At UDG Healthcare we currently employ 9,000 people in 24 countries.


Our culture is based on our Values, they define how we act both internally and externally with our partners and clients. We continuously work to adapt, develop and create new services and solutions to help customers succeed in this complex marketplace. Living our Values, like Partnership and Ingenuity allows us to make this happen. The message is clear across our organisation, our Values matter, they define our culture, resonate with our clients and enable us deliver our strategy.


The success of our Group is dependent on attracting, retaining and developing talented and skilled employees. Therefore, ensuring we have the depth and breadth of talent required to deliver our strategy is a key priority.

We recognise that development is a core lever for effective talent management. Within all of our businesses we have a range of activities to support the development of our people with a curriculum of learning that spans Operational Excellence within Sharp, Lean Management within our Quality function and the Ashfield Academy of personal and professional development.


We invest in the development of our people, empowering and enabling them to be the best they can be. At UDG Healthcare we also build, attract and encourage entrepreneurial leadership teams, often with acquired businesses that are capable of delivering outstanding performance.

We maintain a strong focus on leadership across our Group by implementing Leadership Development Initiatives and increasing opportunities for collaboration across our divisions. The Inspire Leadership Development Programme and the Drive Management Development Programme are targeted at increasing Leadership and management capability and embedding our Values across all our businesses.


UDG Healthcare is committed to building sustainable change in the development of talent that embraces the diversity of the world in which we live and work. We respect the importance of diversity in all its many facets as a positive contributor to our culture. When new companies join UDG they do so on the basis of an alignment with our Values but equally we embrace the different perspectives they bring to our Group.

Within our organisation we recognise the importance of gender balance, not only as a positive cultural dynamic, but as a contributing factor to better business decisions at all levels in the organisation. Read our commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion here.

All our companies promote, develop and attract people on an equal opportunities basis, regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race or disability. In the coming year we will continue this focus on developing the diversity and inclusivity agenda by implementing a number of diversity awareness initiatives.