22 March 2013: ClinTec International, a leading international CRO based in the UK, with long standing expertise in the art of international networking and fostering commercial links on a global scale welcomed 11 Commonwealth Study Conference (CSC) leaders to its Glasgow Headquarters. The CSC leaders who were all senior level professionals from diverse backgrounds and established as change makers in their respective countries sought to find answers to a pressing global challenge – “How do people from communities which are spread across the world become bridge-makers in the global networks of the future?”
The visit to the headquarters of ClinTec International, on 20 March 2013, formed part of a Glasgow City tour during which several Scottish organizations were visited. Bobby Bal, Senior Director, Corporate Development, ClinTec International shared with the CSC leaders some of the keys factors for ClinTec’s success in building global business and diverse networks. On behalf of HRH Princess Royal, Princess Anne, Common Purpose coordinated all the UK visits by the Commonwealth leadership group. Other prominent Scottish companies visited by the CSC leaders included the Weir Group Plc and Scottish Television (STV). The study visits were specifically targeted at a number of key UK cities and as a second stage the tour will move to India and South Africa, with visits to leading companies in Mumbai and Johannesburg respectively.
Rabinder Buttar, the CEO of ClinTec International, joined HRH Princess Royal, Sadie Docherty, the Lord Provost and Queen’s Leitenaunt for the City of Glasgow, Humza Yousaf, MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and several other dignitaries for dinner at the Glasgow City Chambers.
During the visit to ClinTec International’s offices, Rabinder Buttar also discussed with the CSC leaders about the nature of the clinical research that the company carries out internationally and the full range of its services and its approach to customers throughout the life science and pharmaceutical sectors. Moreover, the specialist local expertise that ClinTec International has built up and established on the ground in multiple developed and emerging countries in key geographic regions across the globe, was explored in significant depth. Consequently, the range and diversity of the skilled personnel employed by ClinTec International also formed an important focus. Furthermore, the company outlook on future scope for building internationalised networks and its authoritative take on the benefits and challenges implicit in conducting and directing business from its Glasgow hub were also discussed in detail.
Commenting on the day’s events, Rabinder Buttar said “I am delighted that the work of ClinTec International as a UK based company with a track record for successfully developing a geographic presence with a solid network of established contacts across the global clinical research markets attracted the attention of HRH Princess Royal’s CSC team. Indeed, we are delighted to be one of a select group of companies to be singled out for the UK City visits and are proud of the contribution that we are making both to Glasgow’s and the wider UK reputation for possessing forward looking, multinational companies that are highly experienced and accomplished in global networking.”
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Sadie Docherty, commented: “I am delighted that ClinTec International could participate in this important event and I look forward to visiting the ClinTec Glasgow Headquarter teams personally and learning more about their involvement in global clinical research and how they build networks on an international scale.”
Common Purpose’s Scotland Director Connie Young said: “In a globalised world, migration is commonplace and ever increasing. People move between countries and communities taking their skills, knowledge and networks with them. They are a source of huge potential, able to add great value to the countries they go to and also the countries they’ve left through building bridges and connections between the two communities. Organised and delivered by Common Purpose, the 2013 Commonwealth Study Conference (CSC) participants on their study visit to Glasgow said on visiting ClinTec International and its leading executive and Scottish entrepreneur Rabinder Buttar “what a fantastic and inspiring example of someone building bridges through international commerce and helping her own people and those in other countries develop their cultural intelligence and fostering connections across communities of shared interest.”
About the Commonwealth Study Conference Leadership Group
The range of experts and diverse nationalities that formed the Commonwealth Study Conference present in Glasgow included
• Rob Varley, Operations and Services Director, Met Office, UK (Study Tour Group Leader)
• Bella Matambadanzo, Independent Consultant, Zimbabwe
• Caroline Southey, Special Advisor to Chief Exec, ABSA Bank, South Africa
• Aisha Ibrahim, Director - Institute for Gender research and documentation, University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
• Mihe Gaomab, CEO, Namibian Competition Commission, Namibia
• Yousif Almutawa, Chief Information Officer, DP World, United Arab Emirates
• Sarah Kutukalos, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Canada China Business Council, Canada
• Chris Tan, Senior Correspondent, The Straits Times, Singapore
• Matt Jones, Executive Director, Social Alchemy, Australia
• Dal Babu, Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service, UK
• Mel Tomlin, Director of Customer Experience, Royal Mail, UK
About ClinTec International
ClinTec International is a global clinical research organisation, established in 1997 by Dr Rabinder Buttar, the company’s President and CEO. ClinTec International has a presence in over 40 developed and emerging countries, covering Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Central and South Africa, Asia and the US.
In addition to ClinTec International’s extensive expertise in oncology, the organisation has also conducted over 400 clinical trials in other therapeutic areas including anti-infectives, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, respiratory medicine and rheumatology. ClinTec International excels in conducting clinical studies in diverse geographical locations, supported by a team of world-class project managers and clinical research associates. ClinTec International’s ‘fast, flexible and focused’ approach to clinical research ensures an added advantage to the drug development process. The organisation’s range of services includes Clinical Monitoring, Project Management, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Writing, Data Management, Biostatistics, Global Clinical Resourcing, Quality Assurance, Drug Development Consultancy and Clinical Training courses.
For further information please contact:
Bobby Bal, Senior Director Corporate Development, ClinTec International Headquarters: +44 (0) 141 226 1120 or email@example.com
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