GHP Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2018

28 GHP / 2018 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards , Established in 1996, since inception Symes Collins has been committed to saving its clients, time, money and stress, providing them with the time to run their business. As such, the firm specialises in recruiting ethics and compliance, medical affairs, regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance teams. As the sister company of Compliance Recruitment Solutions, the oldest and most trusted specialist compliance recruitment agency, Symes Collins is able to draw on this vast experience and industry knowledge to support its clients. These clients are varied and include small local business to large multi-national organisations, across several sectors. What they all have in common is that they take their ethics, compliance, medical and regulatory affairs culture seriously, and want to recruit the very best professionals to ensure that their business and most importantly their clients, customers and the public are protected. These clients understand that to reach unreachable candidates they want to hire, they must use a specialist search firm Best Pharmaceutical Recruitment Agency 2018 - UK Symes Collins is a specialist global search and selection consultancy focussing on senior Compliance and Governance recruitment across all regulated business sectors. Having recently recognised the firm in our prestigious Healthcare &Pharmaceutical Awards, we profiled them to offer our readers the chance tofind out more about the vital work this innovative and dynamic firm undertakes. that has the market mapped, has relationships going back decades and global networks that are second to none. That is why they turn to Symes Collins, whose team is truly passionate about helping both clients and candidates to find the solution to their needs. Cultural fit is a key focus for Symes Collins, because without good cultural fit people and the business do not reach their true potential. As former Compliance Officers themselves, the team at Symes Collins are truly able to understand the nuances of specific roles, and more importantly, they have an inside track on what makes a good compliance officer. The firm is so confident in its own abilities that it offers a 12-month placement guarantee. Utilising technology to benefit clients, the firm has created a market leading search platform “Symes Collins iProfiler” http:// : which combines cutting edge technology, allowing multi- location collaborative access to all interview records, written and video profiles and test results. The platform uses a unique mix of market leading IT, behavioural science and search methodology to guarantee a perfect cultural and skills match every time. This saves clients time and money in the search process as well as avoiding a costly mis-hire. In addition, Symes Collins uses this platform for its “Executive Interim Consulting Network” and can have a specialist SME working on any issue, project or cover within days anywhere in the world. Ultimately, Symes Collins understands the importance of compliance support in the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets, and as the firm looks towards a bright future it remains committed to offer its clients and candidates the very highest possible level of support and service. A profile of their MD – Gary Collins I am passionate (to a fault) about helping my clients and candidates find the right fit as I believe cultural fit is central to everything, without it people and businesses do not reach their true potential! At Symes Collins our primary purpose is to place the most talented Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Staff with growing, ambitious companies that take GRC & Ethics seriously and we strive to save our preferred clients time, money & stress – allowing them more time to do other things and work less hours! To this send we have invested heavily both in time and money to create what we believe is a market leading search solution and platform “Symes Collins iProfiler” which has been instrumental in consistently finding and engaging with and placing the 10% of GRC & Ethics Talent with our clients. I entered recruitment to do things differently! Putting my clients and candidates needs before mine, remembering that it is their business and their career. For this reason, I have been nurturing candidate relationships and careers for nearly two decades and still love it as much today as I did when I made my first placement in 1999. My career to date has followed many paths in many countries. Starting in the South African Air Force before joining EY in London as an auditor, then moving to Deutsche Morgan Grenfell as a Compliance & Risk Officer. I moved into Recruitment in 1999 and joined forces with an old friend and fellow ex-Compliance Officer to launch a specialist Compliance agency “Compliance Recruitment Solutions” (CRS) in 2001. I moved to Australia in 2007 to run the APAC Region before returning to run the UK operation in 2010. We launched Symes Collins in 2012 as the executive search arm of CRS, where I am the Managing Director. I live in Surrey with my Wife and two boys, who are all central to my life! We love nothing more than getting outdoors for an adventure in all weathers! Weekends are full of cycling, walking, rock climbing and of course sport. I am a cricket coach at our local cricket club and the boys and I love sport of all kinds, but having grown up in SA Rugby is king! HP180018