The PM Society was established over 40 years ago as a not for profit organisation to serve the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and its service agencies. It currently has over 230 UK companies as members, including pharma and biotech companies on the industry side and PR, Advertising, Medical Communications, Digital and many other kinds of service company on the agency side.


It is run by a voluntary Executive Committee, and supported by a small office staff. The Executive steers the direction of the Society in conjunction with the wider Committee of industry professionals and works hard to forge close working relationships with other industry and NHS groups, including the ABPI, HCA and TOPRA, for the benefit of its membership,


The Society has three active Interest Groups aligned to the current challenges and issues facing today’s marketers – Market Access, Digital and Patient Engagement, these are run by experts in the field, and run alongside the two highly regarded Award schemes – the PM Society Awards and the Digital Awards.


PriMe, the PM Society’s flexible modular training programme is developed by the industry for the industry addressing the specific training needs for pharmaceutical marketing and associated life sciences disciplines. Courses run throughout the year and are tailored for those new to marketing, anyone needing a refresher and advanced modules for the more experienced marketer. For more information see the PriMe website.


Read the latest viewpoint from our Chairman here.

View the PM Society's 2020 vision here.


Our mission

The PM Society seeks to promote marketing excellence throughout the healthcare and life science industries, promising to educate, inform and facilitate networking through its various channels – online, print and at live events.

Who are our members?

PM Society members are drawn from the healthcare and life sciences industry and associated service industries.

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What can you expect from your membership?

We listen to our membership and respond, striving to ensure that activities, events and content are always relevant and valuable to anyone working in, or alongside, a marketing role in healthcare.

Membership of the Society allows you a number of benefits including discounts for PriMe training & access to events and the opportunity to be a part of a growing network of healthcare professionals all striving to promote best practice for the benefit of patients, customers and their companies.

Improving Standards

We help to raise standards in pharmaceutical marketing by presenting awards recognising excellence as judged by members of the industry and its customers.

The PM Society Awards is the largest annual event in the UK industry calendar and the Digital Awards is the only dedicated digital focused Awards scheme in the healthcare arena.

PriMe Training Programme

We enable members to focus on their personal development via participation in the PriMe training modules.

We offer the opportunity for companies to receive bespoke training courses to meet individual company needs.

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Networking and debate

PM Society members are drawn from the healthcare and life sciences industry and associated service industries.

We offer the opportunity to gain valuable insight into current key issues and challenges facing the healthcare industry via face to face as well as online meetings.

We offer the opportunity for members to be involved in our Interest Groups – excellent opportunities to network and share conversation with your peers.

We bring members together at our Awards events, our educational meetings and our PriMe training workshops.


The Society welcomes both individual and company members and operates a very competitively priced scheme.

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The Pharmaceutical Marketing Society Ltd is governed by Memorandum and Articles of Association.