Awards

In light of the ongoing spread and effects of Covid-19, after serious consideration and discussion the PLG Board have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 13th PLG Business Development Awards evening on 30th April.

However, please note the nomination process for each of the 5 PLG Business Development Awards will continue unaffected, with the online nomination forms available until the deadline for entries on 31st March. There is still plenty of time to make a nomination in any category, using the links below or via the awards section of our website, which has the full criteria for each award. The winners in the 3 Deal of the Year categories will be announced on 30th April, with the PLG BD Newcomer and PLG BD Executive of the Year awards being presented in person during the international  XVI IPLS event being held in Brighton later in the year.

This year has seen the introduction of 2 new award categories, PLG Licensing Deal of the Year and PLG Collaboration of the Year.

The 2019 event brought together 100 guests from across the healthcare business development and deal-making community for a networking reception and awards dinner. The PLG Business Development Awards evening is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements during 2019.

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

New 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 2019 and 31st December 2019. 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.

New Award – 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 2019 and 31st December 2019. 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.

PLG Acquisition Deal of the Year, sponsored by Thornton & Ross

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 2019 and 31st December 2019. 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.

First Winner

  • 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 2019 and 31st December 2019.

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, sponsored by Alliance Pharma

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

Upcoming Award Events

Postponed – 13th PLG Business Development Awards

Thursday 30th April 2020 (30 Euston Square, London)

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the Covid-19 outbreak, the PLG Board have taken the decision to postpone the 13th PLG Business Development Awards Evening…

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