Dr Manoj Joshi DL MBE, a prosperous businessman and philanthropist who arrived in the UK as a refugee over 50 years ago, is poised to captivate members of the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity 100 Club with his remarkable success story and invaluable advice.

Originally from Uganda, Dr Manoj Joshi established a thriving career in the pharmaceutical industry while actively engaging in voluntary and charity work. His ardent commitment to fostering interfaith collaboration has ignited a passion within him to inspire members of Bradford Hospitals’ Charity’s 100 Club. Through his speech, he aims to shed light on the advantages of businesses joining forces with their local community and healthcare services.

“A healthy mind and body are conducive to a successful business,” remarked Dr Joshi, who currently serves as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and was awarded an MBE last year. “We can collaborate by contributing funds, dedicating our time, and utilising our expertise. This National Health Service (NHS) belongs to all of us, so let’s give in any capacity we can to ensure a rewarding experience for everyone.”

The 100 Club, an exclusive membership organisation comprising businesses driven to network while supporting their local NHS hospitals, has rapidly gained momentum since its inception just six months ago. Drawing a diverse range of businesses from across West Yorkshire, including construction firms, IT companies, hospitality establishments, printers, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, and fellow charities, all members share a common ambition to network with a purpose. To view the complete list of members, please visit: [link to the list].

During the upcoming event, attendees, including prospective members, will have the opportunity to network with doctors, nurses, senior executives from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues from Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. Clinicians will showcase the projects funded by the charity, made possible thanks to the generous support of 100 Club members.

Among the highlighted projects is a presentation by Dr Ben Wetherell, who will demonstrate the significant improvement in patient care and safety brought about by the new video laryngoscopes funded by Bradford Hospitals’ Charity. These cutting-edge medical instruments, utilised during general anaesthesia, offer less invasive procedures and enhanced visibility for doctors.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Sharon Milner, Director of Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, stated, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Dr Joshi to our upcoming 100 Club event. With his wealth of experience in both business and charity sectors, his knowledge is invaluable. Furthermore, we anticipate that our members will expand their networks while contributing to the advancement of healthcare services in our community.”

The event featuring Dr Manoj Joshi is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 13, at the Silk Warehouse, Manningham Mills Community Centre in Bradford.

Businesses and community organizations interested in attending this free event can reserve tickets through Eventbrite at [link to Eventbrite page]. For those intrigued by the prospect of joining the 100 Club, further information can be obtained by contacting the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity Team at 01274 274809 or by completing an inquiry form available at [link to the inquiry form].

The collaboration between businesses and healthcare is considered vital in shaping a healthier and more prosperous future for all, emphasising the significance of events like the 100 Club in Bradford.