UK Event Medical Services Limited (or UKEMS) is a privately owned healthcare logistics business operating in South Yorkshire, specialising in patient transport.
Formed in 2002, UKEMS started its journey by providing medical cover supporting local events.
As the company developed in the years that followed it branched out into other areas of healthcare transport including urgent care, medical repatriation, courier services, specialist care (transport for persons suffering with mental health illness), paramedic services to GP’s and external training services.
As the business continued to expand more support was needed at a senior level, this resulted in the appointment of 4 new company Directors in the summer of 2017, all of whom bring a variety of skills and experience.
The company moved into new premises in the summer of 2018 as it continues to strive for excellence in all it does.
Years of Service
Mark joined the ambulance service aged 18 and was one of the pioneers of the direct entry paramedic scheme. He quickly rose through the ranks to driving and clinical assessor and ultimately Training and Development Manager.
Mark has been at the forefront of the independent sector establishing and running a number of successful ambulance companies.
Sam’s career in healthcare logistics began in 2003.
He has since progressed working for a number of companies within the ambulance industry and was appointed a Director of UKEMS in the spring of 2018.
Throughout his career, Sam has shown excellent organisational and communication skills and has a rounded knowledge of all business functions.
For the past 10 years Jeff has worked within healthcare logistics.
He has a proven track record in managing frontline ambulance, PTS, medical courier and mental health transport services.
Jeff joined UKEMS as a Director in the summer of 2017 and continues to help grow the business and ensure the brand is pivotal amongst its customers and competitors alike.
Craig qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1995 specialising in Emergency Nursing, leaving the NHS in 2007 following 4 years of managing an emergency department at DGH level.
The move from the NHS was into the pre-hospital sector owning and managing a small independent ambulance company specialising in the provision of emergency services in support to NHS ambulance services.
Craig joined the UKEMS business in the summer of 2017.
Celeste joined the company in 2014 in a temporary position but was soon offered a permanent role, to which she has thrived in ever since.
Celeste brings real professionalism to the company and excels in her role looking after all account queries.
Jess joined UKEMS back in 2005 working as an ambulance care assistant before deciding on a career change and successfully applying for a role in our accounts team.
Jess has taken to this role effortlessly and portrays a real professional approach in all that she does. A real valued member of the UKEMS team.
Human Resource Administrator
Jo joined the UKEMS business in 2015 and has since undertaken both office and HR responsibilities.
With previous experience in logistics and planning, Jo brings a variety of skills to the business and is very much a ‘people person’.
Joining the company in February 2016, Mike brings a vast amount of experience and skills to his role.
Working as a financial advisor and also running his own business for 13 years, Mike decided on a career change and joined a private ambulance provider in South Yorkshire where he gained valuable experience in dealing with people and being at the forefront of a healthcare logistical operation.
Mike has seamlessly transferred these skills to UKEMS and is a real asset to the team.
Michelle is a committed and loyal member of the UKEMS staff since the summer of 2003.
A real multi-skilled member of the team, Michelle has got stuck in with a number of roles over the years which includes being out on the road as an ambulance care assistant, blue light driving, working and supporting our events team and more recently appointed as Team Leader.
Michelle shows great flexibility in her role and continues to be a great addition to the UKEMS business.
After a distinguished career in the Fire Service, Chris trained and became a paramedic at Yorkshire Ambulance Service where he worked for a number of years before joining UKEMS as Training Manager.
Chris is fundamental to the training and development of new staff that join the business, as well as refreshing the skills of our more established team members.
Previously an Emergency Planning Officer for an NHS Ambulance Trust, Len joined the UKEMS business as our Events Manager.
Len has worked in events for a number of years now building good relationships with our customers and building on new opportunities when they arise.