Ipsen Wrexham recognised for the first time as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2023)

Ipsen Wrexham has been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2023) in the category of large organisations, by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.

This prestigious award is based on employee feedback which revealed that 72% of those working at the Wrexham facility, known as Ipsen’s ‘neuroscience centre of excellence’ in the UK, considered it a great place to work.

Ipsen Wrexham, which manufactures products that are exported to patients in over 90 countries, also scored highly for diversity, ethnicity, inclusion, promotion of physical and mental health, camaraderie, employee pride and comfort levels with job security.  Earlier in the year, it was lauded for consistently placing employee wellbeing at the heart of its workplace culture, being accredited as one of the Best Workplaces™ UK for Wellbeing.

Debra Davis

Employee Debra Davis. who relocated from Kent in 2019 to join Ipsen, explains why she believes working for Ipsen is so special.

Debra said:  “I’m 52 – as a woman of a certain age, knowing there is a menopause policy really makes a difference – and knowing that you can still have career opportunities at a later stage in life is amazing.”

Since joining, Debra has moved from site project manager, to global project manager to relationship manager – a global role she loves, whereby she manages the relationship between Ipsen and its external manufacturing suppliers, and loves both living in Wrexham and working for Ipsen.  Debra says she is really pleased to have made the move:

“When I’m not working, I love to walk locally – although I  like creative pursuits like card-making as well.”

“I can’t tell you how great the people are here as well as the facilities – the benefits package is really wonderful.”

“What a great first half of the year for us at Ipsen Wrexham. We are incredibly proud to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™, proof that our people are truly at the heart of everything we do”, said


Jeannette Brend, Site Head at Ipsen in Wrexham, said:

“It’s fantastic to see that our employees value everything that goes into making Ipsen Wrexham a great place to work. I would like to thank every single one of them for all their contributions which, every day, advances our global mission to improve people’s lives and health outcomes – particularly in areas of high unmet need. It is their hard work that allows us to continually grow, creating new opportunities across the site, with current openings in Engineering, EHS, Manufacturing, Quality and Finance.”


This accolade, based heavily on the results of Great Place to Work® employee surveys, revealed:

  • 9 in 10 employees say there is fair treatment at Ipsen Wrexham for age, race, sexual orientation, gender and position.
  • Around 8 in 10 employees say:
    • they can ‘be themselves’ at work (83%)
    • are proud to tell others they work at Ipsen (81%)
    • they feel comfortable with job security (80%)
    • we promote mental and physical health among our employees (80%)
    • people care about each other here (79%)


Employee Engagement Lead Yvonne Linnane said: “This recognition is a real landmark achievement for us and a morale-booster for our whole team as we continue to ensure all our employees feel valued and supported every day. While the benefits that the employees receive at Ipsen Wrexham are to be admired and appreciated, we are equally committed to creating the best environment we can for individuals to thrive and for our business to operate efficiently, so this accolade demonstrates that our efforts are working.”

To find out more about career opportunities at Ipsen, visit: www.careers.ipsen.com/us/en


About Ipsen

Ipsen is a global, mid-sized biopharmaceutical company focused on transformative medicines in Oncology, Rare Disease and Neuroscience. In the UK Ipsen employs 750 people across three sites: Research & Development (Abingdon, Oxford), Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing (Wrexham, Wales) and Commercial headquarters (Slough, Berkshire).

The Ipsen Wrexham site currently houses around 470 Ipsen colleagues, including a unique team of scientists focused on developing a range of scientifically-advanced, high-quality processes and methodologies required for the manufacture and supply of clinical products across the Ipsen Biologics portfolio. Ipsen Wrexham is a global site, producing products that are exported to over 90 countries around the world. The Wrexham facility already uses 100% green electricity and by 2025 Ipsen aspires for the site to support the production and export of medicines across the world in a highly sustainable manner.