STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockwood Group (Lockwood), a medical communications agency, was recently named to the 2017 Best Place to Work in Connecticut list by the Hartford Business Journal. This is the third year in a row that Lockwood has been in the top 10, moving up six places this year to earn the number-two spot in 2017. The award recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. The winners were determined through a survey conducted by The Best Companies Group that ranked businesses with the most satisfied employees.
The agency, led by Matthew Schecter, is especially proud of this year's award as the agency is celebrating its tenth anniversary, with a team of nearly 150 people.
"When I started Lockwood ten years ago, I believed in the philosophy that work is something you do, not somewhere you go," said Matthew Schecter, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I established a unique, empowered business model that has brought the best and brightest talent to Lockwood, serving clients at the highest levels, while supporting each other and challenging each other to grow."
Three-time winner Lockwood collaborates with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, genetic, and medical device industries to identify effective, holistic, science-based strategies to address their objectives through medical communications. Over a third of Lockwood's staff hold advanced scientific or medical degrees, and most work from where they live. This flexible structure provides better work-life balance, which in turn allows Lockwood to attract the best talent and facilitate their best work, enabling Lockwood to be more responsive to clients wherever and whenever they do business.
"Our clients are pleased that we have the right people for their business, and they are thrilled that those people stay with their business for years," said LeAnne Walstra, Group Vice President of Client Services. "Often it is our clients who take us with them when they move from one position to the next."
The team at Lockwood has seen significant growth in the last ten years, with nearly 150 employees ringing in the new year. Lockwood attributes its success to its people, and is focused on providing opportunities for skills development, career growth, volunteerism, and work-life fit. "At Lockwood, we know that to best serve our clients, we need to find and retain the best talent," said Christine Hinkle, director of human resources. "We respect and empower our people, which has translated into one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the industry."
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Lockwood communicates clinical and therapeutic advances to every variety of medical expert, healthcare practitioner, and decision maker. For the ultimate benefit of patients, Lockwood helps clients advance their objectives in a world of new regulations, business models, payment approaches, technologies, roles, and work practices. Lockwood teams are organized around the specific needs of each client. With experience in all major therapeutic areas and many rare diseases, along with highly specialized knowledge in biologics, devices, and diagnostics, Lockwood can quickly deploy the right scientific, business, and communications experts to address the challenges at hand. Take a tour of the Lockwood offices here: https://goo.gl/QcKAL3
SOURCE The Lockwood Group