UDG Healthcare plc is a leading international partner of choice delivering clinical, commercial, communication and packaging services to the healthcare industry, employing 8,000 with operations in 23 countries and delivering services in over 50 countries.

UDG Healthcare plc operates across three divisions: Ashfield, Sharp and Aquilant.  


Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, operating across three broad areas of activity: contract sales outsourcing, healthcare communications, and clinical solutions. It focuses on supporting healthcare professionals and patients at all stages of the product life cycle. The division provides sales teams, healthcare communications, telesales, nurse educators, medical information, pharmacovigilance (drug safety), regulatory, and event management services to over 300 healthcare companies in 18 countries worldwide.


Sharp is a global leader in contract packaging and clinical trial packaging services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and operates from state of the art facilities across the US and Europe. Sharp is also a world leader in ’Track and Trace’ serialisation services, meeting emerging requirements for all prescription drugs to have unique serial codes to enable authentication and traceability. 


Aquilant is a leading provider of outsourced sales, marketing, distribution and engineering services to the medical and scientific sectors in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands.

  • Top 30 pharma companies are all customers
  • €943.1 million 2016 revenue
  • €104.2 million 2016 operating profit
  • 25+ years dividend growth
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02 May 2017

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