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The NIHR supports medtech research through commissioning and funding research projects and programmes. Through the innovation pathway, NIHR supports the development of medical devices and diagnostics. Companies can access these resources at any stage in their clinical development process.

 

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dh_124922The NIHR, short for National Institute for Health and Research, is the research arm of the NHS. The NIHR is the most integrated clinical research system in the world and is uniquely placed as a location for medtech research.

 

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In the light of recent events, IMA encourages businesses to keep London and the UK on the list of best places where you can live, work and from where you can build a global presence. Medical Device companies will be happy to know that the BREXIT vote does not have an impact on the way in which the NHS operates. The National Health Service remains the best healthcare system in the world, as rated by an international panel of experts, and it will continue to be the Gold Standard and an immutable point of reference.

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Our HR & Recruitment Director Esther McLeod will be running a workshop on the 8th of February for London and Partners. The workshop will focus on the Do’s and Don’t’s for Foreign Direct Investors who wish to set up in the UK.

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IMA proudly supports the ‘GREAT Tech Awards Competition 2015‘ organised by UKTI USA. Seven tech companies have been selected as the winners of the UK government’s third annual GREAT Tech Awards. We congratulate all the participants and we look forward to meet the winners in the UK.   You can read the official press release below.   [PRESS RELEASE]   NEW YORK – 30 October 2015: Seven US tech companies have been selected as the winners of the UK government’s third annual GREAT Tech Awards. The winners were announced last night at a gala in New York City hosted by Danny Lopez, British Consul General in New York.   The winners represent innovative companies in the US tech scene that aim to build an international presence. They will receive a bespoke business development trip to the UK during the week of 30 November 2015. The category winners are: for CleanTech,…

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IMA is a proud supporter of the ‘GREAT Tech Awards Competition 2015‘ organised by UKTI USA. Managing Director Nigel Taylor will be offering business development services and market entry advice to the lucky winners.   Nigel established IMA in 2003 following a career as a sales focused General Management where he led major Government PFI bids in the vehicle Leasing Industry. Throughout Nigel’s career he was constantly being asked to do things which neither he or his company had ever done before; accordingly, IMA has been established to support companies who experience the same issues Nigel faced during his own corporate career.   About the Competition   Twenty-four tech companies have been announced on the 30th of September as finalists for the UK government’s third annual GREAT Tech Awards. Danny Lopez, British Consul General to New York, announced the names at a reception at the British Residence in Manhattan today.…

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The new shared parental leave (SPL) regime – which came into force on 1 December 2014 – will be available to eligible parents where their baby is due on, or after, 5 April 2015. What happens if the baby is born late or early?   What is shared parental leave?   The new, rather complex, shared parental leave (SPL) regime came into force on 1 December 2014 . Eligible parents of babies due on, or after, 5 April 2015 will be able to take SPL – either together or at completely different times – in the first year of their child’s life. The mother will still have to take her two weeks’ compulsory maternity leave following the birth but, thereafter, she can curtail her right to maternity leave and the parents may split the remaining 50 weeks between them.   Note. The amount of SPL which may be taken in…

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A new system of flexible shared parental leave (SPL) is to be introduced in 2015. It has been described as an “utter nightmare” for employers, but what’s the less talked about catch for employees?   An overhaul.   For some time now the government has been talking about overhauling the rights of parents to take time off work following the birth of a child. The current system is regarded as antiquated and doesn’t do enough to help new fathers. To the disgust of many employers, it’s been confirmed that flexible shared parental leave (SPL) is to be introduced in 2015 in England, Scotland and Wales.   How will it work?   When this happens a new mother will be able to convert the majority of her 52 weeks’ statutory maternity leave into SPL. Whilst the first two weeks must remain as compulsory maternity leave, she and her partner will be…

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At IMA, we have been delivering Executive Search for 12 years and over this time we have seen everything and I thought it would be useful to share our experience and to provide tips on how to conduct an effective Executive Search:   1. Get the Job Description right – THE most important thing you’ll do is write down what you want the individual to deliver. DON’T use old job descriptions or scour the internet to find something similar as every recruiting decision you make should hang off this document!!   2. Make sure you involve the Line Manager, HR and colleagues who interact with this position in getting the job description right.   3. Before wasting your money on external recruitment, have a really good look inside your own Company to make sure there’s nobody who’s ideal for the role – recruiting internally is great for moral, it’s quick…

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From 30 June 2014 an employee will have the right to make a flexible working request provided they have at least 26 weeks’ continuous service with you. What does this major change mean for your Flexible Working Policy?

 

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There will be some major changes to the statutory right

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