Greater Manchester Chamber Announces Strategic Partnership with Medilink North of England

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, an award-winning business membership organisation delivering world class solutions through its in-house team and network of strategic partners, has launched a new partnership with Medilink North of England.

The partnership with Medilink, a membership organisation representing companies in the Healthcare Technology sector, is an important part of their corporate strategies as both organisations seek to raise their brand awareness and reach, enhance their service offering and membership engagement.

As part of this new collaboration, Medilink staff will have a presence at Greater Manchester Chamber’s head office located in the heart of Manchester. Medilink’s members will also have access to the Chamber’s Members’ Lounge as a way to aid connectivity among their memberships and create new business opportunities.

The partnership aims to deliver a wide range of benefits for members giving them access to expertise and services including:

• Events & Training courses

• Market Entry & Research Services

• Market Identification Services

• Innnovation, commercialisation and healthcare technology consultancy services

• Customs Clearance and transit services

• Certification Services (e.g. Export Documentation - UK Certirficates of Origin, Arab Certificates of Origin, EUR1s, ATA Carnets, etc)

• Customs Compliance Services

• Skills Brokerage Services

Medilink and Greater Manchester Chamber will also be working together to deliver special internationalisation projects aimed at supporting their members to reach new markets. Medilink will be the Chamber’s Go to Partner for Healthcare Technology and Life Sciences sector support services and the Chamber will be Medilink’s exclusive International Trade & Customs Partner.

Clive Memmott OBE, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, commented: “We are delighted to enter into a Strategic Partnership with Medilink North of England, a renowned UK membership organisation supporting businesses within the Healthcare Technology sector bringing together the NHS, academia and industry. With Life Sciences and Healthcare sector being one of the most important sectors for Greater Manchester’s economy, we are looking forward to working alongside Medilink to bring together our respective organisations’ expertise and services to help our members to drive innovation and growth, in both domestic and international markets.”

Tom Elliot, Managing Director at Medilink North of England, said: “Medilink North of England are excited about the opportunity to work in collaboration with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, supporting companies in the life science and medical technology sectors. Our combined expertise, regional knowledge and specialist staff ensure that we can continue to provide industry leading support to our clients and members not just in Manchester but throughout the North of England.”

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About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

The largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK representing over 4,200 members ranging from sole traders to large corporates across all sectors. The Chamber provides policy and representation services, HR support, skills programmes, PR and networking and a huge range of international trade and customs clearance services. The Chamber’s Global Business Network spans more than 600 connections, 40+ partnerships and covers more than 90 countries providing the perfect platform to help companies grow their international footprint. For more information, please visit

About Medilink North of England

Medilink is a membership based organisation dedicated to the growth of the Healthcare Technology sector across the UK. It brings together the NHS, academia, and industry to stimulate innovation and support the growth of the sector, providing specialist consultancy services around Innovation and Commercialization, International Trade, PR and Marketing and Sector Skills provision. For more information, please visit

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About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,500 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce. Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking. The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations. The Chamber also offers a range of networking forums across Greater Manchester, free as part of membership, plus a variety of other events and services designed to benefit specific sectors or individuals and help businesses to grow.

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