GHP September 2016

ghp September 2016 | 49 Last year’s event was an astounding success, with many complimentary comments from those attended. Among those was Sir Mike Rawlins, ex Chair of East- ern AHSN, President of the Royal Society of Medicine now Chair of MHRA, who said: “ON Helix is THE translational event in the UK where all participants can expect to network at the highest level with each other and learn an incredible amount all in the one day. It’s terrific!” In a similar vein, Sir William Castell, (at the time the Chair of the Wellcome Trust) commented: “ON Helix was a great day, very well attended and with a fantastic speakers’ line-up. It shows the importance of addressing translational research topics amongst the life sciences community. Importantly it is a great showcase for the strength of biomedical innovation in the southeast of England. “ Looking ahead, what challenges does you face in the future, in terms of the company you work for, and the industry you work in? Whilst it is likely fair to say that we are currently seeing a ‘Golden age’ of biotech, it is never good to rest on one’s laurels. There are challenges continuously for the sector but from what the team and I have witnessed, it has never been easy for life science and healthcare companies! The sector is jam packed with highly entrepreneurial, strong, intellectual people who want to make a difference in the world and who are ready to face the challenges head on and that will, I hope, never change. Thank you so much for your time. Is there anything else you would like to add? In June this year I was delighted to be honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for my services to the healthcare and life sciences sector. As I made clear at the time, I firmly believe I would not be or have been on any award radar without the strength and brilliant global importance and impact of our membership. Company: One Nucleus Limited Name: Harriet Fear Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: One Nucleus, the Portway, Granta Park, Cambridge, UK, CB21 6GS Telephone: 01223 896 454