ABHI (Association of British Medical Technology Industries) and Make UK have formed a strategic alliance to promote and support the manufacturing sector in the UK medical technology industry. The aim of this collaboration is to create an enabling environment for manufacturers at local, regional, national and global levels, while improving access to manufacturing support and expertise for the UK medical device business community.
Make UK is the leading representative of the UK manufacturing industry, representing trade associations, membership organizations and higher education institutions in the manufacturing, engineering and industrial sectors. By working with Make UK, ABHI can leverage its extensive manufacturing knowledge and advocacy to deliver valuable benefits to its members and contribute to the growth of the UK manufacturing sector.
ABHI is the UK’s leading medical technology industry association, supporting its 400 members in the delivery of healthcare products and technologies at home and abroad. With small businesses making up a significant proportion of ABHI members and the medical device industry as a whole, this strategic alliance with Make UK is part of an initiative to provide improved manufacturing capabilities to UK companies.
Richard Phillips, Chief Strategy Officer at ABHI, highlighted the importance of manufacturing in the medical device industry and expressed his excitement about the partnership. Combining ABHI’s expertise in areas such as regulation, innovation adoption and healthcare policy with Make UK’s manufacturing expertise, the partnership aims to support small UK medical technology companies to scale their operations and ultimately enable their technologies reach more patients at home and abroad.
Chris Corkan, Acting Regional Director of Make UK, highlighted the large number of medical device manufacturers in the UK and stressed the need to strengthen the industry’s voice to national government. The collaboration between ABHI and Make UK will focus on strengthening the supply chain for the NHS, developing the workforce of the future and creating a strong industrial vision for the country.
This partnership between ABHI and Make UK has great potential to drive growth and innovation in the UK medical device manufacturing sector. By pooling their resources and expertise, they aim to create a conducive environment for manufacturers and provide valuable support to small businesses, ultimately benefiting the entire industry.