Organised by PharmaTimes Media and taking place at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on Thursday 9 November, the PharmaTimes Marketer & Communications Team of the Year Awards will be presented by two of the most recognisable faces in TV current affairs, Clive Myrie and Babita Sharma.

Myrie is one of the UK's most experienced foreign correspondents. He has reported from more than 80 countries on some of the most important news events over the last 20 years including the wars in Croatia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. A multi-award winning journalist, he continues to make features and programmes for Panorama, Newsnight and Radio 4.

Sharma has been at the forefront of major global news events including Rio Olympics 2016, the Hong Kong protests, the death of Osama bin Laden and the Royal Wedding. In addition to fronting regular business news bulletins and features for the UK’s number one broadcaster, she has also worked behind the scenes for the corporation as a TV producer.

Every year, the PharmaTimes Marketer & Communications Team of the Year awards dinner attracts top level industry professionals. Representatives from major pharma companies gather to celebrate the next generation of pharma marketing and communication specialists, to network, and to entertain key clients. To find out more and to book, visit

The competition is heating up!

With the awards ceremony set to reveal pharma’s future marketing and communications leaders in just a few weeks’ time, the finals day for the Marketer of the Year singles categories took place on 5 October at QuintilesIMS in Reading.

Sabina Syed, manager director, Visions4Health and chair of the competition steering group comments: “The New Marketer of the Year category was very strong this year - really showcasing some of the talent we have in our industry. The competitors performed well under pressure in front of the judges and in some cases above their level of experience.”  

PharmaTimes business manager and Marketer of the Year competition lead Luci Chalk says: “Every category was well represented, making for an exciting competition and promising a nail-biting awards night!”

The finals day for Communications Team of the Year competition took competition took place at QuintilesIMS yesterday.

As a freelance consultant and member of the competition steering group Eric Hansen has years of experience in creatively leveraging the innovation of corporate communities for positive, sustainable impact on global and national health challenges. Speaking on the eve of the competition Eric said: “The number and diversity of the agencies taking part in the competition, ranging from large to small, really shows that there is a lot of hungry competition out there.  I think that’s generally a healthy sign for the industry; that the broad and competitive nature of the companies should mean constantly increased creativity and improvements in delivery.”  

“With that in mind, the judges will not be interested in the ‘credentials’ of the agency, but rather the most important aspects of a good client/agency relationship.  These being a strong team who can clearly communicate great ideas, demonstrate the value of their implementation and have the conviction in their abilities that allow them to challenge the client.”

PharmaTimes business manager and Communications Team of the Year competition lead, Anna Yeardley comments: “It was a fantastic day with some outstanding performances in each of the challenges. As Eric said, we could be in for some surprises on the night!”

The finals day for Marketer of the Year’s Commercial Cross Functional Team category will take place next Wednesday at the same venue, QuintilesIMS, in Reading.

Tickets for the Marketer & Communications Team of the Year Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner are available here.

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