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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Platinum Jubilee Party at Morningside Pharmaceuticals

A day to remember at Morningside as we came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across our Loughborough HQ site.

Our priority was to re-create the street-party atmosphere, which thousands of people in the UK and Commonwealth will enjoy over the coming days.

There was bunting, balloons, and Union Jacks, as well as sandwiches and cupcakes, which were enjoyed by all.

Paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, our Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, said: “One of the proudest moments of my life was being bestowed as an OBE for services to Entrepreneurship, Innovation in Pharmaceuticals Services and Philanthropy by HM the Queen in 2017.

“It was our future King, HRH the Prince of Wales, who presented the award on her behalf, and I still remember distinctly the feeling of huge honour at being recognised in this way by our treasured monarch.

“Earlier this year I was also humbled to be asked by the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire to become a Deputy Lieutenant and representative of Her Majesty to promote working together across voluntary services, business, and cultural life in the county.

“My deep respect and admiration for the Queen stems back to my parents, who held the monarchy and their role in uniting the Commonwealth countries of the world in peace, in the highest regard.

“As has been the case for many of my generation, we have developed and grown older, under the Queen’s reign, and for many her sovereignty is all that they have ever known. Our nation and the world owe a great debt of gratitude to Her Majesty for her selfless life-long service, not just to the UK, but to all Commonwealth nations.

“She has ushered in a new Elizabethan Age, which has seen enormous changes to societies. But under her influence, a desire to do-good, persevere and succeed for the better has shone through, even during the darkest of times.

“As we mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, I would like to say ‘thank you’ for your unwavering commitment to duty and steadfast resolve over the past 70 years. “

International Export Award Win!

BBC's Mike Bushall presents the Insider Media Made in the Midlands Awards 2022

Morningside Pharmaceuticals were delighted to win the Export category at the Insider Media Made in the Midlands Awards 2022, hosted by BBC Sports Presenter and Strictly Come Dancing Star, Mike Bushell.

The glittering awards ceremony was hosted at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, in Birmingham, and attended by scores of highly successful, innovative and rapidly growing manufacturing companies from the East and West Midlands.

Speaking about why Morningside was chosen as the winner in the Export category, the judges said: “The business has pivoted from one which manufactured other companies’ drugs to one which develops, makes and distributes generic medicines. This has led to major international growth.”

The Export category was a natural fit for Morningside as we were founded on an entrepreneur’s dream in the 1990s as a 100% exporting business, before growing into new markets by embracing Research & Development, Innovation and Continuous Improvement.

Insider Media described the award as being for a manufacturing company based in the Midlands, which the judges felt is the most outstanding exporter in terms of international presence, export growth, and exports as a proportion of sales within the qualifying period.

Alex Claydon accepts an Insider Media Made in the Midlands Award from the BBC's Mike Bushell

Speaking about the award win, Morningside’s Founder and Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, said: “We’re delighted to have won this award, which has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of our people, who work tirelessly to ensure doctors and their patients globally receive the often life-saving medicine they require.

“Morningside is a proud Midlands based manufacturer, distributor and supplier of quality medicines to the UK and international markets. Over the past 30 years, since our inception, we have exported to more than 120 countries.

“The Midlands is the manufacturing heartland of the UK, and we’re truly honoured to be recognised in this way alongside so many of the region’s best and brightest manufacturing businesses.”

To find out more about the other Insider Media Made in the Midlands Awards winners Visit here.

Insider Media Made in the Midlands Awards 2022

£300k raised for LOROS Hospice

Morningside Arena, Leicester

We are quite literally over the moon to learn that LOROS Hospice’s Rocket Round Leicester art trail has raised an out of this world £317,141!

Morningside Pharmaceuticals participated in the lift off of the 10 week trail in Leicester last summer, by sponsoring our rocket called ‘Hopes Dreams and Wishes’.

Here it is proudly exhibited by our Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Cliff Fung.

Cliff Fung, Chief Financial Officer for Morningside Pharmaceuticals

As well as the stratospheric amount raised, the art trail also brought over 271,000 visitors into Leicester who actively engaged with the rockets, with each giant rocket enjoying 90,000 visitors on average.

A spokesperson from LOROS said: “We couldn’t have taken on this mission and reached for the stars if it wasn’t for you. Thanks to your generosity, LOROS Hospice will be able to continue supporting patients and their families at a difficult time of their lives. The funds raised contribute directly to helping us to provide free, compassionate and specialist care when it matters most.

“Here at LOROS, we have been blown away by the support shown towards Rocket Round Leicester. Every donation given, sculpture collected, and selfie taken, has been out-of-this-world. ”

To find out more about LOROS Visit Here.

Entrepreneur Awards Sponsorship

Chief Operating Officer Monica Huang at the 2022 Real Entrepreneurs Club Awards

Morningside Pharmaceuticals were delighted to be the Headline Sponsors of the first ever Real Entrepreneurs Club Awards, which celebrated the East Midlands’ best and brightest entrepreneurs at a glittering ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

The awards honoured Entrepreneurs who enhance productivity and utilise existing resources in the most effective ways, which helps to generate new wealth, and adds value to the local and national economy.

Entrepreneurship is very important to Morningside Pharmaceuticals, because we were founded on an entrepreneur’s dream to make ‘quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world’.

During the ceremony our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Monica Huang, delivered a rousing keynote speech about Morningside’s entrepreneurial journey.

Chief Operating Officer Monica Huang at the 2022 Real Entrepreneurs Club Awards

Monica, who also presented the International Entrepreneur Award on the night, said: “Our business has had to pivot many times in order to grow into a leading East Midlands company today.

“It has led Morningside on a journey from being a purely export-only distributor for Aid Agencies, UN and NGOs to the developing world,  to embracing innovation based on patient needs, Research & Development and continuous improvement.

“This pivot has enabled Morningside to grow to become a developer, manufacturer and trusted supplier of generic and branded medicines to the UK and international markets.

Today, I’m very proud to acknowledge that Morningside has – since inception – exported to more than 120 countries around the world; has launched many unique products; and our medicines are distributed twice daily to the NHS in the UK.”

Many congratulations to all of the night’s nominees and winners, who are a true inspiration and trailblazers for the future health and wealth of our businesses and communities

UK East Africa Health Summit Sponsorship

UK East Africa Health Summit 2022

Morningside were once again honoured to sponsor the UK East Africa Health Summit 2022, which looked at improving the healthcare of African communities and strengthening private sector engagement in the region, post covid.

The international summit was hosted at the British Medical Association’s HQ in London, where global leaders came together, including a number of African government ministers, senior civil servants and high commissioners; alongside representatives from the House of Lords and senior NHS delegates.

Our Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, was proud to deliver a rousing speech on global communities’ healthcare needs, before taking part in a panel Q&A session on supporting global communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Kotecha also spoke about Morningside’s rich history of being founded with the mission to make ‘quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world’.

This has led to Morningside supplying quality medicines directly to African countries by working with ministries of health, and through large aid agencies such as UNICEF, The World Health Organisation (WHO), MSF and the Red Cross.

Today, Morningside remains one of the UK’s leading suppliers of a wide-range of quality medicines as Aid to lower-middle income countries.

Dr Nik , said: “We were once again delighted to support this landmark international summit, where political, health and private sector leaders from the NHS and East Africa come together to share ideas, knowledge and to offer healthcare support to East African communities.

“The annual event seeks to improve the healthcare provision of East African communities and build collaborations and partnerships with NHS and Private sector organizations. This is vital to improving healthcare systems and to continue access of high-quality medicines.​​​​​​​

“For over 30 years my company, Morningside Pharmaceuticals, has supplied high quality UK medicines directly to African countries by working with Ministries of Health, as well as through global Aid organisations. I hope this year’s conference continues to deliver the healthcare improvements in East Africa, which are already making such a huge difference to the lives of the people and communities living there.”

Happy Easter from Morningside!

Easter at Morningside

From everyone at Morningside Pharmaceuticals, we would like to wish all of our website visitors an egg-cellent Easter Bank Holiday weekend!

As a small token of our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our colleagues, we provided everyone with a chocolate egg to say thank you.

This is part of our commitment to celebrating all cultural celebrations, which are important to our employees.

Medicines Donation to Ukraine

Morningside Pharmaceuticals manufactures and distributes medicines.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals has donated almost 60,000 packs, which will provide 1.29 million doses, of essential medicines to communities impacted by the War in Ukraine.

The significant donation came about after our Founder and Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, spoke with the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, at a business event in London.

Dr Kotecha, who was also recently appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire, said: “The heartbreaking situation in Ukraine has touched us all, and as like so many people in the United Kingdom, we’ve been keen to do everything we can to help the victims of this terrible conflict.

“After speaking to the Ambassador, the Ukrainian Embassy identified a range of Morningside manufactured medicines, which their healthcare system is in urgent need of. The Embassy and our teams at Morningside then worked closely with the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the UK to ensure the medicines could be shipped rapidly as humanitarian Aid.

“I would like to thank our International, Supply Chain and Warehousing teams for turning this around in a matter of days, to ensure those in urgent need of their medicines, received them as quickly as possible.”

The Morningside Pharmaceuticals team

The large shipment of medicines has been transported in a secure and temperature controlled environment via Morningside’s logistics partner to the Embassy’s distribution hub in Poland. From there the medicines will be supplied to hospitals, healthcare centres and patients throughout Ukraine, including the regions hardest hit by the Russian invasion.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals has also supported the Aid effort in Ukraine by storing a large quantity of supportive goods, such as hundreds of packs of nappies, feminine hygiene packs, sleeping bags and children’s essentials in its Loughborough warehousing.

These goods were donated through Loughborough’s Polish associations and social clubs by members of the public and have now been delivered to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

Culture & Communities Celebration

East Midlands Chamber's Cultures & Communities Event 2022

Morningside Pharmaceuticals were once again very proud to be a Headline Sponsor of the East Midlands Chamber’s Cultures & Communities event.

The amazing evening celebrated equality, diversity and inclusion at the Leicester Tigers Stadium, which was attended by a packed audience from across the region.

As a business which is working with communities to bring them together and improving the quality of life of the people living there, we were thrilled to show our support for this landmark cultural event, which highlights the huge benefits our multi-cultural communities bring to the East Midlands.

The night featured a terrific choral performance by children from Richardson Endowed Primary School, before speeches from each of the three headline sponsors, as well as traditional Indian dancing performances.

Morningside’s Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, delivered a rousing speech which highlighted the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian Refugee Crisis, and the parallels with the plight of Ukrainian refugees today.

After each speech every sponsor gave away a recognition award, with Morningside presenting the Excellence in Equality category.

A great evening of celebration of the region’s rich cultures, and in particular our unique equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL