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British Businesswoman Spearheads Swedish Company's UK Expansion Programme
Consultant Lucy Robertshaw Aims To Introduce Scandinavian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer To British Life Science And Pharma Companies
By: Carl Nagaitis, Bryher Business Partnership
The Stockport raised consultant, who worked in the British Life Science and Pharma sectors before launching her own consultancy, has been engaged by Swedish pharma company APL to seek out new business within the UK.
The 30-years-old, £50 million-turnover company has identified the UK as one of Europe’s biggest and most vibrant markets and intends to offer its range of development and manufacturing services to British companies, including small to medium sized enterprises.
“APL wants me to introduce their range of expert services to potential British clients who, I am sure, will value their expertise,” said 29-years-old Lucy who has an office in Stockholm and a base in Cheshire.
“APL has a brilliant reputation in Scandinavia, and I want to pass their great value services onto the UK Life Science ecosystem. I believe APL can help the UK’s small biotechnology and contract research organisations who are looking for a manufacturer who can deliver their projects by adding value and reducing costs.”
Lucy said APL was aiming to work with UK companies of all sizes, from small to medium sized enterprises up to Corporates who may be looking to outsource some of their services.
“I see my role as one of helping to create and build business partnerships between companies in Sweden and Britain,” she added. “Yes, I am a salesperson, a connector, a networker and a client relationship manager, but I am also APL’s ambassador in the UK. You could say I am spearheading the APL campaign.
“Having worked in that particular industry sector in both countries in recent years, I can see there are a great many business opportunities for both APL and the UK Life Science businesses.
“It is always good to diversify and look at new markets especially in the current economic situation in the UK. That’s why the Prime Minister, David Cameron is endorsing investment into Britain.”
Mr Mattias Nystrom, APL’s Stockholm-based Life Science Business Manager who is heading the company’s expansion in the UK said: “Lucy, with her experience of business both in Sweden and the UK, has proven invaluable in expanding our network in the UK and opening up new interfaces for APL.”
In addition to attending exhibitions and conferences Lucy also plans to visit potential client companies across the UK as well as representing APL at UK Life Science events and functions.
For further information contact Lucy via: LucyRobertshaw@