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Universal WorldEvents Changes Name to Ashfield Meetings & Events
2/6/2014
UDG Healthcare PLC (formerly United Drug PLC), a leading international provider of services to the healthcare sector, has integrated its sales, marketing and medical service offerings within one division to better meet the needs of its clients.

The new division, Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, combines eight service areas, including meetings and events, under the Ashfield division umbrella. By bringing together highly successful individual business brands, such as Universal WorldEvents, the Ashfield brand can provide even more value to clients through a cross-functional business approach.

As part of this transition Universal WorldEvents will officially become Ashfield Meetings & Events.

The agency will continue to deliver highly successful events with the certainty and impact that has become synonymous with the Universal WorldEvents brand. Their vision remains ‘to be recognized as the leading international specialist, and partner of choice, in healthcare meetings and events.’

Nicola Burns (Global CEO) said, “We have been working in partnership with the Ashfield group of companies for quite some time now and established an excellent team spirit. This is a natural progression for our brand, our staff and our clients. The transition will be aligned with a number of back office processes and initiatives that will bring about synergies in our operational effectiveness and business development. It will make us more attractive to clients and we will be able to provide enhanced and complimentary services, such as healthcare communications, across a wider geography.”

Gavin Houston, CEO Americas, added, “We have always put our clients and customers first. Uniting our businesses more closely will help us provide solutions to meet the needs of our clients even more effectively.”

The agency also intend to launch a secondary brand in the first half of 2014 to position their fast growing engagement and live event services to market. This includes creative, production, digital and communication offerings. Burns commented, “It is now commonplace for our clients to work with our internal audience engagement team. We are regularly creating immersive experiences, environments and event programs that deliver a return on client objectives and strategically this is the best means for us to showcase our capabilities.”


About UDG Healthcare PLC
Listed on the London Stock Exchange, UDG Healthcare PLC is a leading international provider of services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmaceutical retailers, with operations in over 20 countries including the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Following its move to a sole primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, the Group entered the FTSE 250 in December 2012. In the FY 2012 UDG Healthcare reported 1.8bn of revenue and 67.6m of operating profit. For more information, visit www.udghealthcare.com.

About Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services has acquired 16 companies over the last 14 years and delivers local and international expertise in 22 countries worldwide. The culture that underpins the Ashfield Division and UDG Healthcare is built around five core values: Quality; Partnerships; Ingenuity; Expertise and Energy, and Ashfield’s ambition is to grow and expand its business internationally by sustaining the ethos and drive that distinguishes the Company in every location in which it exists. For more information, go to www.ashfieldhealthcare.com.

About Ashfield Meetings & Events
Ashfield Meetings & Events is the largest full service global event management agency specialising in serving the healthcare sector. With over 36 years experience of delivering events and 300 employees located in offices across Europe, the US and Asia, Ashfield Meetings & Events’ clients benefit from a global reach and seamless personal service. In the past 12 months Ashfield Meetings & Events’ managed more than 1,700 events in 57 countries.


Contact:
Mary.Fertig@ashfieldhealthcare.com






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