Ashfield celebrates 20th anniversary

Amy Schofield 09 February 2017

Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary since the company was founded by Chris and Samantha Corbin in 1997.

Ashfield was acquired by UDG Healthcare (formerly, United Drug) in 2000, and went on to acquire 19 companies which allowed it to expand existing services and continue to provide a partnership to the pharmaceutical industry. 

Chief Executive Officer Chris Corbin had over 18 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry working as a medical sales representative, regional business manager and national sales manager before he saw, with his wife Samantha, the opportunity to provide high quality, flexible and cost effective sales teams to pharmaceutical companies. 

Ashfield supports clients in over 50 countries and provides a range of services including contract sales teams, customer service reps, medical science liaison officers, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, market access, market research, training, event management, digital, creative and pharmacovigilance services, with over 6000 employees across 22 countries.

Chris Corbin said: “I am extremely proud of the journey that Ashfield has been on since its creation. We have acquired and integrated fantastic businesses that have since integrated both Ashfield’s services and culture. Providing an exceptional environment to work in and where people can develop and grow has always been extremely important to me as employees have been and always will be at the centre of our organisation.”



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