Medequip Connect Strengthens Management Team

Medequip Connect continues to build on strong foundations for its holistic model of technology enabled care (TEC) with the appointment of Rupert Lawrence to head up the business.

Rupert Lawrence

Rupert assumes responsibility for operational and strategic direction at the fast-growing TEC company, which is part of community equipment specialist Medequip Assistive Technology Ltd. He joins an experienced management team at Medequip Connect and will work alongside Stephen McKee who heads up Business Development for the company and continues to play a role in strategic direction.

Rupert’s career in TEC spans almost two decades. His commitment to the sector began back in 2007 when he took up a business development role for a TEC provider with a monitoring service, growing the business substantially and expanding their TSA (TEC Services Association Quality Standards Framework) scope to cover installation, maintenance and responder services.

In 2015, he moved to head up Worcestershire Telecare, successfully developing the service from a traditional provider into a forward-thinking and innovative outcomes-focused TEC business, reflecting his own ethos and approach. Under his guidance, a new brand was launched and the business almost doubled in size.

In 2019, Rupert was elected by his peers to serve as a Non-Executive Director for England on the board of the TSA, moving to a full-time role as Operations Director in 2021.

Rupert joins as Head of Medequip Connect with overall operational and strategic responsibility for TEC services, heading up this quality-focused business providing a comprehensive range of services covering referral, installation, maintenance, monitoring and responder services.

“At Medequip Connect, we’re committed to supporting the social care infrastructure in the UK, achieving great outcomes for the people who use our services, commissioners, carers, families and the wider community,” stated Rupert. “I am relishing the opportunity to help develop the business to be one of the leading providers of TEC in the UK, on the journey to delivering proactive and preventative TEC that can really improve lives.”