ICON has been recognised as one of the world’s leading Contract Research Organisations through a number of high-profile industry awards.

2018 Clinical and Research Excellence (CARE) Awards

2018 Clinical and Research Excellence (CARE) Awards AMAG and ICON win Clinical Research Team of the Year

Scrip Awards 2017

ICON Wins Best Contract Research Organisation at the annual Scrip Awards 2017.

2017 MarCom Awards

2017 Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Healthcare Awards

PharmaVOICE 100

Bill Byrom, Senior Director, Product Innovation is included in the 2017 PharmaVOICE100, a listing of the life-sciences industry’s 100 most inspiring people.

2017 International eLearning Awards

Summit International Awards

2017 Summit International Awards

2017 PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year Awards

Forbes 2017 America's Best Midsize Employers

Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards 2017

  • ICON awarded 'Best CRO' in Vaccine Development (read press release).

2016 Business and Finance Awards

2016 Business and Finance Awards

Pharma industry Awards 2016

PharmaVOICE 100

The PharmaVOICE 100 celebrates the most influential and inspirational leaders from across all sectors of the life-sciences industry. The following ICON staff have all been recognised:

  • Bill Byrom, 2017
  • ​Cindy Dukes, 2016
  • Willie Muehlhausen, 2015
  • Ciaran Murray, 2014
  • Bill Taaffe, 2011
  • Steve Cutler, 2011
  • Brendan Buckley, 2010
  • David Pasta, 2009

eyeforpharma Philadelphia 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

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.

Clinical & Research Excellence Awards 2016

  • ICON and Pfizer honoured as Clinical Research Team of the Year (read press release)

Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards 2016

  • ICON shortlisted as 'Best CRO' (read press release)
  • ICON site network PMG Research shortlisted as 'Best Clinical Trial Site or Network'

CRO Leadership Awards 2015

SCRIP Awards 2015

Digital Health Awards


MM&M Awards

  • 2015 MM&M Silver Award for the Investigator Portal

InformaticaWorld 2014

  • 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

Global Awards

  • 2014 Global Awards Winner for "Through the Body" Animation, Art & Technique

Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards 2014

  • ICON honoured as Best Clinical Research Organisation

Institute for International Research and Partnerships in Clinical Trials 2013

  • Partnership Pioneers of the Year

SCRIP Awards 2011

  • ICON honoured as Clinical Research Team of the Year 

Blue Pyramid Consulting

  • ICON Medical Imaging Rated Top Provider - 2011

William Blair & Company

  • Favourite Contract Research Organisation (CRO) to work with 2009

Pharmatimes Awards

  • Clinical Research Company of the Year 2008
  • Clinical Research Team of the Year 2008
  • Clinical Research Associate of the Year 2008

Thomson Centerwatch / William Blair, Sponsor Survey

  • Rated a Top CRO by Investigator Sites 2011
  • Sponsors’ Favourite CRO to work with  2007/2008
  • Sponsors’ Favourite Full Service CRO 2007

Frost and Sullivan Best Practice Awards

  • Best Practice Award - Growth Leadership, Contract Research Outsourcing North America, 2011
  • North American CRO Business Development Strategy Leadership of the Year 2009
  • North American Pharma & Biotech Service Provider of the Year  2007

Lehman Brothers Equity Research

  • Leading CRO for international Project Execution, R&D Managers Survey 2007