PiR Interims, the life science interim recruitment specialist, has appointed a new leader of the business. Sally Hope has been promoted to Managing Director while Carolyn Douthwaite the current Managing Director moves into the Executive Chair role.
Carolyn Douthwaite commented: “Sally is well-known and respected by clients and candidates who have worked with the PiR Interims team since we launched five years ago. Many will be aware of the integral part she has played in our success to date. We enjoyed record results in 2010, with 23% growth in revenues, an impressive outcome given the on-going challenge of market conditions and sector turbulence. This success is certainly attributable to Sally’s energy, tenacity and drive to ensure PiR Interims remains one of the leading interim providers.”
PiR Interims was founded in 2006 and, in this time, has established a reputation for providing interim managers who step into the breach, hit the ground running, and leave client organisations in a stronger state than they found them. Testimony to this is the number of extended contracts which in 2009/2010, were running at 58% with an average assignment length of 8.9 months.
Carolyn continued: “It gives me the greatest pleasure to hand over the stewardship to a colleague who has demonstrated such commitment and determination, and embraced the opportunity to lead and grow a highly competitive business. Her ability to tackle challenges, but always with a smile and sunny outlook, is to be admired and is a great asset. We have worked together for many years now and, with our respective strengths, have been a notable double act. The time is now right for new a leadership style to further strengthen our position and grasp the market opportunities. Sally’s remit is to lead the continued growth in our home market, whilst ensuring that her team deliver the level of customer service which our clients and candidates have come to expect.”
Sally Hope confirmed “I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to lead PiR Interims to even greater success in the years ahead. I am under no illusion about the market challenges. However I know that as long as we continue to offer excellence of service through a team of expert and dedicated professionals, who always go that extra mile, we will continue to grow our market share in the life science recruitment market”.
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About PiR Interims
PiR Interims is an innovative supplier of interim managers to international life science organisations. Their clients are a mix of sme, mid-capped and corporate pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech companies. Companies utilise PiR Interims services for their combination of sector knowledge and reach, speed of response, ability to accurately match against their cultural and skill profile, as well as their desire to engage and deliver.
Functionally PiR Interims provide interim managers across the full range of business functions including Medical, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, Commercial, Marketing & Market Access, Manufacturing, Quality Operations, Supply Chain, HR and Finance.
PiR Interims complementary businesses and alliances include Bioscience NEDs www.bioscienceneds.com which places NEDs and NECs in emerging European life science businesses; and Remtec Search www.remtecsearch.com whose expertise is in executive search for medtech companies. Also see www.pir-interims.com.
For media enquiries please contact:
Sally Hope, Managing Director PiR Interims +44 (0)844 880 4340
Nicola Williams, Operation Manager PiR Interims +44 (0)844 880 4340
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