Clinical Professionals Attends the Global Recruiter’s Awards 2015

Clinical Professionals Shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business AwardClinical Professionals attended the Global Recruiter’s Awards at the stylish Café de Paris in London last Thursday. We had been shortlisted for Best Small Recruitment Business Award along with four other organisations. The awards were judged by a team of specialists from the recruitment industry, who aim to identify the best recruitment company to specific criteria.
Whilst unfortunately on this occasion we did not win the award we were “highly commended” for the strength of our business growth, client services and for the exceptional Salary Survey we produce for industry, the most comprehensive available in any sector. It was a great honour to be shortlisted as the award itself recognises those organisations that offer something exceptional to their market and the professional staffing industry. The judges examine the company’s commitment and delivery in supporting internal talent and Corporate Social Responsibility, both of these areas are core to the culture of the Clinical Professionals Group.
Despite not winning this particular award, we hope to gain many achievements this year as we endeavour to be one of the top global pharmaceutical staffing businesses. So far our growing team and their experience in the industry has brought outstanding results and have already earned us a full 3 Star Accreditation as a Sunday Times Top 100 best small company to work for.
The Clinical Professionals Group strive to provide candidates and clients alike with an excellent, specialist approach to their life sciences job search and staffing needs whilst constantly aiming to improve the job search experience. Along with many other services, we have also launched the Training Academy which provides a fully funded program for life science graduates facilitating their entry into the Life Sciences market. As a staffing business we understand we must always bring additional value to our clients and the industry that we serve.

GR Awards Yvette Cleland, Clinical Professionals’ CEO commented “We already felt like winners when we were shortlisted as a finalist in the Global Recruitment awards in one of the most competitive award categories. To be highly commended by the judges was a great honour and a  direct testament to the wonderful team that is Clinical Professionals. We will continue to strive to always bring innovation and excellence to all of our highly valued candidates, clients and the Life Sciences industry”

AZ and Inserm collaborate on diabetes and kidney disease

AstraZeneca LogoA three year partnership between AstraZeneca (AZ) and French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is aiming to advance the understanding of biological mechanisms that come with the conditions. Based on the findings, they hope to develop new therapeutic approaches to type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Continue reading

Clinical Professionals AGM – Celebrating a Great Year as a Team

On Friday 5th June, The Clinical Professionals Group held our AGM at Pentahotel in Reading to commemorate the start of our new financial year and our 9th year of trading!

yvette glen zachThe day began with a motivational speech from Olympic Gold and Silver rower Zac Purchase. Whose funny anecdotes not only provided inspiration and entertainment, but also gave great advice on team work and leadership.

Next The Clinical Professional Group’s CEO, Yvette Cleland and COO, Glen Hall gave a presentation that marked Clinical Professional’s past achievements to date.

Including those achieved in 2015:

•    3 star accreditation as a Sunday Times Top 100
•    CP shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business Award
•    Launch of the Graduate Academy
•    Clinical Professionals Shortlisted for APSCo ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award

Winning Challenge TeamAfterwards was the CP Challenge. Unlike last year’s Dragon’s Den activity, this year’s featured employee’s split into random teams and going head to head with one another to answer questions about The Clinical Professional’s Group. The winning team received the much coveted team trophy, along with a day pass each, bottles of champagne and boxes of chocolates.

After lunch, the teams then had the opportunity to utilise the team work advice that Zach bestowed them in the Team Building exercises. The exercises varied from assembling a puzzle blindfolded to creating the tallest tower out of balloons.Winners of Team Building Exercise

Yvette Cleland, Clinical Professionals’ CEO, commented “The AGM was a very motivating day for me as CEO. It is great to spend time with such a highly talented and driven team of professionals who consistently stretch themselves in terms of their knowledge, drive and execution of their roles each and every day! Clinical Professionals had its most successful trading year in 2014. Success comes from the people in a business who make a decision to be the very best they can be. It is a great pleasure for Glen and I to have the privilege and pleasure of leading such an inspirational team of professionals. We will have an outstanding 2015/16 with some outstanding initiatives in place to ensure we are the GO TO staffing business for the Life Sciences sector.”

Clinical Professionals Staff Members Skydive for The Silver Line Charity

Three courageous members of Clinical Professionals braved the elements early Sunday morning to skydive for the second event in aid of our 2015 charity, The Silver Line.

Tom, Neil and Sarah unfortunately had a 6 hour wait, as Silver Line informed them that their jump could be postponed due to bad weather. Luckily at 2pm they were given the green light to suit up and wait for the plane.

The jump itself involved skydiving from the plane at 13,000 ft. and then freefalling for 9,000 ft. at roughly 150 mph – a staggering 1000ft in 5 seconds!

Sarah Goddard

Despite the descent taking just 5 minutes, Clinical Professionals’ Med Comms Recruitment Director, Sarah Goddard, described the experience as “Absolutely amazing and seeing the Oxfordshire scenery under the canopy in silence was exhilarating and a real adrenalin rush!”

Clinical Professionals are delighted to announce that between them, Tom, Neil and Sarah have managed to raise approximately £1800 for The Silver Line!


Yvette Cleland, Clinical Professionals’ CEO, commented “I am so proud of Sarah, Tom and Neil, the whole business has embraced our chosen charity The Silver Line, but these three exceptional team members have shown an exceptional level of bravery to continue our fund raising efforts!”

The Silver Line Charity provides information, friendship and advice to older people within the UK, helping combat the widespread issue of loneliness many experience at an older age.

Cellectis and Weill Cornell Collaborate to Develop New Leukaemia Immunotherapies

Myeloblasts with Auer rods seen in Acute Myeloid LeukemiaCellectis, a French biopharmaceutical firm, has entered into a translational research collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College situated in the US. The alliance will aim to fast-track development of a targeted immunotherapy for patients with acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML).

The partnership will be combining Cellectis’ work in the development and manufacture of gene edited CAR – T cell product candidates with Weill Cornell’s developmental therapeutics and their knowledge and resources in stem cell science.

It will also further advance the development of the Cellectis’s lead product candidate in AML, known as UCART123.

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The Importance of Clinical Trials

The Importance of Clinical TrialsInternational Clinical Trials day takes place on the 20th May each year to honour the day James Lind began the first clinical trials with control groups. The trial involved 12 people who were given different dietary supplements to see the effect of their diets on scurvy.

Clinical trials are used to test new drugs and therapies on human volunteers. There are four phases of clinical trials, each aiming to address different questions on the treatment being tested. Ensuring clinical studies are conducted effectively is vital to allow the life science industry to develop new knowledge to help discover and develop treatments for different diseases.

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Clinical Professionals Shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business Award

Clinical Professionals Shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business AwardClinical Professionals, Europe’s leading independent life science staffing company, have been shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business Award.

The winners will be announced on the 25th June 2015 at an award ceremony held at Café de Paris in London.

The Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards are judged by a team of experts drawn from the recruitment industry. The awards identify the best from the current UK recruitment industry.

The Best Small Recruitment Business Award recognises organisations who offer outstanding customer service, candidate experience and involvement with the community they serve. The award also examines the company’s approach to supporting internal talent and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Clinical Professionals constantly strive to provide exceptional customer service to both clients and candidates, while supporting the training and career development of internal employees. In the last year the company has grown from 60 to 75 employees, alongside publishing job advice pages on the Clinical Professionals website to provide job seekers with access to advice on the job search process.

Clinical Professionals has also launched their Training Academy, a unique service to industry, which trains talented Life Sciences Graduates before deploying them into “first to industry” clinical roles.

Yvette Cleland, Clinical Professionals’ CEO, commented “It is no longer enough to just be a “good staffing business”, we have to add value to an industry we are passionate about by offering clients and candidates alike innovative and ground breaking initiatives that allow us as an industry to engage with and build a better future for UK graduates and apprentices and offer additional value added services that enhance the experience of our valued clients and candidates in this global war for talent.”

Clinical Professionals have been shortlisted for the award alongside four other recruitment companies.

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Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at PSI Conference

Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at PSI ConferenceClinical Professionals will be exhibiting at this year’s PSI Conference in London.

The conference will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Relevant Applications in a Changing Environment”, and will focus on case studies and collaboration.

The conference registration starts at 8am on Monday 11th May, with the first session starting at 9:30am. The conference will then run for three days, closing at 12:30 on the 13th May.

The conference provides the opportunity for statisticians in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in Europe to network and attend various sessions on issues, including data transparency, meta-analysis, estimands, risk-based monitoring, and data visualisation.

To arrange a meeting with our biometrics team, please contact:

or call: +44(0)207 822 1710

Clinical Professionals is Europe’s leading independent life science staffing company. Our specialist biometrics team are dedicated to recruiting statisticians within the life sciences industry across Europe.

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Initiatives Could Create 30,000 – 60,000 New UK Jobs, Claim BIA

Initiatives Could Create 30,000 - 60,000 New UK Jobs, Claim BIAThe BioIndustry Association (BIA) has published a number of initiatives that they claim would rank the UK among the three largest biotech clusters in the world, and could create between 30,000 and 60,000 additional UK jobs.

In addition to the increase jobs, the main objectives of the 10-year plan include a fourfold increase in the number of new drugs and other interventions entering the clinic by 2025, alongside a tenfold increase in private investment to £2.9bn a year.

With investors regaining their appetite for biotech ventures and government reforms such as Innovate UK’s Catapults and the Biomedical Catalyst helping to nurture early stage innovation, the report claims that the current environment is ready for the resurgence of the UK’s biotech sector.

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Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at DIA Euromeeting 2015

Clinical ProfessionalsClinical Professionals will be exhibiting at stand 2D06 at this year’s DIA Euromeeting.

The conference will be the 27th annual meeting, and will take place from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th April at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.

This year’s DIA (Drug Information Association) Euromeeting will be based on ‘12 themes designed to Develop, Innovate & Advance healthcare outcomes through innovation across 5 core competences: Clinical Development, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory, Health Economics, Quality & Safety’. This year’s DIA Euromeeting will also run in parallel with the Clinical Forum.

DIA offers the chance for healthcare and life science professionals to network and learn about current and future issues. The conference is attended by various professionals working within pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs, clinical trial sites, health regulatory agencies, academia, and from patient organisations.

Delegates include pharmacovigilance professionals, medical writers, clinical development professionals, and regulatory affairs professionals. Over 2,500 professionals are expected to attend the conference.

As Europe’s leading independent life science staffing company, The Clinical Professionals Group provides an expert knowledge and understanding of recruitment within the life sciences industry. Clinical Professionals’ has launched a ground breaking Academy training graduates and exceptional candidates with relevant skills and bringing them through to industry, come and talk to us at DIA to fully understand and take part in this program .

Clinical Professionals will be exhibiting at stand 2D06. To arrange a meeting with one of our specialist consultants, please contact:

Suzanne Swan
+44(0)207 822 1710

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