Medical communications bringing Science to Life

Succinct's highly qualified, passionate teams provide deep scientific insight and communications expertise. We get straight to the heart of complex challenges and provide clarity, vision and forward-thinking solutions which drive peer-to-peer conversations among healthcare professionals.

Our expertise spans global, European and affiliate-level programmes, throughout the product lifecycle from pre-launch to post-patent expiry.

We have broad experience across complex therapy areas and our heritage and relationships in specialist medicine are second to none.

 

 

Human Health 

Our strong reputation matters to us; 90% of our revenue comes from repeat business or recommendation.

AN INVOLVED AND ACCESSIBLE TEAM

 

Every account is important to us, our senior team sits at the heart of our programmes and are as accessible to our clients as they are to the internal team. Each client is assigned a senior team member to represent their account at board level, ensuring that every programme is led and resourced appropriately.


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  • SANDY ROYDEN

    COO OPEN Health

    SANDY ROYDEN

    COO OPEN Health

    A pharmacist by profession with nearly 25 years’ experience within the industry, Sandy has a great grounding in pharmaceutical marketing at a global, European and UK domestic level. Prior to OPEN Health, Sandy worked in clinical development, sales, marketing and communications at Novartis and Sanofi, followed by 5 years at Huntsworth Health, where she headed up the European team, managing the integrated brand communications, medical communications and market research offerings. With broad experience across the communications mix, Sandy's specific areas of focus are market access and medical communications. 

  • Sean McGrath

    Chairman and founder of Succinct

    Sean McGrath

    Chairman and founder of Succinct

    Sean has a wealth of knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical marketing. He has been in the industry for 25 years, first as a senior pharmaceutical executive for various blue-chip companies, and latterly as head of Succinct. Sean’s particular interest is oncology and he has vast experience across tumour types. He revels in the significant mutational complexity of the disease, the multiple pathways to target and the sheer volume of drugs to be carefully sequenced and combined. The advent of immunotherapy is exciting and, like the TKIs a few years ago, its potential is spreading across tumour types, raising the value of his overview across the field. With the ear of countless thought leaders nationally and internationally and an interrogative and engaging nature, Sean offers insight abound.

  • Rob Barker

    CEO Succinct Group

    Rob Barker

    CEO Succinct Group

    Rob is a pharmacist by training and whilst at Novartis achieved an MBA before becoming global commercial lead in anti-infectives. He left GSK to become MD of a UK pharmaceutical advertising agency before being promoted to run their global medical education agency. He created and ran a novel pre-launch strategic consultancy before it was acquired by Huntsworth Health. He is now CEO for the Succinct Group.

  • Margaret Vernon

    CEO, SuccinctChoice

    Margaret Vernon

    CEO, SuccinctChoice

    Margaret has qualifications in pharmacy and pharmacology, as well as an MBA, and started her career in medical publishing as a Medical Writer with Adis International in New Zealand, where she worked across a range of medical journals before moving to medical communications. She has worked in medical communications around the world for over 25 years and has expertise working on strategic global publications and medical education across multiple therapy areas. Margaret has been the CEO of SuccinctChoice since 2012.

  • Margot Hannah

    Managing Director, Succinct (Marlow)

    Margot Hannah

    Managing Director, Succinct (Marlow)

    Margot spent the first 10 years of her career with Astra, Takeda and Merck Pharma, before moving agency side in 2007. Since then, Margot has led and implemented European and Global medical education programmes across a variety of therapy areas. As Managing Director of Succinct West, she leads an exceptional team of medical education specialists who are dedicated to delivering only the best for their clients. Shaping creative scientific programmes and building long-term partnerships with clients are what Margot does best.

  • Jennifer van Zwieten

    Managing Director, Succinct (London)

    Jennifer van Zwieten

    Managing Director, Succinct (London)

    In addition to being Managing Director of Succinct London, Jen holds overall responsibility for the writing and editorial teams at Succinct. Jen has extensive experience within the scientific communications setting, having worked in a range of therapeutic areas and across a variety of projects spanning pre- and post-launch products.  Understanding the need to offer integrated approaches, Jen has executed project delivery at a global, European and local level, tailoring scientific solutions to meet individual needs. 

  • James Turnbull

    Digital Technical Director

    James Turnbull

    Digital Technical Director

    James has been producing innovative digital projects since the inception of the internet, and has led specialist teams in Digital Healthcare since 2008. Thoughout this time, James has overseen the delivery of hundreds of sales aid tools across various platforms, effective and innovative platforms for doctors and multi-lingual, global Patient Support Platforms with thousands of active patients. Previously, James also led the technical development of a platform for a Gates Foundation sponsored community using digital tools to accelerate and streamline global health research. At Succinct, James leads digital innovation and delivery ensuring that we always deliver projects that cut through the noise for our clients.

  • Jennifer Chilver

    Business Strategy Director

    Jennifer Chilver

    Business Strategy Director

    Jennifer started her career in R&D at GSK and then moved into medical communications. She has 14 years’ experience at TVF Communications, MediTech Media, Huntsworth Health (ApotheCom) and Succinct, across Global, European and UK domestic programmes. She has worked on everything from UK digital communications to global publications – from phase I to post-patent expiry – and has touched on most therapy areas. At Succinct, Jennifer uses her experience and expertise to provide senior level strategic support and to plan impactful communications solutions for our clients.

  • Katie Corbin

    Divisional Director, Succinct (North)

    Katie Corbin

    Divisional Director, Succinct (North)

    Katie has worked exclusively in healthcare communications since graduating from Imperial College London with a BSc in Biochemistry. She has extensive experience working across the communications mix; specifically medical communications, PR, brand communications and market access. Katie has led and implemented local, European and Global medical education programmes across a wide variety of therapy areas, including oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases and immunology. Her integrated approach to medical communications allows her to tailor solutions to her clients' needs, offering bespoke and creative solutions.