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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, the UK’s leading independent health communications consultancy, has been announced as one of five agencies shortlisted for ‘Consultancy of the Year’ at the 2014 Communiquè Awards, with results to be announced on 3 July 2014. Winning this award would be the second consultancy win this year, triumphing recently at the SABRE Awards by taking home the EMEA Health Consultancy of the Year 2014.

The prestigious Communiquè awards recognise excellence in healthcare communications to local, European and International audiences, acting as a benchmark for the highest possible standards across the industry. Pegasus battled through a rigorous judging process from industry experts and stakeholders, and now eagerly await the results announced at the awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

In addition to the ‘Best Consultancy’ shortlist at the Awards its work with client ‘Godrej UK’ has also been nominated for the ‘Excellence in Integrated Digital Communications’ award. Jo Spadaccino, Director and Head of Pharma & Life Sciences at Pegasus, commented: “We’re delighted to have been nominated for such a revered award! This really highlights our continued efforts in the healthcare market to deliver innovative and fully integrated communications offerings to our clients, spanning a huge variety of services. In a challenging time for the health industry, we are continuing to grow and expand our services, both locally and internationally. At Pegasus, we are all extremely pleased with this nomination, which has capped off a brilliant first half of the year for us!”

This year has been a strong year for Pegasus; alongside the SABRE EMEA ‘Health Consultancy of the Year’, it also achieved a SABRE EMEA Sponsorship Gold Award for its work with Novo Nordisk, aSABRE In2 Innovation Award for its ‘Slimewatch’ campaign on behalf of Bayer UK in partnership with Markettiers 4DC and achieved 22nd in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’.

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For more information please contact Maria Boiling or Lesley Fitzpatrick-Feurstein at Pegasus on 01273 712000 or mboiling@thisispegasus.co.uk / lfitzpatrick-feurstein@thisispegasus.co.uk

Notes to editors

Located in Brighton with a 70-strong team of communications experts, Pegasus specialises in helping the public and private sector communicate healthy messages through integrated communications programmes. Focusing on an overall mission to ‘Inspire Healthy Decisions’ and driven by a health first, sector second approach, Pegasus has a demonstrative track record of creating and implementing campaigns that inspire change.

The Pegasus approach to planning starts by investing time understanding the varied nature of decisions in every area of people’s day to day lives, from the general public through to the healthcare professionals that treat and the policy makers that shape the environment in which they work. The consultancy’s fully integrated approach blends unrivalled health contacts across the international, national, consumer, regional and specialist press, with in-house corporate, creative, social and digital services.

Pegasus’s clients currently include GSK, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Thornton & Ross, Holland & Barrett, Sanofi, Bio-Oil, Danone, Homedics, Novo Nordisk and Pierre Fabre. For more information please visit www.thisispegasus.co.uk.

3rd June 2014

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