(London, UK), September 19th, 2019 – Specialist life science recruitment company, Hobson Prior is proud to announce that on 19 September, 2019, we received AgileOne’s UK Platinum Award for European Supplier Excellence 2019. The award was presented to David Chipp and Calum Watson during an award ceremony that took place during the AgileOne Supplier Excellence Awards held in London, England. All the winners at the AgileOne Supplier Exvellence event “With each candidate interaction and each successful placement, our suppliers play a critical role in our success at AgileOne. We are constantly evaluating our suppliers to ensure they are providing the best possible service to our clients. The Supplier Excellence Awards allow us to recognize the suppliers that consistently exceed expectations,” Brian Clark, Senior Vice President Global Operations of AgileOne. “As a trusted partner, Hobson Prior has risen to the challenge of delivering world-class customer service and high-quality talent for AgileOne’s clients around the world.” “The entire Global Strategic Sourcing team is dedicated to building strong partnerships with suppliers around the world. The Supplier Excellence Awards are just one of the many ways AgileOne seeks to showcase our ‘Best of the Best’ suppliers,” said Jaideep Majumdar, Associate Vice President of AgileOne “Our supplier partnership program strives to connect, build, foster, and grow our supplier partners so that they curate innovative, technology-based workforce solutions to better serve our clients. From sharing world-class processes to giving suppliers the opportunity to grow their business, our ‘Best of the Best’ suppliers serve as an example of what can be done when you create win-win partnerships that benefits everyone.” Calum Watson accepting the Platinum award on behalf of Hobson Prior "We are honoured to have been recognised by AgileOne. Collaboration is key to providing innovative and effective life sciences recruitment solutions and we take great pride in working with AgileOne to provide an exceptional service,” commented Managing Director of Hobson Prior, Patrick Forster. “A crucial part of Hobson Prior’s mission is to develop and build recruitment partnerships, so we can help our clients find the specialist candidates they need to make an impactful difference to patients around the world. We hope to continue developing our partnership with AgileOne as a go-to solution for life sciences recruitment.” Hobson Prior managers David Chipp and Calum Watson accepting the Agile One award About Hobson Prior Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter focused on finding and placing exceptional candidates across the global life sciences industry. Our highly selective clients trust us to source and secure the best contract and permanent candidates to contribute to their success.We’ve been recruiting exceptional life science professionals since 2002 and our team of consultants, many of who used to work within the industry themselves, have been delivering tailored and successful recruitment solutions. About AgileOne From cutting-edge technologies to award-winning services, AgileOne has the resources to provide true total talent management. Good vendors can provide cost savings, risk mitigation, vendor management, and talent acquisition; but a great partner supports your business goals and navigates the legislation, regulations, and trends that will shape the future. Go beyond traditional workforce programs with a single consultative partner that understands where you want to go, and how you can get there. Minority/woman-owned, with operations in 32 countries around the globe. One World. One Workforce. One provider: AgileOne.
The life science recruitment industry is set for an exciting revolution as previous competitors, Hobson Prior and Proclinical, announce a strategic alliance, combining their workforces to further their presence in the North America and Asia Pacific regions. The mutually beneficial agreement follows Proclinical’s recent acquisition by Hobson Prior’s parent company Independent Clinical Services (ICS). Both brands have established teams in the USA with Proclinical’s New York office and Hobson Prior’s team in Boston, near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This collaboration will see the two teams join forces and share expertise as the Boston office joins the Proclinical brand. With a presence in New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA and now Boston MA, the teams are primed to continue delivering expert recruitment services across the North American life science industry. The Sydney team will continue to operate as Hobson Prior Australia, where they have built a reputation for placing exceptional candidates across the Australian life science industry. With Proclinical’s Singapore and Shanghai offices, the combined forces will further strengthen the group’s growing network in the Asia Pacific life science recruitment market. With no immediate plans to completely merge the two companies, they will continue to remain separate throughout the rest of their network in the UK and continental Europe. When discussing Hobson Prior’s growing business vision, Operations Director, Patrick Forster commented: “This is an exciting partnership and we are thrilled to be working with Proclinical, combining our expertise to provide the best opportunities for candidates and life science companies on an even greater global scale. As a respected brand in the life science recruitment market, we know that this collaboration will have a positive impact for our teams and ensure we can provide an exceptional service to both our clients and candidates alike. Hobson Prior’s global expansion has successfully enabled us to extend our services and opportunities across the key hubs in the life science industry and I am confident this move will allow us to continue expanding and remain leaders in this exciting industry.” When commenting on Proclinical’s global vision following the move, Proclinical’s CEO, Daniel Smart commented: “We are grateful to Hobson Prior for their willing approach to collaboration, and how receptive they have been following our introduction through ICS. Both Australia and Massachusetts have been long-term strategic targets for Proclinical, and this move now gives us the opportunity to better support existing demand from our current clients and win new business by firmly establishing our presence right across North America and the Asia Pacific region.” As the biotech capital of the East Coast, Boston is considered by many to be the heart of life sciences R&D innovation, not only within the United States, but globally. The state of Massachusetts provides over 99,000 life science jobs according to the Boston Globe, with a very high concentration of skilled professionals working for a range of innovative biotech start-ups, global biopharmas and academic/research institutions. Boston is also the recipient of 1/3 of the industry’s venture capital funding and attracts some of the leading technology companies in the country, which fuels its innovation. Australia’s life sciences industry employs over 232,000 people and it is reportedly among the top five countries globally for biotechnology according to AusBiotech. The pharmaceutical market is set to rise from just over $22.85 billion in 2016 to $23.2 billion by 2020, according to GlobalData. For media enquiries, please contact HPMediaEnquiries@hobsonprior.com. About Hobson Prior Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter, focused on finding outstanding candidates across Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. We work proactively with market leaders and exceptional candidates and invest time to understand what you are looking for so we can expertly match you with the best opportunities. Our dedicated team has successfully placed over 5,600 exceptional people in various permanent and contract positions across the industry.