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Louise Lavelle

Medical Communications & Medical Education

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 541 037

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?
I look after the Medical Education and Medical Communications roles such as medical writers and account managers.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Following companies and people of interest on LinkedIn, reading updates on MedCommsnetworking and PMLive, and catching up on relevant news on the "health" section of news websites. 

What's your favourite film and why?
I don't really watch films. Does Corrie count??

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
A chocolate-making machine that would be a normal household object to be used daily, like a toaster. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
I treat people as people, and not commodities. The recruitment process can be stressful and I am constantly mindful of peoples' feelings and overall goals. 

Phillip Hall

Medical Communications & Medical Education

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 070

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!

Stephanie Yacoubian

Medical Communications & Medical Education

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 074

Which team do you work in?

I am part of the Healthcare Communications team.

Which area do you specialise in?

Medical Communications and Medical Education

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

It's important to be active online, regularly monitoring BBC Health, PMLive and networking websites. I like to be up-to-date with the latest in the industry and relay relevant information where it's needed. I am naturally inquisitive so I like to keep myself busy and ensure I am an expert in my market so I can deliver to the best of my ability and generate happy results! 

What's your favourite film and why?
I am a big fan of Leonardo Dicaprio, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto.. Oh sorry I am meant to be talking about a specific film aren’t I? I love Fight Club, old time favourite.. I love it when a film shocks you with a twist and leaves you thinking about what just happened for a little while after!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I’d invent a special habitable artificial satellite that would allow civilians to take a trip in low earth orbit. Imagine having the opportunity to travel around the earth in 90 minutes (like being in the ISS) and see the most spectacular sights.… Ahh maybe one day

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
I love learning about cosmology and astrophysics, I have some fascinating books by Carl Sagan, Brian Cox & Michio Kaku, there are a lot of things I struggle to get my head around but I could talk for hours about space… 


Lewis Burne

Medical Communications & Medical Education

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 073

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Medical Communications & Medical Education - roles include Medical Writers, Account Managers, Project Coordinators and Editoral Assistants. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Attending events and meeting candidates and clients is a fantastic way of engaging with my sector and really getting to know people, companies and their motivations. This, alongside keeping up-to-date with MedComms Networking and PMLive articles. 

What's your favourite film and why?

I'm not the biggest of movie buffs but one of my favourites is Lars Von Trier's 'Dancer in the Dark'. It stars Bjork and I'm quite a big Bjork fan!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I would invent a mode of transport which is, essentially, a large rollercoaster. It would make my commute to work that bit more enjoyable.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I try not to make assumptions on people and get to know everyone on an individual basis. 

Peggy Aherne

Advertising & PR

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 541 041

Which team do you work in?

The Healthcare Communications team

Which area do you specialise in?

PR

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Mainly by keeping in touch with my candidates and clients on a daily basis. I also follow groups on LinkedIn and I am always on the look out for new market information.

What's your favourite film and why?

American Gangster - you can't beat a good Denzil Washington film.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

Definitely a teleportation machine. I would love to be able to go anywhere in the world at any time. Also, if it meant I could avoid flying that would be great!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I have a Texan dog called Shelby who I got while working in America. She hasn't got used to the UK weather yet! 

Jonny Lad

Advertising & PR

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 075

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Advertising, PR & Digital

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Through constant communication with candidates and clients within the industry. I like to meet with my clients and candidates as often as possible and to get out to as many networking events as I can. I also like to keep track of what is happening in the industry via LinkedIn, PMLive and other pharma news sites. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Gladiator - it's a timeless film with a great cast and fantastic story. They don't make them like that anymore.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I'd love to have a teleport. I love to travel but some places are so far away! I'd love to press a button and be able to spend the weekend on the beach in Fiji.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I can read and write in Korean! After teaching English over there I have learnt to really understand people and have seen how rewarding it is to help people whatever their circumstances. In my job I really listen to both my clients and candidates needs and try to match them as best as possible. 


Adam Walker

Advertising & PR

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 079

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Advertising, PR and Digital in the US Market

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

The best way is to constantly communicate with my candidates, new and old. If something is happening within the industry, candidates are usually the first people to know and voice their opinion.

What's your favourite film and why?

Probably Leon. 12-year-old Natalie Portman learns how to become an assassin from Jean Reno, who has a strange relationship with a potted plant and tries to kill the drug fuelled Gary Oldman. Brilliantly over-the-top.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

Lightsabers – need I say more?

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I formed a record label with a few friends at 18, which expanded massively, and went on to host stages at a couple of national festivals. I realise how valuable it was at the time, but networking with key industry figures and musicians was crucial. Our artists quickly grabbed attention and are currently on tour across Europe. As a huge music aficionado, it’s fantastic knowing we’ve pushed them to that level. Looking back, it’s the same in any industry – networking, knowing your industry leaders, and attending national and international events is key.

Ben Frankish

Clinical Research

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 076

Which team do you work in?

Drug development

Which area do you specialise in?

I work on Clinical roles, focusing mainly within biometrics 

How do you keep up-to-date with issues in your sector?

Mainly by talking to people and contstantly growing my network. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Fight Club. I like the twist at the end. 

What makes you #DistinclyDifferent?

When I get involved with a project, client or candidate, I don't hang around. I keep pushing until I get to the end point!

Joe Grundy

Clinical Research

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 078

Which team do you work in?

The clinical operations team

Which area do you specialise in?

Any Clinical Operations roles from CTA level through to Directors/Head of Clin Ops

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

I continuously network with skilled professionals in my specialist area to identify any imminent changes in the market. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Twelve Angry Men - I'm such an old man with my taste in films but this is an absolute classic with twists and turns from start to finish. 

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

Bernard's watch! 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I take time to understand the exact needs of my candidates and clients and work tirelessly to find their perfect role/candidates. 


Iain Jenkins

Regulatory Affairs

Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1625 361 072

Which team do you work in?

Regulatory Affairs

Which area do you specialise in?

All levels of Regulatory Affairs roles in pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, and medical device companies plus CROs and regulatory consultancies. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

By talking with candidates and clients on a daily basis about the market. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Gladiator - because it's a pure classic! 

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

A teleportation machine - who doesn't want to spend more time on a hot beach without the hassel and cost of flying!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 

I'm honest with clients and candidates about the jobs and don't go in for the hard sell.

Katie Goulbourn

Regulatory Affairs

Consultant

Phone: 01625 541 048

Which team do you work in?
I work within the Drug Development team.

Which area do you specialise in?
I specialise in recruiting Junior to Director level Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance professionals within Pharma, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Animal Health. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Speaking daily with clients and candidates keeps me on top of the latest industry trends and news, combined with regularly visiting relevant websites and reading articles.

What's your favourite film and why?
I absolutely love a good rom-com, my favourite would have to be The Holiday.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
Trackable GPS microchips for cats and dogs - how has this not been invented yet!?

Cheryl Merriman

Medical Affairs

Consultant

Phone: 01625 541 039

Which team do you work in?

I work within the Drug Development team.

Which area do you specialise in?

I recruit for roles within the Medical Affairs & Medical Information sector.

How do you keep up to date with the issues in your sector?

Speaking with candidates and clients daily keeps me updated on any industry changes or news and getting involved in LinkedIn groups as well as reading any news articles.

What’s your favourite film and why?

This is a hard one as there is so many to pick but I think it would have to be Love Actually, it never gets old and has it all - humour, love and is a little bit of a tear jerker.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

If I could invent one thing it would be a machine that you could step into that would get your ready in minutes and would have loads of clothes and make up options to choose from.

What makes you distinctly different?

I used to work on a cruise ship and was able to visit the most amazing countries and meet people from all over the world, which I would not have met or went to if it was not for this opportunity. It also teaches you to work with a diverse group of people and have build great friendships from this.