Showcasing achievement and success in the UK and European healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors
The European Mediscience Awards is now in its 20th year, having been held every year since inception in 2002*. The event is the largest annual gathering of private and publicly quoted healthcare, biotech and life sciences companies in Europe. Bringing together the best of European mediscience companies to celebrate achievement and recognise success, it is the must-attend event for anybody working in this sector.
Each year sees the attendance of over 500 quoted and private UK and European life sciences companies and their corporate advisers, analysts, fund managers, commentators and peers. The event is sold out from one year to the next.
The European Mediscience Awards 2021 will take place on Thursday 18 November at The Brewery, London EC1, subject to government guidelines.
*with the exception of 2020 when we were unable to hold a live event due to COVID-19, but instead held a successful digital campaign.
Consilium Strategic Communications is an established global leader in strategic healthcare communications and investor relations advisory with operations in London, mainland Europe and the US. Consilium’s specialist team represents a broad range of companies spanning the global healthcare sector and provides strategic, long-term PR and IR advice to companies, funds and charities. Operating with Boards, senior decision makers and executives, we work in partnership with our clients to translate complex healthcare situations into meaningful communications programmes that deliver sustained results, inspire action and build value.
Covington & Burling LLP maintains a global life sciences law practice, providing a full range of services to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, digital health and other companies in the sector. From our offices in Europe, the USA, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, over 250 lawyers actively practice in Covington's life sciences industry group. The firm covers the complete spectrum of practice areas required by life sciences companies, including their early stage financings, strategic collaborations, regulatory matters, transformative acquisitions, divestments and capital raisings, data privacy matters, intellectual property issues and critical disputes. Covington is the only law firm recognised by Chambers and Partners as a “Band 1” firm for Life Sciences in their Europe, UK, USA, China and Global surveys.
Design Portfolio is a group of strategic advisors, creative thinkers and compelling storytellers. Based in London and Leeds, we work with companies big and small to craft engaging and impactful communications. We combine strategy with creativity to bring stories to life through:
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FTI Consulting provides unrivalled holistic and global strategic communications advice to life science and healthcare companies. As the long-standing market leader, our global team of over 50 life science experts advise businesses of all sizes and stages of development, both privately held and listed on the principal stock markets worldwide. We have built a global footprint with key hubs in Europe, North America and Asia. Clients now range from top-10 global pharmaceutical and medical device companies to small start-ups.
Recent work by our global team includes: advising on over $200 billion of sector M&A, IPOs and fundraisings; developing and delivering digital and social media strategies to meet growing sector demand; internal change communication after transactions; market preparedness and product launch communications; clinical and regulatory milestone communications; corporate messaging and public affairs.
Instinctif Partners is an international business communications consultancy. Our global Life Sciences practice focuses on enhancing the value proposition for companies seeking investment, partnerships or customers. We work with clients to communicate their science and innovation to key stakeholders through the most relevant channels. We have specialist expertise and decades of experience in corporate, financial, healthcare and marketing communications, integrating visual and written communications with strategic counsel to deliver high impact programmes. Clients range from start-ups to multinationals, served from our headquarters in London and 20 offices globally including across Europe, AsiaPac and the USA.
MC Services is an international Public Relations and Investor Relations firm specializing in communications for the Life Sciences sector. A strong team of science, finance, media and communications experts with extensive industry experience positions MC Services as a leading Life Sciences agency in Europe.
MC Services’ long-standing clients include international public and private companies as well as venture capitalists and investment firms. With a local presence in Munich, Düsseldorf, London and Boston, established for many years as a link between the healthcare industry and financial markets, MC Services provides high quality services in Investor Relations, Public Relations and Financial Transactions.
Optimum Strategic Communications is an international strategic healthcare communications firm which specialises in investor relations, corporate and financial communications. Our senior team of healthcare specialists, ex-fund managers and analysts, based in London, Zurich, Stockholm, Amsterdam and New York, are experienced and trusted advisors to some of the world’s most exciting public and private healthcare companies, both large and small.
Over the last 20 years we have worked with over 200 healthcare companies, advising them on financial communications and investor relations, including major corporate activity such as fundraising, IPOs, and M&A, corporate reputation and crisis scenarios. We have an exceptional network of contacts across the international investment community in Europe and the US.
Panmure Gordon is defining what it means to be a 21st century merchant bank: providing independent advice, research, solutions and execution services to UK growth and mid-cap corporates and investment companies, underpinned by long-term client relationships.
We advise some of the world’s most ambitious and successful healthcare companies and are one of the most active advisers in the market. Our deep healthcare expertise has assisted clients to IPO, raise development capital and execute successful M&A transactions.
Our clients value our breadth of sector knowledge, track record and tailored, integrated service that is relationship led and outcome driven. Our dedicated healthcare team has extensive technical knowledge of the sector, which is leveraged to better serve our clients and guide investors.
With a well-established and experienced Healthcare Team, SP Angel is committed to supporting growing and developing companies in the rapidly evolving Healthcare industry. Our depth of industry knowledge combined with strong client and investor partnerships help companies achieve their strategic goals, and to create shareholder value for the long-term. We are an independent partnership focused on advising growing companies in the London marketplace providing capital fundraising, corporate advisory services and M&A support. SP Angel is Broker and Adviser to over 60 companies in Healthcare, Mining, Oil & Gas and Technology, listed on AIM, NEX and Main market exchanges in London
WG Partners is a specialist life sciences boutique. We provide our clients with corporate advisory, M&A and capital raising services. In the last decade, we have completed transactions with a total value in excess of £7.5 billion. Our business is 100% owned by the partners who combine more than 250 years of relevant experience. We bring a truly international perspective, acting for corporate and institutional clients across the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.
With offices in Amsterdam, Munich and Boston, LSP has successfully invested in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors for over two decades. Since its inception in the late 80s, LSP has invested in a large number of both privately held and publicly traded life science companies, many of which have become leaders in their respective industries
We support Europe’s largest Life Science cluster encompassing the London-Cambridge-East of England region via knowledge transfer, connectivity, inward investment and growth.
This support helps members achieve, or better still exceed, the goals they have set for themselves. Biomedical and Healthcare R&D have always been impactful in driving social and economic progress. In an increasingly outsourced, collaborative and multi-disciplinary sector, bringing the best people together is key to translating great innovation into great products that markedly improve patient outcomes and drive economic development. Attracting and enabling the best people to engage with is at the heart of the One Nucleus team ethos and what we continually strive to deliver.
covering the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Nominations are open
Click on each award to view more information
BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD
BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR AWARD
BEST TECHNOLOGY AWARD
THE EMERGING STAR AWARD
MEDISCIENCE COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
CAPITAL MARKET TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR AWARD
MOST SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE MEDISCIENCE SECTOR AWARD
BEST NEWCOMER AWARD
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD
The 2021 Voting Panel will meet on Thursday 6 and Monday 10 May.
Credentials of the panel members will be announced on this page in due course.
Click below to see judges from past events.
The 2019 Voting Panel
Sponsorship opportunities sometimes become available, including sponsorship of an individual award, sponsorship of the official drinks reception or sponsorship of the menu. Sponsorship opportunities are, by their very nature, limited. Costs and availability on request.
Hosting a table
Reservations are available for tables of ten people. Numbers are strictly limited and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
Advertising in the brochure is welcomed and enables your key messages to reach a highly targeted audience. The event brochure is available on the night and contains details of the names of all attendees, in alphabetical and table order. Thus it is widely used as a corporate finance reference guide for up to a year after the event.
Bespoke sponsorship opportunities
We offer a range of bespoke sponsorship packages, tailor made to suit your marketing objectives and budget. Further information on request.
We were unable to hold the European Mediscience Awards in 2020 due to the global pandemic, COVID-19. Instead, we conducted a digital campaign hosted on our social media channels. We saw great levels of engagement and reach, and the campaign was deemed a huge success.
All being well, and subject to government guidelines, we hope to be able to meet in person this year at the European Mediscience Awards on Thursday 18 November 2021.
On the night
Thursday 18 November 2021 (subject to government guidelines)
The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD
6.15 p.m. – Drinks reception
7.30 p.m. – Dinner
9.15 p.m. – Awards
9.45 p.m. – After-dinner entertainment
12.30 a.m. – Carriages
A charity collection will be taken up during the course of the evening and Gift Aid forms for UK taxpayers will be provided to all guests.
A secure link will also be provided for those who prefer to donate online.
Please note that we are currently unable to accept any donations by credit card on the night.
By public transport
Barbican or Moorgate (five-minute walk to venue)
Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines
Northern line (Moorgate only)
Bank (adjacent to tube – follow the direction signs; 15-minute walk to the venue)
Liverpool Street (nine-minute walk)
Moorgate (six-minute walk)
The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD
Sat nav: EC1Y 4SA
The venue is in a Congestion Charge zone.
There are no car parking facilities on site at The Brewery.
Limited pay and display street parking is available.
24-hour public parking is available at:
Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS (nearest public NCP car park)
Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AD
London Aldersgate, EC1A 4HY
London Wall, EC2V 5DY
The Brewery, London EC1: exclusive rates for bedrooms may be available for guests attending the event. Further details will be available in due course.
For information on hotels nearby, please visit www.thebrewery.co.uk/where-to-stay/hotels-nearby/
w/c Monday 15 March 2021
Friday 16 April 2021
Thursday 6 and Monday 10 May 2021
Voting Panel meeting
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Thursday 18 November 2021, subject to government guidelines
Winners’ announcement at the European Mediscience Awards 2021 gala ceremony
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