This Derby business was set up in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Andy Leaver, 54, who also co-founded pharmaceutical firm Clinigen, the No 1 company on the Fast Track 100 list in 2011, which has since floated. On becoming chief executive in 2014, Graham “Mac” McIntosh, 57, implemented the current business model, providing clinical, commercial and communications services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies. A multimillion pound investment in 2015 from Leaver’s private fund, Fullbrook Thorpe, was used to acquire three businesses — North 51 and US-based McCallan Health — that year and Emas Pharma in 2016. Group sales hit £30m last year and the firm is eyeing expansion into Europe.
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