By: Daniel Smith – Opus Diagnostics, Aaron Khatkar – AIB Finance & Leasing, Mark Medd – Regional Director London, South, West and Wales at AIB (GB), Donagh Kenny (sat down) AIB (GB), and Andrew Unwin – Opus Diagnostics
Opus Diagnostics has commenced operation at new premises in Ascot after securing a seven-figure funding package provided by Allied Irish Bank (GB).
Formerly Berkshire Medical and Imaging Centre, Opus Diagnostics has recently been rebranded and relocated from Windsor to premises in Queen Square, Ascot Business Park.
AIB (GB) has structured a £2.7m funding facility that consists of a loan for the purchase and fit out costs of the premises and asset finance to assist the commissioning ofdiagnostic equipment.
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Unwin is a shareholder, along with a number of orthopaedic surgeons and experts in the IT industry.
Unwin specialises in knee and anterior cruciate ligament problems, and the other orthopaedic surgeons specialise in all fields of orthopaedic surgery. They are joined by six members of clinical staff and two working in administration.
Unwin said the new facility was “the perfect location geographically and also provides us with more space as well as plenty of parking”.
Donagh Kenny, senior relationship manager at AIB (GB) worked alongside Aaron Khatkar, AIB Finance & Leasing to structure a funding package to support Andrew and his fellow co-shareholders.
“Andrew and his team are extremely experienced and offer a very professional service to their patients,” said Kenny. “This has been enhanced by the move to new premises and the new equipment commissioned.
“Already patients are attending daily for quality scans with immediate diagnosis due to radiologists on site and state-of-the art IT systems.”