Pharma, bio sciences and healthcare are heavily regulated, high stake industries that are currently at a crossroads

Organisations are facing a patent cliff, healthcare reforms across key markets, and what many are calling an ‘innovation crisis’. All of this means the pressure is on for companies to meet the need for fast-paced development and change.

The challenge

To adapt to new market dynamics and satisfy investor demands for performance, organisations need to build strong innovation pipelines and operate in a more agile, outward-looking way. It’s not enough to merely boast efficient processes and compliance; there now needs to be a creative, collaborative and commercial mindset in order to remain competitive.

Greater public scrutiny of the environmental, social and ethical impact of pharmaceutical operations is also changing how organisations need to do business. Corporate social responsibility has taken on greater significance than ever before, requiring stakeholders to learn a new set of skills that have traditionally been seen as ‘soft’ or peripheral to the often life-saving work taking place in labs around the world.

How we can help

At Primeast we believe the key to success for pharmaceutical companies is clear purpose + robust process + complementary behaviours. Over the last 30 years we’ve been working with global organisations to develop these three crucial criteria, focusing on the key areas of leadership, teamwork, and organisational development and change. With trained facilitators across the globe, we deliver bespoke interventions that are specifically targeted to address a company’s unique challenges.

We can help if you need to:

  • Identify a unique and compelling purpose that is a reflection of all stakeholders and is capable of creating a competitive edge in the market
  • Develop teamwork and interpersonal skills to improve working across cultural and geographic boundaries and facilitate collaboration
  • Cultivate the behaviours that foster a culture of innovation and the practical realisation of ideas
  • Build exceptional technical and project leadership skills within a global context that facilitate continual organisational improvement
  • Harness the unique talents of everyone within your organisation to ensure sustained performance and success

To find out more about how we can prepare your organisation for the future, please contact us.


Alex Spence, HR Director, Cape plc

Our Cape People values of capability, opportunity and commitment are being embedded in 2011 with the opportunity for all staff to work out how to bring them alive in the work they do for the business. CAPEability equips our senior team to make the most of this opportunity as it plays out in the services they lead for our customers.