The UK is rightly proud of its pharmaceutical industry. It is a jewel in the crown – a shining beacon of what can be achieved from a blend of intellectual capital and commercial know-how. Our leading pharmaceutical businesses, large and small, are genuine world leaders and a powerful force for societal good.
At one end of the scale, these businesses have become household names: big pharma comprises multi-national organisations operating diversified businesses in global markets. But in addition to these blue chips, the UK is also home to a diverse group of small and medium-sized businesses, often privately-owned, with an impressive track record of their own.
It is these companies – which all too often do not receive the credit they deserve – that the Alantra Pharma Fast 50 seeks to recognise and celebrate. Comprising the 50 fastest-growing privately-owned pharmaceuticals businesses in the UK, the ranking offers an insight into the dynamic, innovative and successful companies underpinning this industry’s success.