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The future is bright for Glow New Media

Glow New Media, a Liverpool-based digital specialist company, has announced that it has won a coveted place on a government procurement framework, that will enable it to contract more with NHS partners.

The framework is part of the Government’s ‘Digital Marketplace’, and provides central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies with access to approved suppliers of cloud-based services.

Glow’s innovative ‘SafeTeam Guardian’ software is designed to make NHS community teams safer and more efficient as they work in the community by knowing their exact locations in real time, and will ensure that teams are in the right place at the right time to provide the best patient contact.

The company was one of several medical technology SMEs to work with Daresbury Laboratory in 2018 under the ‘Get ahead in MedTech’ programme delivered in association with Bionow. The programme was designed to enable medical technology SMEs to commercialise their innovative health-related products and services and fully realise their potential.  It was also an integral part of STFC’s strategic aim to establish a medical-themed technology cluster at Daresbury. 

Upon completion of the programme, Glow went on to work with STFC’s Hartree Centre, a UK leading supercomputing facility at Daresbury Laboratory, on an LCR4.0 funded project to refine their cutting edge software. During this time engineers at Glow worked alongside experts at the Hartree Centre to optimise real time positioning capabilities and the potential for high performance computing within the application.

Fast forward a year, and Glow New Media is now working closely with the newly launched HealthTec Cluster here at Daresbury Laboratory.

Managing Director, Phil Blything, said: “Glow New Media has been working with the HealthTec Cluster at Daresbury Laboratory at what is a particularly exciting time for our business.  We have recently commercialised our technology into our first NHS Trust and, going forward, the Cluster will be fundamental to our next phases of growth.”  Hear more from Phil at the official launch of the HealthTec Cluster.



Susan Smith, Head of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, said: “Glow New Media is a fantastic example of a North West technology company going from strength to strength in the health technology sector.  Becoming an approved supplier on a government procurement framework is a significant business milestone that will enable the company to contract more with NHS partners.  For Daresbury Laboratory this an exciting impact story that highlights just a couple of the ways in which Daresbury Laboratory can, and has worked with industry, to play a positive role in their success. Through our recently-launched HealthTec Cluster I am looking forward to hearing more positive impact stories like this as time goes on.”

For further information on the HealthTec Cluster and support for SMEs at Daresbury Laboratory can be found on our business incubation page.

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Last updated: 24 July 2019


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