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Star is acquired by Uniphar Group plc

Uniphar's input and investment will power the scale, depth and breadth of Star's portfolio of outsourced services while retaining what's best about Star - great people and customer experience.

Star is a full service outsourcing and resourcing company that delivers sales, marketing, medical and clinical people for Pharma, Medical Devices & Technology, Clinical Research and Healthcare Communications businesses; Star’s tailored services include dedicated teams, vacancy management, direct to headcount recruitment, consultancy and master vendor.

Uniphar Group plc ('Uniphar') is a leading pre-wholesaler, wholesaler and provider of services in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in the Republic of Ireland. Uniphar has a diverse customer base and an annual turnover in excess of €1bn. Star will operate as an independent company within Uniphar’s Manufacturer Services division.

“Our partnership with Uniphar will enable us to fill the gap in the market for a provider of quality outsourced solutions delivered with exceptional customer service,” explains Lucy O’Neill, Star’s General Manager. "We’ll continue to listen to our customers’ needs, tailor our solutions and deliver the best talent and commercial outcomes using a bigger, broader portfolio of outsourced services, to include syndicated teams, sales force effectiveness, and outsourced call centre, nursing and commercial/CCG teams.” Star’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Webster continues: “Leveraging the strengths of both companies will help us achieve our shared vision, to become the UK and Ireland’s market leader in healthcare outsourcing.”

Padraic Dempsey, Managing Director of Uniphar’s Manufacturer Services division: “We needed a partner with proven Contract Sales Organisation expertise and access to the best sales, marketing, medical and clinical people to help us deliver best in class outsourced solutions. Our research found that Star has a 13 year heritage in the UK’s CSO market and a reputation for finding top quality people that other providers couldn’t reach. Uniphar’s strategy is to partner with entrepreneurial business leaders who foster a culture of creative problem solving and progress through innovation, as Uniphar does. We found this at Star.”

Get in touch

Contact Lucy O’Neill on 01628 581 240 or to discuss how Star’s broader portfolio of services can help your business.

24th April 2015