Celtic Manor Resort

On July 2nd 2018, we held our Strategy, Mission and Vision Launch at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport.

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Opening Address

We were thrilled to host over 250 partners from across the Life Sciences Sector, health and social care and academia who joined us to mark this significant event.

The event saw a packed programme, opening with an address by our Chair, Prof. Sir Mansel Aylward CB, followed by a filmed address by Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport and Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services at the Welsh Government.

We were delighted to then be joined by Professor Trevor Jones, who delivered our key note speech.

Launch of the ACCELERATE Programme 

Our Chief Executive Officer, formally launched our new Strategy, Mission and Vision along with our new ground-breaking programme ACCELERATE, delivered with our partners University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea University and Cardiff University.

Cari-Anne also unveiled our brand-new Explainer Video.

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Cari-Anne Quinn Presentation Slides


LSHW Showcase - Supporting the Life Sciences Sector in Wales

We were delighted to be joined by Rachel Russell from Pfizer UK and Ian Bond, CEO of Bond Digital Health who provided background and an overview on their successful work in Wales and background to their collaboration with us, followed by a highly engaging Question and Answer session with the audience.

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Rachel Russel Presentation Slides

LSHW Showcase - Cell and Gene Therapy Special Interest Group

Following coffee, we then heard from both Martin Lamb at TrakCel, and Cath O'Brien, Director of the Welsh Blood Service provide an overview of the successful Cell and Gene Therapy Special Interest Group, established by us in 2016.

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Cell and Gene Therapy Presentation Slides

LSHW Showcase - Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW) Programme

Later in the afternoon, we were joined by a panel representing partners and stakeholders for our DHEW Programme, for a Question and Answer session, chaired by Cari-Anne Quinn, Including:

  • Gary Bullock, Director of Applications Development and Support at the NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • Bleddyn Rees, NE Director at ECH Alliance
  • David Warrender, Chief Executive of Innovation Point
  • Karen Winder, Head of Clinical Systems at Cwm Taf UHB
  • Helen Northmore, DHEW Programme Delivery Manager


Closing Address and Reading from 'To Provide All People'

Professor Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance at the Welsh Government delivered our Closing Address and we were thrilled to be able to close with a filmed reading from ‘To Provide All People’ by Owen Sheers, with Owen personally reading extracts from his new book, providing the voice of personal experience to staff and patients from the NHS over its 70-year history.


New Strategy, Mission and Vision Launch