Downtown in Business (DIB) is delighted to announce that it has secured leading and award-winning laboratory-based learning and diagnostics firm, BioGrad, as its headline sponsor for the Women In Business Awards 2023.
The annual Women In Business awards celebrates the finest female-led businesses, the established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and the women who make the most valuable contribution to the growth of the Liverpool City Region’s economy.
Founded and based in Liverpool City Region, BioGrad is leading the way in laboratory-based learning, diagnostics, STEM cell and regenerative medicine research, with a clear mission that everyone should have access to gold standard healthcare and education.
In January 2023, under the BioGrad Diagnostics arm, the company opened the UK’s second largest biobank facility in Liverpool, as part of a £7.6m investment into a new headquarters at Wavertree Technology Park. The investment also includes the new BioGrad Innovation Centre – a space to support city region-based, female-led science and tech SMEs.
BioGrad Education the UK’s leading laboratory-based learning provider for aspiring scientists who want to gain real experience in a real laboratory from real scientists. BioGrad Education already has over 500 partner schools across Europe and is contracted to provide science and education for eight of the top ten schools in the UK, as well as the top 1% of schools in Europe.
Frank McKenna, CEO and Group Chairman at Downtown In Business, commented:
“We are delighted to have BioGrad as our headline sponsor for the Women In Business Awards 2023. The WIBA’s celebrate and recognise the best female business leaders from across the Liverpool City Region and I am extremely pleased that one of the region’s leading female led businesses is sponsoring this year’s awards.
“Dr Natalie Kenny was a winner at last year’s awards and the DIB team are looking forward to working with Natalie and her team, as we gear up towards what should be a night to remember for BioGrad and all of our members, with the company sharing our own visions for celebrating the past, the present and the future of female entrepreneurs in our city.”
Dr Natalie Kenny, CEO, BioGrad, said:
“BioGrad is fiercely proud to be a Liverpool founded and based business with a strong core of female employees. We share Downtown’s commitment to the continued growth of the city’s economy, the levelling up agenda, job creation, up-skilling and attracting more inward investment and opportunities for males and females alike. Importantly, we share its ethos that by working together as a region, we can all achieve great things.
“Frank and his team continue to be the perfect sounding board and champion for businesses like BioGrad, always flying our flag and celebrating our continued growth and successes and we are pleased to be headline sponsors for the upcoming WIBA23, with our current business and future plans surrounding the Innovation Centre, allowing for more opportunities for female-led science and tech SMEs in the city region.”
For more information on BioGrad visit: https://www.biograd.co.uk
For further details on the Women in Business Awards and to book tickets visit: https://downtowninbusiness.com/awards-and-conferences/wiba/