Business Connect:Cheshire and Warrington

 

Helping SMEs to do business with the NHS in Cheshire and Warringon

Healthcare Business Connect Cheshire and Warrington is a support programme helping Cheshire and Warrington businesses working in the health and life sciences sector with products or services of interest to the NHS.  We want to help build capacity and capability and at the same time ensure high-quality patient care that is better, safer, faster and cost-effective. 

Our support is tailored to help start-ups, and new and established businesses develop and grow their products and services by offering an impressive package of clinical and commercial assistance.

SMEs will receive a minimum of 12 hours free assistance covering a range of topics from market access advice to support for innovation and research applications. There’s help with procurement advice, help on regulatory approval, access to business planning tools and one-to-one coaching.  The programme offers guidance on pitching and presenting, can signpost businesses to other initiatives and offers regular healthcare market focused events.

This support and assistance is underpinned by access to NHS and social care staff, patients and carers, along with university evaluators and academics.

Over three years to 2020 the aim is to support 90 existing SMEs and 20 new SMEs enabling them to create 60 new jobs and launch 24 new products.  

If you have an innovation or product that can make care and services better, safer, faster and cost-effective then contact us now for help in achieving your ambitions.

The Cheshire and Warrington programme is a partnership between the Innovation Agency and Health Innovation Manchester.