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Almac’s W5 STEM Program Scoops “Innovation in Sponsorship” Award

Craigavon, N.I., 6 December 2019 –  Almac Group is delighted to announce Almac has won the “Innovation in Sponsorship” award during this year’s Irish Sponsorship Awards ceremony in Dublin.

This award, given annually, recognizes “a distinct new method or unique approach to a sponsorship activation, partnership or initiative” and we received the award in recognition of our unique and innovative £1 million sponsorship agreement with W5, the interactive discovery center in Belfast. As announced previously, this partnership, a first of its kind in Ireland, has resulted in a comprehensive STEM learning program based at W5 that aims to improve access to STEM education and promote exciting career possibilities available through pursuing STEM subjects.

As a business employing over 5,600 individuals globally, we fully recognize that our success depends on the talent and skills of our most important asset— our people. It is therefore critical that we continue to engage with as many pupils as possible to cultivate future talent. This partnership and long term STEM program at W5 enables us to showcase our range of career opportunities to students, teachers and parents throughout Ireland.

Commenting, Kevin Reid, VP Global Marketing Almac Group said, “Through our unique sponsorship agreement with W5, Almac’s capability to fulfilL its mission to reach, educate and engage pupils, parents and teachers from all over Ireland is greatly enhanced. Through sponsorship of Med-Lab and creation of a bespoke exhibit and associated education program, Almac has built a distinctly hands-on, exciting method for pupils to learn about their health and pharmaceutical development, as well as a sneak peek into the operations occurring right at the heart of Almac, one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers.”

Since launching in 2012, the Irish Sponsorship awards have recognized industry leaders who leverage the sponsorship medium as a key strategic marketing channel through which to deliver business and organizational success. The winners were revealed at a Gala Awards dinner on 5 December at Croke Park, Dublin where Dr Frances Weldon, STEM Outreach Manager received the award.