Birmingham health tech company wins place on prestige programme

Breaking Free chosen as 2017 Commonwealth Export Champion.

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based digital health scale-up, Breaking Free Group, has been announced as one of just 26 exciting new British businesses selected for the prestigious Commonwealth Export Champions programme.

Creators of a pioneering digital healthcare platform targeting addictive behaviours, Breaking Free’s team of behavioural scientists have developed an evidence-based automated treatment programme targeted at alcohol and drug misuse.

With an impressive portfolio of national clients and major charities including CGL and Turning Point, Breaking Free Group also announced a partnership with NHS England to deliver the world’s first online healthcare intervention in prisons in 2014.

Representing various regions of the UK and business sectors, the Export Champions underline the depth of innovation and quality that the UK SME sector has to offer and are selected based on their potential for innovation, level of impact and ambition. Whether early stage or long established, each Export Champions will receive unique access and support in their pursuit to win new business in the fast-growing Commonwealth markets.

Other cohort products and services include; aircraft production covers, turbines that capture air movement into automotive energy, online services for mental health, automated drone servicing platforms, as well as hydroponics and three-dimensional crop production.

Clive Bawden, Commercial Director at Breaking Free Group, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in this prestigious programme. We are already working hard on developing partnerships in several Commonwealth countries, notably Canada and Australia, and the opportunity to benefit from this programme, its mentoring and its trade missions should accelerate our growth accordingly.”

Lord Marland, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, said: ‘This programme is a wonderful way of demonstrating both the ingenuity of British businesses and the huge opportunities in Commonwealth markets. We hope these companies will serve as ambassadors for other UK businesses looking to trade internationally.”

Breaking Free Group are one of over 400 digital start-up and scale-up businesses currently based at Innovation Birmingham Campus. Significant investment guarantees the Campus benefits from a 30Gbit/s broadband service – equalling the fastest internet connection available anywhere in the UK.

For additional information on Breaking Free Group, visit: their website