09:30:00 - 14:00:00

Ask the Buyer: NHS and Public Sector

Alderley Park Conference Centre, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield SK10 4TG

Richard Deed Ask The Buyer

Businesses eager to get their innovation into the health and care sector will be able to put their procurement questions to NHS Buyers and Local Authorities in the North West as the “Ask the Buyer” event returns.

Following a successful event in 2018, Health Innovation Manchester, in partnership with the Innovation Agency, will be hosting the event again on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at Alderley Park Conference Centre.

Businesses within Cheshire, Warrington and Greater Manchester are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to connect directly with the people within the NHS and Local Government who are responsible for purchasing goods and services in the North West.

Businesses will be able to ask a panel of senior NHS buyers questions about how to get services and supplies into the NHS. Information will also be available as to the support Health Innovation Manchester can offer to businesses who wish to trade with the NHS.

As well as being able to ask procurement leads and business advisors from Health Innovation Manchester how to work with and understand the NHS more effectively, there will be the opportunity to see how Health Innovation Manchester is adapting to bring innovations in to Health and Social care system and how your business can be supported.

Health Innovation Manchester and the Innovation Agency offers Fullyfunded / Free Business Support to SMEs to help with the adoption of innovative products/services into the NHS

The panel will consist of:

Peter Schofield – AGMA Procurement Programme Manager

Colin Cram – Chief Executive for Marc1 Ltd and Chairman Open Forum Events

Steve Begley – Head of Procurement at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool

Amy Noble – Head of Procurement & Supplies (Interim) – Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Marie Clayton – Deputy Director of Primary Care/Head of QIPP – Bury CCG

Sue Mason – Senior Clinical Procurement Adviser at NHS Shared Business Services

Nick Allen – Industry Procurement Adviser – Health Innovation Manchester



Tea, Coffee and Networking




Daniel Zamora, Commercial Programme Manager, Health innovation Manchester



The Worshipful Mayor of the Borough of Cheshire East, Councillor Lesley Smetham


Driving Industry-led Innovation

Prof. Ben Bridgewater, Chief Executive Officer, Health Innovation Manchester


Alderley Park: Dedicated to helping shape the future of the world's health

Dr Chris Doherty, Managing Director, Alderley Park


Delivering innovation through Procurement - How Greater Manchester can lead the way

Colin Cram, Chief Executive for Marc1 Ltd and Chairman Open Forum Events


NHS Business Support available to Industry

Daniel Zamora, Commercial Programme Manager, Health Innovation Manchester


Structuring a Value Proposition

Nick Allen, Industry Procurement Advisor, Health Innovation Manchester


Panel Introduction and start of Q&A Session

Panel Members. Chaired by Nick Allen




Q&A Session - Ask the Buyer

Chaired by Nick Allen


Closing Remarks

Daniel Zamora, Commercial Programme Manager, Health Innovation Manchester


Lunch and Networking

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