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Medical products firm is in great shape for growth

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Fast-growing medical products company CME Medical has drawn up an ambitious strategy for further dynamic expansion after taking part in the Lancashire Forum programme by Boost Business Lancashire.

Blackpool-based CME Medical has seen turnover more than double from £6.5m in 2009 to £15m in 2012.

The company, which employs 75 people, provides specialist portable infusion products that are used for pain management, palliative care, oncology, nutrition and other clinical applications.

The support provided

Executive chairman Stephen Thorpe decided to take advantage of the Lancashire Forum programme, delivered by Lancaster University Management School to further develop his entrepreneurial and business leadership skills.

Stephen attended a series of networking sessions that enabled him to interact with other SME leaders as part of a strategic business improvement agenda. Stephen assessed his progress in relation to personal and professional goals, while a number of masterclasses featuring inspirational speakers complemented a highly integrated business support and development package.


The Lancashire Forum sessions have helped to shape CME Medical’s strategy for 2014 and beyond. Stephen fully expects to see this reflected in tangible business performance benefits in the near future. 


“Lancaster University is renowned for having one of the top management schools in the country and this shines through in the structure and content of the Lancashire Forum programme. It enables you to focus in an objective and informed environment on how you can take your business forward. The masterclasses add an inspirational dimension that complements a highly effective business support and development package.”

– Stephen Thorpe, executive chairman

About the programme

As part of Boost Business Lancashire, the Lancashire Forum is a peer network and business masterclass programme that delivers knowledge and support through Lancaster University’s extensive links with the broader business community.

The programme enables senior SME managers to develop their skills and knowledge by sharing experiences in an environment of trust and mutual support. SME executives on the programme also receive masterclasses delivered by the university’s academics and inspiring business speakers.

To apply for support, complete our online form or call 0800 488 0057.


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