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14 Medical Scientific Liaison Award Sponsored by Evolve Selection

16 Learning & Development Award Sponsored by Qdem Pharmaceuticals

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Experienced Account Manager Award Sponsored by Mylan

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Account Project Award

Cross-Functional Team Award

Joint Working Award

Sponsored by MSD

Sponsored by Ashfield

Sponsored by Bayer

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Secondary Care Specialist Award

New Account Manager Award

Sponsored by Ascott Blake Specialist Recruitment

Sponsored by Lundbeck

This awards brochure is sponsored by Galderma (UK) Ltd

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Nurse Advisor Award

Commercial Innovation Award

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

Sponsored by Alveo Solutions Ltd

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Best Newcomer Award

Regional Manager Award

Sponsored by CHASE

Sponsored by LEO Pharma

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Primary Care Specialist Award

e-Representative Award

Sponsored by Forte

Sponsored by Republic M! UK LTD

36 Outstanding Performer Award Sponsored by Star

39 28 Emerging Talent Award Sponsored by IQVIA

A word from the judges

43 A word from the winners

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Introduction

W

elcome to the 18th year of Pf Awards, the largest and premier awards in the healthcare industry which, year after year, rewards excellence in pharmaceutical and medical device sales. On March 8th, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, we once again came together to recognise and reward exceptional achievement in our industry. We recognise the roles that both individuals and teams play in the education of the healthcare professionals, which ultimately benefits the patients that are at the heart of everything we do. Last year I stood before all of you and announced that 2017 was the biggest ever Pf Awards to date – but we’ve surpassed that milestone and I can confirm that 2018 is even bigger! More companies than ever before entered, all our candidates yet again raised the bar, and the best of the best were awarded for their incredible achievements on the night. As many of you already know, the Pf Awards is my baby, and every detail matters. This year was the biggest challenge to date as the Assessment Day fell on the same day as heavy snow, cancelled trains and closed roads. We had 24 hours to tweak the assessment process but we did it. I want to say a huge thank you to the judges who somehow got there (I’m sure I spotted some sledges outside…). A huge personal thank you once more to our sponsors and their continued commitment to Pf Awards. We couldn’t do it without them. In fact, we couldn’t do it without any of the people who make this industry one of the most exciting in the world. Read on to find out more about the talented people who this year will join the exclusive Pf Award Winners Club – and I look forward to seeing you all there in September. MEL ANIE HAMER Founding Director, E4H

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“All our candidates yet again raised the bar, and the best of the best were awarded for their incredible achievements on the night.”


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Account Project Award Priyanka Trehan & Sandy Lindsey, MSD

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“As always, the Pf Awards 2018 was an outstanding event which truly recognises the best of our industry. One of the real highlights of the year, and for the winners, a career defining moment that they will never forget!” Debbie Porter, Executive Director, Specialty Care, MSD

Melanie Barker, Sophie Wilkinson, Dawn Aitkenhead & Debra Hinch, MSD Ivan Beard & Donna Dabell, Boehringer Ingelheim Shakir Hussain, Mylan


WHY WE INVENT AT MSD, WE ARE INVENTING FOR LIFE. We are not inventing for invention’s sake – we are on a quest to cure – and to have an impact on countless people’s lives worldwide. MSD is inventing because the world still needs cures for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, and so many other causes of widespread suffering in people and animals. We are taking on the world’s most challenging diseases to help people go on, unburdened, to experience, create and live their best lives. MSD. Inventing for Life. To explore our commitment to invention, visit www.msd-UK.com and connect with us on Twitter @MSDintheUK.

Copyright © 2018 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, NJ, USA. All rights reserved. Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited. Registered Office: Hertford Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 9BU. Registered in England No. 820771. CORP-1249206-0000.

Date of preparation: February 2018.


Secondary Care Specialist Award Manisha Raja, LEO Pharma

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“This is Ascott Blake’s first year of sponsoring this prestigious event and we are honoured to have been able to be part of the Pf Awards. At Ascott Blake we are passionate about people and so to be part of this fantastic event which recognises the exceptional talent in the industry was amazing. It was a privilege to present the Secondary Care Specialist award to a worthy winner, Manisha Raja at LEO Pharma. We would like to congratulate Manisha and all the winners on the night. We look forward to continuing to be part of this event in the future.” Leila Osborne, Director, Ascott Blake Specialist Recruitment

Anna Freegard, Bayer Amanda Plumb, Bayer Andrew Rushton, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Samantha Best, Bayer Fiona Russell, AbbVie Carolanne Dougal, Boehringer Ingelheim


A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

Congratulations to the shining stars in the Secondary Care Specialist sector and all those who took part in the PF Awards 2018. If you would like to join the winners’ circle, we can help.

Call us 01279 797181 or email: l.osborne@ascott-blake.com

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Cross-Functional Team Award Owen Hopley, Catherine Sidgreaves & Melanie Barker, MSD

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“Once again, Ashfield is thrilled to be sponsoring the Pf Awards for what is now our 11th year. As always, we were delighted to be associated with the Cross-Functional Team Award. We know that this year was more competitive than ever and the standard of entries was fantastic. For us, this is an extremely important category as it recognises those that work effectively and skilfully with customers for the benefit of patients. Congratulations to Owen Hopley, Catherine Sidgreaves and Melanie Barker from MSD – well done to all of you.” Colin Watson, Managing Director of Ashfield UK

Darren Asquith, Katrina Lowndes, Briony Nimmo & Fiona Robertson, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Richard McVinnie & Katrina Lyons, LEO Pharma Jemma Joy, Lisa Marie Dawkins & Helen Close, AbbVie George Reade & Debbie Morales-Model, LEO Pharma Clare Kerins & Donna Harris, MSD Kristie Seddik & Alison Lovett, Bayer


Ashfield


New Account Manager Award Chris Maylor, Boehringer Ingelheim

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“Lundbeck UK is proud to sponsor the New Account Manager category which sees new talent thriving in the ever-difficult environment we work within. Developing robust Account Management skills is essential to ensuring the continued positive relationship that the industry has with the NHS, and vital to ensure good outcomes for companies, clinicians and most importantly, patients.” Andrew Jackson, Commercial Director, Lundbeck

Rebecca Richardson, Lundbeck Salwa Tunio, LEO Pharma Tom Marlow, LEO Pharma Katie Fisk, Gedeon Richter Donna Dadge, Bayer Carl Asare-Anderson, Grünenthal


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Medical Scientific Liaison Award Catherine Pollard, AbbVie

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“The Evolve team thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Awards. As a first-time sponsor of the MSL Award category, it was a great pleasure to recognise firsthand the high number of talented individuals within our industry. Congratulations again to all of the finalists and Award winners. We would also like to say a big thank you to E4H for organising an exceptionally well-executed event. The Awards not only celebrate how great our industry is, but also provide the opportunity to network and meet some great new people, as well as catching up with old acquaintances of course! We are very much looking forward to next year.” Chris Anderson, Commercial Director, Evolve Selection

Mandy Turton, Abbvie Claire Rowan, Allergan Amar Kapoor, Bayer Clare Smith, Bayer Christine Clewlow, Gedeon Richter


Learning & Development Award Chris Phillips & Elizabeth Collman, Abbvie

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“This is the first year Qdem went into partnership with the outstanding Pf Awards and we are honoured to have sponsored the 2018 Learning and Development Award. An organisation’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly becomes a clear competitive advantage and more importantly, an advantage for patients. The 2018 winners were selected from a competitive field of entrants, all of whom demonstrated exceptional vision and depth in providing learning solutions with a proven business impact. Qdem are proud to recognise and support the development of L&D talent and with that in mind, we look forward to continuing this partnership. See you in 2019!” Julie Worth, National Business Manager, Qdem Pharmaceuticals

Victoria Fairburn, LEO Pharma Kate Hosker & Lucy Ginn, Star Tracey Clarke, Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Philip du Plessis & Bridget Sproston, Novo Nordisk Gary Steeples & Pierre Hazelwood, Ashfield Insight & Performance Sharon Jhheent & Graham Athey, IQVIA


Experienced Account Manager Award Claire Smith, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“Mylan has been a supporter of the Pf Awards for a number of years and were delighted to be a Gold sponsor in 2018. It’s an honour to be part of this important event that not only recognises the huge pool of talent within our industry but also the value that they bring to our healthcare partners.” Alistair Donnachie, Head of Commercial Excellence, Mylan

Hannah Stanford-Weeks, MSD Joanne Kemp, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Simon Davis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Thomas Kiely, Qdem Pharmaceuticals Ben Kelvin, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Madasir Ghafoor, Thornton & Ross Ltd Jackie Winstanley, Britannia Pharmaceuticals


Joint Working Award

FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

Jonathan Walker & Ruth Christer, Coloplast

“Bayer is incredibly proud to recognise and support the development of talent, not just within our organisation but also through the industry. It was an absolute privilege to present this award, as the real winners through these types of initiatives are our patients.” Reena Cholera, Head of Sales, Bayer

Jill Harvey, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Karen Fox, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Robert Crawford, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Sam Otorepec & Phil Webb, IQVIA

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Nurse Advisor Award Dawn Havron, IQVIA

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“The Pf Awards showcase some of the best talent and professionals across the pharmaceutical industry. As Gold sponsor, Novartis is honoured to support all nominees, recognising their hard work and commitment to our industry but, more importantly, for the patients we all serve.” Haseeb Ahmad, Novartis UK Country President

Rachel Wheeler, Ashfield Helen Cox, Coloplast Karen Gopsill, IQVIA Dawn Bladon, Ashfield Christine Clarke, Chase/Abbott Nutrition


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Changing the practice of medicine At Novartis, we harness the innovation power of science to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We are passionate about discovering new ways to improve and extend people’s lives.


Best Newcomer Award Sarah Valente-Smith, MSD Zuchaela Smylie, GSK in partnership with Ashfield

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“On behalf of all at CHASE, we are delighted to have sponsored the 2018 Best Newcomer category. I was asked during the evening why we continue to support the Awards, and the answer lies in the determination, enthusiasm and delight demonstrated by the joint winners Sarah Valente-Smith, MSD and Zuchaela Smylie, GSK in partnership with Ashfield. The future of our industry is in good hands.” Graham Hawthorn, Managing Director, CHASE

Emma Stephens, Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd Sherneca Clarke-Melville, MSD Heidi Edwards, Sanofi Pasteur in partnership with Ashfield George Beale, Tillotts Pharma UK Rebecca Robyn Warde, Bayer Ben Biss, Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Primary Care Specialist Award Ahmed Ghumra, Star Iram Meharban, MSD

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Pf Awards for the third year running. The Awards focus us on recognising talent in the industry. It also helps us to benchmark ourselves, and demonstrates to our team our support and commitment, in recognition, reward and the personal development of our team.” Ashley Strong, Head of Forte Pharma Services

Susan McKee, Boehringer Ingelheim Nick Meeks, Star Kashif Yaqoob, Star Chloe Scudamore, Boehringer Ingelheim Katie Lamb, MSD


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Emerging Talent Award Ollie Roberts, MSD Fiona Wallis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Gregory Palin, Star

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“IQVIA was delighted to sponsor the Emerging Talent Award for 2018. We have been involved with the Awards now for many years. This award category reflects our passion for individuals, especially those new to industry, and our desire to support them in building their careers, whilst helping our customers drive human health outcomes forward. The Pf Awards are an excellent platform for recognising the achievement of talented individuals and the contribution we all make to the lives of patients. Many congratulations to Ollie Roberts – MSD, Fiona Wallis – Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd., and Gregory Palin – Star, for winning this award. I would also like to extend my congratulations to all the finalists in this category. Thank you and well done.” Tim Mills, General Manager (UK & Ireland) IQVIA

Frazer Murray, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Mark Davies, MSD Yvonne Brown, Bayer Shawny Dalton, Ashfield


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Commercial Innovation Award Claire Smith, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“Alveo Solutions is delighted to be sponsoring the Award for Commercial Innovation for 2018. The world is changing and our NHS customers have recognised the need to also fundamentally change. As a business, we have long understood this and are extremely proud to sponsor an award which recognises the drive to meet this customer need. Innovation plays a huge role in our business so we’re honoured to share in the success of this category. Congratulations to the winner Claire Smith, and to all of the 2018 winners.” Olivia Nixon, Business Unit Director, Alveo Solutions Ltd

Simon Davis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Thomas Kiely, Qdem Pharmaceuticals Hannah Stanford-Weeks, MSD Elizabeth Orr, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Rebecca Richardson, Lundbeck Katie Fisk, Gedeon Richter Dean Potter, MSD


Regional Manager Award Adam Clements, Bayer

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“What a fantastic awards night! With over 600 people in the room and 40 companies now taking part there can be no doubt about the credentials of the Annual Pf Awards as the premier awards in our industry. LEO Pharma is ever more committed to this excellent programme and, once again, is delighted to have sponsored the Regional Manager Award recognising leadership of UK sales teams. Great leadership is always associated with great performance and is one of the most valuable assets an organisation can have … and yet never appears on a balance sheet! It is undoubtedly a foundation stone of high achievement and all effective teams, and at LEO Pharma we value it a great deal, seeking to identify, develop and reward this behaviour wherever we find it. We were thrilled to have a winner in the room this year and, as ever, I would like to extend congratulations on behalf of LEO Pharma to all the winners and finalists in 2018. It takes a lot just to get shortlisted let alone win one of these Awards! Well done everyone.” Andy Campbell, Head of Sales, LEO Pharma

Mark Taylor, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Richard Mathie, Boehringer Ingelheim Nathan Morris, Gedeon Richter Chris Hall, Mylan


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driving and shaping medical dermatology through investing in partnerships and developing our innovative portfolio to meet the unmet needs of people living with skin conditions. Headquartered in Denmark LEO Pharma employs around 5,000 people worldwide with our UK/Ireland operations based in Berkshire. Want to know more: Visit: www.leo-pharma.co.uk and www.leo-pharma.ie Interested in joining our team to help shape the future? Visit: www.leo-pharma.co.uk/Home/Careers Tel: 01844 347333 Email: comms@leo-pharma.com Twitter: @LEOPharmaUKIE

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e-Representative Award Steven Dailly, Republic-M! UK LTD

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FROM THE SPONSOR

TOP CANDIDATES

“Maximising behavioural change of customers is the fundamental objective of pharmaceutical promotion. 1:1 selling remains one of the most powerful promotional channels, however the evolving environment challenges productivity. e-Detailing provides an additional selling channel to maximise behavioural change and Republic M! is proud to support the Award in its fifth year to recognise the expanding success and impact of the channel.� Nick Lavery, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Republic M! UK LTD

Fiona Monteith-Preston, Republic-M! UK LTD Chetan Lodhia, Ashfield Paula Kent, Ashfield Gillian Killen, Republic-M! UK LTD Sughraa Zaveri, Takeda in partnership with Ashfield Dean Potter, MSD


Digital multichannel experiences with stakeholders in healthcare to maximise behavioural change


Outstanding Performer Award Catherine Pollard, AbbVie

SPONSORED BY

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FROM THE SPONSOR

“Star is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Outstanding Performer at Pf Awards and to have presented to such a worthy winner. A fantastic night and we were all very proud to see Star win two awards.” Dave Faulkner, Managing Director, Star


Congratulations to all the talented people recognised at the Pf Awards 2018 from everyone at Star, proud sponsor of the ‘Outstanding Performer’ award. If the winners’ success has sparked your enthusiasm for a new challenge, Star can help. Call 01628 581 240 Email solutions@starmedical.co.uk Visit starmedical.co.uk


“Having been a judge for over 10 years now, I would say that the standard this year was the highest ever. It is great to see the enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism that candidates display for their chosen competition category.” Julian Ashley, Jenzyme Consulting Associates “The talent this year was exceptional – it was a pleasure to interact with inspirational leaders with a genuine focus on their people.” Paul Maddock, CORx People Ltd “A delight to witness excellence in understanding the wider commercial environment, objectives and stakeholders, and the skills to listen, understand and add value to our NHS customers when exploring solutions.” Helen Cornwell-Lee, Cornwell-Lee Associates Ltd

A word from

The Judges “It was an absolute pleasure to be asked to support the Pf Awards this year as a judge. The competitors in the category that I was involved in were a credit to their organisations, the industry and most importantly to themselves. With differing backgrounds and therapy areas, it was hugely interesting to see how each competitor took on the challenge set out before them. The key thing that resonated most was their passion for patients, something that was consistent throughout the day.” Ian Robinson, Pharmability Consulting Ltd “Another great year despite the challenges that were posed to all attending on the day! Well done to Mel and the whole team – a fantastic job!” Kerry Tomaszewski, Jackel Solutions Ltd

“It was a privilege to be a judge on the Pf Awards for the third year. The standard of candidates was extremely high and it is great to have this platform available to recognise new and existing talent across so many roles within the industry.” Anne Ballard, Anne Ballard Associates “It was a privilege to judge such a high quality group of pharma sales people, they all did themselves and their companies proud. To sit with a GP, Dr. Naveed Ahmed, listen to the conversations and then critique each with him was actually a very valuable experience for me as a judge. It gave me food for thought around my experience in leading sales teams and communicating brand messages.” Mike Biggs, MEGB Interim Management Ltd

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“Within the L&D category there were some very commerciallyfocused, well-implemented initiatives presented with great professionalism and enthusiasm. A really good year for entries.” Phil Yates, Coachwise Consultants Ltd “It was a very positive experience for me to see some individuals so inspired by our industry striving to deliver positive patient outcomes and keen to further their careers within the pharmaceutical industry, with the desire to carry the baton for UK pharma going forward and seeking ways to motivate colleagues, senior managers and the NHS alike to deliver the best tools, pharmaceuticals and collaboration projects possible for better health outcomes in the NHS.” Karen McCulloch, CMcC Limited

“The standards of the entries for the joint working category were outstanding and it was great to see pharma and NHS working and presenting together on projects, with clear patient benefit, that would not have been possible had this collaboration not taken place.” Paul Bobin, The Other Mind Ltd “Fantastic experience again this year to see the commitment and enthusiasm from the candidates. Innovation and patient focus is alive and well in the pharma industry.” Marcus Ineson, govENHANCE “The Pf Awards are a fantastic way to showcase and celebrate the excellent talent and true professionalism we have in the pharmaceutical industry.” Amanda Jackson, Beacon Learning and Performance Ltd

“To hear the difference our industry is making to the lives of healthcare professionals and patients was inspirational. I wanted everyone to win!” Annie Dingley, Dingley Development Ltd “If you want to benchmark yourself against the best in the industry there is no more robust process than the Pf Awards industry gold standard.” Mark Pringle, Divisional Performance Director, Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services “It was a pleasure to be part of such a prestigious event that recognised the top performers in the pharmaceutical industry.” Sue Tomlinson, Kneeton Business Services “Driving better recognition of exceptional talent within the pharma industry.” Garvin Taylor, Healthcare Consulting

“I’m proud to be involved in the Awards in a judging capacity. Having started out as a rep myself nearly 20 years ago, it’s great to see how the current crop of sales professionals is moving the industry forwards.” Chris Finch, earthware

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syneoshealth.com

SHORTENING THE DISTANCE FROM LAB TO LIFE. TM

INC Research/inVentiv Health has become Syneos HealthTM, a professional services organization with a unique approach. At Syneos Health, all the disciplines involved in bringing new therapies to market, from clinical to commercial, work together with a singular goal — greatly increasing the likelihood of customer success. We call our business model Biopharmaceutical Acceleration. You can call it the future.


A word from

The Winners

“Winning this award has meant a lot to me. The timing couldn’t be more perfect; I went through a lot of changes in the early part of the year which made me question my ability and being recognised as Primary Care Specialist is a huge honour. I have been in the industry for four years now and every year I have gone from strengthto-strength through hard work, commitment and determination. To be recognised across industry has been the reward at the end of all that hard work. It is a reward that acknowledges that patient focus, making the NHS efficient and better for all of us and ensuring evidence-based medicine is the top of all HCPs’ agendas is the best way to work in the pharmaceutical environment. I would like to thank everyone involved for recognising me and giving me this opportunity.” Iram Meharban, MSD, winner of the Primary Care Specialist Award

“Being nominated to represent Star Medical at such a prestigious awards ceremony was a true honour for me; it provided a platform to showcase my capabilities to industry experts alongside many of my peers. The Pf Awards 2018 is very special to me as I had missed out on a win in the previous year. The disappointment was quite personal and I was determined to use this to fuel my passion to succeed and draw on the experiences of the people around me to develop myself further. The entire evening was a blur of anticipation followed by a surge of relief when I heard my name called out as one of the winners for the Primary Care Specialist category. Winning this award means the world to me as not only does it tangibly prove exactly what I’ve strived to achieve, it vindicates my passion and hard work for this industry. The feeling of winning is indescribable and without the support of my family and colleagues, none of this would have been achievable. I would highly recommend anybody with ambition to put themselves forward for the challenging yet fun awards.” Ahmed Ghumra, Star, winner of the Primary Care Specialist Award

“So firstly, I am completely over the moon to be one of the winners of this category, but I am also equally as shocked as I didn’t expect it at all – it felt like it was a really strong field. I feel like it’s a huge privilege to be given this award at such a prestigious event especially as it’s my first time entering the Pf Awards and many of my excellent colleagues in MSD entered. I think it’s wonderful this industry has such a platform to recognise achievement in this way even for the likes of myself who is new to industry and is at the very early stages of my career. I really am so honoured!” Sarah Valente-Smith, MSD, winner of the Best Newcomer Award “I feel like it’s a huge privilege to be given this award at such a prestigious event especially as it’s my first time entering”

“The feeling of winning is indescribable and without the support of my family and colleagues, none of this would have been achievable”

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“It will challenge and bring out the very best in you” “It felt a real privilege to be asked to enter the Pf Awards. Before being asked to enter, I was aware of the history and the high esteem in which this event is held across the pharmaceutical industry. When I heard my name announced at the ceremony, I felt an incredible sense of pride and achievement. This achievement was all the sweeter as the Assessment Day was really challenging, and even more so because of the adverse weather conditions. For anyone who is thinking of entering the Pf Awards for the first time, don’t hesitate as it will challenge and bring out the very best in you, creating positive memories and skills that you will cherish and remember for the rest of your life.” Steve Dailly, Republic M! UK Ltd, winner of the e-Representative Award

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“After three years of hard work we are so pleased and proud that we have been recognised by the Pf Awards for our unique and innovative flexible On-boarding Programme. What we now offer our InField teams really reflects our drive and culture at AbbVie. Not only do we give the learner a great experience, making them the centre of their own journey, but also raise their capability enabling their interactions with HCPs to be of a high standard, which ultimately has a remarkable impact on patients’ lives, which is core to the culture at AbbVie. As a business, the level of flexibility this new approach brings allows us to respond in an agile and flexible way in an ever-changing environment and is crucial to support our future success. For us winning these awards has meant great recognition in our company, we have been on a journey to change the hearts and minds of our stakeholders as this approach is unique to our industry as a whole. Our stakeholders now have confidence in the programme and are very much engaged with the new way of working. We are very proud of what we have achieved in a year when the onboarding project picked up two other learning industry awards.Winning the Pf Awards has been a great reflection of the achievement and how far we’ve come.” Chris Phillips and Elizabeth Collman, AbbVie, winners of the Learning & Development Award “Thank you also for organising the Awards! It was my first time entering, and I found it a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The event was especially great fun, and a brilliant opportunity to meet with contacts both new and old.” Fiona Wallis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, winner of the Emerging Talent Award

“It is great that the Pf Awards have expanded to include cross-functional teams and I feel incredibly proud that the hard work and effort our amazing team put in was recognised by the judges. It was an honour to collect the award on behalf of the team and I wish to thank the Pf Awards organisers for allowing us this opportunity.” Owen Hopley, MSD, winner of the Cross-Functional Team Award


“The Assessment Day was rigorous and challenging, but fun at the same time” “I feel immensely proud to have won both the Experienced Account Manager and Commercial Innovation Awards at the Pf Awards on March 8th, especially as it was International Women’s Day! I would like to thank Novartis for giving me the initial opportunity to represent the company. I must say the Assessment Day was rigorous and challenging, but fun at the same time. I was up against a multitude of experienced candidates from various pharma companies but the day gave me the chance to demonstrate what I and we at Novartis strive to achieve for patients every day.” Claire Smith, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, winner of the Experienced Account Manager and Commercial Innovation Awards “It feels absolutely amazing to have won the Best Newcomer Award and to be recognised so early into the role. I really enjoyed the Pf Awards process and would definitely encourage anyone thinking about entering to go for it. Winning this award has certainly added to my motivation for future success within the industry.” Zuchaela Smylie, GSK in partnership with Ashfield, winner of the Best Newcomer Award

“I’m over the moon to have won the Medical Scientific Liaison and Outstanding Performer Awards this year. Being nominated to take part in the largest pharma industry awards is a huge privilege and a fantastic chance to submit your personal achievements. Then comes the daunting part when you make it through to the Assessment Day and will compete against top class industry professionals – it’s a far more enjoyable day than most would imagine! Winning these awards means so much to me both professionally and personally, it highlights the support and encouragement I have received from AbbVie, my manager and colleagues and demonstrates the increasing importance of the MSL role as part of the in-field industry team. I’d like to say huge congratulations to all the finalists on the night and a big thank you to the Pf Awards team for not letting the ‘Beast from the East’ defeat them – an outstanding display of agility when the unexpected derails best laid plans.” Catherine Pollard, AbbVie, winner of the Medical Scientific Liaison and Outstanding Performer Award “I am so happy, this award means a lot to me and for representing LEO Pharma. Thanks once again for making me a winner at such a prestigious ceremony.” Manisha Raja, LEO Pharma, winner of the Secondary Care Specialist Award

“Winning the Emerging Talent Award is special. The assessment process was a testing but rewarding process in itself and to win the Award is a bonus! I am very much looking forward to meeting with previous and present fellow winners at the Pf Awards Winners Club later in the year.” Gregory Palin, Star, winner of the Emerging Talent Award “What an experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the Pf Awards. Everything about the process is professional and rewarding, from the written assessment right through to the presentation. I felt so supported throughout and being able to walk away on the night of the Awards as a winner was incredibly special.” Oliver Roberts, MSD, winner of the Emerging Talent Award “What an experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the Pf Awards. Everything about the process is rewarding”

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“To win the New Account Manager Award was an absolute honour and to be involved in such a prestigious event, a privilege. I come from a commercial background so to battle it out with the best in the industry and come out on top was a very proud moment for me. Thank you to everyone involved.” Chris Maylor, Boehringer Ingelheim, winner of the New Account Manager Award

“I was fortunate to attend the Pf Awards and even more fortunate to win the Joint Working category. I was so shocked to win the Award and was literally speechless at the post award interview! Now that I have had time to reflect on the events of the evening, I would just like to say what an honour it was for me to accept the Award. We know that our joint working project really makes a difference to patients’ lives, and to be able to showcase this, and to be recognised with such a prestigious award, makes me really proud. Coloplast is a global leading medical devices company that works in partnership with the NHS across Continence, Ostomy, Wound Care and Urology, so for us to win this award in a pharma-dominated event was truly incredible. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Assessment Day in Leicester due to the terrible weather that we experienced in March. “Now that I have had time to reflect on the events of the evening, I would just like to say what an honour it was for me to accept the Award.”

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I was therefore one of the candidates who underwent remote assessment. Despite the challenges this was undertaken in such a professional manner. I am very pleased that I took part in this process and will certainly recommend it to my colleagues.” Ruth Christer, Coloplast, winner of the Joint Working Award “I would like to thank the Pf Awards for holding such a great event – both the Assessment Day and awards evening were exceptional. The environment was always positive, despite challenging people to bring out the best in them. I believe all of the applicants within Bayer benefitted hugely from being a part of something so worthwhile. On a personal note, it was a huge honour to scoop the ‘Regional Business Manager’ Award – something that means so much to me. It was a great experience to be a part of and I learnt a huge amount from the process. The Award not only gives me confidence to persist with my career ambitions, but it more importantly illustrates what a fantastic team of people I work with, and the wonderful work we did in 2017. I want to thank everyone I work with as this is much more than a personal award in my opinion. I am looking forward to the event in 2019, but for now; Pf Awards 2018 – goodnight, it's been emotional!” Adam Clements, Bayer, winner of the Regional Manager Award

“This is the first time I have entered the Awards, and I must say just how impressed I was with the standard of the organisers, the rigorous judging process and of course the Awards evening. Winning a Pf Award made me feel so proud to be a part of a great organisation that is happy to showcase its talent.” Priyanka Trehan, MSD, winner of the Account Project Award


“Winning the Pf Award for CrossFunctional Team fills me with such a huge sense of pride; pride for all of the team members who put so much into ensuring we achieved our business goals and worked effectively as a team to get there. Every individual invested a huge amount of energy along the way and this award represents and recognises all that we did together, through the highs, and the lows. I couldn’t have been prouder to lead this team and have the opportunity to work with some incredible people.” Catherine Sidgreaves, MSD, winner of the Cross-Functional Team Award “It’s a true honour to have been able to represent the outstanding work of my colleagues in the Hepatitis C crossfunctional team in 2017 and winning the Pf Team Award allows us all to be proud of what we achieved. Trust, Respect, United…” Melanie Barker, MSD, Cross-Functional Team Award “We work hard to truly partner with our local stakeholders to make a difference to population health. Winning this award for one of our projects really does give me the drive to continue the great work we do throughout the rest of the country – thank you” “I feel unbelievably proud that MSD’s work to support the Public Health England national immunisation programme has had such fantastic recognition. We work hard to truly partner with our local stakeholders to make a difference to population health. Winning this award for one of our projects really does give me the drive to continue the great work we do throughout the rest of the country – thank you.” Sandy Lindsey, MSD, winner of the Account Project Award

“I am absolutely thrilled to have won the Pf Award for Nurse Advisor 2018 and been able to promote IQVIA at such a prestigious event and demonstrate that IQVIA are delivering outstanding Patient Engagement Services. The assessment process was challenging but incredibly inspiring and motivating and I am proud that I was able to demonstrate that we make a real difference to patient care.” Dawn Havron, IQVIA, winner of the Nurse Advisor Award “Thank you for a great event and a career highlight for me. I am immensely proud of our project and the difference it makes to so many patients. This is the second year in a row that Coloplast has won the Pf Joint Working Award and truly demonstrates our passion to work in partnership with the NHS and drive programmes that improve patient care.” Jonathan Walker, Coloplast, winner of the Joint Working Award

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