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Working during a pandemic, finding a new normal…Luke

25 November, 2020

It’s the final blog of the COVID series as we reach out to Luke, one of CHR’s Consultants. What is your role at CHR, how long have you been with the firm and what did you do before you joined CHR? “I joined the company in February 2018 as an associate and have now progressed to a Consultant role. Befor…

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Working during a pandemic, finding a new normal…Ashley

18 November, 2020

In part two of our COVID blog series we reach out to Ashley, CHR’s Operations Coordinator. Who was at the forefront of ensuring CHR’s seamless transition to working virtually as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. What is your role at CHR, how long have you been with the firm and what did you do bef…

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Working during a pandemic, finding a new normal…Delyan

13 November, 2020

With time flying it’s easy to forget that our CHR employees have been working from home now for seven months. For the most, this was a huge change to their daily working lifestyle and with CHR being busier than ever, it was important to ensure they felt comfortable and supported during this t…

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CHR Welcomes New HR Director Lydia Seymour

12 November, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Lydia Seymour has been appointed our new HR Director. Lydia brings to the group two decades of experience in leadership development and talent management on a global scale. Commenting on the appointment, Chris, CEO said, “At CHR, our success is rooted in the q…

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Working Virtually, my new Job at CHR...six months in

26 October, 2020

As CHR continues to grow during the COVID 19 Pandemic and has been able to continue recruiting during this difficult time, one of it’s new recruits, Justine, shares her insight into starting a new job virtually and what it looks like six months down the line! During COVID-19, I went through CHR’s int…

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PhD to Consulting

12 October, 2020

On the 25th September, we had the great pleasure to present at and sponsor the PhD to Consulting Event and interact with ambitious students who are looking to make the jump from the lab bench into the consulting world. While normally we would be spending hours on end at our onsite booth at Imperial…

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World Mental Health Day at CHR

09 October, 2020

This World Mental Health day, CHR have looked back over the last seven months and reflected on how lockdown and this pandemic has affected mental health and what can be done to help those who may be struggling to adapt to this new way of life. COVID-19 has generated a lot of changes to the life…

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CHR laughed, dressed up and travelled around the world, virtually!

05 October, 2020

2020 has been the year of embracing change and all things virtual! COVID-19 did not stop CHR from getting together virtually and celebrate, in our traditional summer event, the success, growth, and amazing work of our team. To make this virtual event a reality, CHR teamed up with ‘RockitFish’ who hos…

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CHR Values Award 2020

25 September, 2020

At the core of our company lie our values: Quality, Passion, Resilience, Collaboration, and Curiosity. They are the tightly woven threads that form the fabric of the CHR culture, vision and offering. It is our values that help us build and maintain relationships of trust internally as a team and…

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Continued Commitment to Social Impact

04 September, 2020

Undeniably, 2020 has thus far been a whirlwind of a year, to say the least; wanting to see a silver lining, there could not have been a better time to officially launch our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to Care for, Help and Reach the individuals around us as well as the wider society.…

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Moving Miles for Forests Launch

29 July, 2020

At CHR, we believe in taking responsibility for the environmental impact of our work and have recently launched our CHR for Nature initiative to help both the environment and society. We have partnered with several rewilding initiatives and plant trees for certain aspects of our work that increase…

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Clear out your Closet - Combating Clothing Poverty in the UK

20 July, 2020

In the UK, thousands of people have very little or nothing to wear; yet, clothing poverty goes undocumented and unreported. All the while, devastating impact is felt by children and adults, alike. In many cases, students are avoiding school for fear of being bullied over their worn-out clothes.…

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CHR Welcomes New Finance & Operations Director John Arthur

29 June, 2020

We are delighted to announce that John Arthur has been appointed our new Finance & Operations Director. John joins CHR from Clarion Interpreting, where he managed and developed the financial, operational and service-delivery teams and activities. John, a fellow of the ACCA since 2003, began…

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CHR for Nature Launch

05 June, 2020

Earlier this year, we at CHR launched our Corporate Social Responsibility framework with the goal of empowering individuals and society through our four fundamental pillars: Health, Education, Environment, and Equality. Our aim for the environmental pillar is to lessen our ecological footprint and…

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How CHR is maintaining & developing it's social culture under COVID

04 June, 2020

CHR has always had a flexible work policy, with several of our consultants working remotely across the globe, and team members often working from home for additional weeks when visiting family. We have an office in both Cambridge and London with teams split across the two sites, so we are all very…

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MPhil in Therapeutics Sciences at the University of Cambridge

28 May, 2020

Before the lockdown, a senior team from CHR, comprising of Matteo Perucchini (Partner), Chris Stevenson (CEO), Chris Reynolds (Principal), and Brendan Walkden (Principal) delivered an intensive 2 day workshop to the 18 students of the MPhil in Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Cambridge. …

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CHR Announces Appointment of New CEO Chris Stevenson

20 May, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Chris Stevenson as chief executive officer. Chris transitions to this new role from his position on the board as a non-executive director. Chris’ experience in change management and implementation spans periods leading organisations, reinvigorating d…

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CHR Wins Prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2020

27 April, 2020

We are honoured and thrilled to announce that we have received the 2020 Queens Award for International Trade. We recognise that this is a prestigious award for UK businesses and we are very proud to have received it. Business with our overseas global pharma and biotech clients has been the main…

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Joining CHR from home quarantine

20 April, 2020

As CHR continues to grow and recruit during this difficult time, one of it’s newest employees Maria shares her insight into starting a new job virtually! Working from home wasn’t at all how I had imagined starting my new job at CHR, but since my job move coincided with the coronavirus pandemic and…

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Meet the Team - Virtually!

06 April, 2020

On the 2nd of April, we hosted our first virtual Meet the Team (MTT) event. To coincide with each Associate Consultant recruitment round we host a MTT event to give future applicants an insight of what life is like at CHR before applying. Our previous events consisted of applicants meeting a…

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We are working from home

23 March, 2020

With the well-being of our staff in mind we have taken the difficult decision to close our Cambridge and London offices. Our team will now all be working from home until it is safe for us to re-open. In these challenging times our thoughts are for the well-being of our staff, clients and their…

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KCL Careers Event - Careers in Life Science Consulting (Webinar)

17 March, 2020

With an increasingly competitive job market in academia for STEM PhDs, graduates are leveraging their skills toward alternative careers such as consulting. CHR associates, Ahmed and Raymond, shared their journey from academia to consulting by taking part in a webinar ‘Careers in Life Science C…

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UCL Careers Event - Life Science Industry Week (Workshop)

12 March, 2020

On the 11th March, an experienced team of our consultants delivered an experiential workshop on Strategy Consulting in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare to over 100 students as part of UCL’s Careers in the Life Science Industry Week. During the workshop we explored a real-life case study on the h…

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Cambridge Half Marathon

09 March, 2020

On Sunday 8th March 2020, 16 members of CHR took part in Cambridge’s annual Half Marathon, sponsored by Saucony. The day was a testament to human endurance as eleven thousand plus runners left Midsummer Common and went on an epic 13 mile run around Cambridgeshire. Winding through the streets of C…

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CHR's Generics, Biosimilars & Hospital Team Celebrate a busy Q4!

03 February, 2020

In Q4 2019, CHR’s Generics, Biosimilars and Hospitals teams celebrated the work they have conducted over the quarter and raised a well-deserved glass for an even busier and exciting 2020 to come! It is no secret that consulting is hard work and can require long hours. But after we emerge from busy t…

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We are MHFA Qualified

29 January, 2020

Every day, we’re all being faced with challenges. Understandably, in any business community there’s a heightened sense of worry and anxiety with many factors of life that people face. An understanding of Mental Health in the workplace is a crucial element of us supporting our staff and our staff fee…

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Our Commitment to Care, Help, Reach

22 January, 2020

At CHR, we are committed to creating a sustainable future for ourselves, our clients and our communities. To reflect and formalise this commitment, we have developed a Corporate Social Responsibility framework that reflects our values and our ambition to empower individuals and society through our…

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No one should have no one at Christmas

23 December, 2019

Loneliness is a subjective feeling and, if persistent, can have a significant negative impact on well-being and quality of life. The Campaign to End Loneliness state that 9% of older people report that they feel cut off from society, whilst 7% of people aged 50+ living in England (equating to…

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‘tis the Season for Giving

20 December, 2019

With only a few days left until Christmas, CHR would like to wish happy holidays to all our clients, colleagues, friends and followers, who have contributed to making this year so special. 2019 has been our best year yet and a heartfelt thank you goes to our broad Operations and Consulting Teams,…

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Christmas & New Year Celebrations at CHR & Vox.Bio

16 December, 2019

CHR are recovering from quite a party! CHR’s Operations team organised a proper party for the team to celebrate a successful but very busy 2019. Held on Level 69 of The Shard, the team arrived to a roped off, private section, filled with flowers in the company’s colours, deep red, blue and of cou…

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We have launched our new London Office!

01 November, 2019

In January 2018, we opened our first London office, this was a significant step in our growth as we expanded out of our Cambridge headquarters. We took on a modest office on Cheapside, with the ambition to grow into the space, which we did very quickly! 18 months later, we are proud of our growth…

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Halloween at CHR

31 October, 2019

Halloween was a fun occasion across the Cambridge and London offices this year! Trick or treat sweets were laid out for the team to indulge in and meant a well-deserved day off from CHR’s usual healthy only snack stash! Lots of spooky and bright Halloween decorations covered both our offices to get t…

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Wellness at Work

20 September, 2019

Looking after our employees at CHR is possibly one of the most important values we have. That’s why CHR has several initiatives in place to ensure that each of our employees feel well looked after and supported during their career with us. The team spend a large portion of their week in our o…

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CHR's Diverse & Talented Team

22 August, 2019

We are very proud of our amazing team here at CHR and how the range of nationalities in our company helps us to better understand our clients’ markets. Our Consultants are based across three continents and speak 19 different languages between them! Business with our overseas global pharma and b…

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Chris Stevens appointed to Board at Cambridge Healthcare Research

21 August, 2019

Life sciences and healthcare consultancy Cambridge Healthcare Research (CHR) strengthens its strategic focus with the appointment of former Johnson and Johnson, Cello Health and Thompson Reuters President, Chris Stevenson to the board. Now working at global strategic marketing consultancy Osprey…

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Celebrating Five Years

30 July, 2019

As we reach this milestone, we thought it was a great time to reflect on the five things we are most proud of achieving in the last five years: Our Clients: we have become the go to, trusted supplier for some of the biggest pharma companies in the world Our People: we have grown from a team of…

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CHR Appoints Former Pfizer Director Marjorie Norman to Board as Strategic Adviser

19 June, 2019

Life sciences and healthcare consultancy Cambridge Healthcare Research (CHR) is expanding its team of strategic advisers with the appointment of former Pfizer director Marjorie Norman to the board. Marjorie recently retired from the global pharmaceutical giant after 17 years as director of…

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CHR Appoints Stella Wooder to Board as Strategic Adviser

30 April, 2019

Cambridge-based life sciences and healthcare consultancy Cambridge Healthcare Research (CHR) has announced the appointment of Stella Wooder as a strategic adviser as it embarks on a new phase of growth. Stella brings to the role more than 25 years' experience of healthcare and technology…

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Laura Lawrence, Formerly of Goldman Sachs International, Appointed Head of Operations at CHR

31 January, 2019

Cambridge Healthcare Research (CHR) has expanded its operations team with the appointment of Laura Lawrence as head of operations. Laura joins CHR from Goldman Sachs after two decades in the investment banking industry. She brings with her a wealth of experience in change management, operational…

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