There’s no substitute for face-to-face meetings. But meetings require a significant investment, with often substantial venue and travel costs, as well as the opportunity costs of the audience and organiser’s time. Therefore, it’s vital for meeting owners to maximise the value of their investment, and for attendees to feel like it was a worthwhile use of their time.
World Ovarian Cancer Day is the initiative of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition (WOCC) and occurs every year on 8 May. The objective of the day is to raise awareness, funding and support for all of the women around the world living with ovarian cancer, along with their families and patient support organisations.
On the last day of February each year, countries worldwide take part in Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of a diverse group of disorders that affect fewer than 1 in 2,000 people in Europe or fewer than 200,000 people in the USA.
As Porterhouse Medical celebrates its 15 year anniversary, joint MD and founder, Brian Parsons reflects on the changes to the medical communications industry over the past decade and a half.
I love working for Porterhouse Medical and enjoy working with our talented and highly qualified team of account and event managers, medical writers and designers. Together, we work hard to deliver intelligent, scientific and medical communications that are second to none and that we are proud to have produced.
Porterhouse Medical is 15 years old next month and plans to celebrate delivering on its mission – “Developing a shared vision with our partners to deliver programmes to improve people’s lives” – for a decade and a half.
2016 was an amazing year for Porterhouse. In addition to recording a record turnover and profit for our year ending September 2016, we also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016 (international trade) and received Investors in People accreditation at the silver level at our first attempt. We were also highly commended in two other business awards.
2016 has been a busy year for office refurbishments, which have included some major upgrades to our meeting rooms and kitchen area. We now have three super-smart meeting rooms, a cute little meeting “pod”, and loads more space to enjoy our lunches thanks to the addition of some lovely bright benches. This month it was all topped off with the unveiling of our stunning new office artwork.
On Wednesday 6 July 2016, Porterhouse staff were delighted to receive a visit from Mr James Puxley, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire, who presented proud company directors Brian Parsons and Jon Hallows with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Porterhouse received this award on the Queen’s birthday in recognition of our international work, which earned us over £2 million in 2015.