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Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Founder CJA Training

A qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of NHS roles. Focused on helping organisations develop their wellbeing strategies and delivering mental health and wellbeing training courses across the country.

A passionate advocate for increasing mental health awareness in the workplace. Catherine firmly believes in training your workforce with practical skills that can be used to spot the signs/symptoms of mental health issues. Early intervention can prevent mental illness from spiralling out of control.

 
Stephanie Armstrong

Stephanie Armstrong

Stephanie has moved rapidly through the ranks in the last 10 years and now holds a Global Marketing Director role in one of the top 5 Pharmaceutical companies. Her career started with a student placement role for 7 months and then Stephanie moved into various roles globally and in the UK.

 
Bob Bevil

Bob Bevil

Bob is an award-winning, published and accredited training and development professional with the ability to assess organisational, group and individual learning needs and meet them in a way that truly challenges attitudes and behaviour. 

 
Soar Beyond

Soar Beyond

Passionate about making a difference, Soar Beyond delivers innovative, creative solutions to our NHS customers and pharmaceutical industry partners.

 
David Blewitt

David Blewitt

David Blewitt is the Vice President of Cloud Compliance at USDM Life Sciences.

 
Chris Bodman

Chris Bodman

Chris started his career in elite sport as a Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach in First Class Cricket. During this time, Chris completed a degree in Psychology and a masters in Sport Psychology. He has also achieved Chartered status with the British Psychological Society and is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

 
Andy Bounds

Andy Bounds

Andy was voted ‘Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year’, and has authored three international best-selling books on sales.  He’s worked in 40+ countries, helping some of the world’s largest and most famous companies to sell more and communicate better. 

 
Derek Brown

Derek Brown

Derek brings a wealth of expertise in launching products across Europe and developing new structures, supply chain solutions and partner agreements to expedite uptake of new entrant products.

 
Greg Bull

Greg Bull

I am busy creating a team of like-minded people to join with me in this and together we can have some fun, make a difference to patient lives, help keep dispensing doctor practices afloat and viable and most of all, lets save this NHS of ours; it really is a jewel in our crown, lets protect it forever.

 
Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlain

The global expert on customer access for the Life Science sector, having trained thousands of sales people from over 60 major Life Science companies across 50+ countries. He is also hired by various doctors’ groups and the NHS in the UK to help them get better and more relevant access to suppliers.

 
John Chater

John Chater

I provide editorial and training services to pharma and medtech on the subject of the NHS and have also specialised in ABPI Code training (virtual, face to face training and online courses).

 
Dominic Colenso

Dominic Colenso

I help businesses and individuals to communicate better and improve their performance. I began my career as a professional actor and worked extensively on stage and screen.

 
Andy Cowper

Andy Cowper

Andy is a Freelance Journalist, specialising in the politics and management of the NHS. For over 13 years he has owned and edited Health Policy Insight. He is also a Columnist for the British Medical Journal and Civil Service World, and previously the Comment Editor for Health Service Journal, for which he had a weekly 'Cowper's Cut' column!

 
Tony Cox

Tony Cox

Tony has worked in and around the pharma industry for 20+ years with 15 years in the client environment and the last 10 in the consultancy side.

 
Andrew Deller

Andrew Deller

Accomplished Director with 30 years’ experience working in the Pharmaceutical and Clinical Homecare sectors. Currently supporting many pharmaceutical companies to maximise the value of homecare and patient support programmes

 
British In Vitro Diagnostics Association

British In Vitro Diagnostics Association

BIVDA (The IVD Technologies industry body) is the go-to organisation supporting members and key stakeholders to provide cost-effective patient outcomes using IVD technologies and innovation to transform patient pathways.

 
Leslie Galloway

Leslie Galloway

Leslie is the EMIG Chairman, an Expert Adviser to the NICE Centre for Clinical Practice and co-founder and Chairman of TetrisPharma Ltd.

 
Neil Grubert

Neil Grubert

A pharmaceutical market access specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of tracking access environments around the world. 

 
Jatinder Harchowal

Jatinder Harchowal

Jatinder Harchowal has been a Chief Pharmacist for over 18 years having worked at Ealing Hospital, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, The Royal Marsden and now University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

 
OPEN Health

OPEN Health

Working in partnership with our clients, we embrace our different perspectives and strengths to deliver fresh thinking and solutions that make a difference.

 
Dr Patricia Hurton

Dr. Patricia Hurton

Patricia retired from GP partnership at The Cedarbrook Practice this year after having joined the practice in 1997. As a GP partner in a NHSE clinical pharmacist pilot practice, she brings her expertise as a GP with special interest in Diabetes.

 
Ziad Laklouk

Ziad Laklouk

Ziad joined Soar Beyond as a part-time Clinical Services Pharmacist in April 2021 whilst retaining his role as Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Didcot PCN in South Oxfordshire. He is passionate about integrated clinical academic research in the context of primary care and has a special interest in pharmacogenomics and stratified medicine. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Genomic Medicine at Imperial College London as part of HEE’s Genomics Education Programme.

 
Alison Lawrence

Alison Lawrence

I am the owner and managing director of Forethought Public Affairs Consulting and HeartSing Executive Coaching. In addition, I am a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which has been instrumental in shaping the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.

 
Deborah Lee

Deborah Lee

Deborah Lee joined the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 2016 from the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBNHSFT) where she was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO.

 
Eric Low

Eric Low

Eric Low is the Founder of Eric Low Consulting (Edinburgh, UK). In his current consultancy position, Low specialises in strategic market access, patient engagement, and life sciences and healthcare policy.

 
Luca Marelli

Luca Marelli

I graduated with first class honours from UCL in Pharmacology, obtained an MSc in Neuroscience, and completed the two year Teach First Leadership Development graduate scheme. After six years at Chiesi working as a respiratory medical sales representative across mainly secondary care, I moved into an MSL role at Grow Pharma within the field of medical cannabis.

 
Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Richard Newman, CEO and Founder of Body Talk – Advanced communication training to increase your personal impact and influence.

 
Sarah Joy Newton

Sarah Joy Newton

Sarah’s nursing and medical sales experience has given her a unique understanding and knowledge of the workings of the NHS and procurement. She is an experienced tender bid writer and internal ISO auditor.

 
Steve Patmore

Steve Patmore

A professional, hardworking and conscientious Medical Affairs Specialist  working within the field of medical affairs following extensive experience in sales and management with major pharmaceutical companies

 
Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Tom is a much sought after trainer and coach who has been transforming professionals in pharma, medtech and the NHS for over 30 years. Between 1990 and 2008 Tom enjoyed a remarkable career in the pharmaceutical industry, during which time Tom held senior roles in sales, marketing and training.

 
Steve Pollacco

Steve Pollacco

I became an MSL almost by accident. Having supported a new MSL team build-up in one of the UK’s major Pharma companies I thought that perhaps the role was not for me. What happened next was one the best 5 years in my Pharma career. A further year in Learning & Development, onboarding new MSL recruits and helping medical and commercial trainees in how to communicate scientific data effectively, together with working within the global function to help develop a MSL onboarding framework, gave me a passion for supporting one of Pharma’s fastest growing roles.

 
Anna Prescott

Anna Prescott

Anna joined Soar Beyond in 2016 with over 10 years post-graduate pharmacy experience in the NHS predominantly as a hospital pharmacist.

 
Shailen Rao

Shailen Rao

Shailen has had a leading involvement in well over 300 partnership working projects over his career - initially working in the NHS and latterly under the banner of Soar Beyond Ltd

 
Anna Reddy

Anna Reddy

Workplace health is hugely important right now to the longevity of individuals and their organisations.

With over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working with a broad spectrum of Health Care Professionals, in a wide range of therapy areas, & as the nutrition lead for their wellbeing programme, I have a sound knowledge of delivering health solutions in many situations. Through Leap health workplace health workshops,  I have proven success in many organisations such as Mercedes Benz, NHS, Unique Homecare services, Cain International, and various digital companies. I hold qualifications in nutrition & exercise, BA Hons Business Studies, and am hugely fascinated with how lifestyle can have such a profound effect on prevention & management of our health.

For years I have gone against the grain by prioritising health to improve personal & professional performance, and now this is becoming a societal norm. I have a huge enthusiasm for focussing on productivity and NOT the number of hours worked.

As a busy parent of 3 lively children I value the importance of work-life balance. A healthy lifestyle can help us all be efficient at work so that we can switch off when we are meant to.

Knowledge, experience and passion enable me to empower individuals to make their health a priority which is a vehicle to happiness and productivity.

Join me to making Small Steps that Leap Health  

 
Chris Rolfe

Chris Rolfe

Chris is a RWE Consultant who is responsible for commercial and scientific consultancy, identifying, generating and converting new business development opportunities, and account management of OPEN Health’s clients.​

 
Phil Rose

Phil Rose

As CEO of Clarity Leadership, Phil stays true to the company’s vision of “developing leaders to inspire teams who drive performance”. Phil coaches top-level management worldwide to be better leaders; to provide clarity, model conviction and to enable their teams to exceed their business goals.

 
Steve Royle

Steve Royle

Communications and engagement enthusiast in life sciences industry with a foundation in pharma sales & marketing

 
Robert Russell-Pavier

Robert Russell-Pavier

Robert has worked for the BGMA since 2009. He is a Trade Adviser to the UK Government where he represents the BGMA.

 
Ian Saunders

Ian Saunders

Ian has enjoyed an extensive career in sales and performance development. He established himself as a sales specialist performing training and coaching roles working with sales staff at all levels of the organisation.

 
Anjna Sharma

Anjna Sharma

Anjna has a wealth of experience from the variety of her previous roles in community, primary, secondary care and academia. Anjna began her career as a community pharmacist with Boots the Chemists, and has held various roles from managerial to clinical. Prior to this, she also held academic positions at Nottingham and Demonfort Universities.

 
Paul Simms

Paul Simms

Paul is the CEO of Impatient Health. He is often described as the ‘pharma provocateur’ for his efforts to rethink and realize the huge unfulfilled potential of the life sciences industry.

 
Jeremy Snape

Jeremy Snape

My 19 year career as a professional and International cricketer taught me that our mindset can be the difference between success and failure. After studying an MSc in sport psych, I’ve supported some of the biggest names in sport including SA Cricket, England Rugby, Premier League Football and F1

 
Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan

Michelle has had a diverse career in pharmaceutical and medical devices, first working in the industry in 1990.

As a lateral thinker and strategist, her employers have often created roles to capitalise on her knowledge and skills, helping them to respond to the prevailing market conditions.

 
Rob Toomey

Rob Toomey

Rob and his team at TypeCoach have delivered their signature Influence Course to tens of thousands of salespeople around the world. The course teaches how to identify the personality type and communication style in prospective clients and customers and then provides simple techniques for salespeople to adapt their style accordingly.

 
Dale Vince

Dale Vince

With more than 25 years experience as a green entrepreneur, Dale launched Ecotricity ( http://www.ecotricity.co.uk), the world’s first green energy company back in 1995. Today, it powers around 200,000 homes and businesses across the UK with renewable energy from the wind and sun.

 
Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Paul has 32 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, for the past 13 years he has worked across both NHS England & Wales and the private channel in Ophthalmology, in particular cataract surgery and Glaucoma.

In his career he has held numerous sales coaching, leadership positions within several Global blue-chip pharmaceutical/healthcare companies, including GSK, Pfizer, Abbott and up until recently Johnson & Johnson.

Paul is an experienced sales performance coach, facilitator and selling skills trainer. Delivering both 1-1 coaching sessions and has delivered both UK/EMEA based local train-the-trainer and train-the-facilitator sessions across numerous industries

His passion for coaching and sales training comes from the years worked as a coach and sales trainer. He feels that coaching is the bedrock behind all successful sales individuals and is a huge believer in delivering excellent selling skills, continuous coaching and supporting personal development plans.

He is a qualified NLP Business Practitioner which has helped clients in their both professional and personal lives and has recently completed the GAP Partnership negotiation skills workshop.

Other notable achievements in my career include sales training awards with Abbott, collaboration to help develop a global coaching model with Johnson & Johnson.

Before that Paul served 11 years in the British army as a male nurse, travelling extensively.

Married to Ruth, Paul has two grown up sons Benjamin & Christian, and when not working he enjoys walking with Ruth and their cockerpoo dog Bailey, Paul sings as a tenor in a choir and involved in volunteer work for the Commonwealth war graves commission.

 
Becky Warnes

Becky Warnes

Becky is an awarding business consultant working with the NHS and industry. She is a passionate about women's health and digital health technologies.

 
David Watson

David Watson

David Watson is Executive Director for Patient Access at the ABPI.

 
Dominic Wright

Dominic Wright

Dominic spent 15 years as a director of commissioning and accountable office for CCGs in London and the South East. He has a particular interest in working with pharma and the NHS to evaluate treatments and efficacy, to provide best value.