We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation and, in recognition of this, have been presented with a number of prestigious awards by our industry peers. This is testament to our world-leading technologies and the in-house talent and expertise we have here at Surgical Innovations (SI).


SI was awarded the Small/Medium Employer of the Year at the Leeds Apprenticeship Recognition Awards in acknowledgement of its successful apprenticeship scheme.

The event, which was held at Leeds Civic Hall, celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses.

SI was delighted to be awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious award for outstanding innovation and business performance.

The award, under the Innovation category, acknowledges the technical and clinical excellence they have achieved with their pioneering YelloPort+plus® - a port access system which acts as a channel into the body allowing surgeons to carry out delicate keyhole procedures.

Winning this prestigious award means SI has been recognised for outstanding contribution to manufacturing and as one of the region’s most successful businesses.

The award highlights SI’s commitment to investment in machinery and infrastructure as well as the hard work of the SI team. This is the second time that the company has won SME Manufacturer of the Year and the third nomination by the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards.

In 2011 SI was shortlisted in the Best Technology Category for the AIM Awards 2011, a nomination which reflected the outstanding innovation in technology.

The Innovation award at the Medilink UK Awards 2011 celebrates the latest technologies across the UK Life Sciences sector and was presented to SI in recognition of YelloPort+plus®.

In 2010 SI’s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Bowland, won the Yorkshire Innovator Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters, voted for by readers.

Speaking after the awards, Graham said: “It is an honour to have won such a prestigious award and to be recognised for the impact SI is having on the region’s healthcare industry.”

This award was presented to Assembly Supervisor, Barrie Jackson, at the 2010 Yorkshire Productivity Awards.

The annual awards recognise manufacturing excellence and acknowledge the significant steps that have been taken to improve productivity, efficiency and competitiveness.

Barrie was nominated for his hard work and everyday contribution to the Assembly Team, as well as his commitment to a number of courses which have run in conjunction with Yorkshire Productivity and SI.