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Manchester bees take up residency at the Towers

Our team were given a fantastic opportunity to visit new residents of Towers Business Park, where our Manchester office is located – our two new hives of bees! Dressed to impress, we attended a very interesting  talk on bees (thanks John) before we went to see the beehives on site and handle the hive frames;…Read more »

Our team were given a fantastic opportunity to visit new residents of Towers Business Park, where our Manchester office is located – our two new hives of bees! Dressed to impress, we attended a very interesting  talk on bees (thanks John) before we went to see the beehives on site and handle the hive frames; we were even able to spot the queen.

A great experience. We are all very much looking forward to some delicious Towers honey in a years’ time!


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Helping you navigate a predatory environment

Predatory publishing remains a ‘hot topic’, as highlighted by Discover magazine’s recent ‘Star Wars sting’. Authors are under increasing pressure to ensure their work is submitted to a credible journal. At Spirit, our team of experienced scientific leads is well versed in overcoming publishing challenges, so much so that a long-standing client recently invited us…Read more »

Predatory publishing remains a ‘hot topic’, as highlighted by Discover magazine’s recent ‘Star Wars sting’. Authors are under increasing pressure to ensure their work is submitted to a credible journal.

At Spirit, our team of experienced scientific leads is well versed in overcoming publishing challenges, so much so that a long-standing client recently invited us to present at a meeting for physicians involved in the treatment of opioid disorders.

Tony (Senior Scientific Director) and Asif (Managing Director) hosted an interactive workshop on Writing addiction case reports for peer-reviewed publications. Case study development best practice, common barriers to publication, and how these can be overcome in a predatory environment were core themes addressed throughout this very well received session.

For more information on case report best practice, or to explore other ways we can forge mutually beneficial partnerships, please feel free to visit our new look website www.spirit.global.

 

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Spirit does Glastonbury

Well done Henry on surviving Glastonbury and making it onto TV last week  

Well done Henry on surviving Glastonbury and making it onto TV last week

 

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Musical Bingo – Full House!

It was 3 wins for Team Spirit as some of the team took part in The Botanist Musical Bingo night last week – well done team!

It was 3 wins for Team Spirit as some of the team took part in The Botanist Musical Bingo night last week – well done team!

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Getting into the Christmas ‘Spirit’ at Spirit HQ!

The team truly embraced the Christmas ‘Spirit’ at today’s festive fair in the grounds… Mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas singing…and a giant, human sized snow-globe!

The team truly embraced the Christmas ‘Spirit’ at today’s festive fair in the grounds… Mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas singing…and a giant, human sized snow-globe!

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Spirit continues its 10-year celebrations MasterChef-style

Spirit’s 10 year celebrations continued last week with a team-building event which was centered around our combined love of FOOD! Our challenge was to follow the superb (albeit slightly intimidating!) head chef at Chaophraya in Manchester through a Masterclass in Thai cuisine. Our teams quickly became masters at chopping, prepping, seasoning and stir-frying, creating a (surprisingly)…Read more »

Spirit’s 10 year celebrations continued last week with a team-building event which was centered around our combined love of FOOD!

Our challenge was to follow the superb (albeit slightly intimidating!) head chef at Chaophraya in Manchester through a Masterclass in Thai cuisine. Our teams quickly became masters at chopping, prepping, seasoning and stir-frying, creating a (surprisingly) delicious Thai banquet which we all got to eat and enjoy.

We were hoping that this would inspire our team to bring more home-made goodies into the office for us all to share…alas we’re still waiting!

 

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We’re hiring – Account Director

Spirit is an independent, agile global medical communications agency with a passion for service excellence, thanks to the talented individuals in our team. We’re growing and seek a self-starter with a proven track record to join as an Account Director/Leader, to partner with clients who have global responsibilities for pipeline and marketed products in a variety of…Read more »

Spirit is an independent, agile global medical communications agency with a passion for service excellence, thanks to the talented individuals in our team. We’re growing and seek a self-starter with a proven track record to join as an Account Director/Leader, to partner with clients who have global responsibilities for pipeline and marketed products in a variety of therapy areas.
This role is hands-on, and requires both strategic and tactical know-how, combined with strong leadership and communication skills to ensure our client relationships continue to flourish.

If you’re passionate about building great relationships with clients and external stakeholders, and bringing new ideas to shape our business….. we want to hear from you.

Above all we seek talented team-players, who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and a continuous desire to enable clients to succeed.
We offer a flexible, relaxed and fun environment where new ideas and continuous improvement are embraced.

Interested?…… please contact Asif Zaman for an exploratory discussion:-

asif.zaman@spirit.global

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Spirit join the entrepreneurs vs. Cancer at MCRC

Spirit’s Rosie (Client Services Director) and Caroline (Principal Medical Writer) recently joined some of the North West ‘s most successful entrepreneurial companies and individuals for a unique view on how the world’s leading researchers, based in Manchester, are fighting cancer using state-of-the-art techniques, novel approaches and inspiration from unexpected areas. Three world-renowned Cancer Research UK…Read more »

Spirit’s Rosie (Client Services Director) and Caroline (Principal Medical Writer) recently joined some of the North West ‘s most successful entrepreneurial companies and individuals for a unique view on how the world’s leading researchers, based in Manchester, are fighting cancer using state-of-the-art techniques, novel approaches and inspiration from unexpected areas.

Three world-renowned Cancer Research UK scientists spoke about their cutting-edge research at the MCRC (Manchester Cancer Research Centre), one of the world’s top scientific research facilities.

Allan Jordan, Crispin Miller, and Steve Bagley explained how insights from computational biology, artificial intelligence, and ecology can help us better understand and treat cancer.

Allan’s talk on advances in drug discovery, informed us that the Cancer Moonshot plan originally proposed by Richard Nixon and recently updated by Barrack Obama is within our grasp and Manchester is a leading player in the project . He also advised on a need to change the way we do research “we need to stop trying to find patients for trials, but find trials for patients”

Steve’s talk on advances in imaging showed that we are now able to probe the structure of individual DNA strands, while Crispin’s talk on ‘big data’ provided great insights into the complexity of cancer research: “Our research generates terabytes of data every day” and “Analysing big data means figuring out what’s a coincidence and what’s a meaningful interaction!”

After the presentations actress Sally Dynevor, better known as Sally Webster in Manchester’s top TV soap “Coronation Street”, spoke eloquently about her experiences as a cancer patient and survivor and quizzed the scientists about exciting advances in immunotherapy.

The event was well received and Caroline and Rosie had the opportunity to speak to the presenters and understand more about how Manchester’s involvement in the global drive to turn cancer into a chronic disease, “a thing that people live with, not die from”.  We’ll be following the Cancer Moonshot project closely and look forward to sharing further insights.

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Cheshire 10K..target exceeded

Congratulations to the Spirit runners who have exceeded the Just Giving target set for the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall.  The money raised will go towards CAF – UN World Food Programme, The spirit team at the ready! Caroline flies past… Lou and Emily powering through… Fiona checking out her medal.

Congratulations to the Spirit runners who have exceeded the Just Giving target set for the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall.  The money raised will go towards CAF – UN World Food Programme,

The spirit team at the ready!

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Caroline flies past…

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Lou and Emily powering through…

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Fiona checking out her medal.

Fi Cheshire 10k

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