Gwam Rajiah and Sara Rajiah, co-owners, Bespoke Healthcare Holdings
Gwam Rajiah and Sara Rajiah, co-owners, Bespoke Healthcare Holdings

Preston-based Bespoke Healthcare Holdings has restructured its board and strengthened its clinical governance team as the company plans to increase turnover by 25% in 2017.

Under the new board structure former Lancashire GP of the Year, Manjit Jandu joins as Medical Advisor, Ben Smith, Director at business advisory and accountancy firm Pierce Group, as finance representative and independent PR professional Matt Wells will assume communications and marketing.

Co-owners Gwam Rajiah retain the titles of Chairman and Sara Rajiah as Operations Director, while Mushtaq Shaikh remains Director of Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM).

In line with the company’s planned expansion, the business has appointed senior radiographer Emma Seddon as part-time Governance Assurance Officer to support the Clinical Governance and Risk Lead team. She will be responsible for ensuring all the companies policies and procedures are up-to-date.

Emma will report to Governance Lead, Karen Ridehalgh and work closely with Business and Project Manager, Lesley Walters and the new board.

Bespoke Healthcare Holdings comprises two core divisions:

  • Preston-based Greater Lancashire Hospital (GLH) is the North West’s foremost specialist diagnostic and treatment centre, providing the region’s NHS hospitals with a wide range of diagnostic, general day care, investigative, medical and surgical procedures;
  • Bespoke Healthcare is the leading independent provider of neurophysiology tests and IOM for NHS hospitals and leading surgeons throughout the UK.

Gwam said: “The business is successful because our service and ethos are second-to-none. We exist for NHS hospitals to deliver the highest possible patient care standards by reducing waiting and reporting times, utilising the best healthcare professionals and doing so at a hugely competitive rate.

“While Bespoke Healthcare has performed well, GLH is a huge success. In 2016 we held hundreds of clinics and surgical sessions for both Lancashire and Morecambe Bay Teaching Hospitals, and North Cumbria University Hospitals, with key performance indicators all well above 95% for patients, clinicians and the referring hospital itself.

“Over the last 12 months we increased turnover by 25% and the target for 2017 is to achieve the same figure. In a hugely competitive market this will be a challenge, but we have a proven record of reducing hospital costs per-patient while delivering a seamless service, and we will continue to drive these messages.”

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.