This year we are celebrating 30 years on the Cambridge Science Park, and to mark the occasion, we are partnering with the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) to bring Cambridge the Butterfly Ball. All proceeds from the Ball will go to support the local TCT Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Napp has been supporting the TCT for several years now and the Butterfly Ball is a continuation of that long-standing relationship. Our past activities have included sponsorship of the Hill’s Road Sixth Form College Fun Run, and organising and hosting the Black Tulip Ball, which was held to raise funds for the development of the Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The Black Tulip Ball raised over £30,000 for the TCT and we are hoping that the Butterfly Ball will exceed that amount. The evening is set to be memorable one, with tickets including champagne, canapés and a three course meal with wine, as well as entertainment that includes a performance by Anton du Beke and Erin Boag from the BBC’s, Strictly Come Dancing.
Beryl Hobbs of the Napp organising committee said, “The Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital is an amazing place, and we are delighted to be able to help the TCT to raise funds so that the fantastic medical and support staff can continue to provide the bespoke care that teenagers need at such a difficult time in their lives.”
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For the third year running, we have appeared in the Pharmaceutical Field Top 20 Employers of Choice, and our ranking this year is Number 6. The position of companies in the list is determined by the opinions of sales professionals who are asked to rank pharmaceutical companies based on their perceptions of them as employers; the respondents do not rank their own company. In addition to this great result, based on survey responses from our own employees, we have appeared amongst the Top 3 companies for three of the five most important motivational factors identified in the survey: culture, work-life balance and salary.
Hywel Day, Director of Sales, said, “We’re really pleased with our position within the Top 10 this year. As well as being a good industry benchmark for us, the survey data are incredibly useful as a conversation starting point for future developments. I’m also very pleased that our sales professionals have rated us highly for culture, work-life balance and salary. Our people and the great culture they help us to create have been a strategic focus for us for a number of years now, and it’s always good to see that our ongoing efforts to ensure that Napp remains a great place to work are having a positive effect.”
Along with other local companies, Napp was proud to be supporting the return of the Big Weekend to Parkers Piece in Cambridge on Friday 6th – Sunday 8th of July.
The Big Weekend was part of Cambridge City Council’s Summer in the City programme and featured a diverse range of activities and performances. This year, the Big Weekend coincided with the Olympic Torch coming to Cambridge, and the City Council took the opportunity to showcase all that’s great about Cambridge.
As part of the Saturday evening entertainment, the City Council teamed up with production company SameSky to stage a huge community performance entitled “A Field For Dreams”. The performance brought the North, South, East and West communities of Cambridge together and was the crowning moment of a community arts project that SameSky has been running with schools and community groups around Cambridge throughout the summer. We sponsored the community performance, and also supported the Fun Laboratory; a marquee set up on Parker’s Piece featuring science-based activities for children. Our Science Ambassadors took part by having a stand set up in the marquee. This year, the Science Ambassadors are celebrating the fact that they have been involved in activities and events that have reached over 25,000 students aged between 4 and 18 years in the 7 years since they were established.
Dietmar Leitner, Napp’s Managing Director, said, “We were delighted to sponsor both the Community Spectacular and the Fun Laboratory at The Big Weekend this year. We will celebrate our 30th anniversary on the Cambridge Science Park in 2013, and we feel very proud to be part of this fantastic city, so it was a privilege to support the Northern area in celebrating what’s great about Cambridge. Our sponsorship of the Fun Laboratory is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting science education in local schools and colleges, which we’ve been actively involved with since 2005.”
Last night, the award ceremony for the PharmaTimes Representative of the Year awards took place in London. Napp had five entrants nominated from across our sales teams, and we are proud to announce that we were successful in two categories: Sally Vennard was awarded Bronze in the Senior representative category, and Jen O’Callaghan was awarded Bronze in the Experienced representative category. Our other three nominees were Keith Burston, Debby Parlett, and Shilpam Patel.
The PharmaTimes Representative of the Year awards provides a unique opportunity for the UK pharmaceutical industry to recognise its highest performers, whilst being a valuable benchmarking tool for pharmaceutical companies across the industry. Skills assessments are conducted by trained healthcare professionals focusing on individual performance analysis and customer feedback.
Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited (NPL) is proud to be joining other local organisations in supporting the formation of a new University Technical College in Cambridge.
In a press release issued today, plans for the development of 34 UTCs across the UK have been outlined. A new initiative in high-quality education for 14-19 year olds, UTCs are sponsored by universities and aims to give students the opportunity to undertake a full-time, technically-oriented course of study. UTCs integrate national curriculum requirements with technical and vocational elements, and their ethos and curriculum are heavily influenced by local and national employers who also provide support and work experience for students.
Speaking about our involvement in the scheme, David Silver, Finance Director, said “We are a major employer in the area, employing people with a range of skill sets, and we would benefit from motivated, enthusiastic, passionate young people ready to enter the workplace in areas of our pharmaceutical business. Supporting the UTC would give us the opportunity to shape what employers want from the next generation of employees.”
In April, we achieved a significant milestone in our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment: we now send zero waste to landfill.
We take an active interest in protecting the environment by maximising our energy efficiency and reducing our waste wherever possible. In 2008 we formed the Waste Impact Group to introduce new ways to reduce and manage our waste, and it is due to their ideas and efforts that we now send zero waste to landfill. Instead, we are now able to recycle many of the materials we use; for example, all our used cardboard and plastic drums are now compressed into bales onsite and are sent straight to processing mills as raw material. The waste that falls outside of our recyclable materials is transported to our recycling and waste management company’s waste facility, where it is used for power generation to meet the domestic needs of around 50,000 householders.
Ruth Moulder, member of the Waste Impact Group, called this achievement “a significant milestone in our environmental efforts… As a company we can take pride in our environmental activities and know that we are not just meeting our statutory obligations, but always striving to outperform them.”
For the past 4 years, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited (NPL) has supported the Hills Road Sixth Form College Charity Fun Run. The charity event donates all proceeds to the local branch of the Teenage Cancer Trust to fund the recently opened TCT Unit within Addenbrookes Hospital, and this year’s run took place on the 25th of April.
The Unit is a dedicated centre for cancer patients aged between 13 to 24 years, and provides 11 in-patient beds, and a host of other amenities to create a home from home for every patient. As in previous years, we supported the event by funding the printing and supply of 500 promotional T-shirts, which helped raise a total of £9200 this year.
Napp Pharmaceutical Limited (NPL) were proud sponsors of the Multidisciplinary Teamwork Award at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards which took place last night.
The Palliative Nursing Awards recognise outstanding work within the field of palliative care, and the prestigious event is organised in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support. The Multidisciplinary Teamwork Award highlights and recognises the importance of collaborative working in making a difference to patient care.
Our medical director, Paul Schofield, attended the ceremony and presented the award. He said “Napp has been committed to supporting those delivering palliative care for over 30 years, and we were delighted to be able to support this Award and recognise excellence in palliative nursing. Sponsoring the Award for Multidisciplinary Teamwork was particularly relevant to us because collaboration is central to the way we work at Napp.”
The Multidisciplinary Teamwork Award went to the Specialist Palliative Care Team at St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Surrey, for introducing a series of major developments to improve both the clinical service and the education and training of its staff.
At the PharmaTimes Marketeer of the Year Awards in London last night, marketeers from Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited (NPL) took home the Gold and Bronze Awards in Aspiring Marketeer of the Year, and the Silver in New Marketeer of the Year. The Awards recognise the very best marketing professionals from the pharmaceutical industry, and this is the third occasion that marketeers from NPL have been successful. Paul Clark, our gold medallist in the Aspiring Marketeer category, said, “I am very proud to have represented Napp at the Marketeer of the Year Awards, and it is testament to the support I have received in the past year that I was able to win my category.”
Alex Lee, NPL’s Director of Personnel said, “We’re very proud of our marketeers, and their success shows what a great place Napp is to develop a career in marketing.”
Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Marketing Excellence Awards for the launch campaign of our most recent oncology product. We are one of four organisations shortlisted in the pharmaceutical/health service provider/medical supplier category.
The Awards recognise marketing excellence across the public and private sectors, and the judges are looking for campaigns that are innovative and creative, and show consideration of the market, challenges and changing customer needs, as well as demonstrating a return on investment. Alison O’Toole, Director of Oncology said, “Benefitting patients is one of our key company aims, so it’s important to us that we communicate effectively to our customers about our new products to ensure that appropriate patients can benefit from them. We also need to make sure that our marketing plans are cost-effective to ensure our sustainaility and our ability to invest in future projects. We were curious to know how our plans compared with others, so entering the Awards was a chance to compare our launch strategy and tactics with the very best in the industry sector and we’re delighted to have been shorlisted.”
The winners of the Awards will be announced at an evening celebration in London in February.
Following on from the success of the Black Tulip Ball last year, which raised funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, we have this year worked with our suppliers and other local companies to support Wallace Cancer Care. Last night, we hosted a fundraising dinner in our award winning buildings on the Cambridge Science Park, which raised an impressive £32,000 for the charity.
The event included a presentation by local author Allison Pearson, whose books include I Don’t Know How She Does It, and guests were treated to performances from Tenors Incognito, the renowned jazz singer Helen J Hicks and rat-pack singer Mickey Fordola. The fundraising total was boosted by guests’ bids during the charity auction, with lots provided by a long list of generous local and national companies.
Commenting on the success of the event, Beryl Hobbs from Napp said, “We’ve been overwhelmed with the support and genrosity of everyone associated with this event. We had over 150 guests, even more than last year’s fundraiser, and poeple were so generous on the night.” Felicity Pugh, Co-Chair of Wallace Cancer Care said, “The amount riased makes an enormous difference to us because sums like this do not come our way often. This event has been our most successful fundraiser to date; Napp is a remarkable company.”
Both Napp and Wallace Cancer Care would like to extend an enormous thank you to all the guests, performers, sponsors and donors who made the event a success.
Dietmar Leitner has been appointed Managing Director of Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited (NPL). Dietmar has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 16 years, working as Division Manager at Abbott Laboratories before becoming General Manager at Mundipharma Gesellschaft m.b.H. in Austria in 2006. He succeeds Antony Mattessich who left NPL in May 2011 to become Regional Director Europe at Mundipharma International Limited.
Commenting on his appointment, Dietmar said, “I am delighted to be joining Napp at a time of great change for the pharmaceutical industry and our healthcare customers. There are significant challenges to be faced, but also opportunities for us to work together for the benefit of patients, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues here to continue our success. Napp has significant expertise in analgesics, an expanding oncology portfolio and a very promising respiratory franchise. This, alongside our very collaborative approach to business, will, I believe, be a significant strength in the emerging healthcare environment.”