Ogilvy Health UK announced today the launch of apio - the first specialist workplace learning company dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. The London-based company creates bespoke workplace learning programmes for clients in specialist areas ranging from compliance to digital transformation. apio helps clients realise the impact of digital learning technologies in an ever-changing and complex workplace.
The pace of transformation within the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector means that the industry is shape-shifting and asking more than ever of its people. To keep up with these changes, today’s workforce expects to be enabled through learning systems that are personalised, relevant and “always on”. apio has been purposefully designed to help companies within this sector connect their people to their business’ future through learning.
“apio is excited to be the first workplace learning company dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry, providing clients with expert sector and workplace learning approaches that work for their unique environment,” explains apio lead Laura Ansloos. “We believe that our clients deserve and need the same specialism from their workplace learning partners that they have grown to expect from their medical marketing agencies.”
apio’s learning offer creates value by understanding the fast-moving and highly specialised requirements of the sector and delivering expertise in the design, delivery and measurement of learning and performance programmes. At the heart of apio’s work is a philosophy that learning becomes strategic in value when it goes beyond supporting knowledge-transfer alone. What a person can do is far more valuable to a business than what they know.
apio is part of healthcare specialist agency Ogilvy Health UK. “The creation of apio will enable us to deliver transformational workplace learning programmes to our clients in addition to the specialist marketing services we already provide the industry” said Caroline Howe, CEO of Ogilvy Health UK.
apio is led by Laura Ansloos, a seasoned agency leader who has worked at the forefront of learning technology and healthcare communications. The team is made up of workplace learning, brain science and learning technology experts, who have worked on learning transformation and behaviour change programmes across the FTSE100 landscape and public health service.