It gives me great pleasure to provide this open reference for Kate Philbin in her capacity as a Marketing and Press Release Consultant.
Kate and I have worked together in the fields of Lifescience and Healthcare over a period of four years. I was introduced to her through the South West of England Regional Development Agency when I was the Director of BioApproaches SW (a former membership network supporting the Lifescience Industry in the South West of England).
At this time Kate provided very lucid and well balanced features and case studies for a number of the region’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including, Biovault, Plymouth Marine Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Maybridge), the Health Protection Agency (a govemment public laboratory).
Alongside specific case studies I was always impressed with how she quickly articulated complex subsectors such as marine biotechnology and biomanufacturing in promotional features supporting the region’s Lifescience industries.
It was therefore a relief to find that I was working alongside her more recently in the summer and autumn of 2009 tackling both the Lifesciences and a greater, more complex, Healthcare sector for further promotional material for the South West of England. This time in my capacity as the Head of Biomedical the commissioned work executed pieces for inward foreign direct investment.
In all these instances I have been repeatedly impressed by her incredible professionalism, often rearranging her diary to meet strict deadlines, and working long hours to manage the customer’s best interests. She has been a delight to work with a great sense of humour and interpersonal skills that allow her to manage the expectations of the most difficult and financially constrained project managers.
She has a quiet, calm and confident manner that marks her apart from other marketing specialists that I have worked with and has always provided fiffor-purpose material of the highest calibre. I have no reservations to provide further feedback should it be required.