ICON has been recognised as one of the world’s leading Contract Research Organisations through a number of high-profile industry awards
ICON has been named as one of the World’s Best Companies by TIME magazine, ranking in the top 100 of 750 companies
In partnership with Statista, TIME looked at three evaluation criteria to determine the companies that would feature on the list – employee satisfaction, revenue growth and sustainability.
2023 CRO Leadership Awards
ICON has been named a recipient of a 2023 CRO Leadership Award in the following categories:
- Capabilities (Overall, Small Pharma)
- Compatibility (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
- Expertise (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
- Quality (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
- Reliability (Overall, Big Pharma, Small Pharma)
ICON was the most awarded CRO across over 20 performance metrics.
ICON has been rated a 'Top performer' for ‘Therapeutic Expertise’, 'Operational Excellence' and 'Meeting project timelines'.
ICON has been rated 'Exceed customer expectations' for 'Data quality' and 'Technology for access to data'.
2023 Viddy Awards
Medidata Collaboration of the Year 2022
ICON Medical Imaging was recognised with a “Collaboration of the Year” award by Medidata. ICON is the only CRO that is fully accredited on the RAVE Imaging platform. Together we continue to work on delivering a flexible and high quality imaging trial experience for sites, readers, and sponsors.
2022 Fierce Life Sciences Innovation Awards
ICON Plc is the winner of the Data Analytics/Business Intelligence category in the Fierce Innovation Awards – Life Sciences 2022. This award was received in recognition for its One Search tool, which uses intuitive, integrated workflow and artificial intelligence that provides access to multiple data sources to help identify optimum trial sites the first time.
2022 PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year Americas Awards
Success for ICON staff in numerous categories including Experienced CRA, Global Project Manager, Start-up, Global Partnership and Project Team.
MarCom Awards 2022
ICON’s Creative & Digital Services and Insights, Evidence & Value teams won two gold awards for the “What’s Your Reason” Breast Cancer Screening Campaign – Creole in the categories of Communications/Public Relations/Other – Health Equity-Multicultural and Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Branding Refresh.
PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2022
ICON staff win in numerous categories, including ‘Clinical Research Team’ and ‘Start-Up Team’ at International Clinical Researcher of the Year Awards.
20th annual American Business Awards
ICON has been recognised as a Silver Stevie® Award winner in The 20th annual American Business Awards® in the Cloud Application/Service category for ARCADES, its next generation data integration tool, and as a Bronze winner in the Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution category for IcoNex, which enables greater connection between key opinion leaders working in the same therapeutic area.
Ireland France Business Awards 2021
ICON is awarded the Best Irish Company in France 2021, recognising the significant contribution our French colleagues have made to our business in France and globally.
MarCom Awards 2021
ICON's Adam Kondos, Senior Creative Manager in Creative & Digital Services, won an Individual Achievement award.
PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year 2021 - The Americas
ICON wins Clinical Research Company of the Year. Several of ICON’s associates were also recognised in the awards this year, both in team awards and for individual awards.
PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2021
Staff from PRA Health Sciences, an ICON plc company, win in numerous categories, including ‘Clinical Research Team’ at International Clinical Researcher of the Year Awards.
2021 PharmaVOICE 100
ICON's Chief Innovation Officer, Kent Thoelke was recently named in this year's PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring people.
Kent was recognised in the Commanders & Chiefs category. Commanders & Chiefs are “forward-thinking leaders inspiring their teams to achieve far-reaching goals and strategically positioning their companies for success as they navigate complex industry challenges.”
2021 Health & Wellness Design Awards
ICON's Creative & Digital Services and Global Medical Communications teams win awards from Graphic Design USA.
- The Pfizer BNT162b2 COVID Vaccine Manuscript Plain Language Summary won in the Special: COVID-19 Communications category.
- The Pfizer Abstract Plain Language Summary Collection won in the Infographics category.
ICON wins multiple categories in 2021 CRO Leadership Awards for the fourth year in a row
MarCom Awards 2020
ICON's Creative and Digital Services and Patient Recruitment Services have won a PLATINUM AWARD honor in the cateogry of Strategic Communications | Communications/Public Relations, from the MarCom Awards for the Pneumococcal Vaccine Study Materials, sponsored by a global pharma company.
MarCom Awards 2020
ICON's Creative and Digital Services and Medical Communications team won a GOLD AWARD honor in the category Print Design, from the MarCom Awards for the scientific poster presented at IDWeek 2019, sponsored by a global pharma company.
2020 Videographer Award of Excellence
ICON's Creative & Digital Services and Patient Recruitment Services won a Video Production Excellence honour from the 24th Annual Videographer Awards for “The RECOVER Study Explained”. This video appears on the RECOVER STUDY for treatment resistant depression site, sponsored by LivaNova.
ICON wins multiple categories in 2020 CRO Leadership Awards third year in a row
The PharmaVOICE 100 celebrates the most influential and inspirational leaders from across all sectors of the life-sciences industry.
In previous years, the following ICON staff were recognised :
Nuala Murphy, 2018
Bill Byrom, 2017
Cindy Dukes, 2016
Willie Muehlhausen, 2015
Ciaran Murray, 2014
Bill Taaffe, 2011
Steve Cutler, 2011
Brendan Buckley, 2010
David Pasta, 2009
2019 PM360 Pharma Choice Gold Award
ICON is thrilled to win Gold with Biohaven Pharma, at the PM360 Pharma Choice Awards for the M-Star Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) patient campaign, designed to provide information in multiple formats and encourage study enrolment.
MarCom Awards 2019
ICON Creative and Digital services is a Gold Winner, Strategic Communications Research Study for the Biohaven Pharmaceutical Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Clinical Trial Recruitment
MarCom Awards 2019
ICON Creative and Digital services received Honorable Mention, Strategic Communications Product Launch for the Strategic Communications Product Launch for Sage Therapeutics Zulresso
Pharma Contract Services Company of the Year Award 2019
Pharma Contract Services Company of the Year Award at Pharma Awards Ireland.
2019 Site & Patient Recruitment Innovation Award (SPRIA)
ICON wins the Site Patient Recruitment Innovation Award (SPRIA) - the award recognises sites that utilise strategies to achieve enrollment success. Two of the three finalists were the EMEA (MediNova) and N America (PMG Research) parts of ICON's global site network.
2019 Clinical and Research Excellence (CARE) Awards
ICON won the Clinical Research Team of the Year Award and Best in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Award at the 2019 Clinical and Research Excellence (CARE) Awards.
Best CRO Pharmacovigilance Provider 2018
ICON wins at the International Award of Excellence in Pharma awards, hosted in association with the 2018 Pharmacovigilance Europe Congress.
2018 Videographer Award of Distinction
ICON is awarded a Videographer Award by judges from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP). The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards.
Pharmacovigilance Thought Leader 2018
Miranda Dollen, Vice President, Pharmacovigilance, is recognised at the International Award of Excellence in Pharma Awards, hosted in association with the 2018 Pharmacoviglance Europe Congress.
PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year Award 2018
ICON wins the 'Delivering Differently' Company Team of the Year Award
ICON site network, PMG Research win silver at the Site Team of the Year Award
2017 Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Healthcare Awards
ICON's Creative and Digital team (formerly MediMedia Managed Markets) is awarded gold for the Best Use of Data Analytics at the 2017 Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Healthcare Awards.
International Business awards: the Stevies
ICON wins a bronze award in the category ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe’.
American Business Awards: the Stevies
ICON’s Innovation team win a first place gold award in the category Media: Internal/Employee Communications for the launch video for Spark, ICON’s innovation crowd sourcing platform.
Annual Communicator Awards
ICON's Firecrest Patient Portal received a Silver Award of Distinction in the website-health category in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards.
Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards 2016
ICON shortlisted as 'Best CRO' and ICON site network PMG Research shortlisted as 'Best Clinical Trial Site or Network'.
CRO Leadership Awards 2015
ICON recognised as a leading CRO in the Innovation category.
SCRIP Awards 2015
Informatica Innovation Award for Improved Decisions Using ICONIK.
CRO Leadership Awards 2014
ICON recognised as a leading CRO in the Innovation, Quality, Productivity and Reliability categories.
Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards 2014
Institute for International Research and Partnerships
Partnership Pioneers of the Year in Clinical Trials 2013.
SCRIP Awards 2011
Blue Pyramid Consulting
William Blair & Company
Thomson Centerwatch / William Blair, Sponsor Survey
Frost and Sullivan Best Practice Awards
Lehman Brothers Equity Research
Creative design & digital awards
ICON's in-house creative and digital services team has been consistently recognised as one of the industry's leading design agencies through a number of high-profile industry awards.View awards