Dr Kotecha on leaders’ list


‘INSPIRATIONAL’: Dr Nik Kotecha
‘INSPIRATIONAL’: Dr Nik Kotecha

THE CEO of a suc­cessful pharmaceuti­cals business has been named among the UK’s 100 most in­spirational and inno­vative leaders.

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, of Morningside Pharmaceuticals, is one of two entrepre­neurs from the East Midlands, alongside Chris Barker, CEO of Spirit Healthcare, on the second annual 2017 Faces of a Vi­brant Economy list.

Dr Kotecha said it was an “honour” to receive the recogni­tion, but “also for the business’ commit­ment to innovation to be identified as among the country’s most inspirational”.

In 2016, the prime minister Thersea May made a trade visit to India along­side Dr Kotecha and other business lead­ers. May said at the time: “I am showing off the best of British on my trade trip to India – and Morning­side Pharmaceuti­cals is a great exam­ple of what the Unit­ed Kingdom can of­fer the world as we leave the EU.”

Morningside Phar­maceuticals was launched in 1991. Today, it exports to more than 100 coun­tries and operates across the public and private sectors.

The Faces of a Vi­brant Economy list is produced by busi­ness and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK.