Business Support

There are a number of organisations that provide general business support for companies in the Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire region, with some specialist expertise for biotech and healthcare companies (see the Innovation Nexus Associates listed below). In addition to this, business support is also often available to companies that take up office space in the science parks and innovation centres in the region. 

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Bionow is an award-winning specialist business development and services company serving the biomedical and life science sector in the North of England – a vibrant network of almost 1000 businesses, a quarter of the sector in the UK.  

Bionow is committed to providing high-quality products and services which add tangible value to our members’ operational activity and growth prospects.   We deliver an exceptional range of specialist services spanning procurement, insurance, recruitment, training and comprehensive online resources for news, jobs and much more.  Bionow’s business support program includes mentoring, access to the NHS and university engagement via student placements and knowledge exchange.  Our focused events and conferences provide excellent networking opportunities and the Bionow team is always on hand to provide expert guidance and introductions.

Our core members include biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device companies, contract research and contract manufacturing organisations, diagnostics, analytics and parts of the NHS. The Bionow network and community is backed by the active involvement of the specialist supply chain including professional service providers, equipment and specialist supplies companies, legal, financial, IP and funding experts and a broad range of consultants.   Our sponsors include the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster, Newcastle, Durham, Leeds and Sunderland and our corporate patron AstraZeneca.  Bionow’s Strategic Advisory Board comprises senior figures from our membership and sponsorship base and we aim to be representative of the northern geography.

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