Earlier this month, we held our annual networking event at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. You can read all about it here - the evening's discussion primarily focused on the quality and regulatory challenges that UK pharma/biotech companies will need to consider after Brexit.
We are proud to say that this event was extremely well received. As we mentioned previously, 97% of attendees rated the evening as either 'excellent' or 'very good', and our guest speakers all enjoyed a warm reception on the night.
Among those speakers was John Johnson (pictured above). John is the Vice President of Pharma Biotech at NSF, the public health and safety organisation. Here's what he had to say afterwards:
"It was fantastic to meet so many new and existing clients at Ricky Martin's HRS Networking Event. Knowing Ricky for many years, I knew that it would be a lively and informative event; and so it proved!
"We realise that many of the norms have changed and will change again. NSF are in step with these trends and are here to help organisations evolve and flourish, despite the pulling and pushing forces that lie ahead."
NSF had a stand at our event where attendees were asked for their responses to two key questions:
- What GMP deficiencies are causing you the most anxiety?
- What are the most likely root causes of these deficiencies?
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to view the most popular answers to these questions, along with John Johnson's full statement on our networking event and current challenges to the UK pharmaceutical industry.
HRS will be organising more science events in the near future - If you would like to be considered as a guest speaker, or if you would like to suggest a topic of interest, please contact email@example.com.
HRS: Who Are We?
On the 11th October 2018, we at Hyper Recruitment Solutions held our annual networking event at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. We brought together 120 of our associates from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors to discuss the changes we can expect to see in quality and regulatory systems following Brexit.
On arrival, guests were given the chance to network and get to know each other. HRS founder Ricky Martin then addressed the room, welcoming the guests and outlining the purpose of the event: to acknowledge, predict and discuss changes that professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries can expect before and after the UK's exit from the European Union next year.
Our host for the evening was media entrepreneur Mike Soutar, who interviewed Ricky when he was a contestant on The Apprentice - Mike did a great job of warming up the crowd with his recollections of this experience!
Our other speakers on the night were:
- Toby Underwood (RSC Accreditation and Careers Manager)
- John Johnson (VP of NSF Health Sciences)
- Bob Clay (2017 TOPRA President & Managing Director of Highbury Regulatory Science)
The keynote speeches from John Johnston and Bob Clay were followed by a Q&A, during which John, Bob and Ricky took questions from attendees.
Key Takeaways from the Event
- After initial discussion about the uncertainty that Brexit has brought to the sector, the room agreed that the pharma / biotech industries make life-saving medicines, and that this must and will continue. Ensuring this will require agility in our processes and positivity in our mindset.
- Despite changes in the EMA, the UK will remain a hub for pharma / biotech talent and this should be celebrated. We cannot be so negative as to put people off the sector.
- To support the future of the sector, we will all need to do more within our own 'outreach' programmes to inspire the next wave of STEM talent to join the sector (via schools, colleges, universities, etc).
- Companies that are being more proactive and open to change from a quality / regulatory perspective will be in a better position post-March 2019.
As you'd expect from such an illustrious industry event, attendees had plenty of time to network at the beginning and end of the evening, and when we took a survey of those who were there, the responses were very positive indeed:
- 97% of attendees rated the event as either 'excellent' or 'very good' overall
- 90% of attendees rated the speakers as either 'excellent' or 'very good'
- 90% of attendees said they would be 'extremely likely' to attend a similar HRS networking event in the future
Ricky ended the event with a positive message about everybody taking responsibility for acting as brand ambassadors for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We must ensure that we continue to seek opportunities off the back of Brexit (as opposed to being consumed by the negatives), and remember that the sector saves lives and will continue to do so.
HRS will be running more science events in the near future to help improve knowledge and stimulate debate in areas of real interest. If you would like to be considered to speak at such an event, or if you would like to suggest a topic of interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can continue to deliver relevant, useful support in a sales-free environment.
Who are Hyper Recruitment Solutions?
I am pleased to confirm I will be speaking at BioWales 2014 in March. The conference will focus on growth and delivery within the Life Sciences sector and on the opportunities and support available to new investors and established companies in Wales.
I graduated as a Biochemist at Cardiff University in 2006, this subsequently fuelled my passion for a career in the Life Science sector. Since then I spent over 7 years working in the recruitment sector on behalf of the science community. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the recruitment industry talking to clients and candidates from the science field suporting science jobs / science careers, so I felt I had the relevant qualifications and experience to set up my own recruitment agency to really help enhance and drive support careers in the science industry.
Science is a subject I am very passionate about which I live and breath every day. My ambition is to develop the landscape of science recruitment and make a positive impact to the Science & Life Sciences industries. Hyper Recruitment Solutions remain dedicated and committed to supporting essential scientific research to assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. As a specialist recruitment consultancy, forming valuable relationships with like minded companies and organisations provide HRS with an excellent business network. This enables us to provide science jobs and life science jobs to industry experts who are passionate about working in this field. We support science jobs at all levels and from any discipline.
A fantastic line up of speakers will be discussing advances in Regenerative Medicine and Diagnostics which provides so many promising options for the future treatment of some major diseases, such as cancer, nervous system diseases, damaged organs and degenerative diseases. Speaking at the BioWales conference will be a great opportunity for me to celebrate life sciences in the same town I began my career in all those years ago. To be amongst like minded commercially orientated scientific professionals will be a great celebration for life sciences in South Wales.
The BioWales Conference will take place 6th - 7th March at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
As the largest membership organisation in Europe for the sector, One Nucleus has very strong engagement with the life science and healthcare sector nationally and internationally. As a member of One Nucleus, a leader in the Life Science and Healthcare communities, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) will be attending ON Helix, a new translational research conference for the life science industry and academia.
This one day event intends to inform delegates of how to turn early stages inventions and ideas into innovative health treatments that radically improve the quality of people’s lives around the world. It will combine keynote presentations from high profile global leaders, practical information, case studies and an excellent opportunity for networking.
This event will present the UK landscape of the business environment, funding, scientific and clinical research excellence and will be a unique knowledge-sharing environment between academia and business. Recognising the importance of the topic for the UK life science industry, ON Helix will have the support of the ABPI, BIA and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the conference.
“As a recruitment consultancy that specialises in scientific roles, events such as ON Helix, will provide HRS with an opportunity to share knowledge with the business and academic world, whilst supporting and promoting key topics in the UK life science industry. Moreover, this business network will help us to position scientific experts within this industry.” - Ricky Martin, Managing Director of HRS.
HRS will be attending the ON Helix conference - which will take place on 9th July 2013, at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge.