Cirdan Celebrates Inaugural IBMS Awards 2024

Bronagh McStravick

01st Jul 2024
Cirdan Celebrates Inaugural IBMS Awards 2024

On Friday 28th June 2024, Cirdan were delighted to attend the inaugural IBMS Awards event in London. We are truly proud to have formed part of the first ever IBMS awards, and appreciate the work not only of our shortlisted and winning candidates, but the entire 21,000 members of the IBMS across 74 countries globally.

The event was held in the fabulous Brewery venue, and saw hundreds of people gather in support of the Institute of Biomedical Science, and its recognition of the outstanding work being carried out within the field, from individuals and teams across the UK.

The ceremony was a great celebration and recognised biomedical scientists across a range of categories, including: Team of the Year, Laboratory of the Year, Best Use of Research, Innovation or Technology, Training & Development, Partnership Working, Sustainability, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), Educational Institution, Public Engagement, Rising Star, and Biomedical Science Leader. It was great to have the opportunity to come together over a delicious lunch and drinks reception, network amongst peers within the discipline and celebrate the dedication of everyone in the room towards biomedical science.

Cirdan were delighted to attend the event and to sponsor the Team of the Year award for the first time. This gave us an opportunity to not only reflect upon the outstanding work being carried out by all of the shortlisted teams, but also on the true impact of these teams’ work upon patients, which aligns with our ultimate vision of improving patient wellbeing through innovation. We were thrilled to be there on the day and present the well deserving team, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, with the Team of the Year award.

Many congratulations to our winners Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, but also to our shortlisted teams, NHS Lothian, Western General Hospital – Clinical Biochemistry Team; Scarborough Hull York Pathology Team – Immunology; The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Newcastle Advanced Therapies Team; University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust – Electron Microscopy Unit team and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Specialist Biochemistry Team. The work which you do every day and the excellence which you deliver not only demonstrates your commitment to advancing your field of biomedical science, but also your commitment to the patients which we all ultimately serve as part of our healthcare system.

Many thanks to the IBMS for hosting a fantastic event, and for the invitation extended to Cirdan. To biomedical scientists everywhere: thank you for all you do and for delivering a vital service to patients the world over!