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Exporting the best of the South West: Taking Healthcare & Life Science companies international

Thursday, 14 January 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join this webinar to hear the latest updates from the DIT within the Healthcare & Life Science sector, hosted by recently appointed South West DIT Sector Specialist Jamie Shaw. Jamie will be joined by special guests, Pat Howland of Teledyne e2v and Martin Harper of Aposave, talking all things export; how their export journeys were shaped and their plans for the future, and their top tips to other companies in the sector.


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Life science manufacturing makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, accounting for 11.4% (£30.7bn) of all manufactured goods exported. Due to its strong global reputation, there is high demand from international buyers who are keen to access UK expertise, experience, and innovative solutions. The global market for healthcare services is growing as governments deliver more healthcare capacity and quality to their populations. Global health care spending is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% each year between 2019 and 2023.

In the South West, companies of all shapes and sizes may not realise that they indeed either have an opportunity to export, or, expand their exports significantly.


Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is suitable for any South West Healthcare & Life Sciences companies working along the patient pathway who are keen to start or grow their exports. Companies who sign up may also elect to select an additional one to one session with Jamie Shaw to discuss how DIT can support their business’ export strategy. Unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings out of the South West area.


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Please Note: We will send you details of the online platform and login details prior to the event.


This event is organised in association with the Western Gateway Partnership.



Business West (delivery partner for the Department for International Trade)  is committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all participants at its events. Inappropriate behaviour on video, audio & chat facilities will not be tolerated during any portion of a meeting or event. It will be at the sole discretion of the host/facilitator to immediately expel any participants from the event if their behaviour is deemed to be inappropriate and/or offensive.


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The event is delivered on behalf of the Department for International Trade and their privacy policies are available at DIT Personal Information Charter.

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Jamie Shaw, Healthcare Life Science Sector Specialist at DIT in the South West

Jamie comes with significant private sector experience where most recently he was based overseas as an International Account Manager for China’s largest medical device manufacturer, Mindray. Jamie worked with overseas subsidiaries within the business and supported/implemented new direct/indirect sales channels in a number of territories; working with both public and private sector healthcare institutions.


Pat Howland, Market Development and Strategy Manager at Teledyne e2v, RF Power

Teledyne e2v is part of Teledyne Technologies, a global company providing enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. RF Power designs and manufactures products for medical and industrial markets. These include critical products for radiotherapy systems for the treatment of cancer. They are used in over 90% of radiotherapy systems worldwide. 

Pat has worked at Teledyne e2v for several years. She has worked in a variety of roles across the company in Sales, Business Development and Strategic Marketing. Pat’s current role focusses on understanding markets, developing and implementing strategies across the RF Power


Martin Harper – Business Development Director at Aposave

With over 20 years of experience in the Pharma and Healthcare Services industry Martin joined Aposave in July 2019.

He began his career with UniChem Limited in 1997 and progressed through a number of Commercial and Sales Support roles.

As the business grew and became Alliance Healthcare Martin took on a range of management roles in the commercial team. He played an important part in the launch of the Direct-to-Pharmacy model in the UK pharmaceutical supply chain.

This success was rewarded with a move to Commercial Director, Alcura, where he focussed on new customer channels and helped rapidly grow this new clinical homecare business.

He returned to Alliance Healthcare, leading the unlicensed medicines category, and then on to become Head of Strategy, where he worked on key initiatives for Walgreens Boots Alliance UK.