Jill Smith, new Midlands and central Wales Business Development Manager, ABGI UK

EDINBURGH-headquartered ABGI UK has announced the appointment of Jill Smith, a medical devices sector specialist, and former nurse, who joins as a Business Development Manager (BDM). Based in ABGI UK’s Birmingham office, Jill will be responsible for client management and business development across much of the East and West Midlands area including, Birmingham, the Black Country, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire, as well as Lincolnshire and central Wales. 

After qualifying and working as a Registered General Nurse in the NHS for five years, Jill moved into the medical devices sector in 1992 where she has held senior sales and team management roles with urological medical companies Coloplast, Rochester Medical and CR Bard.

ABGI-UK CEO Scott Henderson said: “It’s great to welcome Jill to our team. She brings a strong business acumen and formidable leadership skills to the BDM role, developed over her career within the NHS and the highly innovative medical devices sector.

“Jill’s remit covers much of the Midlands, Lincolnshire and central Wales, regions with a high concentration of manufacturing, technology and food and drink businesses which can benefit from our support in securing innovation-focused funding and tax relief. I look forward to working closely with her as we continue to grow ABGI’s business across the UK.”