ORCHA celebrated as one of UK’s top 50 HealthTech companies

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ORCHA has been placed at number seven on a list of the top 50 HealthTech companies in the UK.

The ranking was compiled by technology magazine Business Cloud. It follows a succession of other award wins for ORCHA and its founder Liz Ashall-Payne, in just the last few months.

Commenting on her company’s inclusion in the ranking, Liz said: “Founding a health-tech start up has been an incredible challenge and has taken immense resilience. To be where we are today, with a committed team of creative, motivated colleagues, is fantastic. Massive thanks to all those voted for us to be in this prestigious ranking.”

Other award successes for ORCHA so far in 2022 are:

  • Women in IT Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Northern Power Woman, Outstanding Entrepreneur
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year – regional finalist
  • Digital Leaders 100 – Digital Leader of the Year, runner up

ORCHA’s Health App Libraries are now used by doctors across extensive parts of the NHS and in 12 other countries. Health apps are routinely being recommended to help patients stop smoking, manage long term conditions, maintain a healthy weight, monitor their blood pressure, and much more.

Liz added: “The more we all turn to digital health tools, the more ORCHA will be needed. There’s an ongoing issue with quality. Only 20% of all the health apps we review – and we’ve done 20,000 reviews to date – meet the standards necessary for us to recommend them to the NHS.”

ORCHA’s rapid expansion means it is constantly recruiting. For details of the latest positions visit

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