Almac Group Win Irish American Business Chamber Award in USA
March 2, 2016
Craigavon, N.I., UK, – 2 March 2016 – The Almac Group has become the first company from Northern Ireland to be presented with the prestigious Ambassador Award for 2016 by the Irish American Business Chamber and Network.
The Ambassador Award is given annually to a member company that has helped to carry out the Chamber’s mission of strengthening business and educational ties between Ireland and the United States. Kevin Stephens, Finance Director of the Almac Group received the award from Barbara Jones, Irish Consul General to the USA on behalf of Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the USA at a ceremony in Philadelphia, USA.
Thanking the Chamber Kevin Stephens said,
“It is a real privilege to accept the Irish American Business Chamber Ambassador Award for 2016 on behalf of the Almac Group. It is even more of an honour to be the first company in Northern Ireland to receive this accolade. It is a very welcome recognition of our ongoing contribution to the economies of both the US and Northern Ireland and something of which we can all be very proud.”
The Almac Group employs almost 1,500 people in its operations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California.
The Irish American Business Chamber and Network Ambassador Awards primary purpose is to promote the interests of its members and the development of economic and educational relationships between the US, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
About Almac Group – ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’
The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services to over 600 companies globally within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS) through tocommercial-scale manufacture.
The international company is a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 30 years and now employs in excess of 4,000 highly skilled personnel. Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with operations across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Tokyo).