare sector. This year the awards have shone a spotlight on not only those suppliers serving the healthcare front line, but also the engineers and innovators working behind the scenes to set the pace of change.’’