As it rolls towards Christmas, as well as having festive fun, it is always a good time to look back on the year and look forward to what next year could bring!

Here at IE, the team has reflected on some of our milestones over the last year to share with you.

Founder, Steve Marsh summarises 2016 for IE as;

“a critical year in the evolution of IE towards our vision of becoming the leading provider of launch capability services to the pharmaceutical industry. We have significantly increased our client base, launched a new version of our intuitive launch platform Ignite, revolutionised our internal processes and re-branded in a fresher, clearer and more innovative style. These solid foundations will ensure we can deliver the significant growth we have our sights on during 2017.”

George Hammerton, Digital Director comments on Ignite’s evolution in 2016; “It’s been a great year for Ignite, having added some of our most popular features to date, behind the scenes we’ve laid down some solid foundations for an even more exciting 2017. I can’t wait to share what we have planned with our users!”

For me, as part of the Marketing team it was exciting to see the launch of our re-branded website this summer, giving it a fresh new look, which has been very well received by visitors. After months of hard work and planning, it is great to see a true representation of the company’s values and personality online.

On the social side of our team building we’ve seen activities such as Foot Golf and Curling as well as our attempt at being skippers on the river. Jason Bryant, Commercial Director and marine enthusiast says;

“One of my personal highlights this year was when I hosted some of the IE team for an afternoon’s cruising up the River Medway. A good afternoon was had by all, nobody was injured, and the dent on the starboard bow is on my list of winter maintenance jobs (I was looking for more things to do anyway, honestly). Navigating the boat through the river’s locks required good teamwork, communication and coordination. The trip demonstrated you can get people doing new things and learning in a fun way, while giving me an excuse to get out on the water!”

For our festive fun, we’ve had a Christmas Jumper day in the office this week and below are some of the finest examples seen:

Next week will be our last team activity of the year in the form of bowling at our Christmas party, so we will let you know how that goes in our final blog of 2016!

While looking towards next year’s goals, we find that the best motivation to continue bringing value at the highest quality to more clients is great feedback from one of our current clients;

“The IE team have been outstanding and bring great value to us through their platform and their expertise on supporting plan content and launch planning” – Global Launch Lead (US, Top 10 Global Pharma Company)

The IE team look forward to discussing how we can help you enhance your launch capabilities in 2017, but for now Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!