Ashfield Healthcare Communications, a global micro network of connected agencies, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is set to expand its business further by opening an office in the heart of Manchester.
The new office will be the ninth in the UK for the company, which specialises in providing communications services across the health and life sciences sector.
Doug Burcin, President of Ashfield Healthcare Communications said: “The strategic location of Manchester gives us access to the ‘talent hub’ within the region that will support our future growth plans, particularly when it comes to building out new client service offerings.”
The expansion into central Manchester, the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and the UKs fastest growing, most creative city also shows the commitment of Ashfield Healthcare Communications to not only attract but to retain the very best talent in the industry.
The company aims to continue its recruitment success in the coming year by creating numerous roles for experienced communications professionals and training 80 medical writers through its new Allegro programme.
Gill Adair, Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Ashfield Healthcare Communications added: “The need for new talent has been driven by growing demand for outsourced healthcare communications services and a broadening of the range of skills we require in our field of work.”
“The location of the new office at One New York Street provides great transport links for employees and clients alike, with Piccadilly railway station just a short walk away and bus and Metrolink stations on our doorstep.”
Doug Burcin added: “The additional office will allow Ashfield Healthcare Communications to futureproof its business by strengthening our capabilities in science, data & creativity. We’re thrilled to be a new player in town, a desirable option to attract local talent and a contributor to the community.”