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Our Story

Transforming healthcare outsourcing.

Ashfield had humble beginnings. Back in 1997, Chris Corbin started Ashfield as a small contract sales organization. But he had big ideas. His vision was to transform this area of outsourcing to the pharmaceutical industry. He achieved his goal and soon Ashfield became the UK market leader. Chris set his sights on expanding the whole spectrum of outsourcing, applying the same principles of exceptional quality and delivery to everything.

Since then the organization has gone from strength to strength, acquiring like-minded businesses, each with a heritage of providing first-class services for its clients. Our shared culture has strengthened the organisation, bucking the trend so often seen in business services. Now Ashfield has five areas of expertise, over 7,000 employees and offices throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. The ongoing success of Ashfield and its ever-growing reputation is proof that Ashfield truly delivers excellence for its clients.

To see our timeline of acquisitions click here.

Areas of expertise

Ashfield is uniquely focussed on five areas of expertise. Together, we can understand, anticipate and meet your needs throughout the whole product lifecycle. Find out more below.

Our Locations

Based in 24 countries, we offer world-class services combined with local knowledge.

Our values

We are defined by the values we share

Our values guide everything we do. They motivate our attitudes, actions, decisions and relationships with customers, suppliers and each other.


We’re driven by an uncompromising commitment to quality because patients’ lives depend on it.


Our partnerships are built on trust, and that trust is earned by consistently delivering on our promises.


We’re committed to solving problems, being resourceful and thinking differently for our clients every day.


We have a wealth of knowledge and experience built up over many years, so there’s nobody better to safeguard your success.


Our energy, imagination and enthusiasm mean we can deliver your goals, whatever they are.