Makara Health Celebrates 5th Anniversary
UK-based international healthcare comms and education agency, Makara Health, has reached the five year mark following rapid growth in both client base and staff numbers.
Founder and Managing Director, Louise Sharp, launched the company with the aim of offering something different in the healthcare comms arena. The client-facing team of directors and senior medical writers all have at least ten year’s industry experience, which means clients get access to seniority and strategic thinking on a daily basis.
At the same time, Makara operates a flexible model that enables staff to work from home – attracting senior talent from a range of health comms disciplines, often from in-house backgrounds, that may otherwise have opted to leave the industry due to changes of location or starting a family.
The approach has paid off with significant business wins taking the number of brands from 7 in the first year to 32 this year. Industry recognition has followed with Makara being chosen as finalists in 2017 for Communique Small Consultancy of the Year and PMEA Support Agency of the Year.
Dr Thomas Mehrling, CEO of Oncology Start-Up Mundipharma EDO and long-term client shares his views:
“At EDO we are committed to delivering top quality oncology research as efficiently as possible. To do this we need to work with consultants we can trust to deliver excellence without requiring hours of input and direction. Makara has excelled at this in the area of communications and we look forward to a bright future working together to drive success.”
Managing Director, Louise Sharp, shares her pride at reaching this important milestone:
“For me, What If thinking has always been at the heart of what I wanted to achieve with Makara. What if…clients had access to a senior team as standard? What if…staff could work from all around the country instead of being tied to one location? Asking those questions has resulted in the company I am so proud of today and, as a team, it’s a question we continue to ask to create opportunities for our clients.“
To celebrate it’s Birthday, the 28-strong Makara team of employees and associates, put together a short-film championing the virtues of the company model while also meeting to celebrate together in person.