2016 has proven to be a phenomenal year of success and growth for the specialist life science recruitment company PiR. Team work, client engagement and an in-depth understanding of the market have resulted in PiR’s most exciting and rewarding year to date, as it continues to work with an outstanding array of early-stage, investor backed life science organisations.
The boutique company made several new appointments during 2016 including a client services manager for the interims business, a project administrator and a trainee researcher. Significant promotions have also taken place; Sally Hope, now CEO, and Nicola Williams, who continues to provide the critical back office glue, in her new role as Business Operations Director.
The growth and development of the team has quickly helped to underpin both the executive search practice, specifically for innovative companies in the gene and cell therapy arenas, and the interims practice, where PiR continues to extend its reach to an ever wider and sought after candidate pool.
Sally commented: “It has been an extraordinary year; we have won new projects, mainly as a result of referrals via investors, influencers and board members. PiR is recognised for our ability to be flexible, our market knowledge, going that extra mile as well as building relationships, personalising our approach to our clients and candidates. There are well defined opportunities for career progression within the company for our staff and we continue to search for the best talent to join us during what will be another vibrant year.”
Carolyn Douthwaite, founder and non-executive Chair of PiR, added: “Sally has created a culture of collaborative team work and providing solutions for challenging projects; an approach which is valued by clients, candidates, colleagues and strategic partners. Our ability to be professional, flexible, transparent and engaging in all our dealings with clients and candidates alike is a winning formula.”
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