Huge congratulations to our Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, who has been named a Regional EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winner for the Midlands and South West, in the Sustainable Excellence category.
This is a particularly humbling moment for Morningside Pharmaceuticals, as we celebrate our 30th year, as well as to have our Founder honoured alongside so many inspiring , successful and talented people.
From an entrepreneur’s dream of ‘making quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world’, Morningside was established by Dr Kotecha in the 1990s as a start-up.
He noticed a gap in the market to supply international aid to lower- and middle-income countries. Today, and through a strong focus on innovation, investing in R&D and continuous improvement, the business uses novel technology to launch niche generic and branded medicines to expand choice and value for patients and pharmacies in the UK and globally.
With an inquisitive mind and a proactive approach, Nik has improved health care for communities living in more than 120 countries worldwide, since the company’s inception, as well as saved the NHS in the UK millions of pounds.
Morningside also continues to supply pharmaceuticals to aid agencies, charities and NGOs — including UNICEF, Red Cross and the World Health Organization (WHO); as well as works with partners in the private sectors in individual countries.
Dr Kotecha said: “It is a great privilege and a real honour to be nominated. One of my passions is working with young entrepreneurs to help them develop the necessary skills and experience to create the success stories of tomorrow.
“I hope my story and experiences can inspire and encourage others to try new things and follow their entrepreneurial dreams.”
As well as his successes in the business world, Dr Kotecha is also passionate about ‘giving back’, through Morningside’s extensive corporate-social-responsibility support, as well as through his significant philanthropic work.
To find out more about the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards visit here.