From entrepreneurs to Britain’s largest independent suppliers of assistive technology
Monday July 12th, 2021
From entrepreneurs to Britain’s largest independent suppliers of assistive technology – how Hampshire based company Microlink, has changed the corporate approach to disabilities.
Founded by in 1992 by two Southampton based entrepreneurs, Microlink has grown to become an employer of more than 100 people and the largest independent disability management and assistive technology supplier in Europe.
Fuelled by the experiences of their own disabilities, founders Dr Nasser Siabi OBE and Vee Ganjavian have created an impressive portfolio of more than 7,000 products and services. The company also work alongside some of the UK’s and USA’s leading organisations including Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Barclays Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, American Express, EY, KPMG, Bank of England, Virgin Media – the list goes on.
Assistive Technology in relation to computer and IT systems can be life-changing for disabled people and through the use of their products and services, Microlink have successfully supported over a quarter of a million people with health conditions to succeed in education and employment.
As leaders in the assistive technology sector, Microlink act as advisers to Government departments including the Civil Service and Department of Work and Pensions on new policy and practice.
As a company they are still innovating and in May 2021 they launched a new partnership NuroKor BioElectronics, focused on new technology to help reduce the high rates of absenteeism due to pain and discomfort and help disabled people back to work.
CEO of Microlink, Dr Nasser Siabi OBE said: “Microlink are global leaders in providing solutions for disabled people in the workplace and in education. We have only been able to achieve this with the help of all our employees.
We are very fortunate to have access to such a huge talent pool here in Hampshire and I believe the environment, infrastructure and business climate has enabled Microlink to succeed in what we do. Hampshire is a fantastic business hub with good connectivity and over the past 30 years we have worked closely with universities in the region on several projects and have employed many talented graduates as a result.”