Bionow is urging companies and individuals across the North of England to nominate their outstanding achievements for the prestigious 2014 Biomedical Awards.

The Awards, now in its 2nd year will take place on Thursday 24 April 2014, at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, on Gateshead Quays. The event will celebrate the strength and depth of the cluster and the diversity of the companies within the biomedical sector.Biomedical-Awards Categories for the awards include export, outstanding growth, innovation and technology, partnership with the public sector, collaboration with a business and promising technologist, which goes to an exceptional individual who works for a biomedical company or research institutions.

The 2014 Biomedical Awards are hosted by Bionow, the leading membership organisation for the biomedical and life sciences industry in the North of England.  With over 200 subscribing members, Bionow’s membership offer focuses upon the specific needs of firms at their different stages of development, including dedicated business support programmes, shared procurement schemes with significant cost savings, exclusive insurance benefits, recruitment and training services, local and national events and access to a vibrant network of businesses.

The North of England is one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest biomedical regions; 20% of the UK’s biomedical companies, employment and turnover are in the North. Comprising of 925 life science and healthcare companies, it generates a turnover of £10.9bn and employs over 38,000 people. The area is home to the N8 Research Partnership, and boasts world-leading resources in terms of investment, scientific expertise, academic research, science graduates, NHS hospitals and state of the art manufacturing facilities.

Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow said, “The awards were launched last year and gave a real insight into the array of innovative and forward thinking biomedical companies which are based in the North of England. Over the past 12 months there have been some fantastic developments from companies within the sector and our awards offer a great opportunity to recognise these achievements. We look forward to receiving some excellent nominations from across the region and making the awards a highlight of the biomedical calendar.” Closing date for entries is 14 March 2014, with the shortlist of finalists due to be announced on 1 April 2014. Further information on the award categories, criteria and the online nomination form is accessible on the Events section of the website,

Bionow has partnered with Newcastle-based Marketing agency Horizonworks, to organise The 2014 Biomedical Awards hosted by Bionow. For more details, please contact Jen Dugdale on 0191 211 1948 or email