West Midlands medical service scoops £30,000 investment
A leading Midlands private GP group has secured a £30,000 investment from the Richardson Brothers Foundation after winning its New Venture Competition.
Concierge Medical, which provides its expert services in Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, picked up the prize, awarded by the Richardson family, at the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce Diwali event in Birmingham last week (November 20).
The New Venture award, provided by the Richardson Brothers Foundation, supports small to medium enterprises across a range of sectors with a direct and co-investment programme.
Based in Oldbury, the Richardson Brothers Foundation was established in 2006 to support groups, associations and individuals in the Midlands. The New Venture award is now in its second year.
Concierge Medical provides its services to around 1,800 patients and has recently expanded into Derbyshire, offering a seven day, home-visiting GP service and a return of the ‘old-fashioned’ family-doctor relationship.
Kat Carrick, managing partner at Concierge Medical, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this investment. We have built our business on a passion to provide the best healthcare service to every one of our members.
“The investment will enable us to establish a new network of medical professionals to provide more home-based services to our members.
“The Richardson family are prominent figures in real estate and investment, and this award provides recognition that Concierge Medical is an investable and scalable business, which we hope to grow across the UK.”
Concierge Medical beat four other finalists for the investment, including manufacturing technology firm Composite Braiding and food businesses Green Sisters and Family Secret.
Joe Robinson, spokesman for the Richardson Brothers Foundation, said: “The shortlisted companies represent the strength of young entrepreneurs across the West Midlands region.
“It was a tough job for our judges but Concierge Medical are worthy winners. This is an innovative business that has identified a gap in the private healthcare market and moved to fill it.
“We are confident our investment will enable this business to fulfil its ambition of expanding to become a nationwide operation.”
For more information on Concierge Medical, visit conciergemedical.co.uk/practice or call 01451 600900.