Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland was delighted to sponsor the Pharma Industry Awards, Pharma Project of the Year – Small 2021 award category, one of the most prestigious awards of the night that took place on 27th April 2022. Due to Covid-19, the awards were postponed back in November 2021, so the event finally got back on its feet to gather the leading pharmaceutical companies and pharmaceutical suppliers in Ireland. Founded in 2014, the Pharma Industry Awards recognise the most original and innovative individuals or companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish pharmaceutical industry. We were also shortlisted for an award, the Pharma Supplier of the Year award, so not only were they in attendance as a sponsor but also as a shortlisted finalist.
Shortlisted for Pharma Supplier of the Year
The Pharma Supplier of the Year award recognises the supplier that has provided a ‘best in class’ service, solution, product, or goods to Ireland’s pharmaceutical industry. Being shortlisted for a Pharma Industry Award is a huge achievement and it gave us the opportunity to showcase our strengths to the whole industry. Past winners comprise a ‘who’s who’ of the leaders driving the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and the judges are drawn from academia, business, and broader related sectors. The standard was exceptionally high, with entries up 35%, and the Pharma Supplier of the Year award is one of the most competitive of the 27 award categories.
The award entry included a brief description of Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland, key projects delivered over the past 12 months, and the challenges during this period. Not only did the entry have to read well, but as part of the criteria, Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland needed to include visuals and evidence to back up the entry which included client testimonials, photos of projects, and some CSAT 2020/2021 results. Impressing the judges, we were shortlisted for the award and joined ten other excellent companies as the finalists. Unfortunately, we didn’t take the trophy on the night with A&C Bio Buffer being crowned the winners – big congratulations to them!
Sponsoring the Awards
The Pharma Project of the Year – Small award category that Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland sponsored recognised an outstanding project undertaken in Ireland’s pharma industry over the past 12 months.
The winner on the night was NPI Modular Platform Development – Amgen Technology (Ireland), but you’ll see the list of finalists below who were all worthy winners:
A Night to Remember
The awards ran as a hybrid event, which included a live networking ceremony as well as a fully immersive digital broadcast which could be viewed by those who could not attend the real-life event. Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland attended to not only enjoy the anticipation in the build-up to the Pharma Supplier of the Year award announcement, but to also enjoy the night as one of the event’s official sponsors.
Susan Conroy, in her first official event outing as Managing Director of Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland said, “It was an incredible night and a great way to celebrate all the team’s hard work over the last two years. Getting to meet people again in-person was lovely, and the Business River team ran a wonderful event so well done to them.”
The Dawsongroup | TCS Ireland team members who joined Susan Conroy were Kevin Burke, Elaine Dixon, Christian Visser, and Emma Hayes who all enjoyed the night immensely. Aidan McCauley, President of Dawsongroup | TCS USA also attended before he headed off to the US again to launch the new TCS business stateside.