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At PLBRS we bring together advertising, public relations and medical education with our unique blend of curiosity, imagination and ideas.
We recognise that as health fast becomes mainstream, the role of the healthcare communications agency has changed. Patients and consumers are increasingly empowered, informed and enabled. As health, fitness, nutrition, medicine, magic and myth become interwoven, categories become more and more complex – making healthcare harder to navigate.
From birth, people learn to make sense of the world first through images, then through stories and numbers. Naturally wired to blend our logical, emotional and sensorial systems, we navigate the world through a uniquely instinctive union of our senses. However, stuck in silos, healthcare communications assumes people think in silos. It is not set up to help patients or physicians use their natural instincts to navigate, understand or act.
That is where we come in. At PLBRS we are wired to think differently. Our diverse and multidisciplinary approach gives us the power to bring together the fundamental navigation systems of the human brain. We are the Powerhouse that is helping the world make instinctively better sense of health.
PLBRS is part of Publicis Health – the largest health-orientated agency-network in the world.
As the UK’s leading autism research charity, we exist to harness the potential of cutting-edge science to improve the lives of everyone affected by autism. We have funded the set up and development of some of the most important UK studies and scientific assets in autism, including the BASIS and iBASIS trials, the ASD-UK family database and the Autism Brain Bank. We aim to give the autism community a voice in everything we do. Through consultation and involvement we've made sure they don't just direct our funded research, but autism science across the UK.
Kyowa Kirin International (KKI) is leaping forward to establish itself as a Japan-based global specialty pharmaceutical company. We strive to contribute to the health and well-being of people around the world, and have the goal of answering the unmet medical needs of patients, their families and healthcare professionals.
Our specialty pharmaceutical business was established as ProStrakan in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, expanding through partnerships and acquisitions before becoming part of Kyowa Hakko Kirin in 2011. The company was rebranded as Kyowa Kirin International in 2016 and has recently opened an office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
The company’s focus is in oncology and rare diseases and it is entering into a phase of unprecedented rapid expansion, as it introduces a series of novel treatments which address unmet therapeutic needs. As well as transforming the lives of the patients concerned, this growth will create many exciting new roles across the UK and overseas.
Underlying our business philosophy is a firm commitment to ethical behaviour with key values based on integrity, innovation and teamwork. The interests of the patients our products treat will always be at the centre of what we do.
Kyowa Kirin – Commitment to Life
ICON plc is a global provider of drug and device development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 90 locations in 37 countries and has approximately 14,000 employees. Further information is available at www.iconplc.com.
A uniquely placed strategy consultancy dedicated to healthcare, Redbow works hand in hand with its clients across many areas of organizational strategy worldwide. Assignments span strategy development, long range and brand planning to developing marketing academies and helping to build cohesive high performing teams.
Redbow specialises in the use of gaming methodologies and simulation for strategy development and organisational engagement as well as developing and embedding bespoke strategic planning processes for many clients.
Jonathan Dancer, Managing Director is a firm believer in the power of teams, and whilst most projects focus on the concrete end of strategy and implementation, many revolve additionally around the creation and maintenance of healthy teams that can take their organisations forward.