83. CoolMed CoolMed manufactures high-quality medical refrigerators at low prices, helping the UK’s cash-strapped healthcare industry save on equipment costs. Helena Young January 9, 2023 3 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. Founders: Stephen Johnson and Brian JohnsonFounded: 2017Website: coolmed.co.ukIt’s no secret that the UK healthcare industry is under significant strain. Understaffing and underfunding has put financial strain on the NHS, while an ageing population means that health and social care services are in the highest ever demand.Manchester-based CoolMed has been supporting the sector since 2017, by manufacturing medical-grade fridges at exceptionally low prices.Its innovative products were at the heart of the UK’s fight against COVID-19, supplying NHS testing centres and developing new products for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, such as its Portable Vaccine Carrier. Now, the startup is poised to make a significant difference to the UK’s healthcare crisis. CoolMed's innovative products were at the heart of the UK’s fight against COVID-19. All of CoolMed’s refrigerators are made using unique materials which it says are 20-25% cheaper than rivals. And, by using aluminium instead of plastic, every product is built to last longer – no wonder it was nominated for a 2022 North West Manufacturing Award.The Startup 100 judges were wowed by CoolMed’s clever design strategy, which has found a way to bring real added-value to big-name partners like Lloyds Pharmacy and the billion-dollar American pharmaceutical distributor, McKesson.But CoolMed has gone two steps further than its market competitors. By focusing on green credentials, the brand says it is a carbon neutral company, as certified by fellow Startups 100 2023 winner, Earthly. Plus, its commitment to the circular economy has seen it donate any returned/restored fridges to RSPCA centres around the UK. The Startup 100 judges were wowed by CoolMed’s clever design strategy, which has found a way to bring real added-value to big-name partners. CoolMed has had an impressive two years, working hard to support the NHS during the pandemic. New products are already in the works including a specialist blood bank fridge, and the business says it is working on partnerships with other leading UK pharmacy and veterinary chains.Despite the name, we’re giving CoolMed anything but a cold shoulder. We’re sure we’ll see lots more success from this exciting manufacturer. 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As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Marketing Get Started Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Helena Young Lead Writer Helena is Lead Writer at Startups. As resident people and premises expert, she's an authority on topics such as business energy, office and coworking spaces, and project management software.With a background in PR and marketing, Helena also manages the Startups 100 Index and is passionate about giving early-stage startups a platform to boost their brands. From interviewing Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin to spotting data-led working from home trends, her insight has been featured by major trade publications including the ICAEW, and news outlets like the BBC, ITV News, Daily Express, and HuffPost UK.