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.