New Chief Operating Officer joins MedCity at critical time
Nicki Bromwich has joined MedCity as Chief Operating Officer this month, at a hugely critical time for the sector as it manages with the COVID-19 outbreak. Nicki is responsible for overseeing MedCity’s projects and programmes and ensuring the team can respond to issues and continue to support the growth of the sector.
“My role is to make sure that MedCity is meeting its strategic goals across all our programmes and services including Collaborate to Innovate, the Advanced Therapies Network, and our investor network. I will also take a lead in our long-term sustainability agenda.
However; more immediately during this challenging time, I am ensuring that we are playing a leading role in supporting our stakeholders by:
- Assessing and responding to our stakeholders’ needs and adjusting our offer and skills to meet their needs – one way we are doing this is with a joint survey [link] with One Nucleus and SEHTA for SMEs to tell us what their needs are.
- Amplifying our stakeholders’ needs and challenges to relevant players – we are working with bodies such as ABHI, ABPI and the BIA to ensure that issues identified by SMES are being raised in the right discussions to ensure that support is provided.
- Continuing with BAU support and preparing for post-COVID19 – we continue to offer our core support to the ecosystem, as well as addressing challenges that SMEs within our programmes are facing due to lab closures, delays in the acquisition of vital materials and equipment, and challenges in meeting grant funding deadlines. We are liaising with funders and suppliers and aim to support SMEs to be ready to scale up their operations work as soon as possible.
“I join MedCity following my role as Head of Commercial Development at Oxford AHSN where I managed strategic partnerships with Pharma, MedTech and digital companies, Universities, and NHS organisations, and supported SMEs developing innovations for health and social care. I’m also a clinician with 30 years’ experience in the NHS working in a broad range of roles nationally and locally, including quality improvement, service redesign and acute care commissioning.
“I am delighted to join such a committed and experienced team and look forward to meeting you once our networking events are able to start again. ”
If you have an enquiry related to COVID-19, you can call the MedCity office on 020 3179 8100 or email [email protected]