• ProClinical founded by Daniel Smart and Richard Thomas in October, 2005, as a specialist recruitment agency in regulatory affairs and medical affairs
  • Operations based in UK from offices located directly opposite the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in Vauxhall, London


  • The company grows rapidly and organically to a turnover of £1M and diversified into drug safety and clinical research roles
  • Deliver retained search offerings for senior level vacancies
  • Develops the USP of hiring only life science graduates as recruitment consultants


  • Secure preferred supplier status with major global brand leading pharmaceutical companies
  • Diversify into the areas of quality assurance, pharmacovigilance and medical information
  • Partner with emerging biopharmaceutical companies for key employee talent acquisition projects
  • The team outgrows Vauxhall offices and moves to Westminster
  • Sales floor grows to work across all R&D sectors


  • The business expands into European markets including Switzerland, Germany and Belgium
  • Agreed supplier terms and conditions with more than 200 companies across Europe
  • Increase database to more than 10,000 active candidates across Europe


  • Exhibited at major industry conferences across Europe including the DIA and TOPRA
  • Diversify into recruitment for physicians and health economics and outcomes research professionals
  • Expand to turnover of £6M


  • Further Tier 1 PSL agreements signed on a Pan-European basis


  • Open offices in Munich and Brussels
  • London team outgrows Westminster headquarters and moves to new offices in Shoreditch
  • European operations exceed 100 onsite contractors
  • Daniel Jones appointed as the Managing Director – EU 


  • Membership for APSCo certified
  • Exhibited in a number of events including: TOPRA, Phuse & Ispor
  • Start of our specialised blog providing industry news and job tips
  • New Website and Social Media Strategy Launched including LinkedIn application tool
  • Placement growth of >200%
  • EU Commercial Delivery function established
  • Contract / Contingent Worker Placement growth of >100%
  • Launch of Singapore office under Martin Grindrod who is appointed as the Managing Director in the APAC region.


  • ProClinical Legal Entity established in Switzerland and offices open in Basel and Zurich
  • Over 400 active jobs on the ProClinical website
  • Global growth of 45 personnel in the ProClinical team 
  • ProClinical named “Top Scientific Recruiter” by Kelly Services
  • John Bowler appointed as the Client Services Director in Switzerland 


  • Two-time APSCo award winners
  • ProClinical named ‘Resourcing Supplier of the Year’ by Agile1
  • Awarded ‘Supplier Excellent Award’ by Kelly Services
  • Launch of two ProClinical teams in the USA: Daniel Smart managing the New York office and Tony Mitchell appointed as Managing Director of the Philadelphia office
  • ProClinical welcomes 29 additional members of staff globally


  • APSCo award winner for 2nd consecutive year
  • Granted prestigious swissstaffing membership and SECO licence to recruit contract staff for Swiss life science companies
  • Passed the 300 contractor mark
  • Official launch of ProClinical Executive brand
  • Exhibited at a record number of events including: TOPRA, World Biosimilar Congress Europe, ISPOR European Congress and Leap HR
  • Company grows by 46 personnel globally