Meet the Team!

The individuals who work at MidTECH believe and share the same vision- innovative ideas can be turned into reality. Our team strives to make sure those individuals and organisations with innovative ideas have the help they need to change the healthcare industry and interact with the NHS Trusts across the West Midland.

Meet the Team and learn about their interests!

James Turner
Senior Innovation Manager

Following his completion of a LLB in Law and Masters in Commercial Law, James has now been working within MidTECH for nearly 10 Years. He has extensive experience of innovation and commercialisation of intellectual property within the healthcare industry. James manages the MidTECH team and oversees the NHS innovation and intellectual property portfolios of MidTECH's member organisations.

James also works on the strategic focus of MidTECH with its host organisation, University Hospital's Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. This involves the management of the relationships that MidTECH has with its client organisations. Furthermore, James oversees MidTECH’s partnership with the WM Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and helps to develop and realise the ambitions of the WMAHSN’s innovation and adoption service.

James’ interests and talents:
None, other than innovation and intellectual property (he's sad like that).

If you would like contact or learn more about James connect with him on LinkedIn (

Guy Smallman
Commercial Development and IP Manager  

Following his completion of a BA in Communication Studies at Nottingham Trent University, Guy spent several years in the private sector at director level in a number of business development roles.

Prior to joining MidTECH, Guy was Commercial Development Director at Coventry University’s Health Design & Technology Institute where he worked with academics and businesses in the design, evaluation and commercialisation of innovative assistive technology products benefitting the ageing population and people with disabilities and long term conditions.

At MidTECH, Guy provides an embedded on-site service at UHCW and UHNM supporting Trust staff and senior management in the identification, evaluation, protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property.

Guy’s interests and talents:
Military history
Clay pigeon shooting (possibly more of an interest than a talent).

If you would like to contact or learn more about Guy connect with him on LinkedIn (

Amardeep Kandola
Business and Marketing Support Administrator

Following the completion of a BA in English (BCU) and MSc in Marketing (UOB), Amardeep is our newest team member. Her role includes using several marketing activities such as creating marketing, social media and business plans to promote MidTECH’s brand to NHS Trust members. She also coordinates the administrative, budget and finance functions of MidTECH, supporting the Senior Innovations Manager. Moreover, Amardeep handles external communications, events with the support from the Senior Innovations Manager, as well as compiling and providing information and narrative and/or statistical reports for internal or external bodies where required.

Amardeep’s interests and talents:

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