Region: South West England
Company: BioScientifica Ltd
Position: Deputy Managing Director
1600 Bristol Parkway North
Member’s profile: Kate Sargent
Kate is Deputy Managing Director at Bioscientifica Ltd, a PCO, Association Management Agency and a biomedical publishing house. Kate started her career in charity fundraising but has spent the last 13 years working in association conferences. Previously heading up the events team, but more recently being promoted to Deputy MD, Kate is leading the commercial business plans, focusing very much on the strategy for sustainable growth of the events business. Bioscientifica is the commercial subsidiary of the UK Society for Endocrinology (hormones to you and me!) and actually Kate is in the unusual position of leading the events team of an in-house PCO and a commercial agency. Throughout her event management career, Kate’s real passions lie with event budget setting, budget delivery, cashflow management and all things spreadsheet related, events strategy and it’s role within biomedical associations’ education and marketing portfolio as well as an unexpected strength found (mostly out of necessity) in event crisis management.
This year Kate is bringing her unique insight and 20 years’ experience to the Board of ABPCO, of which she will become a co-chair in June and Bioscientifica is delighted to have recently been successfully recognised as a IAPCO member.
Bioscientifica collaborates with learned societies worldwide to provide bespoke world-class event management, publishing and association management to the biomedical community. We have an excellent understanding of the needs of clinicians, scientists, nurses and students, and pharmaceutical company interaction with these key customer groups.
Bioscientifica exists to support the advancement of medicine and the biological sciences. Through the redistribution of our profits we are able to support the global scientific community and the drive for better public health…purpose beyond profit. We are a profit-for-good organisation; all fees received are gift-aided back to into advancing scientific and clinical education and research in endocrinology for the public benefit and raising the profile of endocrinology (the study of hormones…which covers mostly everything of course). This profit-for-good culture is enthusiastically revered throughout all of our divisions and help us to truly understand our association clients.