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The 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Lilly has remained dedicated to creating medicines that help improve peoples’ quality of life for more than 135 years. At the heart of Lilly’s operations are its core values – excellence, integrity and respect for people.

Lilly makes medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.

Founded by Eli Lilly in 1876, we are one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. We have steadfastly remained independent, but not isolated. Across the globe, Lilly has developed productive alliances and partnerships that advance our capacity to develop innovative medicines at lower costs.

Lilly is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of Lilly employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity and respect for people.

Lilly has been operating in the UK since 1934 and is proud of its heritage in this country. London was host to our first office outside the United States and was closely followed by the first overseas manufacturing site, which opened in Basingstoke in 1939.

Lilly has three sites in the UK:

Basingstoke – UK Headquarters
Windlesham – Erl Wood Research Centre
Liverpool – Speke Manufacturing Operations

Since the early beginnings, the UK has played a key role in the company’s development, contributing to manufacturing and R&D efforts, as well as to sales. We are one of only a few large pharmaceutical companies in the UK with all three elements of the value chain (research and development; sales and marketing; and manufacturing) in the UK. We continue to innovate and are playing a leading role in transforming the business to meet the challenges of tomorrow .

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