groupH springtime gathering

Taking the EU part of groupH to the gorgeous Lake District during a wet and windy few days – we enjoyed an outdoor day, long walks and talks with almost no rain nevertheless, cosy pubs and good food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

groupH seasonal gathering 2018

At the close of a very busy last month of the year the groupH team got together at Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, in London’s St James’s. Deep underground in one of their cosy cellars, it was a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, old and new and to enjoy a selection of Old World wines for a couple of hours.

groupH wishes you all a Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays. We are closing our office for a short while to recharge our batteries and spend some time with family and friends.

We look forward to serving you again in 2019.

groupH family day picnic

groupH London capturing the late summer sunshine for its annual picnic.  This time, for the first time, on Richmond Green in Surrey.

 

Season’s Greetings 2017

Longing for time to browse through a book like ‘The Little Prince’ after a hectic December inspired this year’s End-of-Year card drawing by our London based designer, Yasmin El Saie. One line in the book reads: ‘Grown-ups never understand anything on their own, and it’s a nuisance for children to have to keep explaining things over and over again.’ – quite true we think! We hope you can allow some true magic to happen over the coming weeks.

While the odds of a White Christmas in London are rising, with San Francisco staying outside of this particular competition, we hope that your break wherever you are will be as you imagine and allow a good rest from a busy year before starting all over again in 2018.

Thank you to our existing customers for all the memorable moments and challenges you put in front of us that made our year special.

Best wishes from the groupH team.

Introducing Joy Mabon and groupH Inc.

groupH is pleased to announce that Joy Mabon has joined our core team.  She has been a valued colleague for a long time, and is now officially one of us.

Joy is a consultant with many years of experience designing and facilitating bespoke strategy workshops to support biopharmaceutical decision-making across a broad range of therapeutic areas. She is based in Toronto, and joins our established East Coast team.

Joy can be contacted on her mobile: 647-273-2609, or via email: joy.mabon@grouph.com

We are also pleased to announce that last year, we took the step of incorporating groupH in the US.  Morris made the move to California to set up groupH Inc., headquartered in San Francisco.

We are looking forward to being able to work more closely with our US clients, expanding our presence in the US, and building the groupH team on both the East and West Coasts.

To find out more about groupH Inc. and how we can help, please contact Morris Paterson directly on 415-969-1986 or via the new US office at 415-445-4623.

We wish Joy and groupH Inc. continued success!

Moving forwards…2017

The groupH team would like to say Thank You.

This short video is an art installation bringing light / season / sound and biology together and from the outside resembles a bee hive that is made up of thousands of little hexagons. If you know in which London borough this installation is currently located, e-mail us the short three letter word and we will donate £50 on your behalf (without passing on your contact details) to Medecins Sans Frontieres up to a maximum amount of £4k.

groupH in 2015 and beyond…

This year, we reached a big milestone – groupH turned 10 years old. In case you missed it, our visual communicators Michael and Marcelle put together a short video – the story of groupH as a retrospective.

Turning Ten

In addition to the many thousands of PowerPoint slides, countless spreadsheets and hundreds of physician, payer and patient interviews performed this year we also visited BIO-EUROPE and the ISPOR Market Access conference. In case you missed them, click here for Nicolas Touchot’s high-level thoughts on Affordability vs. Cost Effectiveness, together with other food for thought items on market access. We will continue integrating market access into all commercial work we do. Ever earlier, ever deeper, ever closer together and, wherever possible, also broader: getting doctor, payer and patient views together into one project. For 2016 we will be expanding our organisation further. Watch this space.

…together

Whether virtually working together or not, it is the people who are the basis of any venture. You only know who you and your colleagues really are when stepping outside your day-to-day comfort zone. And what could be more outside our comfort zone than composing and singing a song for a music video? Many involved in groupH met at an East London music studio on a sunny Friday in October voluntarily. The words had been written a few weeks earlier in the South of France in the back of a cab returning from a meeting. We swapped PowerPoint and Excel for our vocal cords and a few instruments on the day of recording – no rehearsals. This was not team building at all – we wanted to genuinely create a song and see how far we might get in the process. How we did, is documented in this video. We hope that seeing us so far from our professional comfort zones will help you to get to know us a little better!

…together

…together

Whether virtually working together or not, it is the people who are the basis of any venture. You only know who you and your colleagues really are when stepping outside your day-to-day comfort zone. And what could be more outside our comfort zone than composing and singing a song for a music video? Many involved in groupH met at an East London music studio on a sunny Friday in October voluntarily. The words had been written a few weeks earlier in the South of France in the back of a cab returning from a meeting. We swapped PowerPoint and Excel for our vocal cords and a few instruments on the day of recording – no rehearsals. This was not team building at all – we wanted to genuinely create a song and see how far we might get in the process. How we did, is documented in this video. We hope that seeing us so far from our professional comfort zones will help you to get to know us a little better!

 

groupH is now at groupH.com

We are pleased to announce that the groupH website and all our email addresses have moved over to the web’s most recognised domain name :- .com.

With the global scope of our work, moving to groupH.com has long been our aim, and is in line with our ambition to grow groupH not only in Europe, but also in the largest pharmaceutical market worldwide, the US, as well as in other geographies.

For your convenience, any emails sent to our old .co.uk addresses will, for the foreseeable future, be forwarded on to the new addresses. The old web address will also redirect to groupH.com.

At this time, we have also seized the opportunity to change to a carbon neutral server, recognising that worldwide CO2 emissions from IT now rival those from air traffic. In our case, UK based MEMSET, is working with a combination of solar panel derived energy and methane capture projects in the Ruhr Valley, Germany.

groupH’s first family day picnic – a good time was had by all!

One sunny autumnal day in September, a group of us convened for groupH’s first family day picnic in the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park, London.

As a virtual company, it was lovely to catch up with colleagues and other halves, and finally meet the (not-so) new additions to the families.

Surrounded by buggies, bikes, kids and dogs, we tucked into a wonderfully international picnic spread and whiled away the afternoon before trying out Twister, the boating lake and exploring the museums.

A good time was had by all. Here’s to next year’s!