AD:VENTURE has added further strength to its growing Yorkshire-based team with the announcement of a new Digital Health Enterprise Advisor, who aims to boost the support offered to high tech start-ups operating in the digital health sector.
Helping high-growth small businesses in realising their big dreams, Rav Panesar will be responsible for mentoring Digital Health and Medical Technology start-ups, offering them tailored one-to-one advice, guidance and support.
Not only will Rav help high-growth new and young businesses to access masterclasses around business growth, he will also support with funding and connecting his clients with specialist industry experts, including NHS Digital and research institutes.
Rav will be based in Bradford with Bradford Council’s Business, Investment and Enterprise team but will work across the whole Leeds City Region.
Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This appointment is a great move for Bradford and our AD:VENTURE partners across the wider city region.
“The district has well established strategic strengths in medical and digital innovation with a strong track record in supporting and developing high tech companies. Having a specialist advisor on hand to support businesses in this high growth sector is excellent for the district and will support the wider economic strategy of the Council, adding even greater value to Bradford’s already excellent offer to its businesses. Following on from the very successful Northern Max programme we welcome the opportunity to nurture more businesses in digital and health technology, continuing to create a culture of enterprise and innovation for Bradford.”
Rav comments: “I really enjoy helping entrepreneurs realise their ambitions whilst reinforcing the importance of utilising technology as a vehicle to innovate within the digital health sector. Supporting small businesses that have big ambitions has always been a passion of mine and this role provides me with the ideal opportunity to do so.”
Prior to his new role with Ad:Venture, Rav worked with young people and businesses, teaching them about the jobs of the future and pathways to securing the best career. He has also assisted several organisations to grow and develop through his experience of working on various European Funded business support programmes.
“I spend a portion of my time at the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, which is a collaborative space for academics, health professionals and businesses to get together. Here we innovate and test concepts or prototypes. It’s all very exciting.”
For further details about AD:Venture – the dynamic regional partnership which offers genuine, hands on support to new and growing businesses who have been trading for less than 36 months – please visit www.ad-venture.org.uk , follow @Adventure_LCR on Twitter – or contact Rav directly at firstname.lastname@example.org