British tech firm announces new appointment

James Thirkill joins Virtualstock as director of healthcare and public sector

Digital Supply Chain Software as a Service (SaaS) platform provider, Virtualstock, has announced the appointment of new director of healthcare and public sector, James Thirkill.

Former country manager at GHX in the UK and Ireland, and co-founder of TriSolve; Thirkill brings over 15 years experience in healthcare supply chain technologies, finance and change management.

His responsibilities will be to lead and grow Virtualstock’s ground-breaking healthcare offering as it enters its next stage of growth following the recent closing of a $6m investment from Notion Capital, the B2B Cloud & SaaS specialist venture capitalists.

Virtualstock chief executive and chairman, Andrew Mills, said: “We are thrilled to welcome James to the Virtualstock leadership team as his insight and experience in the healthcare supply chain technology sector will enable us to significantly accelerate our growth.”

Thirkill added: “As a company, Virtualstock is supporting the NHS in delivering the £1billion-a-year procurement efficiency savings identified by Lord Carter through working with The Shelford Group and many other leading trusts, including a GS1 demonstrator site, together with the creation of a breakthrough partnership with NHS Shared Business Services.

“Our platform provides a unique national catalogue and Purchase to Pay (P2P) solution for NHS trusts and suppliers to collaborate in the procurement of key products and services.”

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