18th July 2013

Mirada Medical announced as National business awards finalist.

Today, Mirada Medical has been shortlisted for the Innovation award at this year’s National Business Awards. Mirada Medical is an Oxford based company with customers world-wide. Mirada develop advanced software applications which help healthcare professionals use medical images more effectively and efficiently to improve cancer care. Mirada will be competing with eight other companies , with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 12 November in London. Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech City Advocates judge for the category said: “Deformable registration technology in the radiation therapy market has positioned Mirada as a real innovator in software to help doctors treat cancer patients. It’s a worthy cause, resulting from good leadership and a strong culture, yielding good financial performance”. Dr. Timor Kadir, Chief Science and Technology Officer said, “We are proud to be selected as finalists for such a prestigious award. At Mirada, innovation is at the core of everything we do and our progress through to the final round is a valuable recognition of our philosophy”. Over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2013 National Business Awards. The finalists announced today represent 15 categories including the Croner Employer of the Year, the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year and Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year. The Leader of the Year finalists   and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months. This year’s shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing.  One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually - with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion. They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff. Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of judges for the National Business Awards, said: “These organisations and leaders represent exceptional success over the past year.  The environment has been tough; these are the firms leading the way to growth.  There’s a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy.  Congratulations to all our finalists.” Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality of finalists is outstanding every year – with Britain’s most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid market and large cap firms.” Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. They will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 12 November at the Grosvenor House, London. The National Business Awards supports The Prince’s Trust, a charity that offers practical and financial support to young people who need it.