BHBIA Awards

BHBIA Awards 

The BHBIA presents several awards each year to recognise the indispensable contribution of time, knowledge and passion that its members contribute to benefit others working in healthcare business insights and the industry as a whole.

Professional Development Awards

The BHBIA aims to deliver a valuable learning and development programme that empowers members to improve their skills, knowledge and competencies. The programme's success relies on the voluntary contributions of its members.

These awards celebrate the Best Workshop and Best Speaker at any face-to-face or virtual workshop. Scores are collected from event delegates; paid speakers and employees or representatives of the BHBIA are not eligible.

The Ian Burgess Award for Best Workshop (2021 – 2023) 

Winner: Spotlight on Compliance – 2022

Presenters: Rebecca D’Ippolito, Sermo; Yuliya Fontanetti, Lumanity; and Mo Rice, Medefield

This webinar highlighted what good compliance looks like so that members can ensure their organization meets the highest legal and ethical standards. The presenting team were supported by Catherine Ayland and Kim Smith, Ethics and Compliance Advisors to the BHBIA.

The Julie Stacey Award for Best Workshop Presenter (2021 – 2023)

Winner: Yuliya Fontanetti, Global Director, Project Management and Compliance, Lumanity
and Deputy Chair BHBIA Ethics and Compliance Committee (at the time of  the workshop)

Best Webinar – New for 2024

Our webinar series provides a flexible and interactive way for members to learn from experts and industry leaders about the latest best practices, innovations and trends. This new category will recognise the value webinars deliver to our members. The first winner will be announced at the 2025 Annual Conference.

About Ian Burgess and Julie Stacey

Ian Burgess and Julie Stacey were highly regarded for their contributions to healthcare business insights and the BHBIA's work. You can read more about Ian and Julie here.

View previous Professional Development Award winners

Conference Awards

These awards recognise exceptional presentations and workshops delivered at the BHBIA Annual Conference. They are awarded to the best-performing presenters and facilitators, as scored by the event delegates.

The Keith Munro Award for Best Presentation (2024)

Winner: The TikTok Revolution: How video sharing platforms are redefining healthcare insights 
Presented by: Thomas Markham, Associate Director – Lumanity

TikTok is not just about dancing (though doctors are dancing there too) but is transforming how people access and engage with medical information. In his presentation, Thomas explored how social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube are shaping healthcare conversations and insights.

Thomas highlighted how HCPs are embracing video to increase disease awareness and the impact of collaborations between physicians and patients in addressing health inequalities in minority populations. 

Through short videos, patients and caregivers share experiences and insights, while HCPs deliver advice in a more relatable and accessible manner. This democratisation of information empowers patients, reduces stigma and facilitates a better understanding of patient experiences and preferences.

Thomas encouraged the industry to redefine how patient insights are gathered by analysing the video content shared and the interactions it generates. By doing so, healthcare can become more patient-centric and responsive to real-world experiences, leading to more effective healthcare solutions and better patient outcomes.

The John Wheeler Award for Best Workshop (2024)

Winner: Moving to a nine-day-fortnight – a story told with numbers
Led by: Matthew Beckett, Managing Director – CSL (Compufile Systems Ltd) 

In this engaging workshop, Matt Beckett shared CSL's transformative approach to a nine-day working fortnight from the iniital announcement of the pilot programme through to its implementation.

Participants stepped into the shoes of the HR Director, Customer Service Manager and Finance Director to set out all the reasons why this wouldn’t work.and compared them with the challenges CSL faced during their pilot. They then uncovered practical solutions and quickly found that some common sense combined with creative thinking really could pave the way for new ways of working.

The session concluded with actionable insights on implementing organisational changes, empowering decision-making, fostering a culture of trust and learnings from CSL’s successes and setbacks. Matt's impactful workshop highlighted how commercial acumen, innovation and teamwork can significantly enhance productivity and work-life balance.


View the 2023 Conference Award winners

Outstanding Contribution Award

This award recognises those members who have ‘gone the extra mile’ to benefit the BHBIA membership. It is dedicated to John Aitchison, who sadly passed away in 2020, in recognition of John's exceptional commitment to the BHBIA and our industry. Read more about John.

The John Aitchison Award for Outstanding Contribution (2023)

Winner: Simon Barnes, Head of Business Intelligence UK & Ireland at Sanofi 

Simon was nominated for his dedication to setting up and leading the BHBIA DE&I Committee. Simon was fundamental in establishing this group and has been involved in the initiative since day one. He is the current Chair and a tenacious leader of the DE&I Committee. 

View past winners

Find out more about the nomination criteria and timetable.

BOBI Awards

The BOBI Awards are a celebration of healthcare business insights in the UK. For nearly two decades, these awards have showcased the people and projects supporting healthcare professionals and making a difference to patients and HCPs' lives through insight generation.

You can view full details of the awards and this year's winners and finalists here.