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Michelson strengthens management team

CANCER IMAGING TECHNOLOGY company Michelson Diagnostics Ltd has strengthened its management team by recruiting experts in healthcare marketing and strategic finance.

 

Katy Draper joins as Head of Marketing. Katy is a Chartered Marketer, and a former On Target contributor. Her career began in sales and marketing with Bristol Myers Squibb, where she was responsible for the wound care brand Granuflex. With Salts Healthcare, she promoted brands in stoma, orthotics, dispensing appliance contractor and breast care markets across the world. Katy has also set up Marketing Medicine, a specialist medical marketing agency that works across the spectrum of healthcare businesses.

 Tom Flynn joins as Finance Director. After working for Thorn EMI as a Corporate Strategist, Tom helped to set up a strategy consultancy advising companies on business development and market innovation. In 2001, he undertook a two-year strategic project for the NHS, piloting innovative working in six acute trusts. He has joined MDL with the aim of complementing the skills of its strong founder management team.

Based in London, Michelson Diagnostics Ltd is a leading manufacturer and developer of Optical Coherence Tomography medical imaging equipment.

Advance for child healthcare

HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT company Advance Recruitment is supporting Action for Sick Children.

Director Nick Langley has confirmed that, as well as making monthly contributions, Advance will donate a percentage of all fees earned in December and January to this worthy cause.

 Action for Sick Children is the UK’s leading children’s healthcare charity, formed to help seriously ill children receive the best possible standard of care. It provides information and advice for children and carers, and campaigns for child-friendly services and clear public information.

 

Kirkham Young’s gifts for Oxfam

SPECIALIST HEALTHCARE AND SCIENTIFIC RECRUITMENT company Kirkham Young is supporting overseas development charity Oxfam by sending its customers corporate Christmas gifts with a difference.

“Choosing a broad selection of gifts from Oxfam Unwrapped, including chickens, goats, trees, school dinners and even health workers and safe water, was great fun and enables Kirkham Young as a company to support poor communities around the world in a very direct way,” said Director Sam Kirkham. “We hope that clients will appreciate these more unusual corporate gifts, and not be too disappointed the customary bottle of wine has been ousted!”

Fellow Director Tina Young added: “We were delighted to support Oxfam in this ingenious scheme, providing desperatelyneeded help to people across the globe. Specialising in medical and scientific sales, marketing and technical support roles, in some cases we were able to match the gift to the company’s specialist area – hopefully making it all the more appropriate!”

New STARs in the sky

HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT company STAR Medical has created four new roles to strengthen and support its team.

As the STAR team continues to expand in response to new recruitment partnership opportunities, a new Sales Force Co-ordinator role has been created. Emily Button will be looking after all of STAR’s externally-based employees, such as field-based Regional Account Managers and contract representatives.

After just five months as a STAR Resourcer, Gemma Head has made a rapid step to the role of Recruitment Consultant for the South West, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 New Resourcer Tom Legrand is assisting Regional Account Manager Helena Epplestone in looking after clients and candidates in the Midlands.

David Alexander’s new role of sales support will provide essential administrative support and additional candidate care to the STAR team.

Ethicon’s top newcomers

TWO SALES PROFESSIONALS placed and trained by Pareto Law have won 2007 Sales Newcomer of the Year awards at Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s UK Sales Awards, held in Cardiff.

Deborah Blanks and Magda Szymanska have achieved 100% of their sales targets since joining Ethicon Endo-Surgery. The Newcomer of the Year awards recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the company’s business performance in their first year.

Deborah joined Ethicon Endo’s Harmonic Division as Territory Manager for Staffordshire, Cheshire and North Wales in February 2006. Magda joined the company’s Endo-Mechanical Division in May 2006 as Territory Manager for the South Coast region.

Deborah and Magda work on a range of customer accounts, visiting operating theatres to promote and demonstrate Ethicon Endo’s medical devices. They also provide training workshops for surgeons and nurses.

Deborah said: “It is a great honour for me to receive such recognition in my first year. The support I receive from across Ethicon Endo-Surgery, combined with the skills and training provided by Pareto, have been invaluable in helping me achieve my targets.”

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd, develops and markets advanced medical devices for surgical procedures.

Pareto Law is a leading graduate assessment, placement and training company.

  

IRONMAN success for Helix

DICK AND CLARE DONOVAN, the Directors of specialist healthcare and laboratory science recruitment company Helix Recruitment, have completed the demanding IRONMAN triathlon in Florida to raise funds for WaterAid.

  

In our June issue, we reported the Helix duo’s intention to complete two IRONMAN triathlons this year. These are long-distance events comprising a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike ride and a marathon run (42km). Sadly, the hot and humid conditions in Austria in June resulted in Clare suffering serious exhaustion and Dick not reaching his target of completion within 13 hours. The Florida triathlon in November began with nearly 2500 athletes on the white sands of Panama City Beach. This time, Helix’s ambitions were realised. Dick finished in under 12 hours, a remarkable personal best, while Clare finished in under 13 hours.

The ‘Pirate’ tops they wore are team kit for those who have taken part in IRONMAN for three or more years. The ‘Pirates’ offer training tips and mentoring for newcomers to the triathlon.

Next stop, IRONMAN France in June 2008! If you would like to know more about sponsoring or participating in the triathlon, please call Dick or Clare at Helix Recruitment on 01323 445464.

WaterAid is a charity dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education worldwide.

Advo celebrates double success

THE ADVO GROUP, a healthcare intermediary that advises businesses on staff healthcare, has won two industry awards. Advo’s online health insurance management system Clarity enabled the company to win the ‘Best E-business 2007’ prize at the Cover Excellence Awards. The awards were presented by celebrity Gyles Brandreth in a ceremony at the Plaisterers’ Hall, London.

Advo was also named ‘Best Group PMI (private medical insurance) Intermediary 2007’ at the annual Health Insurance Awards. Managing Director Paula Aitken was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Larry Bulmer, Chief Executive of Advo Group, says: “The principle of the Advo Group is to offer all clients exemplary levels of service, and these industry accolades prove that the attitude, training and acumen of the group and its staff are achieving our aim. However, we will not be resting on our laurels.”

Based in Maidstone, Advo specialises in advising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on their private healthcare requirements. The Clarity system helps clients to manage their healthcare schemes online.

  

 

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