Emerging Leaders Awards 2023

08 June, 2023

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ISPE UK Emerging Leaders are excited to open the UK Emerging Leaders Awards 2023 for applications. We are now accepting submissions for the awards. Deadline is 30 September 2023.

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Awards will be sponsored for the 3rd year by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Swindon UK. 

The awards will be presented at the ISPE UK Annual Awards Dinner on 30 November 2023
Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, CV6 6GE. 
Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023

Applicants can apply in one of 2 categories: 

  1. Emerging Leader in Industry
  2. Emerging Leader in Academia 

There will be a winner and runner-up for each of the 2 categories above. 

This is an incredible opportunity for students, apprentices, interns, recent graduates and young professionals in the UK pharmaceutical engineering and manufacturing sectors to gain wider recognition of their work and to expand their professional network. 

Previous year winners and photos can be found here.


First Place

(Industry &


(Industry &

UK Annual Conference & Awards Dinner 

Tickets for Conference & Dinner,
Travel & Accommodation

Coventry, UK
30 November 2023
Yes Yes

Europe Annual Conference Hackathon

Travel & Accommodation
(no ticket fee - free event)

Lisbon, Portugal
13-14 April 2024

Yes* No
1-year ISPE Membership Yes Yes
Award Plaque Yes Yes


* - the Europe Hackathon is only eligible for students and recent grads. Recent grads at the hackathon must be within 5 years of university graduation to be classified as a 'recent graduate'. For the Industry winner who does not qualify for the Hackathon, alternate prizes will be arranged. 

Click on the button button below to download the application form which includes the guidance notes and qualification criteria and details of the prizes. 

Apply Now!

Qualification Criteria:

  • Applicant/Nominee does not need to be a member of the ISPE

  • Applicant/Nominee must have a Nominator

  • Nominator must be in a role more senior than the Nominee

  • Nominator does not need to be an ISPE member

  • All applicants must be under 30 years of age (on the application deadline - 30 September 2023)

  • Applicants/Nominees for the Academia category must be an apprentice or in full-time education at a recognised institution. 

  • Applicants/Nominees for the Industry category must be be working in the UK.


Sponsor of the Emerging Leaders Awards 2023