Edelman UK Health, has been awarded the title of Best Agency Healthcare / Pharma Comms Practice at the PR Week Health & Pharma awards. PRWeek launched the Healthcare & Pharma Communications award scheme to recognise and celebrate some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic parts of the UK comms landscape. The win recognises the team's herculean efforts over the past 12 months in helping clients capitalise on the unprecedented opportunity for companies working in the health sector to take purposeful steps to safeguard trust through strategic communications.
Edelman has seen significant growth within the health team over the past few years. A strong all-female leadership team with a focus on client service, operational excellence and business strategy put in place in 2019 kicked off a reinvention of the team which has resulted in growth of a strong team culture and numerous client wins despite the challenges caused by COVID-19. The first lockdown in March 2020 saw a laser-like focus on flexibility and staff wellbeing which has been reflected in team positive feedback about support and communication. Pairing team skills and interests with client needs has resulted in more happy team members and outstanding and award winning work. The 52-strong UK healthcare team has also embedded a focus on diversity – reflected in the team itself – with 80 per cent of the leadership being female and 11 of the team from African, Indian, South Asian or East Asian heritage.
Judge’s comments included: “Good business growth at a time where new business would be hard to be sought”
Eleanor Read, Co-lead of Business Strategy, Edelman UK Health said: “Although I’m a communications leader, I simply don’t think there are enough words in the English language to describe how proud I am to be leading the most incredible team alongside my co-leads, Ashlea Reece and Angela Mahaney. This award is for every single member of our team who are some of the funniest, smartest, supportive and kindest we have ever had the good fortune to work with. They make it possible to deliver the great work that we do every day for our clients and their vibrancy is the reason we love doing the job that we do.”