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Porterhouse Medical

Porterhouse Medical provides medical and scientific communication services to the pharmaceutical industry across the globe, with a focus on projects that can have a significant and measurable impact on both healthcare professionals and patients’ lives.  

Our people are our greatest asset, and our core values – which emphasize passion, ambition, family and humour – inform our approach to the recruitment, training and well-being of our talented in-house teams of scientific staff, medical writers, account managers, creatives and event planners. 

Our team of 40+ staff is the perfect blend of science and creativity, including 9 people with PhDs/MScis, 2 medical doctors and 1 health economist.This is reflected in the high quality of our work and sets us apart from other agencies.  

Porterhouse was founded in 2002 by Brian Parsons and Jon Hallows and is based in Reading, UK. We are structured to offer excellence in client services, content design and development, and logistical support, with each client receiving the support of an integrated and dedicated team.

Our people make the difference ...
At Porterhouse, our success has been due to a combination of factors, the main one being the people we employ. It is our people who give our agency its culture and values, so we spend a lot of time and energy on getting the right people to join us – and stay with us. As well as investing heavily in staff recruitment and development, we have introduced an advanced training programme for staff who we believe have the potential to be future leaders in the organisation. 

Mission and values

In 2015, we developed and refined a new mission statement and core values to codify what we wanted to achieve as an organisation and identify attributes that we collectively share. Our mission statement of “Developing a shared vision with our partners to deliver programmes to improve people’s lives” emphasises the way we work and cooperate with our client partners to achieve their goals. Our values comprise the Porterhouse PATH:

  • Proud and passionate, we are Porterhouse
  • A shared spirit of entrepreneurship and ambition
  • Together as a family, we grow and flourish
  • Humour and happiness in our working lives

Rather than being an inert collection of slogans and catchphrases, we have built these values in to our working days and our strong client relationships.

Areas of Expertise

Porterhouse is skilled at developing a range of strategic solutions based on an understanding of both the objectives and issues of our clients, and their stakeholder environment. Elements that might be included as part of a broader tailored solution include:

  • Medical writing (from primary publications to marketing and training materials)
  • Creative (graphic design, print and digital solutions, video and multimedia)
  • Insights (global strategic insight generation and market research)
  • Publication Planning (strategic publication planning and execution)
  • Events (from small advisory board meetings to national and international meetings)
  • Strategy (thoughtful solutions to complex strategic issues; scientific messaging)
  • Health economics (in-house expertise to interpret and communicate data)
  • Market access (scientific and value communications)

Our expertise lies in developing tailored solutions that deliver the right scientific mix of these services to meet our clients’ objectives and exceed their expectations.



Press Releases

Announcing the Porterhouse Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
Porterhouse Medical launches Porterhouse Insights: a global strategic Insight and Research consultancy for pharmaceutical clients
Porterhouse Insights will offer nimble and agile solutions to optimise client decision-making.
Another well-deserved promotion at Porterhouse Medical
Double promotion for Porterhouse Medical's incredible creatives
Porterhouse Medical announces expansion into the US
Porterhouse Medical appoints a new talent manager
Three ‘finalist’ nominations for Porterhouse Medical in the 2017 Women in Business Awards
Spotlight on Events
Porterhouse has delivered many successful global programmes in 2017 so far. Read about our dedicated events team ...
Award-winning medical communications agency Porterhouse Medical opens new office space.
Blossoming creative services at Porterhouse Medical

White Papers and Resources

Mental health in the workplace
One in five people in the workplace will experience a mental health condition. Learn to spot the signs and the steps that you can take to care for yourself and your colleagues.
The changing face of medical communications over the past 15 years
As Porterhouse Medical celebrates its 15 year anniversary, joint MD and founder, Brian Parsons reflects on the changes to the medical communications industry over the past decade and a half.
Internships: Growing the pool of recruitable talent, or cheap labour?
Porterhouse Medical discusses the pros and cons of running internship programmes.
Being social - harnessing the power of social media
Attracting doctors to low-demand specialties: A role for industry?
Getting the most out of your agency - a guide to developing a dynamic and rewarding relationship with your agency partner


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  • The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade
  • Investors in People: Silver accreditation
  • Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards: SME of the Year Award (Highly Commended)
  • Women in Business Award: Champion of Change (Role Model)