The PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year competition is the only pharma industry awards that tests the competencies and potential of communications agency teams, benchmarking talent agency side.

March - July

The first step is to enter or nominate another agency team using the relevant online form.

Agencies and teams are asked to select the category that best suits their skill set, more about this here.

Where nominations have been made, the PharmaTimes Team will contact the individuals and teams concerned to confirm they would like to enter.

Entry is set at only £150 per team, including lunch and refreshments where applicable.


Entries are screened by the executive steering group (ESG) and finalists are announced.


The finalists attend the Finals on 11 October, where they will compete in real life challenges devised by senior marketing and healthcare leaders.

The competition will be assessed through a panel presentation in front of expert judges drawn from the executive steering committee (no-one will be judged by their own company).

Finalists will be advised of the exact challenges on the day - so no preparation needed, just a sharp set of brains on the day!


All finalists will be invited to the high-profile awards ceremony, where their success will be celebrated alongside other industry leaders.

The ceremony, to be held in November in central London, coincides with the presentation of the PharmaTimes Marketer of the Year 2018 and the all-new Sales Awards.


All finalists receive qualitative and quantitative judges’ feedback after the awards ceremony, including a competency score-sheet benchmarking their performance against their peers.

Key dates

Entry Opens
Entry Closes
Finals day – Singles (Marketer of the Year)
Finals day – Communications Team of the Year
Finals day – Commercial Cross - Functional Team (Marketer of the Year)
Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Sales Awards linkMarketer of the year link