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Royal Lancaster, London
26 November 2020
Welcome to the
OBN Awards 2020
The OBN Awards celebrate outstanding achievement throughout the life sciences industry. During the evening we aim to 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. We also aim to recognise fresh thinking when it comes to collaboration and deal-making as well as the critical role that support organisations play in helping the life sciences industry thrive.
Now in their 12th year, the OBNAwards continue to grow, and we are delighted to be hosting the dinner and awards presentation in a central London location for the first time.

The 2020 OBN Awards will be hosted in the Westbourne Suite of the Royal Lancaster, London, just a short walk from Paddington Station, so well located for guests arriving from Oxford, Cambridge and across the UK.

The evening will start at 7pm with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal, interspersed with the presentation Awards in 12 categories. The evening will be professionally hosted and will feature an inspirational keynote from a leader from the life sciences industry. After the awards presentation finishes at 10.30pm, they’ll be plenty of time to network and celebrate with colleagues until the bar closes at 12am.
2020 Judging Panel

John Harris, CEO OBN

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, CEO, The Oxford Science Park

Jonathan Rohll, Head of Business Information, OBN

Dave Carter, Reader in Biomedical Science, Oxford Brookes University

David Browning, CEO, Fixed Phage

Kath Mackay, Managing Director, Alderley Park

Paul Edwards, Managing Partner, Global Healthcare, Horton International

Richard Hebdon,  Head of Health & Medicine, Innovate UK

Peter Hamley, CSO, Samsara Therapeutics

Nick Lewis, Founding Partner and Chairman, Downing

Carlos Pittol, Director, Clubb Capital

Barbara Ghinelli, Director, Harwell Campus Business Development and Clusters

Ian Oliver, Partner, BDO

Huw Jones, CEO, Chronos Therapeutics 

Louise Sutton, Regional Manager, Fisher Scientific

Peter Jackson, Executive Director, The AMR Centre

Colin McCall, Partner, Taylor Wessing

John Chaddock, VP Head of Neuroscience & Site Head, Ipsen

Matthew Duchars, CEO, VMIC UK

Claire Shingler, Business Manager, BioEscalator

Ashley Box, Director - Business Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rhiannon Turner, Partner, Patent Attorney, Greaves Brewster

Sue Staunton, Managing Partner, James Cowper Kreston

Jigna Patel, Key Account Manager - Biotech and Consortia, Merck

Prof John Catravas, Biotech Specialist, Virginia Beach Bio

Linda BradleyDirector, Worldwide Business Development Pharmaceuticals R&D, GSK

Siân Gill, Partner, Venner Shipley

Laura Ferguson, Associate Director, AstraZeneca
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