Healthcare Intelligence

LaingBuisson has been serving clients for over 30 years with market, policy and strategy insights, data and analysis across healthcare and social care. We are the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK Government's Office for National Statistics and work globally with providers, commissioners, payors, manufacturers, investors, regulators and advisors.  We  help our clients to understand their markets, make informed decisions and deliver better outcomes through market intelligence, consulting and data solutions.

Our Business Model

Our consultants execute strategy and management consulting projects for clients, author our market reports, contribute to our journals and are content leads for our conferences. Supported by our research and data teams and with access to our extensive proprietary data and data collection capabilities, this means they are subject matter experts, often with an extensive network of CEO level relationships, enabling them to quickly and cost effectively add value.


Stephen was a Member of Parliament for 36 years serving as Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997 and the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee between 2010 and 2014, and also acted as a senior adviser to KPMG supporting the Global Health and Public Sector practice.

He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

Henry was an investment banker for nearly 20 years, advising healthcare companies across Europe. He started his career as a lawyer with Linklaters in London, New York and Washington before moving into banking with Rothschild, UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies, where he was Joint Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking.

He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

Before founding LaingBuisson in 1976, William worked for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the Office of Health Economics where he was Deputy Director.

He has a BSc Econ from the London School of Economics.

Charlotte was a solicitor for 17 years and a partner focussed on corporate and personal tax at Speechly Bircham, now Charles Russell Speechly.

She has a MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.

Executive Team

Keith started his career in pharmaceutical sales with Smithkline Beecham before moving into hospital marketing with AMI Healthcare (now part of BMI Healthcare).  He then focussed on digital marketing and the internet with entrepreneurial roles building businesses at Acumen Solutions, em:seven communications and Intuition Communication, now LaingBuisson International.

Heidi was previously the Business Manager supporting the Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Society. Prior to that Heidi served as Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Jonathan Evans MP and was Deputy Director of Research, Tribal plc and a researcher at Veredus, the resourcing division of Capita plc.

She has BA (Hons) in Italian and French (First Class) from the University of Reading, and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Justin spent a decade as a business journalist on a variety of UK titles specialising in news and feature writing focused on social affairs and local authority matters. He joined LaingBuisson in 2005 as editor of what is now Care Markets before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and his current role in 2016.

He has an BA (Hons) in English from Queen Mary College (University of London).

Sarah started her career in website development and account management with the specialist healthcare digital media agency Acumen Solutions, before moving to an Associate Director role at em:seven, a communication agency specialising in e-media and events within the healthcare sector.  She joined what is now LaingBuisson International in 2011 after running her own consulting firm and spending 7 years in Spain in property development

Neil is also a co-founder and Director of Karma Applied Science, a specialist data science and healthcare software house. In addition, he has been a supporter for many years of the Trinity Hospice and Brian House charities which give compassionate end of life care.

Neil has worked in the software industry for over 25 years including as a Microsoft consultant.  He specialises in handling large databases with a focus on data handling and analysis in Javascript, PHP and Microsoft Database Language SQL, but has worked across a range of languages and platforms including  Novell networking, Pascal, Delphi, Paradox and Dbase.


LaingBuisson is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing the the most talented employees. We're an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without reference to race, colour, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

The Role
LaingBuisson’s well-read business news magazines Care Markets and Healthcare Markets are interested in meeting freelance writers and journalists with experience of writing on the healthcare sector.

LaingBuissons’ news publications cover a wide range of sub-sectors within the business environments of independent social care and acute care, from reporting on political and legislative change to analysing end of year accounts to interviewing CEOs and COOs of the major market players.

If you could be a valuable addition to our team of writers please contact us with samples of your work and to request a sample copy of our titles.

In the first instance please contact Justin Merritt, Publishing Director on

The Role

We are looking for a Managing Researcher who will work on market reports, content for our industry-leading journals, consultancy projects and events. Working closely with our data analytics team, you will be adept in the interpretation of data and the discovery and validation of new data sources, as well as the presentation of research, including the writing of complex market reports.

Reporting to our Chief Operating Officer, and working closely with our Data Director, the ideal candidate will have an interest or background in economics or social policy. You must have proven ability as a report writer and of leading project teams. You should also have a strong appreciation of the potential that data has for providing solutions and be able to extract business insights from complex datasets. Proficiency in Excel is a must, knowledge of SQL an advantage.

Key responsibilities:

  • To produce high-quality written materials, including market reports, market analysis, research for our journals and event-driven research.
  • To undertake research and report writing as required for consultancy projects.
  • To deliver insightful research both for and alongside internal and external partners.
  • To present research findings to clients and at LaingBuisson conferences.
  • To manage and develop the LaingBuisson research team.
  • To provide project management for the LaingBuisson research team with regards to the scheduling and management of regular work and, as and when required, of discrete consultancy projects.
  • To contribute to proposals by providing information about your field of expertise as requested.

Essential skills:

  • Experienced researcher, preferably with a background in independent healthcare and/or social care, gained in a fee-earning environment.
  • Proven report writing skills.
  • Financially literate, with the ability to undertake basic modelling and financial analysis.
  • Articulate, with good presentational skills and the ability to explain complex ideas to non-expert as well as expert audiences.
  • Management of ad hoc project teams.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively while working under pressure.
  • Ability to work to changing priorities, meeting hard deadlines.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, and particularly Excel, essential.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn SQL.

This position is being offered on a full-time basis with a salary of £35,000-45,000 (depending on experience). Benefits include a contributory pension, critical illness cover and life cover.

Please note that only applicants with permission to work in the UK need apply.

To apply please email with a cover letter and CV, quoting reference LBHRes2018 in the email subject line. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 28 September 2018 with interviews shortly thereafter. For more information, please contact



The Role

We are looking for an experienced event professional to lead the co-ordination of our annual programme of seminars, conferences and an awards ceremony as well as ad hoc bespoke events. With delegate numbers ranging from 25 to 900, and covering topics across healthcare and social care, you will be adept at logistics, and have the stakeholder management and marketing skills required to deliver excellent events.

You will be based in our Berkhamsted office, reporting directly to our Commercial Director who is based in that office. You will also work closely with colleagues in our London (Angel, Islington) office, including having responsibility for managing our Events and Marketing Executive.

Key responsibilities:

  • To project manage LaingBuisson’s programme of conferences, seminars and awards, as well as bespoke events, on time and to budget.
  • To set and communicate timelines for each event and ensure that their delivery meets expectations.
  • To manage the Events and Marketing Executive and in particular, to oversee their work developing marketing materials for the events, including social media and e-marketing campaigns.
  • To manage supplier relationships, including identifying new venues for events and new technologies, as required.
  • To liaise with and, where required, book speakers for LaingBuisson events.
  • To lead on-site inspections of venues and develop relationships required for the successful delivery of events at those venues.
  • To manage the operational aspects of the events function, including oversight of the on- and off-line sales processes, use of event delivery platforms, drawing up and managing budgets and providing full de-briefs for each event.
  • To compile delegate guides and awards brochures in liaison with the Publishing Director and, as required, freelance graphic designers to ensure the production of high-quality, fully-creative, professional documents.
  • To work with the Commercial Director and CEO, as well as other colleagues, to develop new events as business opportunities are identified.

Key skills:

  • Experience of working within an events environment as a manager and as a programme co-ordinator.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Sound knowledge of the events sector, suppliers, services and venues.
  • Budget management.
  • First-class written and verbal communication skills.
  • Digital skills, with familiarity with Bizzabo, WordPress, and InDesign helpful but not essential.

This position is being offered on a full-time basis with a salary of £28,000-30,000 (depending on experience). Benefits include a contributory pension, critical illness cover and life cover.

Please note that only applicants with permission to work in the UK need apply.

To apply please email with a cover letter and CV, quoting reference LBEvMgr2018 in the email subject line. Closing date for applications is 12 October 2018 with interviews shortly thereafter.


If you are interested in working at LaingBuisson but there are no vacancies listed above which match your skills and interests, please send your CV and a covering letter to outlining the kind of work you would be interested in and we will contact you when a suitable position arises.



LaingBuisson founded

William Laing founds the company