London, 2 November 2017- Sue Charles, Managing Partner of Instinctif Partners Life Sciences practice has been named for the second consecutive year, as one of the most inspirational women working in Life Sciences, within the 50 Movers & Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 report.
Produced by BioBeat, the report emphasises how diversity of thinking is critical to the success of the sector in the UK, and also celebrates how women are driving innovation in healthcare. Biobeat is a collaborative innovation platform for healthcare entrepreneurs and leaders, for which these top 50 listed woman in the UK, are regarded as pioneers who are setting the pace in laboratories, healthcare, entrepreneurial companies, established Pharma, finance, advice and policy.
Launching the report, Miranda Weston-Smith, BioBeat Founder said “Women are transforming the pace, scale and ambition of what we can do in responding to global health challenges. I am so excited to present 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2017 – they are outstanding innovators and leaders who are giving us all a healthier world.”
Sue is a passionate ambassador of boldness about success in the life sciences sector, in her own right and on behalf of clients. Commenting on the report and its goals she said “Only if UK innovation and achievements in life sciences are recognised will the sector thrive and deliver on its impacts for patients, investors, employees and other stakeholders, which is especially important through times of change and uncertainty. And this is critically important now with Brexit when powerful communications strategies are essential.”
Sue has been providing communications counsel to organisations in the biotech sector for some three decades, supporting companies at the interface of innovation and wealth creation, in particular those operating across International borders. She is regarded as an industry leader in Life Sciences communications, with experience across financial, corporate, science and marketing communications, helping to securing positive engagement for biotech amongst its numerous audiences. She is currently a member of a BIA working party developing updated guidance on best practice in communications, due to be published in early 2018. Last month she was elected to service on the Board of the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA).
About Instinctif Partners
Instinctif Partners is a leading international business communications consultancy and has recently been awarded 2017 International Agency of the Year at the PR Week Global Awards. Instinctif Partners has an exceptionally strong team focused in the life sciences sector. This Life Sciences team has expertise across financial, corporate, healthcare and marketing communications, and integrates design and digital into its communications mix. Offering global outreach, Its client base spans pharma, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare, laboratory supply and service providers in addition to venture capitalists, recruitment companies, not-for-profit, academic organisations and science-associated bodies.
About Sue Charles
Sue co-founded and was CEO of Northbank Communications, a highly-regarded Life Sciences consultancy that was acquired by Instinctif Partners in October 2007. A serial entrepreneur, she was also co-founder of De Facto which she led for 10 years. Recognized for her notable PR campaign to announce Dolly the Cloned Sheep, prior experience also includes consulting to life science venture capitalists and interim biotech CEOs. After achieving a BSc in Biochemistry from Oxford, PhD from Leicester University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School, Sue has founded and grown leading communications consultancies, advising companies both small and large, as well as organisations including academic, investor and not-for-profits.
Sue CharlesManaging Partner