Featured Client – Thorough Events

Featured Client – Thorough Events

Thorough Events is a specialist event organiser known for running the Concours of Elegance, London Concours and Gulf Concours. These are fantastic live events for those who are passionate about the automotive world – their attendees  have the wealth to enjoy the finer things in life, and Thorough Events are the ones who provide that service! They may be one of our smaller events clients but what they offer their customers is an unparalleled experience in the industry.

The Concours of Elegance, this year being held on 6-8 September at Hampton Court Palace, brings some of the rarest cars from across the world to take part in a categorised competition, voted on not by outside judges but by the owners themselves.

If you’re interested in a sales role at Thorough Events, you won’t be selling something dull or unexciting– far from it! They are top of the game for automotive events, and by curating the best privately-owned car collections in the world, their concours offer patrons a quintessentially British summertime experience. If you have a passion for cars and want the chance to work on extraordinary, dynamic, live events, then Thorough Events is definitely a company you should consider. Not only will you get the chance to help deliver these incredible competitions, they also have a wealth of in-house knowledge and can help you rapidly grow and develop your skills as an events professional – this is a company where, if you put the work in, you will reap the rewards and see the results of your effort.

The ideal candidate for Thorough Events would be a friend of the phone – perfectly capable of talking confidently to a stranger. It goes without saying that you will also have relentless enthusiasm for sales and a total drive to succeed. Particularly as they are a small team, you should be able to work individually; this shouldn’t be too hard considering the exceptional products Thorough Events offers!

This is a high-end company both in what they offer and how they treat their employees; if you want a sales role working on the most extraordinary and exciting events in the automotive industry calendar, Thorough Events is definitely the place to be.

To find out more, visit https://concoursofelegance.co.uk/, or to discuss the company and roles available in further detail talk to Marcus at [email protected].

5 PR events to think about attending…

We all know the benefits of networking, but where to start? Here are some of the main events and when they are:

1. PR Week Awards
Famous for being the highest commendation in the communications world, there are PR Week awards for the best corporate, agency, non-profit and education teams. We are proud of the clients of ours, including Edelman, Racepoint Global, W2O and 90TEN, who are nominated this year. Another cool PR Week networking event is the PR360 Conference, it’s an opportunity to make sure you are absolutely up to date with what is going on in the industry.

The 2019 PR Week Awards are being held on October 15 – https://www.prweekawards.com/ and the PR360 conference is in May 9th – https://www.pr-360.com/prices/.


2. SABRE Awards & IN2 Summit
SABRE stands for Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation and Engagement. It’s a renowned awards event, held in conjunction with the IN2 Summit; these events attract some of the brightest stars and leaders of the EMEA communications world and you’ll see the mind-blowingly creative campaigns they create.

This year’s summit is May 22 – https://events.holmesreport.com/in2-emea/index.


3. Communique
This is where the healthcare communications world gets to showcase itself, demonstrating how outstanding work can deliver real improvements in healthcare, enhance patient experience, build trust with stakeholders and augment industry reputation. You can talk to Julia ([email protected]) if you’d like to know who’s hiring and what the opportunities are.

This year the awards will be presented on July 4 – http://www.pmlive.com/awards/communique.


4. PMEAs
The Pharmaceutical Marketing Excellence Awards is another healthcare event, centred around recognising work that demonstrates excellence in improving patient outcomes. As well as agencies and consultancies, you’ll see European, international and UK pharmaceutical, biotech, ethical, life science, OTC and medical device/diagnostic companies here.

To find out more keep an eye on https://www.pmlive.com/awards/pmea!


5. PRmoment awards
Dedicated to the best PR in the UK, the PRmoment awards has categories such as the best use of research, best stunt, best use of creativity and best event of the year. Many of our clients hold awards from the Winners of the South categories (Taylor Herring, The Romans – to name but two).

To find out the winners from this year’s judges, visit https://www.prmomentawards.com/2019-winners-south.


We have a new Senior Consultant on the PR desk covering Consumer, B2B and Corporate PR – for all your communications needs, talk to Rob White at [email protected] or call 020 7359 8244.

Featured Client – OPEN Health

Featured Client – OPEN Health

Who are they?

OPEN Health are one of the UK’s leading healthcare communications agencies, with offices spanning the UK, USA and Dubai. Their vision is to be the most respected healthcare agency group on the planet, and they are well on their way to achieving that following recent changes to the way they operate. Having acquired Peloton Advantage last year, they have rebranded the multiple companies that fly the OPEN Health banner and now work in 4 distinct areas:

  • Medical Communications
  • Patient & Brand Communications
  • Value, Informatics and Evidence (VIE)
  • Consulting

Having started in 2011 with just 4 people sharing a unified idea, OPEN Health have seen rapid growth since then mostly owing to the high quality of work they have produced for the hundreds of clients they work with.

What do they do?

They have expertise in oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicine, with in-house digital experts supporting their global teams. We have recruited a variety of roles for them; from account managers and directors to senior medical writers and project managers, and everything in between, which is one of the main benefits of working with such a large industry titan: they can offer our candidates the perfect role to suit their skills rather than shoehorning them in. At OPEN Health no two days are ever the same; from creating the building blocks of a healthcare campaign to supporting a product launch, there is never a dull moment. Whatever your skillset, If you have the knowledge, experience and positive attitude, there is a role at OPEN Health for you to get stuck in to.

Why should you work for them?

With more than 500 people skilled in their field, and in excess of 1000 client accounts, OPEN Health are healthcare communications heavyweights who treat all their employees with kindness and respect. With benefits such as your birthday off and flexible working hours, a varied and interesting client base unrivalled in the industry, and a dedication to training programme Bloom, OPEN Health offer fantastic opportunities.

What do they look for in a candidate?

Most of the roles Media Contacts recruit for with the OPEN Health group require previous healthcare comms agency experience, and a life science academic background would be preferable. All OPEN Health offices also have a very open atmosphere, with a culture of learning encouraged in both junior staff and directors alike. They look for people who are inquisitive, embrace the challenges of healthcare communications and have a laser focus on the smallest aspects of their work. If that sounds like you, please do get in touch with us.

If you have any more questions about OPEN Health, or want to know more about Healthcare Communications in general, email the head of Media Contacts’ Healthcare division, Julia Walton, at [email protected] or call 020 7359 8244.