Synergy Vision was awarded the Corporate Award at the Women of the Future Awards ceremony, which took place at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane last night. Winning this prestigious award is great recognition of how the organization has built a diverse workforce in terms of experience, expertise and background.

Jill Daws, Senior Account Director at Synergy Vision, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award, which reflects our continued commitment to the promotion of diversity within the workplace, and particularly within a sector which is typically stereotyped as being male dominated.”

The Awards, now in their 10th year, celebrate rising talent across 11 categories, including business, culture, media and many more. Synergy Vision faced stiff competition for the Corporate Award from larger multinational organizations including Shell, Olswang, Accenture and Unilever; it triumphed because of its ongoing dedication to nurturing the next generation of talent and furthering the careers of young women in the medical communications industry.

The judges were impressed by Synergy Vision’s desire to see its employees become successful, as well as its inspiring and innovative approach to recruiting and promoting women at entry level through to middle leadership and senior positions. They also added that the organization “has much that it can teach the corporate sector about how a professional culture, policies and practice can help people to flourish in a way that is both good for business and for the employees”.

Eileen Gallagher, Director at Synergy Vision, said: “We have always placed a lot of importance on nurturing the career of all our young employees, men and women alike. We have worked hard to put a range of policies in place, such as an extensive programme for new recruits, and flexible working policies to help new mothers return to work. We are extremely proud to win this award and look forward to further collaboration with the Women of the Future network”.

Synergy Vision was founded over eight years ago by Ffyona Dawber, an experienced pharmaceutical clinical development specialist, to fill a gap in the market ─ for an agency that could relate to the challenges faced by pharmaceutical clients and deliver to the highest standard. Since then, Synergy Vision has gone from strength to strength, and has become a trusted partner to a number of clients in the pharmaceutical industry. With an impressive growth from two to 30 people over eight years, the company is still growing and planning further expansion.