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Lilly is proud to be part of the INSPIRE13 Business Awards
JUDGES and sponsors have been hard at work whittling down candidates for this year’s INSPIRE Business Awards.
And among the sponsors impressed with this year’s entries are bosses at Basingstoke-based pharmaceutical giant Lilly.
The global firm, whose UK headquarters are in Priestley Road, Basingstoke, is sponsoring the Innovation Excellence Award – one of 13 awards up for grabs for north Hampshire businesses.
Thomas Thorp, senior director corporate affairs, Lilly UK said: “Lilly has a long and proud history in Basingstoke.
“It’s been our home for almost 80 years and we have enjoyed seeing many new businesses join this vibrant town.”
It’s fitting that Lilly is sponsoring the Innovation Excellence Award.
“Lilly is dedicated to creating and delivering innovative health care solutions that help people live longer, healthier lives,” explained Mr Thorp.
“Improvements in modern medicines are made incrementally, through a series of small steps, such as improvements in side-effect profile or ease of administration, as well as survival.
“On average, it takes 12 years and costs over £1billion to develop a new medicine, with only one out of every 10,000 potential medicines tested, ever reaching patients.
“Our unwavering commitment to innovation and improved outcomes for patients guides us towards success and growth in a demanding environment.”
Mr Thorp added: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Innovation Excellence Award again in 2013.
“It gives local companies a platform to showcase their achievements and inspire others to learn from their success. We were impressed to see entrants from a wide range of businesses, in areas from telecommunications to health and wellbeing, and thank everyone for taking part.”
The category finalists will be announced in early October by Destination Basingstoke, which is organising the awards, to celebrate the very best of businesses in Basingstoke and Deane, Rushmoor, Hart and Test Valley. The awards night will take place at the Hampshire Court Hotel, on Thursday, November 21. To book a place, visit inspirebusinessawards.co.uk.
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