An Insight Into the Latest Visa Surcharge Changes, and the Impact on High Growth Life Sciences Companies

OBN C-Suite Breakfast Discussion

We are pleased to announce details of our next C-Suite discussion, kindly hosted by OBN Corporate Sponsor, Penningtons Manches Cooper at the offices on Wood St, London EC2V on 20 March 2024 from 09.00 - 11.00

About the Event:

Presentations and discussion on the day will be focused on the latest Visa surcharge changes, and how these will impact high growth sectors, in particular the life sciences industry.  We will also address the changes to the skills shortage list and how this will impact talent coming into the UK and the sustainable growth of innovative companies in the life sciences sector.  

Speakers & contributors on the day include:

  • Pat Saini, Partner and Head of the Penningtons Manches Cooper Immigration Team  
  • Debbie MolyneuxMCIPD, Co-Founder and Director at Highlight People who provide specialist HR and People Development strategies and support to early-stage life sciences companies

Event format: OBN's round table C-Suite Discussions are designed exclusively for senior leaders (C-Suite or equivalent) from life sciences organisations, whether R&D or those involved in providing critical support services to the industry. The purpose of these events is to address topics impacting early-stage life sciences companies, and generate some interesting, useful, high-level and boundary pushing discussion and debate, that creates some practical thought-leadership output.

Please note that places are limited and will be offered on an approval only basis.

About Penningtons Manches Cooper

Our award-winning life sciences practice provides comprehensive, business oriented advice, bringing extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

Our team acts for small and medium sized clients, larger plcs and multi-national enterprises. In addition, we work closely with research organisations to enable the effective adoption and transfer of technology and its further development. We also represent a number of venture capital funds.

We provide the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory advice to clients and understand that the life sciences field is fast-moving and competitive. A number of our specialists have extensive experience of working in-house within life sciences companies and many have science backgrounds including biotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience and biochemical engineering.

Penningtons Manches Cooper takes an active role in organisations that support the life sciences industry, both on a local level, such as OBN, and internationally, and has strong links to life science specialists outside the UK.


  • Debbie Molyneux (Co-Founder and Director of Highlight People)

    Debbie Molyneux

    Co-Founder and Director of Highlight People

  • Pat Saini (UK Immigration Partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper)

    Pat Saini

    UK Immigration Partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper


OBN Members Complimentary Registration - C-Suite Only
Member Price Complimentary
OBN Non-Member Complimentary Registration- C-Suite Only
Standard Price £50
C-Suite Speaker
Standard Price Complimentary


Penningtons Manches Cooper 125 Wood St, London EC2V 7AW

England, United Kingdom

If you have any questions please contact Jane Odriscoll

Contact Organizer

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