Staffordshire business partnership leads to global success

A Stafford based company has won six international awards after collaborating with Staffordshire University on a new online venture.

The Cytokine Signalling Forum, an online educational resource run by CESAS Medical, has scooped four awards in the latest round of the Global Digital Health Awards. This takes its total count this year to six, having won two earlier accolades in the APEX awards for publication excellence.

C.E.O. of CESAS Medical, Martin Lennon said:

“None of us at the company have a very technical background so we looked to Staffordshire University for some guidance and together we have developed an online learning platform for Rheumatologists which has been very successful.”

CESAS runs the programme on behalf of the University of Glasgow but has relied on the web development knowledge and resources available at Staffordshire University.
Alastair Dawes, Enterprise Reader for Computing, Engineering and Sciences at the University said: “We actively seek partners in industry and it is brilliant to see one of these partnerships being awarded for the hard work of both parties”.

A Staffordshire graduate was employed to work on the project and Alastair continues to advise the business on the development of the site on a weekly basis.

“Al Dawes helped us kick-start this venture and by putting us in touch with a highly skilled graduate it has really moved the project along.” explained Martin.

“Being a small company, it’s been a huge benefit to have the support of the University and to be able to draw on the expertise which is right on our doorstep.”

Staffordshire MSc Computer Science graduate Yannick Vidal works as a Web Developer and Information Architect on the CSF project.

“This has been a fantastic opportunity for me as I’ve been overseeing the project and working on all different aspects of the new platform. Having the continued support of Al and the University has been a real help.” explained Yannick.

“It’s great to have won the awards after months of working hard and it wouldn’t have been possible without the University.”

The Digital Health Awards pitched the flourishing Stafford-based business, against over 600 submissions including entries from many big American associations. The globally recognised awards were presented in the ‘Webinar’ and ‘Content Management System’ categories.

Amy Platts

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