Derby Hospitals

New Appeal Director at Derby Hospitals

Bondholder the Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Michael Bolton as the new Appeal Director of the Derby Hospitals Charity.

Michael has already taken up the role, a new position for the Charity that has been agreed as a first step towards launching an appeal to raise £3.5m. Named the ‘DART’ appeal, it will generate funds for a new fourth linear accelerator in the Radiotherapy Department.

The new machine will mean that fewer patients will need to travel out of the area for treatment and it will reinforce the Hospitals position as the leading Radio Therapy centre in the East Midlands. Over 1600 patients were treated in 2015-16 and the new machine will allow for even more patients to be treated more successfully in the future.

Speaking about his appointment Michael said “I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity. The Derby Hospitals Charity has raised millions of pounds over the years providing equipment and facilities. This great work has been carried out quietly and without fuss.

The new appeal aims to boost awareness of the growing treatment demands in Derbyshire and gives potential donors a chance to make a real difference in their own back yard.”

We are extremely pleased to have recruited Michael as our first Appeal Director. I am sure he will become an important part of our team and reinforce our mission to always put the patient first.
— Gavin Boyle, CEO of Derby Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

MD Chairman Honoured

Bondholder University of Derby has announced the five people set to receive honorary degrees - including Marketing Derby Chairman Bob Betts, also MD of Smith of Derby and Operations Director of Warwick International Computing Systems.  He will be receive an Honorary Doctorate at the ceremony in July.


Former Chief Executive of Bondholder Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, Sue James, will receive an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her services to health.

Paul Stein, Director of Research and Technology for Bondholder Rolls-Royce will receive an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his contribution to the development of the region's manufacturing and engineering industries and aeronautical science.

Founder of Derby Jazz, Geoff Wright, and Derby-born Archers star Patricia Green MBE will both become Honorary Masters.

All of these notable figures have made an exceptional impact on their industry or city and I am delighted to confer their awards alongside our graduating students this summer.
— Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby

The Award Ceremonies will take place on 12, 13 and 14 July 2017 at Bondholder Derby Arena.

EPM crafts mask for Keogh

Bondholder epm:technology was approached by the Royal Derby Hospital late January with a request for a carbon fibre protective face mask to be used for the Derby County Football Club vs. Manchester United game.

The hospital would require time to ensure the fit of the mask and the footballer would need time to train in it to ensure comfort. epm:technology were supplied the mould of the player’s face and had to create a negative mould from this to be able to make the mask. The hi-tech components firm got right to work making the mould, as there is a time issue with the mould curing. The mask was then made using aerospace-grade carbon fibre.

The mask was completed on Thursday morning and got it to the hospital in time for the footballer to try it Thursday afternoon. All went well and the mask was worn on the Friday evening.

Mark Gould, Business Development Manager, said: “When the call came in, we did all we could to help as both the hospital and the football club are big parts of our community. The guys on the shop floor were also very happy to get involved as the majority of our team are Derby fans!”

A spokesperson from Royal Derby Hospital said: “Just wanted to thank you for helping us out with the mask, we have had nothing but great feedback about it from the player and the club. The only downside was the score but I don't think we had much to do with that! Thanks again to all of you involved in helping us.”

Chris Redshaw joins WDA

Lee Waterhouse (left) welcomes new creative director Chris Redshaw (right) to the team at WDA Marketing.

Since parting with his own marketing and design agency earlier this year following an unfortunate series of knockbacks, Chris Redshaw has been snapped up by Bondholder WDA Marketing to fulfil his new role as creative director.

When Chris closed Revolver Revolver I was keen to get him in and show him around the studio. His understanding of the brand and design industry makes him a valuable asset to the team
— Lee Waterhouse, Managing Director at WDA Marketing

WDA Marketing has a host of recognisable brands under its belt as clients including Yamaha, Bridgestone, Continental, Royal Bank of Scotland and Black Horse.

The company has also worked closely with various Bondholder companies readers may be familiar with including Derby College, Derby Hospitals, Hannells, Innes England and Smith Partnership.

We wish you all the best in your new role, Chris!