Ashfield Healthcare Communications expands into Manchester

Ashfield's new Manchester office.
Ashfield Healthcare Communications is opening a new office in Manchester.

Ashfield Healthcare Communications, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is to expand its business further by opening an office in the heart of Manchester, UK.

The company specialises in providing communications services across the health and life sciences sector. The new office will be Ashfield’s ninth in the UK.

In the coming year, the company aims to creating a number of roles for experienced communications professionals, while also training 80 medical writers through its new Allegro programme.

Doug Burcin, President of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, said: “The strategic location of Manchester gives us access to the ‘talent hub’ within the region that will support our future growth plans, particularly when it comes to building out new client service offerings.”

Gill Adair, global head of talent acquisition at Ashfield Healthcare Communications said: “The need for new talent has been driven by growing demand for healthcare communications services and a broadening of the range of skills we need to stay ahead of industry trends.”

Burcin added: “The additional office will allow Ashfield Healthcare Communications to futureproof its business by strengthening our capabilities in science, data and creativity. We’re thrilled to be a new player in town, a desirable option to attract local talent and a contributor to the community.”