READING, UK – July 21, 2014 – Quintiles has been recognized for its commitment to employee health and wellness, taking the 2014 “Britain’s Healthiest Workplace” award at a ceremony addressed by Dame Carol Black and Lord Sebastian Coe.
Britain’s Healthiest Company aims to celebrate organizations that have an outstanding approach to their employees’ health and wellbeing and is the UK’s largest survey into employee health. In 2014 more than 80 companies were surveyed on criteria including facilities, culture and work environment.
Quintiles UK Head Lindy Jones said, “Our work on developing and commercializing medicines means that every day we are focused on improving the lives of people in the UK and beyond. A proactive approach to health and wellbeing is integral to living a full and healthy life, so we put a very strong emphasis on supporting employees in a number of areas such as physical activity and work life balance. For example, in June 2014, more than 100 employees from our Reading, UK office participated in a 30 or 60-mile bike ride to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Charity. We are very proud to have been named Britain’s Healthiest Workplace.”
In May 2014 Quintiles was ranked as a top workplace in the United Kingdom by the Great Place to Work Institute® for the seventh year in a row.
Quintiles (NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. With a network of more than 29,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries, we helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com