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Inspirational Woman: Helen Marsden, Chief Commercial Officer and Director of Medichecks


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What inspired you to start a business?

I come from an entrepreneurial family – my father was a great businessman and was evangelical about the satisfaction that comes from working for yourself. Although I worked in the City for many years, I always knew that when the right idea came along I’d leave to go it alone. Medichecks sells blood tests and health checks online which you can do at home and simply post to our partner laboratory.

The idea grew out of my keen interest in health and the frustration I felt at not being able to buy the tests I wanted to check my own health status. I bought Medichecks, a company which was essentially an online catalogue of laboratory blood tests, and gave it a much stronger consumer focus. We now sell thousands of blood tests every month with doctors’ interpretation and results dashboard included.

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