Star saw fantastic success at this year’s Pf Awards with Senior Medical Representative, Nick Meeks, winning the ‘Primary Care Specialist’ award.
“It’s a great feeling, a little overwhelming!” Nick said. “I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated and to finish as a runner-up in both 2018 and 2019, so to go one further and win it is fantastic. To place as runner-up in the Future Leader category was just the icing on the cake!
“I really felt the support from colleagues, management and the company as a whole throughout the assessment process, and I’m extremely grateful to Star to be given the opportunity to test myself at such a well-regarded event.” he continued.
“Within seconds of hearing my name read out as a winner, my phone was buzzing with messages of support from all levels of the company – in-fact, it still hasn’t stopped!”
Star MD, Dave Faulkner, said: “We’re delighted for Nick, he’s a great guy who shows great qualities day in day out in his role, not least his tenacity and perseverance to enter and place and finally win this award. A really well-deserved winner!”
This year’s awards were live-streamed due to the Coronavirus outbreak – an incredibly swift turnaround that saw all coordinators and finalists receiving web links, meaning they were able to utilise technology and watch the awards remotely, celebrating with friends, co-workers and family. This decision was both welcomed and applauded by sponsors and finalists alike.
In a statement, Founding Director of the awards, Melanie Hamer, said: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received since making the decision to cancel the Pf Awards 2020 live event and announcing that we are moving to a live streamed event tomorrow evening. Thank you to everyone for all of your kind words.’
Star Operations Director, Mark Ward, said: “It was a real pleasure to sponsor the Outstanding Performer Award for another year, and I’d like to congratulate Melanie and the team for organising such a successful live-streamed event in exceptional circumstances."
Jo Kemp of Novartis won the Outstanding Performer award, sponsored by Star.
“We’re delighted for Jo to be recognised as the outstanding performer”, Mark continued.
“It’s fantastic recognition for her work in such a competitive environment. Star are a very proud sponsor of the Pf Awards and look forward to the celebrations next year as it turns 21. Hope to be in the room with everyone to celebrate more success.”