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Brendan O’Callaghan is named Pharma Leader 2017 at the Pharma Industry Awards

23 trophies were presented to winning companies at a gala award ceremony held in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin on the 5th of October

 

Brendan O'Callaghan, received the Pharma Leader 2017 award, sponsored by Accreate, at the recent Pharma Industry Awards. He praised the the industry-leading capabilities of Ireland as a global player in the bio-pharmaceutical supply chain and how the sector continues to evolve to meet the needs of patients worldwide for life changing medicines. “It’s always an honour to be recognised by your peers, but I see this award as more of an acknowledgment of the many great people I have worked with and from whom I have learned so much from down the years,” said O'Callaghan.

Sanofi Waterford had a successful night taking home two trophies, the overall award for Pharma Industry Company of the Year and Biotech Company of the year and the Pharma Leader was received by one of their own. 

Speaking to Ruth Beadle, site head at Sanofi Waterford, she said, “it's great to receive this recognition within Ireland’s thriving life sciences sector. The awards are testament to the great team at Waterford. In such an exciting and fast-moving environment, the awards are a nice chance to reflect on how far we have come”.

The Pharma Industry Awards, in association with Kuehne + Nagel Ireland attracted the biggest names in the industry however it is not just the major players who walk off with the trophies. Throughout the year's new entrants, start-ups and mid-sized companies have scooped major trophies. 

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, were the title sponsor of this year’s awards. Speaking about the awards Adam O’Sullivan, head of pharmaceutical and health at Kuehne + Nagel Ireland said, “the event really showcased the very best in the Pharma Industry and we were excited to show our support to pharma companies all over Ireland. The night itself was a real celebration for the pharma Industry and we very much look forward to an even bigger and better event next year.” 

The Pharma Industry Awards created an opportunity for a wide range of companies to network, showcase their work and collaborate. For Leslie Brett, MD of Lennox, it was her first year involved with the awards. “This sponsorship is a hugely important element of our marketing mix. It allows us to engage with our customers and potential customers in a very focused way, while promoting excellence in their businesses. Our focus now is on leveraging off the goodwill created by our involvement,” she said. 

“As a Supplier of an infinite range of speciality chemicals to this most important industry sector of ours, Camida are delighted to continue our sponsorship of thispPrestigious and exciting awards ceremony”, David Anchell, MD, Camida.

Congratulations to the winning companies at the Pharma Industry Awards 2017. 

1. Pharma Industry Company of the Year
Sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel Ireland
Winner: Sanofi Waterford

Pamela Quinn, MD, Kuehne + Nagel Ireland presents the Pharma Industry Company of the Year award to the Sanofi Waterford team
Pamela Quinn, MD, Kuehne + Nagel Ireland presents the Pharma Industry Company of the Year award to the Sanofi Waterford team

2. Pharma Leader 2017
Sponsored by Accreate
Winner: Brendan O'Callaghan

David Phelan, Managing Partner, Accreate presents the Pharma Leader Award 2017 to Brendan O'Callaghan
David Phelan, Managing Partner, Accreate presents the Pharma Leader Award 2017 to Brendan O'Callaghan

3. Pharma Company of the Year - Large 
Sponsored by Camida
Winner: Amgen Technology Ireland

David Anchell, MD, Camida presents the Pharma Company of the Year - Large award to the Amgen Technology Ireland team
David Anchell, MD, Camida presents the Pharma Company of the Year - Large award to the Amgen Technology Ireland team

4. Pharma Company of the Year - SME 
Sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel Ireland
Winner: EirGen Pharma

Pamela Quinn, MD, Kuehne + Nagel Ireland presents the Pharma Company of the Year - SME award to the EirGen Pharma team
Pamela Quinn, MD, Kuehne + Nagel Ireland presents the Pharma Company of the Year - SME award to the EirGen Pharma team

5. Biopharma Company of the Year
Sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel Ireland
Winner: Amgen Technology Ireland

Adam O'Sullivan, Director of Pharma and Healthcare, Kuehne + Nagel Ireland presents the Biopharma Company of the Year award to the Amgen Technology Ireland
Adam O'Sullivan, Director of Pharma and Healthcare, Kuehne + Nagel Ireland presents the Biopharma Company of the Year award to the Amgen Technology Ireland

6. Biotech Company of the Year 
Sponsored by Micro Bio
Winner: Sanofi Waterford

Peter McNamara, Managing Director, Micro-Bio Ireland presents the Biotech Company of the Year award to the Sanofi Waterford team
Peter McNamara, Managing Director, Micro-Bio Ireland presents the Biotech Company of the Year award to the Sanofi Waterford team

7. Innovation of the Year 
Sponsored by Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Winner: Meda Rottapharm (a Mylan Company)

Rachel Pallett, Sales & Marketing Director, EMEA., Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group presents the Innovation of the Year award to the Meda Rottapharm (a Mylan Company) team
Rachel Pallett, Sales & Marketing Director, EMEA., Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group presents the Innovation of the Year award to the Meda Rottapharm (a Mylan Company) team

8. Pharma Project of the Year - Large 
Sponsored by Dawson Rentals
Winner: HealthBeacon

Aidan McCauley, Director, Dawson Rentals Ireland Temperature Control Solutions presents the Pharma Project of the Year - Large award to the HealthBeacon team
Aidan McCauley, Director, Dawson Rentals Ireland Temperature Control Solutions presents the Pharma Project of the Year - Large award to the HealthBeacon team

9. Pharma Project of the Year - Small 
Winner: Cross Site Solvent Recovery Business - Pfizer Ringaskiddy

Tom Tobin, Customers Relations Director, Micro-Bio Ireland, presents the Pharma Project of the Year - Small award to the Cross Site Solvent Recovery Business - Pfizer Ringaskiddy team
Tom Tobin, Customers Relations Director, Micro-Bio Ireland, presents the Pharma Project of the Year - Small award to the Cross Site Solvent Recovery Business - Pfizer Ringaskiddy team

10. Operational Excellence Award 
Sponsored by GS1 Ireland
Winner: Meda Rottapharm (a Mylan Company)

Siobhain Duggan, Director of Innovation and Healthcare, GS1 Ireland presents the Operational Excellence Award to the Meda Rottapharm (a Mylan Company) team
Siobhain Duggan, Director of Innovation and Healthcare, GS1 Ireland presents the Operational Excellence Award to the Meda Rottapharm (a Mylan Company) team

11. Responsible Care Award 2017
Winner: AbbVie in Ireland 

Michael Gillen, BioPharmaChem Ireland presents the Responsible Care Award 2017 to the AbbVie in Ireland team
Michael Gillen, BioPharmaChem Ireland presents the Responsible Care Award 2017 to the AbbVie in Ireland team

12. Health & Safety Award
Sponsored by Ardmac
Winner: Site Leadership Cultural Change Programme - Pfizer Ringaskiddy

Colm Casey, Operational Director, Ardmac presents the Health & Safety Award to the Site Leadership Cultural Change Programme - Pfizer Ringaskiddy team
Colm Casey, Operational Director, Ardmac presents the Health & Safety Award to the Site Leadership Cultural Change Programme - Pfizer Ringaskiddy team

13. Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Sponsored by Indaver
Winner: Pfizer Little Island 

Ruth Appelbe, IWS, Sales Manager, Indaver presents the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award to the Pfizer Little Island team
Ruth Appelbe, IWS, Sales Manager, Indaver presents the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award to the Pfizer Little Island team

14. Export Achievement Award
Winner: Almac Group

Mike Byrne, GS1 Ireland presents the Export Achievement Award to Karen Fahey & Rhona Fitzgerald, Almac Group
Mike Byrne, GS1 Ireland presents the Export Achievement Award to Karen Fahey & Rhona Fitzgerald, Almac Group

15. Research & Development Achievement Award
Sponsored by 3M
Winner: PMBRC, WIT

Mark Kelly, Business Manager 3M Life Sciences presents the Research & Development Achievement Award to Claire Lennon & Niall O'Reilly, PMBRC, WIT
Mark Kelly, Business Manager 3M Life Sciences presents the Research & Development Achievement Award to Claire Lennon & Niall O'Reilly, PMBRC, WIT

16. Partnership Alliance of the Year
Winner: NIBRT & GE Healthcare

Deirdre McGrath, Camida presents the Partnership Alliance of the Year award to Claire Lennon & Niall O'Reilly, NIBRT
Deirdre McGrath, Camida presents the Partnership Alliance of the Year award to Claire Lennon & Niall O'Reilly, NIBRT

17. Communications Award
Sponsored by Lennox
Winner: My Healthcare, My Future – MSD

Leslie Brett, Lennox presents the Communications Award to the My Healthcare, My Future – MSD team
Leslie Brett, Lennox presents the Communications Award to the My Healthcare, My Future – MSD team

18. Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year
Sponsored by Guaranteed Irish
Winner: Amgen Foundation Science Education Programmes

Brid O’Connell, Guaranteed Irish presents the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year award to Laoise O’Murchu & Ian Boyle, Amgen Foundation Science Education Programmes
Brid O’Connell, Guaranteed Irish presents the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year award to Laoise O’Murchu & Ian Boyle, Amgen Foundation Science Education Programmes

19. Pharma Education & Training Award
Winner: BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science - Waterford Institute of Technology

Killian O’Driscoll, Director of Projects, NIBRT presents the Pharma Education & Training Award to Claire Lennon, BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science - Waterford Institute of Technology
Killian O’Driscoll, Director of Projects, NIBRT presents the Pharma Education & Training Award to Claire Lennon, BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science - Waterford Institute of Technology

20. Pharma Research Centre of the Year
Winner: Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre

Ann McGee, Manging Director, McGee Pharma International presents the Pharma Research Centre of the Year award to the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre team
Ann McGee, Manging Director, McGee Pharma International presents the Pharma Research Centre of the Year award to the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre team

21. Pharma Start-up Company of the Year
Winner: Valitacell

Prof Gavin Walker, Director, SSPC presents the Pharma Start-up Company of the Year award to the Valitacell team
Prof Gavin Walker, Director, SSPC presents the Pharma Start-up Company of the Year award to the Valitacell team

22. Pharma Contract Services Company of the Year
Winner: Pharmapod

Matt Moran, Director, BioPharmaChem, presents the Pharma Contract Services Company of the Year award to Leonor O’Brien & Ciaran McGowan, Pharmapod
Matt Moran, Director, BioPharmaChem, presents the Pharma Contract Services Company of the Year award to Leonor O’Brien & Ciaran McGowan, Pharmapod

23. Pharma Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by BioPharmaChem Ireland
Winner: Cora Systems

Matt Moran, Director, BioPharmaChem, presents the Pharma Supplier of the Year award to the Cora Systems team
Matt Moran, Director, BioPharmaChem, presents the Pharma Supplier of the Year award to the Cora Systems team