Month: July 2016

Smedvig News

Message from CEO, Johnny Hewett

We are delighted to announce that Jon Lerner has recently been promoted to Managing Director.

After spending the early part of his career at Bain & Company, Jon joined Smedvig more than 8 years ago and is now a key part of the executive team. He has demonstrated continually over that time a deep understanding of the factors that drive success in rapidly growing companies. He has been closely involved in many portfolio companies, including being one of the deal leads on Tusker and helped grow that business to approximately £100m of revenue before a highly successful exit.

Jon has worked on investments across a variety of sectors and models, but has a particular interest in B2B SAAS and Adtech. He is currently a board director of Captify, Mediamorph,Quill and The Smart Cube.

Third win for My Home Move CEO at Mortgage Awards 2016

CEO of My Home Move Doug Crawford has won the ‘Conveyancer – Business Leader’ Category at the British Mortgage Awards 2016 for the third time in four years.

Doug Crawford said, “I am absolutely delighted to have been honoured with this award for the third time. The British Mortgage Awards represent the very best of those who work within the mortgage sector and associated industries – tough competition and high praise indeed for which I am grateful.

These last twelve months have presented some real challenges for our industry; from the rise in property prices to the lack of housing stock and pressure caused by the additional stamp duty levy. Despite these challenges, the industry responded with a collective effort to be proud of. The success this award represents is reflective of the hard work of all my colleagues at My Home Move – and so I’d like to extend my thanks and gratitude to them for their commitment and the exceptional conveyancing service they deliver to tens of thousands of home movers a year.”

My Home Move have also recently launched their enhanced eWay service which enables clients to manage their conveyancing case on the move, via a smartphone or tablet. Through the accompanying eWay app, clients are sent push notifications as well as provided with access to support materials, videos, forms and case documents, at the touch of a button – a pioneering, industry first.

TrialReach to support the White House in Cancer MoonShot Initiative

TrialReach are supporting a plan for re-designing how patients and oncologists find and learn about cancer clinical trials through its new trial matching platform.

It was announced at the Cancer Moonshot Summit on 29th June that TrialReach will be working closely with the White House to leverage newly public NCI data that features the most up-to-date and easy-to-understand descriptions of trials, in combination with TrialReach’s data base of structured clinical trial eligibility criteria. The result will be an online platform where patients will be able to answer questions about their cancer which will allow them to be precisely matched to trials.

Pablo Graiver, Founder & CEO of TrialReach said: “This is a watershed moment in cancer research and we are honoured to be part of it. We envision a day when medical research is mainstream, research is fast and more efficient and cures seem within reach.”

In other exciting news for TrialReach, this month CEO Pablo Graiver was named as one of the 100 most influential people in health tech by Hot Topics, a list created in association with Hotwire PR.