PHASTAR's Kevin Kane and Andrew MacGarvey speaking with Princess Beatrice at the award ceremony

PHASTAR attends reception to recognise 2019 Queen’s Award

PHASTAR have attended a reception at Buckingham Palace for winners of the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The company was awarded for excellence in the International Trade category following exponential growth from a one-person operation in 2007, to a global CRO with offices in four continents within the space of one decade. Around 300 people attended the event, representing the various businesses that won the Queen’s Award for International Trade,Innovation, Sustainable Development, and Promoting Opportunity. The Queen’s Award, now in its 53rd year, focuses on outstanding achievement by UK businesses, with winning companies invited to a royal reception in Buckingham Palace and receiving an official grant of appointment from one of The Queen’s representatives. 

The event was hosted by Prince Charles and other members of the royal family. PHASTAR was represented by Kevin Kane (CEO) and Andrew MacGarvey (MD), who met Princess Beatrice and Kelly Tolhurst, a sitting MP and Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility. PHASTAR’s reputation as a quality provider of statistics, programming and data science services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries now sees it as one of the top 10 data focused CROs worldwide. 

Kevin Kane commented, “I am delighted that our sustained growth and contribution to international trade have been recognised through the UK’s most prestigious business award. We have customers all over the world and have grown a global operation to meet the demand for our services. I am very proud of everyone at PHASTAR - it takes consistently good performance to achieve the growth that has resulted in this award - that dedication has been recognised at the highest level.” 

PHASTAR has recently increased in foothold in the US with the opening of its Boston office and will continue to diversify its business locations having recently announce plans to open bases in Japan and West Coast US in the next 12 months. PHASTAR currently has ten offices across four continents and its ambitious future growth plans includes doubling its staff numbers in the next four years.