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 communications (Nottingham), Guy has extensive experience and understanding in commercial and business development. He has had great success in the public, private and education sectors which has given him a deep understanding of the challenges organisations face in delivering innovation and growth. Furthermore, Guy has worked at a director level for the past 20 years, achieving sustainable results.

At MidTECH, Guy now collaborates with NHS staff and senior Trust management to identify, assess, protect and commercially exploit innovative Intellectual Property opportunities.

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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