OBN Awards 2021
The OBN Awards, now in their 13th year are a highly regarded and coveted UK awards for the Life Sciences industry, that aims to celebrate individuals and companies that have made an outstanding impact in their field.  The Awards shine a light on companies at all stages of development, recognising inspirational leadership, exciting innovation, novel and exciting approaches to unmet clinical need, outstanding company progression and the delivery of real-life tangible results.

The twelve categories awarded on the night encompass the biotech, medtech and digital health sectors, as well as recognising dealmakers and those who provide critical support to innovators across the industry.

The entry process for the 2021 Awards is now OPEN, with the deadline for first round entries on Friday 10 September 2021.    A full breakdown of all categories and entry criteria can be found on 'How to Enter' page, or by emailing: events@obn.org.uk

The postponed 2020 OBN Awards were delivered in London in June 2021,  so the 2021 Awards will be moved to Oxford and will be hosted in the Roman Sculpture Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum on Thursday 25th November. 

Please note that the venue has a limited capacity,  and recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. 

Evening Format:
The OBN Awards start at 7pm with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal, interspersed with the presentation of awards in 12 categories. The evening will feature a professional event host, as well as a an inspirational industry keynote. 
The Awards finish at approx. 10.30pm, with networking drinks available until 23.00

Awards Entry & Judging Timeline
Award Entry Open – Monday 5 July 2021
Award Entry Deadline – Friday 10 September 2021
Finalists Announced – w/c Monday 4 October 2021
Final Judging Sessions – w/c Monday 8 November 2021
Winners Announced – Thursday 25 November 2021

2021 Judging Panel
Victoria Sergeant
CEO, AggioSergeant
Ian Campbell
CBO, LifeArc
Ian Oliver
      Audit Partner - Life Sciences Specialist, BDO                    
Dr Nicola Heron
CBO, Medicines Discovery Catapault
Kath Mackay
Director of Life Sciences, Alderley Park 
John Harris
Eva Truchanowicz
Managing Director, Dignio
Jonathan Rohll
Head of Business and Information, OBN
Louise Sutton
Industry Director - Biotech, Fisher Scientific
Emma Palmer Foster
Strategic Communications Consultant, Oxford Science Park
David Browning
CEO, Fixed Phage
Chris Shelley
Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Nick Jones
Managing Director, Focus
Frances Murphy
Executive Director - Clinical Business Solution, Precision for Medicine
Oliver Pumpfrey
Managing Director, FTI
Peter Hamley
CSO, Samsara Therapeutics
Thuru Thangarajah
UK Sales Manager, GenScript
Colin McCall
Partner - Life Sciences and Deep Tech, Taylor Wessing
John Chaddock
VP Head of Neuroscience & Site Head, Ipsen
Ashley Box
Director of Business Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Tom Fleming
Co-Founder & COO, Arctoris
About the OBN Awards Host

Declan Curry, journalist, has been writing and speaking about business and the economy for over 20 years.

He was most recently the presenter on 'On the Money' - a weekly business and workplace programme on BBC 5 Live and occasionally the presenter on 5 Live's afternoon news programme 'Drive' where he's was also business presenter.  He presented the business debate programme 'Show Me The Money' on the BBC News Channel. 

Prior to this he presented the BBC's "Working Lunch" business programme, which he co-presented with Naga Munchetty. He also presented business news "Breakfast" on BBC One and BBC News 24 reporting each morning from the studios of the London Stock Exchange, covering business, the economy, the workplace and personal finance. He interviewed chief executives, trade union leaders, stock market watchers and economists, along with individual workers and investors. He also broadcast his own personalised reports on the stock market and investing.

Please click here for Declan Curry’s full bio.
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