Nick Allen

Industry Procurement Advisor

Nick is responsible for advising companies on the NHS procurement process. With a background in the commercial sector and senior NHS procurement roles, Nick’s experience and knowledge make him an invaluable resource.

Engineering, procurement, sales, business cases, value propositions

Mark Claydon

Chief Operating Officer

With a wealth of operational and general business management experience, Mark is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality services while building capacity for future growth. Mark is renowned for driving cultural change, and ensures that we benefit from continuous and sustainable improvement.

Procurement and supply chain, SME business management, project and programme management, resource planning, system strategy, budget control.

James Corden

James is experienced in technical analysis and consulting, project management and engineering design. James manages innovations originating from NHS organisations across the North West, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Intellectual Property, spin-out development, licensing, funding applications, innovation management.

Patrick Courtney

Account Manager

Patrick is responsible for carrying out research on prospective clients, developing tailored plans and establishing the support requirements of the network of contacts. He is also responsible for providing rigor to our business development and sales processes.

Account management, sales, prospect and client research.

Carolyn Coyle

Executive Assistant to Directors

Carolyn spent several years working as a paralegal and legal researcher at a top-tier law firm before moving to support property professionals, lawyers and entrepreneurs as an Executive Assistant. She provides support to the executive team.

Administrative support, event management, diary management.

Richard Deed

Technology Director

With a significant career in oncology research, Richard is recognised for his longstanding experience in the identification and evaluation of health and care innovation. He ensures cross sector customer satisfaction, and first class service delivery across clients in the NHS, the commercial sector and academia.

Entrepreneurship, commercialisation, analytical thinking, clinical research, innovation management, project management, EU funding, oncology research.

Nicola Dickins

Programme Manager - Health and Social Enterprise

For more than 20 years, Nicola has helped Social Entrepreneurs to develop enterprise activity and generate income from a diverse range of sources. She has supported the start-up of over 175 Community Interest Companies and secured many millions of funding for such clients.

Profit for purpose, social enterprise management, social value commissioning, social value quality mark, social accounting and ROI.

Rebecca Entwistle

Qualified Associate

Using best practice and a wealth of knowledge and experience obtained from many diverse sectors, Rebecca is responsible for the drafting, amending and revision of contracts and agreements to meet the requirements of TRUSTECH, our partners and collaborators, and our clients.

Commercial healthcare, financial reporting, strategic commercial advice, contract drafting and negotiations, the preparation and defence of claims, dispute management.

Louisa Gerrard

Administration Manager

Louisa is the first point of contact for general enquiries. She is responsible for providing administrative, financial and project support.

Office administration, health and safety, finance, HR, back office and other protocols.

Ruth Hale

Ruth’s extensive skills include intellectual property and technology transfer, and she also manages the innovation pipelines from NHS organisations and academia across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Molecular and biological science research, project management, grant / funding call management, innovation assessment, licensing, and dissemination.

Charlotte Haseler

Charlotte assists with market intelligence, and the delivery of events and programmes. Focus areas include the Innov-Age magazine, SME support via Innovation Nexus and NHS@Alderly workstreams.

Business / innovation management / entrepreneurship, report curation and presentation, data analysis, commercialisation, process mapping, new product evaluation within NHS.

Paul Hanmer

Paul has numerous years’ experience designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices and is a named inventor on a number of patents. He also provides advice and support to SMEs on how to enter the NHS through Innovation Nexus, the digital SME engagement service.

Product development, global project management, global supply chain manager, data analysis, report writing and presentation.

Neil Jenkinson

Qualified Associate

Neil has worked in the NHS, health education, local authority and private sectors for over twenty five years in a number of director, general management and project management roles. He has developed a national reputation for redesigning and transforming a number of public and private sector services.

Cross-Sector Intergration, Collaborative engagement and partnership building, transformation of services, organisational culture development, service improvement.

Maryam Khan

Project Officer

Maryam assists the Administration Manager in ensuring the organisation runs efficiently while providing support and assistance for ongoing projects.

Reports and literature reviews, experimental design, magazine editing, research, report writing, magazine production, project support, office administration.

Piotr Kownacki

Marketing Officer

Piotr is responsible for designing and delivering Innovation Factor® multi-channel marketing campaigns to help more staff learn about the service and drive an innovation culture within the NHS. As a recent university graduate, Piotr’s experience includes a digital marketing work placement in the pharmaceutical industry.

Multi-channel marketing, digital marketing, branding, project management.

Sig Mikladal

Innovation Nexus Project Manager

As a former entrepreneur, and with a track record in project management, finance, accounting, IT and business planning, Sig is responsible for the delivery of the Innovation Nexus service on behalf of Health Innovation Manchester.

Business development, support and management, IT systems implementation, funding applications, patents, data analysis, reports, innovation outcomes / impact, product development.

Kevin Moreton

Kevin has previously worked at the NHS Technology Adoption Centre (NTAC), and was involved in Department of Health (DHSC) programmes and publications. He manages a number of projects, supports and engages with healthcare vendors and companies with novel services and products for the NHS.

Programme / project management, technology adoption, market research, data management / analysis, business development, report curation / presentations, funding services.

Carl Peachey

Communications Manager

The point of contact for media enquiries, Carl manages all marketing and communications, such as developing brand consistency across multiple media platforms. He also has a key role in supporting digital projects in collaboration with NHS England, Health Innovation Manchester, MIMIT, Oxford AHSN, UCLPartners and DigitalHealth.London.

Project management, national and regional campaign design, marketing and communications, design, strategy, system development.

Raj Purewal

Business Development and Partnerships Director

Raj’s cross sector experience spans developing, marketing and selling pharmaceutical, digital healthcare and managed service solutions to the NHS. His responsibilities include customer satisfaction, the sustainable delivery of income surplus for all services, and to ensure that we are the provider of choice for innovation services.

Business, product and solution development. Market / procurement / data analysis and modelling. Key account management. Knowledge and content management. Digital healthcare.

Peter Roberts

Qualified Associate

Peter is an experienced value analyst who has supported a range of companies to express their Market Access & Reimbursement strategy for their proprietary technologies and engage the NHS effectively.  His commercial background supports organisation to translate often complex NHS payment systems and data sets into a simple value proposition.

Value analysis, value propositions, business development

Richard Smith

Qualified Associate

Richard has held numerous finance director positions in the life sciences and healthcare sector, with both large multinationals and SMEs, including start-ups. His wide experience, encompassing finance, sales and business development, and general business management, delivers sound and insightful financial management.

Financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, acquisitions, disposals, in- and out-licensing and, business and intellectual property valuation.

Doug Stellman

Qualified Associate

Doug was a venture capitalist for 25 years, involved in the start-up, growth and exit of a significant number of technology businesses across the UK, in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, materials, software, electronics, telecoms and manufacturing. Since 2017 he has been working for TRUSTECH as a board advisor and consultant on a range of projects, supporting TRUSTECH’s role as a leading advisor to healthcare organisations on transformation through innovation.

Venture capital, life sciences, finance, business development

Joanne Thomas

Joanne is an expert in the identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property for NHS Providers and academia. She has commercialised a number of innovations, including GraftBolt, and SAGE&THYME, the latter which is used by over 19% of NHS Trusts in England.

Clinical trials, clinical research, NHS Trust R&D Management, project management, licensing, commercialisation.

Mike Tyldesley

An international research scientist, Mike has worked for DHSC funded networks and implemented / managed clinical studies in primary and secondary care. He is responsible for market intelligence and sector research, and evaluating products and services for Commissioner Innovation Programmes.

Critical analysis, experimental design, data analysis, report writing, product evaluations, intelligence reports, pharmaceutical research, clinical trials.

Alexis Ward

Market Research Manager

Alexis is responsible for market intelligence and research projects, and clinical evaluations for SMEs, academia, government bodies and international companies.

Market research, project management, consultancy, medical device evaluation, literature reviews and data analysis, event management.

Adrian Warner

Adrian is responsible for engaging with and marketing to NHS organisations and the Commercial Sector. He has developed and delivered exemplary projects ranging from clinical research support and knowledge transfer programmes to NHS market intelligence and clinical evaluations.

Business Development, key account management, clinical research, project management, proposal and report writing, collaborations between industry, academia and the NHS.

Ambreen Yasin

Project Officer

Amber provides administrative, planning, delivery and project support for a number of programmes, events and conferences including STEP INto Healthcare, and funding search services.

Events planning, customer service, research analysis, project support, general admin support, business support, clinical research.


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