Not only is this three-stage competition free to enter, it’s also the only pharmaceutical sales awards where representatives are evaluated by their healthcare professional clients, before pitting them head-to-head in a real life challenge against their peers.

Dr Jim Golby PhD FCIPD is co-chair of the competition’s executive steering group (ESG) says:  “After 36 years in pharma industry and having witnessed more than a few changes in the NHS over the years a few crucial factors have remained as ever vital constants, these are the crucial role the pharma industry plays in enhancing the lives of patients and, even with the increasing complexities of the landscape, the real difference that individual sales people can deliver to both patients and HCPs . Therefore I strongly believe that the newly imagined 2018 Pharma Sales Awards will provide a superb methodology for identifying and recognising the very best sales professionals in our Industry today.”

Categories include: Primary Care Sales Professional of the Year, Secondary Care Sales Professional of the Year, Key Account Manager of the Year, Regional Sales Manager of the Year, Second Line Manager of the Year, Orphan/Rare Disease Sales Professional of the Year, Field Based Sales Trainer/Coach and Localised/ Regional Market Access Manager of the Year.

PharmaTimes business manager and competition lead Luci Sargood is confident that these carefully selected categories will inspire sales professionals to step up to the plate: “Wherever you are in your career there’s a category for you – so if applicable, talk to your line-manager and get your entry in now!”

ESG co-chair David Garmon – Jones agrees: “I have been involved with PharmaTimes awards programmes on and off over many years. The all-new Sales Awards is a hugely welcome addition. They are a real opportunity to recognize the hard work of this ever changing and dynamic arm of pharma. Pharma sales, in the broadest sense, cover a wide variety of roles and these awards will shine a light on the important work of these pharma sales professionals.”

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, will coincide with the presentation of the PharmaTimes Marketer of the Year and Communications Team of the Year Awards, providing an unbeatable networking opportunity for everyone involved.

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