Awards

The PLG Business Development Awards are a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements in deal-making across the life-science industry during the last 12 months. The awards feature a mix of individual and business development team categories.

PLG Business Development Awards 2022

30 Euston Square, London

Thursday 31 March 2022

We are pleased to welcome the return of face-to-face presenting of the PLG Business Development Awards for 2022 at 30 Euston Square in London. The Awards event features:

  • afternoon presentations on Deal-Making across the Life-Sciences industry
  • presentation of 5 PLG Business Development Awards
  • informal networking reception
  • 3-course dinner
  • after-dinner speech from Richard Westcott, BBC Science and Technology Correspondent

More details and registration information are available on our events page

Please note you do not need to be a member to make a nomination or be nominated for any of the awards.

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Michale Bouskila-Chubb (Healx) accepting her BD Newcomer of the Year award from PLG Chair, Kay Tait, and Sharon Finch; Prashant Godse accepting the AstraZeneca BD Executive of the Year award from Steve Twait on behalf Alex Falgas (Accord Healthcare); Simon Elliott (Evercore) in action during his after-dinner speech; Mundipharma BD team celebrating their PLG Deal of the Year award

PLG Licensing Deal of the Year

PLG Licensing Deal of the Year Online Nomination Form

Nominations are welcomed from companies across the healthcare industry who executed a licensing deal that completed between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021. Entries will be judged by reference to the deal’s overall impact, including its value, strategic fit, market impact and whether the deal was or has the potential to be transformational for the company, organisation, business unit or industry.

Previous Winners

  • 2020 – Bicycle Therapeutics, partnership with Genentech
  • 2019 – King’s College London & Wellcome, licence HCN2 Protein developments for chronic neuropathic pain

PLG Collaboration of the Year

PLG Collaboration of the Year Online Nomination Form

Nominations are welcomed from companies across the healthcare industry who entered into a collaboration, including a partnership to co-develop or co-promote, between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021. Entries will be judged by reference to the collaboration’s overall impact, including its strategic fit for all partners, any unique or innovative attributes of the partnership structure, and whether the collaboration has the potential to be transformational for the asset being partnered, the companies or organisations involved or the industry.

Previous Winners

  • 2020 – Joint Winners – AstraZeneca & Pfizer, respective Covid-19 vaccine developments
  • 2019 – Exscientia, collaboration with Celgene on three programs in oncology and autoimmunity

PLG Acquisition Deal of the Year

PLG Acquisition Deal of the Year Online Nomination Form

Nominations are welcomed from companies across the healthcare industry who entered into an asset or business acquisition that completed between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021. Entries will be judged by reference to the deal’s overall impact, including its value, strategic fit, market impact and whether the deal was transformational for the company, business unit or industry.

Previous Winners

  • 2020 – Bayer, acqusition of Asklepios Biopharmaceutical
  • 2019 – Biogen, acquisition of Nightstar Therapeutics
  • 2018 – Mundipharma International, acquisition of Cinfa Biotech deal

Business Development Executive of the Year, sponsored by AstraZeneca

PLG Business Development Executive of the Year Online Nomination Form

Nominations are welcomed for an individual who exceeded expectations and made an exceptional or unique contribution in support of a business development deal or deals that completed between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021.

Previous Winners

  • 2018 – Alex Falgas, Accord Healthcare
  • 2017 – Jane Dancer, F-star Biotechnology
  • 2016 – Karen LaRochelle, PsiOxus Therapeutics
  • 2015 – Francois Fornieri, Mithra Pharmaceuticals
  • 2014 – Thorsten Umland, Bayer HealthCare
  • 2013 – Joint Winners – Joanne Kelley, AstraZeneca & Barbara Krebs-Pohl, MorphoSys
  • 2012 – Catherine Pickering, Merck Serono
  • 2011 – Daniel Thomas, Alliance
  • 2010 – Sean McKercher, Ipsen
  • 2009 – Martin Buckland, Astex Therapeutics
  • 2008 – Keith Martin, Apitope
  • 2007 – Eva-Lotta Allen, Ablynx

PLG Business Development Best Newcomer of the Year

PLG Business Development Newcomer of the Year Online Nomination Form

The third award is awarded to a new entrant or person with limited experience who has made significant progress in their business development skills and experience.

Previous Winners

  • 2018 – Michale Bouskila-Chubb, Healx
  • 2017 – Judith Parker, Public Health England
  • 2016 – Benjamin Owens, EUSA Pharma
  • 2015 – Anne Vroon, Genmab
  • 2014 – Arnaud Wieczorek, Onxeo
  • 2013 – Cedric Ververken, Ablynx
  • 2012 – Peter Huber-Saffer, AstraZeneca, Germany
  • 2011 – Ashley Cox, Glenmark
  • 2010 – Angela Columbano, Merck
  • 2009 – John Strafford, Antisoma & Giorgio Pinci, Merck Serono
  • 2008 – Rebecca Forster, Mundipharma
  • 2007 – Steve Skilleter, Thornton Ross