The Pf Awards has become the most prestigious awards within the UK pharmaceutical industry
Why was the Pf Awards set up? Pf Awards started 22 years ago. Most companies recognised the success of their top performers internally; however, the industry didn’t have a cross-industry platform of recognising and rewarding success. There was a gap in the industry that needed filling. A Steering Group was formed which was a mixture of industry personnel and representation from the recruitment arena and ideas were discussed.
Have the award categories changed much? We have made many award category changes over the years as we adapt with changes in the industry. We haven’t lost sight of the traditional roles though, but they have now moved onto a digital or omni channel platform.
We now have awards recognising collaboration and NHS Partnership working which we didn’t have 22 years ago.
Pf Awards 2021 had a very different feel to it. We recognised capabilities and not specific roles for this year. The Pf Awards were a reflection on the Covid-19 pandemic and rewarded individuals, teams and companies on their outstanding performance in supporting each other, their colleagues, companies, NHS colleagues and many patients.
Pf Awards 2022 will be different again so please have a look at the categories that we have on offer for next year.
Are the Pf Awards really the premier awards?The Pf Awards have always been widely regarded as the premier awards in the pharmaceutical industry by E4H and our partners however, the Pf Awards is now externally recognised as the premier awards which is superb.
The Pf Awards Dinner is a night of celebration where the winners are announced, with a celebrity host presenting the awards. We have had rugby legends like Matt Dawson and Martin Bayfield presenting, as well as Romesh Ranganathan, Marcus Brigstocke and Hugh Dennis. We are hoping to return to a live Pf Awards Dinner in 2022, so watch this space.
The Pf Awards 2021, hosted by Melanie Hamer and Martin Bayfield, winners were announced in an event that was live streamed for the second year running. On the night 1300 people tuned into watch the live stream making it the largest Pf Awards on record.
Find out more about the winners and top finalists and the highlights from the Pf Awards 2021 here. Congratulations to all winners and top finalists and thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters.
The Pf Awards 2021 was by far the largest awards, this is in terms of entries, entering companies and guests watching the live streaming.
Awards to date
Over 390 awards have been presented, including team awards.
We have received over 5,000 entries from a cross-section of pharmaceutical and medical device companies since The Pf Awards began.