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Caring for our community

The consultancy for global, pharmaceutical regulatory affairs

We have more than a sense of corporate responsibility, we have an over-riding ethos of giving something back. This shapes everything we do. TRAC’s offices are based at the Pool Innovation Centre in Pool, Redruth.

Having been at the heart of the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century, Redruth in West Cornwall has a unique heritage of mining, invention and entrepreneurship. Our local community, with its rich legacy and singular challenges, influences how we choose to run our business. Running a business from Cornwall inspires our staff with a strong sense of direction and a great work/lifestyle balance – which feeds through into real benefits for the company and our clients.  Find out more about why Cornwall is the ideal location for any business by visiting the Invest in Cornwall website. In 2008 we set up TRAC’s Environmental and Social Contribution Team (EAST). EAST turns good ideas into action. We work closely with local groups and donate time and money to a wide range of good causes. The team produces an annual social impact report to make sure its efforts are measured, monitored and made public. Our volunteering activities have an educational focus and team members choose a cause from the following:

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is the UK’s largest business and enterprise education charity. Each year it helps 250,000 young people learn about business and the world of work, and we’re proud to have been part of the scheme since 2009. We support Cornwall’s Young Enterprise team by helping to deliver projects in local schools. TRAC is also one of the sponsors at the annual Innovation Awards. These awards recognise the achievements of students from local schools and colleges that have participated in the programme. The overall winner goes on to represent Cornwall in the regional finals.

STEM Ambassadors

Many of the TRAC team are STEM ambassadors, one of three programmes run by the UK-wide STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network). Our STEM ambassadors are role models for young people in Cornwall. They encourage interest in and understanding of STEM subjects and the career opportunities these afford. They also contribute to regular school lessons and take part in extracurricular activities such as STEM Clubs, Careers Days and visits.

User Testing Volunteers Projects

We specialise in making sure the information leaflets that accompany medicinal products are safe and easy to understand. One of the ways we do this is by interviewing members of the public and, by way of a thank-you for their participation, giving £20 to a charity of their choice. The User Testing Volunteers Project has so far contributed nearly £29,000 to many local charities and community groups.

British Heart Foundation

Since 2011 TRAC has supported National Heart Health Month.  Each February we raise funds and awareness for the charity’s designated ‘Ramp up the Red’ Day. Our home-baking and Cornish pasties are very popular with the other business at the Pool Innovation Centre!

The Regulatory Affairs Community

At TRAC we thrive on being proactive members of the global regulatory community. Jonathan Trethowan, one of our co-founders was recently (2014) President of TOPRA (The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs) after 2 ½ years as a board member of the organisation. He was also winner of TOPRA’s inaugural Inspiration Award which recognises exceptional contribution and leadership by an individual.

Regional Development

Co-founder and Company Director Sarah Trethowan is actively involved in the economic development of Cornwall through her role as a board member for the Local Enterprise Partnership. Between 2009 and 2015, Sarah was involved as a director for Cornwall Development Company.  In 2013 Sarah also became a member of the Cornwall College Advisory Group.

Download our Annual Social Impact report to find out more