UDG Healthcare is a leading international partner of choice delivering advisory, communication, commercial, clinical and packaging services to the healthcare industry, employing over 8,500 people with operations in 26 countries and delivering services in over 50 countries.

UDG Healthcare plc operates across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp.  


Ashfield is a global leader in advisory, communication, commercial and clinical services. Ashfield helps improve lives by supporting well-informed conversations with healthcare professionals, payers and patients. 

Ashfield is the largest division of UDG Healthcare by profit contribution, and has grown rapidly over recent years. Ashfield focuses on supporting healthcare professionals and patients at all stages of the product life cycle. As a global leader in commercialisation services, Ashfield works with global pharmaceutical and healthcare clients, providing multi-channel communication strategies, sales, marketing, patient engagement and medical services.


Sharp is a global leader in contract packaging and clinical trial supply chain solutions services. Sharp has over 1,800 employees, working from nine different locations, with a shared vision of delivering world-class services in clinical trial, commercial packaging, design and technology services for our global pharma clients.

  • Top 30 pharma companies are all customers
  • $1,129.7 million 2018 net revenue
  • $147.5 million 2018 operating profit
  • 30+ years dividend growth

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