What our clients say about usJohnson & Johnson - new strategy for European Discovery Capabilities
"Atkinson Cowan advised on the strategic thinking behind the proposed integration of discovery capabilities across Johnson &Johnson Pharma in Europe leading to the design of a new European Discovery Capabilities organisation. Following six months of intense work, this was launched in September 2008."
"Atkinson Cowan provided crucial input, challenge and support as we developed the strategic concepts and design for the new organisation and as we managed a complex stakeholder environment."
"Our collaboration with Atkinson Cowan was one of the most productive, professional collaborations I have experienced."
VP Global Head, Research Capabilities
Johnson & Johnson
WorldEvents - long term strategy and reputation building
"World Events is a leading event management company with offices in the UK, mainland Europe and the US. Atkinson Cowan advises the board on positioning, strategy and reputation issues to help us achieve our long term business goals."
"As a medium sized business, we recognise the benefits of an external perspective from advisers who can see the bigger picture and have genuine insight into the issues we face, but at the same time are genuinely committed to supporting our future success. Our relationship with Andrew Butcher of Atkinson Cowan goes back a long time, during which he has always challenged our strategic thinking and helped us to consider all of the options before taking appropriate decisions."
F Hoffman-La Roche - new strategy for Pharma Research Organisation
"Ann Baker of Atkinson Cowan worked with us on several strategy projects over an eight year period. The first of these was an overarching strategy for our Pharma Research organisation. The vast majority of the solutions she helped to create have been implemented and today we are still realising the value from the changes that were made through the impact that they had on the productivity and effectiveness of our Global Discovery operation. Ann is without a doubt one of the most creative thinkers I have had the pleasure to work with. She has an uncanny ability to know when to move forward from solution development to practical implementation. She never over-promised and always delivered on every aspect of the project plan that we agreed."
"Other projects where we worked with Ann include a detailed analysis of the determinants of productivity in pharmaceutical R&D and the development of a long-term investment strategy aimed at gaining access to early emerging technologies."
Former Head of Global Discovery
F Hoffman-La Roche
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust - integrating reputation and communications across the Trust
"Over a ten year period, Andrew Butcher of Atkinson Cowan advised West Middlesex Hospital on all aspects of reputation, stakeholder engagement and communications. He worked closely with the Trust Board, helping to integrate reputation into our thinking and operational decision-making through a challenging period that included a major redevelopment of the hospital under the Private Finance Initiative. He was responsible for developing our communications strategy and led the consultancy team that provided our outsourced communications function. In addition to regular communications advice, Andrew helped us to develop our issues and crisis management communications plans and was an integral part of our major incident response team."
"In a long and close professional relationship, Andrew helped to introduce a new level of skills and understanding to me and my team, to the extent that we have now been able to move the whole communications function in-house."
Head of Corporate Affairs,
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Uppingham School - stakeholder engagement in major campus development
"Uppingham School is embarking on a major development of its campus. Its success in achieving new facilities that will benefit both the school and the public depends on the support of the local community, based on genuine engagement and consultation in the process."
"Atkinson Cowan enabled us to define and manage the reputation of the project and challenged our thinking on the implications for the school as a whole. Their expert advice and proactive approach to driving the programme were critical to the effective planning and implementation of stakeholder engagement across the project, ensuring we are true to our integrity as an organisation and transparent in our dealings with all of our stakeholders."
Project Director and Bursar
Thomson Reuters Healthcare & Science - strategy review and redesign
"Ann Baker from Atkinson Cowan provided strategic advice and support to both CMR International and the Life Sciences Consulting group within the Thomson Reuters Life Sciences business. Drawing on her expert content knowledge and contacts within the drug discovery area, Ann was able to help us to identify and assess options for re-launching a key service offering to the BioPharma industry, ensuring that the most client critical current business issues were addressed. Ann also provided valuable support in the planning and facilitation of strategy workshops for the Life Sciences Executive team. Her professional and objective advice allowed us to maximise the value of our face to face strategic planning time and to identify clear follow through actions to support ongoing implementation."
Former Vice President
Life Sciences Consulting and CMR International, Thomson Reuters Healthcare & Science
GSK Biologicals - aligning stakeholder communications across multi-disciplinary team
"Atkinson Cowan helped us with the early stage planning of stakeholder relations for a product still some way from launch. Their long experience of healthcare and market access enabled them to bring together and align a large multi-functional internal team spanning Discovery, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs and Commercial, helping us to explore the challenges we face and to create an initial integrated stakeholder plan, which we can now use as a basis for more detailed communications planning at launch."