Two of three finalists are from Synergy Vision in the new PharmaTimes awards’ Aspiring Communications Manager category 2018, while the agency secured a finalist place in the Communications Team of the Year – International Challenge. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 15 November 2018.

Aspiring Communications Manager finalists Hannah Charleston and Kate Herring are both senior account managers at Synergy Vision and evidence the success of its first graduate trainee scheme, which launched in 2014. In the International Challenge, members of the Synergy Vision team pitched against 13 other agencies to achieve one of seven finalist positions.

The PharmaTimes competition is the only pharma industry awards that test the competencies and potential of teams and individuals with an on-the-day challenge. In the Aspiring Communications Manager category, in limited time, entrants were required to plan and present back to demonstrate fundamental communications competencies. Criteria included digesting and responding to a brief, assessing the market environment, prioritising and identifying key insights, and developing workable communications strategies, with a good blend of creativity, risk-taking and respect for compliance. The International Challenge is similar, with teams working to meet a fictional brief and demonstrate their knowledge and ability to think innovatively under significant time pressure.

Eileen Gallagher, managing director, Synergy Vision says: “Achieving three finalist listings is a real testimony to the calibre of our talent at Synergy Vision. These highly competitive awards demand experience and excellence, under pressure on the day. Our success reflects our commitment to developing and nurturing teams who can deliver the difference for our clients.”

 About Synergy Vision

Synergy Vision was founded in 2007 by former nurse and pharmaceutical clinical development specialist Ffyona Dawber. She had identified a gap for a full-service medical communications agency that understands first-hand the challenges faced by pharmaceutical clients. As a result, many of the now 40-strong team are hand-picked for their industry experience, a significant track record in agencies, or academic expertise. Synergy Vision has also run a graduate training scheme since 2014, identifying new talent and providing structured development opportunities.

Now in its 11th year, Synergy Vision’s global footprint has expanded, with offices in London, Dublin and Sydney. The agency prides itself on being the partner that clients can trust – striving to build lasting relationships by exceeding expectations, maintaining high levels of professionalism, and being honest and transparent every step of the way.

A raft of accolades going back to 2010 reflect the agency’s commitment to embedding a positive culture across all levels of the company, and unwavering focus on nurturing the team – exemplified by the launch of the four-day week pilot from December 2018 – and exceeding client expectations. Synergy Vision first secured the core Investors in People (IIP) accreditation in 2011 and achieved gold status in 2017.

Additionally, in 2018, Synergy Vision was ranked 11th among hundreds of businesses entering the UK’s Best Workplaces: Small category (20–50 employees); secured a Gold Award for Skills Development at the International CSR Excellence Awards; and was a finalist in both the Medical Education Consultancy of the Year and Small Consultancy of the Year categories at the 21st Communiqué Awards. In 2017, Synergy Vision won the 14th Annual International Business Awards Gold Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations & Business Services category. Previous recognition has also come from The Women of the Future Awards, the RX Club, PharmaTimes, C&IT Awards and Best Business Awards.


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Eileen Gallagher, managing director, Synergy Vision

T: 020 7625 0050

M: 07811 738307