User Group Meeting 2010


We’re now counting down the days to this year’s Annual User Group meeting. This year for the first time we will be introducing a select few exhibitors for the networking lunch break. These are six hand picked organisations that supply the health and social care industry, so who are they?

Royal Bank of Scotland

‘Specialist Relationship Managers are at the heart of our service – your access point to the depth of expertise we offer, from asset finance through to mentoring. They are truly rooted in healthcare, going through sector-specific training, so they really understand the issues you face.

Key benefits:

  • Supportive – we’re with you through the highs and the lows, offering our sector expertise to help support your business
  • Accessible – you don’t need to be an existing customer in order to do a deal
  • Well connected – we can put you in touch with professionals with healthcare expertise, such as solicitors and surveyors
  • National network – Healthcare specialists throughout the UK
  • Practical deal structuring – our assessments are based on the value of the business and the quality of the management team, not necessarily the security available. We structure transactions to reflect the way the sector works
  • Tailored approach – by avoiding off-the-shelf solutions, we bring real flexibility to your business’


‘Ceretas promotes professional care at home and aims to follow the example set by the British Association of Domiciliary Care by continuing to support Managers, Home Care Workers, Providers and now to a wider audience, including Local authorities and Care associations in the provision of professional care, for those people who wish to be cared for at home. Ceretas will continue to be the organisation representing the views of those involved in providing Home Care services, irrespective of sector or position in the industry. Members will continue to receive Ceretas’ practical support and advice on issues that affect them and Ceretas will continue to lobby Government and others on issues affecting their members.’

Self Direct

‘Self Direct, founded at the beginning of 2008, is a social enterprise dedicated to promoting changes in the ‘social and health market-place’. Self Direct are passionate about making sure that all people who need support to improve and maintain their health and well being are in control of their support and their own lives.’

Great British Care Awards

‘The Great British Care awards are a series of 9 regional and 2 national events which help to promote excellence from within the Healthcare sector. The awards focus on the outstanding committed and talented people that are performing real, quality of life-improving work within the health and social care arena, people that work tirelessly every day and very often without little or no pay.

The awards start at regional level, with hundreds of nominations, from all areas of the sector in 15 categories. Then nominees are shortlisted and the finalists will be invited to the regional gala awards ceremony, at a prestigious venue within their local area. The winners will go through to a National Final held in London.’


‘Medoris produces a wide range of products for dementia, learning difficulties, continence, positioning and pressure care as well as adaptive clothing.  95% of its products are designed in-house, based upon 10 years’ practical experience of residential care.

The Company was founded by Brenda Currill who won Care Innovator of the Year in 2003 and 2008 for her innovative new products.  She still works part-time for one of the top ten residential providers. Medoris are a supplier to the NHS Supply Chain, NHS Trusts, PCT’s, nursing and care homes, charities, learning disability units, domiciliary and individuals. Recently they were visited by the Prime Minister David Cameron.’


‘Brother is a leading provider of printing technology and has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare.

We understand your business challenges and the need to introduce working efficiencies and have developed the right products to help save time, space and money, leaving your staff more time to spend on what they do best, patient care.

Brother all-in-one products not only print, but copy and scan too straight from the box saving you time. These single devices enable multifunction solutions from one printer, saving you office space.  And with automatic duplex print function, you can print on both sides of the paper, reducing your paper costs.

We recognize the increasing pressure to deliver best value and to purchase sustainable technology.  That’s why our products are affordable, reliable and fit for purpose – every time.’

For more information about the User Group meeting, please email or call 01733 311599.