Berwick Partners launches Life Sciences Practice

Published: 7 November 2019

Berwick Partners has launched a Life Sciences Practice dedicated to recruiting senior executives into Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Service provider companies, nationally and internationally.

To support the launch, we have recruited Caroline Hunt as a senior consultant in the new Practice.

A graduate from the University of Warwick-with a BSc in Microbiology & Virology, Caroline Hunt joins the firm’s Manchester office, and will specialise in CRO Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical appointments. Caroline, who holds an MSc in Medical Microbiology from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, began her career as a Virologist at Unilever before moving into executive search. She has spent the last 14  years working across the Life Sciences and Consumer Markets with boutique executive search organisations in the UK and North America, and a leading global organisational consulting firm.

“This is a time of enormous disruption in the Life Sciences sector. The generation of novel IP and new entrants from the technology industry are accelerating the dawn of personalised medicine,” explains Caroline.“With a near constant stream of capital and emerging technologies, biotech start-ups have proliferated, investors and Big Pharma are chasing innovations, and drug approvals have hit record levels globally.  Talent acquisition has become a key indicator of future success, with well-funded early stage companies and global pharma companies competing on an increasingly level playing field.”

A sector for growth

Commenting on the new Life Sciences Practice, Richard Love, Berwick Partners’ Managing Director says: “Sustainable success for Life Sciences organisations is highly dependant upon their ability to attract intellectually agile, technically excellent and highly commercial people. The value that search firms add in identifying first class talent in a highly competitive market is more profound than ever.

“Leveraging the success of the Odgers Berndtson Life Sciences Practice, Berwick Partners is uniquely placed to address client’s needs for senior leadership roles across the Life Sciences sector, and ideally placed to work with these companies to ensure they have the right leaders for the future.”

“Through a close linkage with our healthcare practice, which works with both public and private health providers as well as regulatory agencies, our team has a unique insight on changing purchaser needs and market access issues.

“As a group, our expertise spans across businesses of all sizes from start-ups and SMEs, to blue-chip multinationals. Applying quality and rigour we tailor our process to our clients' needs, also sharing market intelligence and competitor insight.”

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