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Pegasus, an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has unveiled a new brand identity signaling its successful integration with the global business, a year on from acquisition. Conceived by Pegasus’s in-house creative services team, the new look now lives across its internal and external channels.

Managing Director, Simon Hackett comments: “Its strength is in its simplicity, and our compelling mission of ‘inspiring healthy decisions’ remains at its heart. It uses strong graphic devices alongside striking campaign imagery to bring to life our personality and creativity, all backed by the strength and experience of Ashfield.”

The new brand is just one part of the agency’s continuous evolution. Fixed on its course to inspire healthy decisions through creative integrated communications, Pegasus has built a team of 110 people working with a ‘health first, sector second’ approach. The agency’s capability now spans research & insights, strategic planning, media & influencer relations, creative services, digital & social marketing and corporate services. Its swift growth has led to the opening of a new office in Macclesfield to capitalise on talent recruitment and business development opportunities in the North, as well as being able to work more closely with other Ashfield teams.

And Pegasus hasn’t stopped innovating either. Earlier this year, Pegasus launched its bespoke framework for planning in health (CHANGE) which uses behaviour change theory to add greater rigour to its strategic consultancy, and has been developed in collaboration with UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change. It has also invested in its creative team and last year was shortlisted in the Cannes Lion Health awards. In the last 12 months, Pegasus has received five ‘Consultancy of the Year’ titles across global markets and disciplines.

Hackett explains: “Our brand is clearly a critical part of our business. For me our refreshed identity signifies more than just a strong, new look. It is a symbol of our increased strength and potential in terms of global reach, therapy area experience and service expertise. Being plugged in to the Ashfield network means we’re able to provide end-to-end solutions to health organisations across the world, offer our people greater scope in their roles, and ultimately realise our mission of inspiring healthy decisions amongst more people, in more ways.”

David Moore, Executive Director at Ashfield Healthcare Communications, agrees: “The new identity is sharp, creative and impactful and brings Pegasus firmly into our group, without diluting the unique identity that attracted us to the business in the first place. But for us the brand is just one part of the company’s value. Since we acquired Pegasus, the team has opened new revenue opportunities, developed our strategic communications and behaviour change offer and helped build our patient-centric communications focus. An incredible year and the first of many, I am sure.”


For more information about Pegasus, supporting imagery, or to arrange an interview with Simon Hackett, contact Amy Simmons on 01273 712000 /


About Pegasus

Pegasus inspires healthy decisions through creative, inspirational and integrated communications. Working with ambitious clients, we deliver big ideas and far-reaching campaigns across industries and channels in a health first, sector second approach. 110 specialists span earned and owned channels, technologies, and audiences ranging from consumers to healthcare professionals. And as part of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, we have a global footprint across 21 countries and every conceivable therapy and service area. Being plugged in to this wider network means we’re able to provide end-to-end solutions to healthcare organisations across the world.  In 2016, we were proud to receive five ‘Consultancy of the Year’ titles. For more information, go to 

About Ashfield Healthcare Communications

Ashfield Healthcare Communications, part of UDG Healthcare plc, provides global solutions for clients, adding value through unique insights and tailored, scientifically rigorous, multichannel, healthcare communications offerings. Its mission is to improve lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge, and support they need. Ashfield Healthcare Communications’ multichannel and specialist agencies include ACUMED, Ashfield Digital & Creative, Ashfield Healthcare Communications K.K., BlueMomentum, CircleScience, Clinical Bridges, CodonMedical, FireKite, Galliard, Gardiner-Caldwell Communications, GeoMed, iMed Comms, Infusion, InterPhase Consult, Nyxeon, Pegasus, Physicians World Europe, QXV Comms, Scientific Connexions, Seren Communications, StemScientific, Watermeadow Medical, and Zoetic Science. For more information, go to

About Ashfield

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a global leader in providing outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device and biotech companies. The company has 6,000 employees, operating in 22 countries and delivering services in over 50 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Asia and works with more than 250 companies, including all the world’s top 25 pharmaceutical companies. Its mission is to partner with its clients, improving lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need. Ashfield’s provides contract sales teams, customer service reps, medical science liaison officers, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, market access, market research, training, event management, digital, creative and pharmacovigilance services. For more information, go to  

25th May 2017