The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) says it has become the first UK Life Sciences industry association to create a bespoke membership offering for international companies.
Targeted at helping to drive growth and investment in the UK, the ABHI hopes its unique membership programme will provide value for international lifescience companies.
The UK is one of the world’s largest healthcare markets. This new membership scheme for overseas companies is supported by the Department of International Trade and a host of other organisations including the likes of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and NIHR (National Institute for Health Research).
The upshot is that international companies looking to introduce innovative medical technology, will have the opportunity to gain from ABHI’s expertise, deep UK market access knowledge and strong relationships with a wide network.
ABHI Chairman Phil Kennedy said: “ABHI sees real potential in forging deeper, more sustainable trading relationships for the MedTech community, between key global regions and the UK. By making trading links easier and more accessible, not only do we make it simpler to do business, the exchange of ideas, and different ways of doing things, helps to improve the care and wellbeing of people in the UK and around the world.”
International Trade Minister Greg Hands added: “The UK is a global hub for life science development, and the ABHI is a key partner for The Department for International Trade’s Life Sciences Organisation in attracting international investment and promoting UK companies abroad. Our joint trade missions and UK presence at trade shows, from Texas to Dubai, are helping to boost exports and the new International Membership programme will further build global partnerships, bringing investment and jobs to Britain.”