When setting up Assurgo Associates I was aware that many healthcare businesses are established by healthcare professionals who want to focus on caring for their patients rather than the business itself. The business may recognise their need for business development (particularly if they are looking to expand, relocate or retire) finance, marketing or even procurement advice but do not want the expense or hassle of employing a full time expert. We are a team of experts set up to provide these services on a flexible, interim basis which is more cost-effective.
My own background is nearly 30 years in business development with healthcare corporates culminating in the role as Managing Director of Black & Lizars, a group of 24 independent practices providing Optometry and Hearing Care. Specialising in strategic business development; project management of new store openings, relocation and expansion projects; retail brand development as well as mergers, acquisitions and integration and having worked across the dental, pharmaceutical and optical sectors, I can steer your business development needs painlessly to optimise your business.
And so to introduce the new team…. Rhona Brown is our Project Management Associate. She is an enthusiastic and engaging customer service professional with extensive relationship management and business development experience.
Sarah McNaught is our Marketing and Communications Associate being a specialist in developing and implementing commercial and creative marketing and communication strategies and has successfully led a number of high profile global and UK consumer brands.
Gordon Martin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, with 30 years experience in senior finance roles across a number of businesses, particularly in the FMCG and more recently private healthcare sectors. His main areas of expertise are in business planning, budgeting, forecasting and capital investment appraisal.
And Sharon Lee is our Procurement Associate being an accomplished procurement professional in the management and delivery of a diverse range of purchasing related activities. With an aptitude for adding value and meeting the requirements of individual business strategy objectives Sharon has great experience and has worked across a variety of sectors and organisations including the NHS, private prison service and manufacturing.
Our aim is to grow your healthcare business. For more details of how we can help you please Contact us
Before I sign off I should add we are always keen to meet potential new Associates. If you have business development experience in the healthcare sector and are interested in joining us please complete our contact us form and we will be in touch.