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Q10 Talking Heads

Influential company bosses in Cambridge & the East of England in focus in our personalised Q&A.

Matthew Young, founder of Oval Medical Technologies

Matt Young, founder of Oval Medical TechnologiesOval Medical Technologies Limited is based in Cambridge and has broad expertise in design and development of drug delivery devices focusing on vials, prefilled syringes and autoinjectors. The company was born out of what it saw as a need for radical innovation in the design of autoinjectors.

Dr Anne Blackwood, chief executive, Health Enterprise East

Dr Anne Blackwood, chief executive, Health Enterprise EastEstablished in 2004, Health Enterprise East (HEE) is the NHS Innovation Hub in the East of England, based at Papworth Hospital.

Celia Hodson, Chief Executive, Choose Suffolk

Q10-Celia-HodsonChoose Suffolk is the countywide public and private partnership, charged with enhancing and sustaining prosperity in Suffolk. The agency delivers a wide range of services, support and information to the county’s business community, alongside promoting Suffolk as a premier destination in the UK for business, investment and tourism with various multi-platform marketing campaigns.

Sam Weller, chairman of GCP's international relations forum

Sam-Weller-BWSam Weller formerly head of Kodak’s European Research Laboratories in Cambridge, is now championing Greater Cambridge to the world through GCP’s International Relations Forum of which he is chairman.

Patrick Phelan, managing director of JDR Cable Systems Ltd

Patrick Phelan, JDR Cable SystemsJDR, based in Littleport in Cambridgeshire, is a leading provider of custom-designed and manufactured subsea power cables, umbilical systems and marine cables for a broad range of applications. The company’s significant portfolio of product design, manufacture and delivery extends throughout the oil and gas sector, offshore renewables industry and seismic and defence markets.  JDR’s subsea wellhead, production and workover umbilicals are installed and used around the world, engineered and manufactured to exacting standards for operation in the most challenging of environments.


John M. Brimacombe, executive chairman, Linguamatics

John Brimacombe, executive chairman at LinguamaticsLinguamatics helps organisations to maximise the value derived from information resources through effective deployment of innovative natural language processing (NLP) based technology. Linguamatics has a rapidly growing user community with its I2E technology deployed at most top-10 pharma companies. The company was founded in 2001, and is based at St John’s Innovation Centre.

David Franklin, general manager at Envisional

David Franklin, general manager at EnvisionalCambridge based Envisional uses patented search technologies alongside a team of experienced analysts to help organisations detect and guard against counterfeiting, piracy, fraud and online brand abuse.

Kevin Keable, Managing Director of Oilennium

OIlennium MD, Kevin KeableWith 27 years experience in the oil and gas industry, Kevin Keable, 47, is Managing Director of Oilennium. Before founding the company in 2000, he worked in a variety of management roles for oil services companies around the world.  Originally from Norfolk, Keable is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


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