APC and Fastnet Announce Strategic Partnership

April 26, 2022
APC and Fastnet Announce Strategic Partnership
Fastnet is delighted to announce our strategic talent partnership with APC, a global powerhouse in process development who partner with companies large and small to bring medicines to market at unprecedented speed. Fastnet has deployed it’s Total Talent Partnership (TTP) solution, a strategic end-to-end talent acquisition project solution to support APC’s ambitious growth.

Founded by Dr. Mark Barrett and Prof. Brian Glennon in 2011, APC, which describes itself as a ‘medicines accelerator’, announced earlier this year that they are investing €25M and creating 120 jobs through the formation of a ‘Global Centre of Excellence for Vaccine and Advanced Therapeutic Research and Manufacturing’. APC are as passionate about people as they are about science - as perpetual innovators and disruptors, the incredible APC team have collaborated to achieve great things. The expansion of the laboratory space at the company’s existing site in Cherrywood is already underway and the expanded operation will support the acceleration of research into Covid-19 and other advanced therapeutics.

Supporting APC’s growth, the Fastnet Total Talent Partnership (TTP) provides a bespoke strategic end-to-end talent acquisition project solution that delivers enhanced resourcing capacity and agility to pivot and scale, operating as a credible extension of the APC’s HR function. Fastnet is a boutique firm focused on developing effective and enduring partnerships with a proven track record in the consistent delivery of Senior Executive and niche specialist talent to the life sciences sector. 

About APC

In 2011, Dr. Mark Barrett and Prof. Brian Glennon of the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in Dublin, Ireland, embarked on a mission to disrupt the pharma and biotech industries with a hyper-focused, accelerated approach to drug process development. Foregoing outside investment, APC has grown organically to become a global powerhouse in process development, partnering with companies large and small to bring medicines to market at unprecedented speed.

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About Fastnet

Fastnet specialises in talent management and recruitment for the life sciences sector. We provide tailored solutions for executive search, talent acquisition, and contract staffing. With a focus on understanding client needs and company culture, we help organisations build high-performing teams and achieve strategic growth. We emphasise partnership, support, and expertise to guide clients through the hiring process and beyond.

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Niamh O’Driscoll
Managing Director at Fastnet – The Talent Group

Excited to Attract Game Changing Talent to enable APC's growth

“We are excited by the value we can bring to this strategic partnership utilising Fastnet’s end-to-end ‘Total Talent Partnership’ Project Management solution. What APC is doing is unique in the Irish context. It is an incredible and inspiring story, one we will share with passion and conviction to continue to attract global, entrepreneurial, game-changing talent to match APC’s bold ambition.”

Linda Mulholland
HR Lead

Research Talent to deliver on Growth Plans

I am excited to work on the end to end 'Total Talent Partnership' solution with Fastnet. As one of the largest employers of Research Talent in Ireland, we knew we had to partner with an exemplary talent solution provider with the technical experience required in order to meet our growth plan. From the moment of inception, Claire and the rest of the Fastnet team have actively listened to our concerns and needs as a company and have delivered top quality candidates to our hiring managers in a short space of time. We look forward to growing our business with the support of Fastnet over the next 12 months.

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