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Krys Hiscock, Managing Director of Affinity Clinical Research Services, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards in the B2B Service Business Category.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

Krys Hiscock is a clinical research nurse with over fifteen years of specialist experience in many facets of the research industry. In 2015, she could see many people becoming frustrated with the traditional model of conducting clinical research in large institutions that are slow to adapt to the rapidly changing pharmaceutical and biotech industries. In 2016, Affinity Clinical Research was launched to assist clinicians wanting to conduct research by providing the logistical and regulatory support needed. Moving this burden enables clinicians to focus on providing their patients with the best care available.

Affinity runs two stand-alone clinics in Perth, including a dedicated cancer research unit, that conduct research studies in a variety of therapeutic areas. Affinity collaborates with other research units to provide nursing and regulatory support on a regular and ad-hoc basis.

“Being selected as a finalist means so much to me because recognizes the value of thinking outside the box and trying something new. I became a nurse to help people and I love that, through my business, we have a meaningful impact on our patient’s lives, as well as helping secure new therapies for future patients.”

Business is not always easy and Affinity has overcome challenges but has also seen great success, opening a second clinic earlier this year and increasing their FTE.

It can be challenging to run a successful business whilst raising a family and Krys gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise.” I strongly recommend finding someone to be a mentor or champion, particularly if starting a business solo. It is vital to have someone to support when everything seems to be going wrong and to celebrate the wins.”.

Read more about the awards at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner at White Night Receptions in Melbourne on Friday 6 September.

For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: www.ausmumpreneur.com or contact Peace Mitchell on 0431 615 107 or awards@ausmumpreneur.com

For an interview with Krys Hiscock contact (08) 9242 7640.

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