Press Release

20th March 2018

SmartMed Winner in the Export Category at the 1st Mayor of London MedTech Business Awards

London – March 19, 2018 – SmartMed has been named the winner in the Export category in the 1st Mayor of London MedTech Business Awards at the ceremony held at London’s City Hall.

The awards are part of the Mayor of London’s annual MedTech Conference, run by MedTech London, a business support initiative run by the South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) in collaboration with MedCity, funded by the Mayor of London.

Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, said: “London is proudly home to hundreds of the world’s most innovative medical tech companies. Not only do they provide high-skill jobs and boost our capital’s economy, they also develop lifesaving, creative products for patients the world over. We know that our health service is under more and more pressure, so innovation and fresh thinking like this is vital.”

SmartMed Managing Director, Simon Eyre, collected the award and afterwards said “We are very proud to receive this award and the recognition for all of the hard work and dedication put in to our Digital Health services by all of the team, from the board of directors down to every one of our brilliant coders, testers and support teams.”

SmartMed has developed a holistic digital health platform that uses smartphone technology to empower patients to take control and manage their own long-term conditions, such as Hypertension and Diabetes, improving patient outcomes and relieving pressure on the healthcare providers such as the NHS.

SmartMed is a London based company with offices in Birmingham and Suffolk and has been successful in selling its home-grown innovative products into markets in Asia and the Middle East.

Along with the other four award winners, SmartMed will now be entered in to the National MedilinkUK Awards in Coventry on the 25th of April, which is part of the Med-Tech Expo 2018.


SmartMed™ is the trading name of SmartMed Global Ltd, which is based in the UK, with headquarters in London and was formed in 2014 from its sister software development company Appdragon, which itself was formed in 2011. SmartMed Global has offices in the UK (London, Suffolk and Birmingham), Asia and the Middle East and provides services to several NHS Trusts.

Trading names include The SmartIdeas Group Ltd, SmartMessage Ltd and SmartMed Global Ltd.Its vision is to improve healthcare outcomes for every patient, anywhere by utilising the flexibility, user friendliness and ubiquity of mobile devices. It provides innovative apps for the healthcare market, including appointment reminder systems, NHS Friends & Family surveying using interactive SMS messaging as well as self-care of chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Obesity, Stroke and Heart Disease – all potentially huge drains on the NHS and private healthcare budgets if not adequately managed.

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South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) is one of the largest health technology networking consultancies in the country. Since its inception, it has grown to over 1,300 members from 20 different countries. It provides significant support to companies, universities and public and private health providers through publicly-funded resources and programmes and private consultancy services. SEHTA has built relationships with academia, business and care/clinicians and it sees itself in a unique position as the interface between them, with a particular expertise in digital health.

MedCity exists to promote and grow life sciences investment, entrepreneurship and industry in The Golden Triangle of Cambridge, London, Oxford and the Greater South East. A collaboration between the Mayor of London and the five Academic Health Science Centres in the region, MedCity acts as a front door for industry, researchers and investors looking for partners, infrastructure and expertise. From drug discovery to devices, diagnostics and digital health, MedCity supports life sciences and healthcare companies, large and small, to do business in the region.


SmartMed: Simon Eyre, Managing Director:

SEHTA: Clare Ansett, Head of Marketing:

MedCity: Kim Watson, Communications Manager, MedCity:

Mayor of London: Michael Pidgeon: