At Pharmaserve NW we have more than three decades of experience in developing and manufacturing respiratory medicines.  

Our adaptable approach ensures an efficient solution whatever the project and has helped us to become a trusted and reliable partner to our clients.

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Pharmaserve NW sits within the Pharmaceutical Division of the privately owned O’Brien Group (OBG), which is based in Liverpool, England.

OBG Pharmaceutical Division activities include contract development and manufacture of Pharmaceutical products, the development and manufacture of natural APIs and flavourings, and sales and distribution of Pharmaceuticals both in the UK and internationally.

Discover more about the team at Pharmaserve NW.

Key People

Pharmaserve Anastacia Loftus
Anastasia Loftus Site Lead

Anastasia has been with the company for over 30 years. A chemistry graduate, she started her career as a QC analyst and has since held various roles in the company covering Quality Assurance, Quality Compliance, Development, Project Management, Laboratory Management, Regulatory Affairs, Development Management, Business Development and Customer Service. In her role as site lead Anastasia is responsible for all day to day activities on site.

Pharmaserve Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown Group Chief Scientific Officer

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience within pharmaceuticals – all of which has been spent within the inhalation field. Specifically, Andrew worked for 10 years at GSK working on inhalation products with a further 6 years working for Oriel Therapeutics working on generic device development. Andrew has full responsibility for Development across all companies in the OBG.

Pharmaserve Stephen Wellings
Stephen Wellings Group Operations Director

Steve has over 20 years’ experience within pharmaceutical operations. He has worked at a number of large pharma organisations such as Aventis and GSK. Latterly he worked at Baxter Healthcare as Site Production Manager until moving to our sister company Ransom Naturals. Steve has a group responsibility for operations and is responsible for the strategic activities of the operations teams.

Pharmaserve David Newall
David Newall Business Development Director

David has 35 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Following 7 years establishing a hospital sales footprint with Sanofi UK he went on to hold various leading Sales and Business Development roles with the Drug Delivery Division of 3M Health Care, specialising in Inhalation and Transdermal Drug Delivery with an emphasis on medical devices. David joined the company in 2015, taking responsibility for Business Development and contract negotiations.

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Azita Askey-Sarvar Head of Product Development

Azita joined the organisation in September 2015. She qualified in Pharmaceutical Engineering at the University of Manchester and went on to gain extensive international experience in developing respiratory products and pharmaceutical drug development in a number of senior and technical roles. She held positions as Head of Analytical and Formulation, in companies such as Vectura, Sanofi, Novartis CH, and Chiesi Italy.