30 April - Ricoh Arena
Recognising the initiatives of companies in the pharma sector to work with, and give back to the wider community, whether that be locally, or globally.
Partnerships should have been initiated in the last 12 months, and applications will demonstrate the benefits of the company’s activities.
This award recognises the organisation that has made significant efforts to improve the sustainability of the business.
Specific initiatives should have been introduced between January 2018 and January 2019, and can include carbon footprint reduction, reducing wastage, sustainable packaging, and waste and water management.
The Innovation In Manufacturing Award showcases companies, organisations and individuals who are using innovation to enhance, improve, or revolutionise the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
Submissions should demonstrate truly innovative thinking, use of technology, and application of production techniques to greater effect. The innovation should result in real-term benefits in manufacturing time, safety, consistency, quality, or environmental impact.
The Innovation In Distribution Award celebrates companies, organisations and individuals who are being innovative in their approach to improving distribution of pharmaceutical products.
Submissions should demonstrate truly innovative thinking, use of technology, and application of production techniques to greater effect. The innovation should result in real-term benefits in manufacturing time or environmental impact.
The Judging Panel
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The Packaging Collective
After Dinner Speaker - Shaun Williamson
The after dinner speaker for the 2019 Making Pharmaceuticals Awards Dinner is Shaun Williamson, probably best known for playing Barry Evans in BBC1’s ever-popular soap Eastenders, appearing in over 700 episodes.
Growing up in Maidstone, Kent, Shaun struggled to breakthrough as an actor. Such was his determination to succeed as a thespian, however, that he established his own amateur dramatics society and had considerable success with this group in plays such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. He subsequently completed a three-year acting diploma at The Webber Douglas Academy and went on to appear in several TV shows before landing the part of Barry Evans in Eastenders. Other television roles have included parts in two series of ‘Extras’, one series of ‘Life’s Too Short’ and the film of ‘The Invention Of Lying’.
Other credits include Casualty, Holby City, Moving On, Plebs, Mr Winner, Houdini, Scoop, Funland, Inspector Morse, and the sitcom Waiting for God
He has also been popular on stage, in such roles as Monty The DJ in Saturday Night Fever, Fagin in Oliver and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.
The last few years have been particularly busy ones for Shaun. He played Mr Perks in the hit stage adaptation of The Railway Children at London’s King’s Cross Theatre, then later the same year played Baron Bomburst & Lord Scrumptious in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical at the London Palladium, as well as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at The Hawth, Crawley. He has also appeared in Love Me Tender and Never Forget, and numerous comedies including a stint on stage as Fletcher in Porridge.
One of his big interests is quizzing. He won Mastermind in 2000 and has appeared on the winning teams in The Chase, Pointless , Eggheads and had his own Quiz show, The 24 Hour Quiz.
The charity for the Making Pharmaceuticals Awards Dinner is the British Wireless for the Blind Fund. For more information on the British Wireless for the Blind, please click on the image below: