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As part of our ongoing commitment to clients, we have appointed three new Project Managers within our UK Commercial business. Our new appointments are Angela Hainsworth and Richard Owen who received well-deserved promotions – as well as Iain Vokes-Tilley, who we welcome to the Ashfield team.

Angela Hainsworth

Angela began her career with Ashfield back in 2000 as a graduate medical sales representative in the North West.  She has since worked with a number of teams and clients – eventually relocating to the Ashby area.  During her time with Ashfield, Angela worked within our training and development department before progressing to a Regional Business Manager (RBM), Operations Manager and now Project Manager.

Angela commented: “Over the last 17 years, I have had the pleasure of working with team members, management teams and head office colleagues to build lasting business partnerships – supporting the growth of Ashfield. I am very excited to expand my portfolio, adding four additional clients and I can’t wait to forge relationships with these accounts in a similar way.”

Richard Owen

Richard has over 13 years’ experience in the industry, and joined Ashfield in June 2016 as a Regional Operations Manager for one of our nationwide sales teams. Richard loves to be surrounded by passionate people with a can-do attitude and is thrilled about his new role, commenting:

“I feel excited and privileged to be leading a dedicated project. Over the last 12 months I have seen at first hand the talent that exists within Ashfield and the significant investment that both Ashfield and our clients make to support our employees. I am looking forward to partnering and leading new projects to make a positive impact on the business, our clients and their patients”.

Iain Vokes-Tilley

Iain joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1996. After a move initially to MSD and then to Napp in first line management, Ian found his passion for coaching, developing and getting the best of people.

Commenting on his new role, Iain said: “I’m very excited to be involved at this level within the business, establishing new teams within Ashfield, working with highly-skilled and motivated sales people and delivering results for our clients. I look forward to working closely with our BD team to help build upon what we have already achieved.

“I have worked in the pharmaceutical sector for 21 years as a medical representative, primary care RBM, secondary care RBM, and more recently stepping out into the NHS for 3 years to really understand our customer and the evolving NHS.I understand the expectations and ambitions of our clients as well as the issues and evolving agenda of our customers”.

Colin Watson, Managing Director of Ashfield Commercial and Clinical UK, said: “With the largest number of sales teams in the industry, Angela, Richard and Iain join our experienced Project Manager Team to ensure we continue to deliver all our clients brand objectives”.

If you would like to understand more about our commercial services, please see here or contact Karen Bell at or on 07823 535956.

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