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Pegasus

At Pegasus, we specialise in helping deliver healthy messages through integrated communication programmes. In fact, inspiring healthy decisions is all we do. As the UK’s largest independent health consultancy, we have a track record of creating and implementing campaigns at a local and above-country level that drive positive behaviour change.

We start by investing time to understand all relevant health stakeholders – from the general public through to the healthcare professionals that treat and the policy makers that shape the environment in which they work. Blending unrivalled media contacts with in-house creative and digital services, our expertise is specialist enough for regulatory and scientific know-how and strong relationships with influencers, while having enough bandwidth for true creative thinking and integrated channel activation. This, combined with hands-on input from our experienced senior team, means our client retention rate exceeds the industry average.

Our clients benefit from a team made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including communications professionals, creative designers, former journalists, NHS practitioners and managers, marketers and digital specialists. Therapy area experience spans almost every letter of the alphabet from asthma to women’s health.

To read our views and opinions of what is affecting the healthcare landscape, please visit the ‘Pegasus Pulse’ blog at www.pegasuspulse.com

Areas of Expertise

Core services:
  • Insights & planning
  • Message development
  • Positioning & channel strategy
  • Global, pan-EU & UK programming
Implementation:
  • Market research
  • Media relations
  • Digital & social strategy
  • Creative & digital design
  • Website development 
  • Educational campaigns
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Issues & crisis management
  • Internal & franchise communications
  • Events & experiential
Training:
  • Media, presentation, creativity, NHS, social & digital

Clients

  • Bayer
  • Biogen
  • Brainlab
  • CSL Behring
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Danone
  • Eli Lilly
  • Fittleworth
  • Frimley Park NHS Trust
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • MSD Global
  • MSD UK
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk Global
  • Novo Nordisk UK
  • Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
  • Pierre Fabre Laboratories
  • Sanofi
  • Thornton & Ross

Team

Simon Hackett
Managing Director
shackett@thisispegasus.co.uk
Jo Spadaccino
Jo Spadaccino
Head of Pharma & Life Sciences
jspadaccino@thisispegasus.co.uk
Stuart Hehir
Stuart Hehir
Head of Creative & Digital
shehir@thisispegasus.co.uk
Helen Yeardsley
Helen Yeardsley
Head of Healthy Beauty & Nutrition
hyeardsley@thisispegasus.co.uk
Duncan Mackenzie-Reid
Head of Corporate Services
dmackenzie-reid@thisispegasus.co.uk
Simon Grist
Associate Director
sgrist@thisispegasus.co.uk
Sylva Michelli
Associate Director
smichelli@thisispegasus.co.uk
Paul Hutchings
Associate Director
phutchings@thisispegasus.co.uk
James Osborne
Associate Director
josbourne@thisispegasus.co.uk
 

Press Releases

TRIO OF HIRES SIGNAL PEGASUS' NORTHERN GRIT
PEGASUS SCOOPS EXCELLENCE IN INTEGRATED PRODUCT/BRAND COMMUNICATIONS AT COMMUNIQUÉ 2017
PEGASUS UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY AS IT CELEBRATES A YEAR AS PART OF ASHFIELD
PEGASUS AND UCL JOIN FORCES IN INSPIRING HEALTHY DECISIONS
Pegasus scoops five ‘Consultancy’ wins, making 2016 a stellar year for the health comms consultancy
Pegasus crowned PR Week’s Specialist Consultancy of the Year, making a hat-trick of Consultancy wins in 2016!
Double win at Communiqué 2016: Pegasus scoops awards for Consultancy of the Year (for the second time!) and Excellence in Media Relations
Pharma & life sciences division growth allows Pegasus to fill three new senior positions
Pegasus has expanded its pharma & life sciences senior team by appointing a new Associate Director and promoting two members of the existing team to Account Directors.
“Most eye-catching” agency Pegasus scoops the ‘EMEA Healthcare PR Consultancy of the Year’ at Sabre Awards
Pegasus wins the prestigious “EMEA Healthcare PR Consultancy of the Year” award at the recent Sabre Awards in Berlin, organised by The Holmes Report.
PEGASUS JOINS ASHFIELD HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS
It’s a digital hat trick for Pegasus as it scoops GOLD and two SILVERS at the PM Society Digital Awards 2016
Pegasus shortlisted for four PM Society Digital Media Awards 2016
PEGASUS WINS COMMUNIQUÉ 2015 ‘EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT/CONSUMER HEALTH PROGRAMMES’ AWARD FOR RARE DISEASE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Pegasus, the UK’s leading independent health communications consultancy, picked up the ‘Excellence in Patient/Consumer Health Programmes’ award at last week’s prestigious Communiqué Awards 2015 with its ‘Faces of HAE’ campaign for client CSL Behring. Judges praised the campaign for being “brave”, “really focused on the patient” and “delivering real measureable outcomes that show true behavioural change.”
PEGASUS STRENGTHENS ITS PHARMA TEAM WITH TWO STAFF APPOINTMENTS
Pegasus shortlisted for three Communiqué awards and hopes to defend its Communications Consultancy of the Year win from 2014
Pegasus picks up “Specialist Consultancy of the Year” at the PRCA Awards 2014
Pegasus, the UK’s leading independent health communications consultancy, picked up the “Specialist Consultancy of the Year” award at the PRCA Awards 2014.
Pegasus supports unique theatrical performance as part of the 9th UK Dementia Congress
Brighton-based Pegasus, the UK’s leading independent health communications consultancy, is pleased to be supporting Naomi’s Flight - a bold and unique theatrical performance tour that highlights the impact of dementia in a visually stunning and powerful way – in its inaugural visit to the UK this week.
It’s a hat trick for Pegasus!
Pegasus scoops the much-coveted “Consultancy of the Year” prize at the PR Week Awards 2014
Pegasus shortlisted for ‘PM Society Digital Media Awards 2014’
Brighton-based independent healthcare specialist continues to showcase its digital expertise with shortlist nomination
Pegasus Wins ‘Consultancy of the Year’ at Communiqué Awards 2014
Pegasus, the UK’s leading independent health communications consultancy, picked up the much coveted ‘Consultancy of the Year’ award at last week’s Communiqué Awards 2014, fighting off stiff competition from the health industry.
Pegasus's Approach to Measurement Wins 3 Gold’s at 2014 AMEC International Summit in Amsterdam
Pegasus, the UK’s leading independent health communications consultancy, added three awards to its 2014 portfolio at last weekend’s AMEC International Summit 2014 in Amsterdam
Pegasus Crowned Health Consultancy of the Year at 2014 Sabre Emea Awards
Brighton consultancy adds top honour to its award wins
Pegasus shortlisted for 'Consultancy of the year' at 2014 Communique Awards
Brighton-based independent healthcare specialist looks to add award to growing list of accolades
Pegasus Moves to Brighton
Top UK Healthcare Communications Consultancy Moves to Brighton

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Awards

PRCA Awards:
2016 Specialist Consultancy of the Year 
2014 Specialist Consultancy of the Year 

PR Week Awards:
2016 Specialist Consultancy of the Year
2014 Consultancy of the Year 
2014 Mid-Sized Consultancy of the Year 
2014 Healthcare: Ethical & OTC Consumer
2012 Specialist Consultancy of the Year 

Communiqué Awards:
2016 
Consultancy of the Year 
2016 Excellence in Media Relations – Brand Associated Consumer Health
2015 
Excellence in Patient/Consumer Health Programmes
2014 Consultancy of the Year
2013 Excellence in Corporate Communications
2011 Excellence in Consumer Health Communications

The Holmes Report:
2016 EMEA 
Healthcare PR Consultancy of the Year
2014 EMEA Health Consultancy of the Year
2014 EMEA Sponsorship Gold Award
2014 I2 Innovation Award
2012 Best UK Consultancy to Work For  

The Sunday Times:
2014 UK’s Best 100 Small Companies to Work For
 
OTC Awards:
2016 Best OTC Public Relations Campaign for a Medicine 
2016 Best OTC Public Relations Campaign for a Non-medicine

PM Society Digital Awards:
2016 Craft Award for Best Innovation
2016 Craft Awards for Best Film
2016 Effectiveness Award for Digital Projects within Healthcare Partnerships
   
AMEC International Awards: 
2014 Best Use of a Research, Measurement & Evaluation Programme
2014 Best Use of Communication Management: Business-to-Consumer
2014 Best Use of Social Media Measurement


CIPR Excellence:
2014 Best Healthcare Campaign
2014 Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement & Evaluation
 

PRCA DARE Awards:

2014 Best Consumer Relations Campaign


CIPR Pride Awards:
2012 Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy
2012 Best Use of Media Relations
 

Veterinary Marketing Awards:

2013 Best PR Campaign
2011 Best PR Campaign 





Testimonials

Liz Skrbkova - Global Communications Manager, Modern Insulins & Devices, Novo Nordisk Global:

“Pegasus really is the dream team, partnering with Novo Nordisk to deliver across the full spectrum of our healthcare communications needs: providing rich strategic expertise and insight, cutting-edge creativity, flawless execution and limitless enthusiasm. The team deliver on time, on brief, on budget - and are always on the ball.”

Barry Leggetter, CEO, International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC):

“Pegasus is one of the agencies which is leading real change in valuing the importance of evaluation. What they have done, and which is a model for other agencies, is to drive organisational change by making measurement a fundamental part of everything they do. Their success at last year’s AMEC awards is testament to this when judges praised their commitment to measurement as 'outstanding' and 'an excellent example to others'.”