Vernacare director joins UK India Business Council board
Emma Sheldon, Group Marketing Director for Bolton-based medical products company Vernacare, has been appointed to the group board of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC).
She joins other business leaders from some of the UK’s biggest companies, such as Rolls-Royce, Tata, Diageo, JCB, Standard Life and HSCB, to promote UK-India business partnerships.
UKIBC, which is chaired by former MP and Labour Cabinet Minister Patricia Hewitt, supports UK businesses with the insights, networks, policy advocacy, services, and facilities needed to succeed in India.
Vernacare is a Queen’s Award winning company and exports its infection prevention products to 48 countries. The company has increased export sales by 20% since 2013 - creating new markets in India, China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Emma is a professional coach, a UKTI North West Export Champion, and a member of the Industry Board of the University Technical College at the University of Bolton.
Commenting on her appointment, Emma Sheldon said: “I am honoured to join the UKIBC board and to work with my colleagues at Vernacare alongside some of the country’s best businesses in building even stronger trading links with India. The UK is India’s biggest foreign investor and it is a very exciting and dynamic market. It’s a new market for Vernacare, but we are building strong relationships with urban hospitals who are eager to use proven British technologies.”
The Vernacare System of infection prevention - used by 96% of NHS hospitals - reduces the risk of cross infection when toileting and washing immobile patients and is considered the gold standard globally. The company’s UK manufactured products help to reduce the risk of patients contracting MRSA, MERs, Clostridium difficile, E.Coli, Norovirus, Ebola and other potentially deadly infections. The disposable products are also environmentally friendly.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Vernacare .