The UK has an advanced pharma industry with over 700 pharmaceutical companies in the UK providing 70,000 jobs. The industry generated a turnover of £36.7 billion, import of £21.4 billion and export of £23.4 billion (Source: ABPI). London, North West of England and the M4 corridor (London to South Wales) are the location with the highest number of pharmaceutical companies in the UK.
The North West of England is the major pharma manufacturing hub in the UK with 43% of general pharmaceutical output.. Companies such as GSK, Astra Zeneca, Medimmune, Novartis, Eli Lilly exists here.
Pharmaceutical companies in the UK also invest heavily in research and development (R&D), with an investment of £5 billion. This is approximately 30% of the total investment of the British pharmaceutical sector. Germany, the US, China are major UK pharma trading partners.
AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, two of the world’s top 15 pharma companies have their headquarters in the United Kingdom. Indigenous multinational pharmaceutical companies in the UK are GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Shire plc. Other foreign pharma companies with a huge presence in the UK are Pfizer, AbbVie, Roche, Novartis.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry is an organisation with members in England, Wales, Scotland and the Northern Ireland. Their purpose is to make the UK the best environment for the research, innovation and development of medicines and vaccines.
Another organisation, The British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) has members whose products account for the 85% of the total generics market in the United Kingdom. These generic products make up more than billions of prescription yearly saving NHS money from buying original products yearly.
Pharmaceutical Companies in the UK
We can divide the pharmaceutical companies in the UK into the four countries making up the United Kingdom:
- Pharmaceutical Companies in Wales
- Pharmaceutical Companies in the Northern Ireland
- Pharmaceutical Companies in Scotland
- Pharmaceutical Companies in England
Pharmaceutical Companies in England
There are huge number of pharmaceutical companies in England, especially in London, North West, East of England, M4 corridor (London to South Wales), Cambridge, Oxford. GSK, GW Pharmaceuticals, Napp, Takeda have sites in Cambridge.
A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL
Mercury Park, Wycombe Lane, Wooburn Green
Buckinghamshire, HP10 0HH
Vanwall Business Park
Vanwall Road Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 4UB
UK Tel: +44 (0) 1628 561090
Sage House, 319 Pinner Road
North Harrow, Middlesex
HA1 4HF – London UK
T: +44 (0) 208 863 1427
F: +44 (0) 208 863 1427
60 Jubilee Avenue
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RX UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1235 430000
Fax: +44 (0) 1235 430001
Adaptimmune Vector Manufacturing Facility at CGT Catapult
Gunnels Wood Road
G1 2FX United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1235 430046
85 King William Street
London EC4N 7BL
Direct: +44 (0) 208 588 9100
Fax: +44 (0) 208 588 9200
Highgate Business Centre
33 Greenwood Place
London NW5 1LB
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7284 2887
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7267 9841