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Jane Lyons: ‘Sweep the sheds: never be too big to do the small things that need to be done’

Remaining grounded and having self-belief are key to personal and career success, according to Jane Lyons of PharmaLex Ireland

Jane Lyons, country manager for PharmaLex Ireland: ‘I believe it is incredibly important to be helpful, not because you have something to gain from it but because you are genuinely interested in contributing to a team.’ Picture: Maxwells

Jane Lyons is country manager for PharmaLex Ireland, part of an international business which provides specialised services to the life sciences industry worldwide. The company employs 2,400 staff in 53 offices globally, and is currently operating in 27 countries.

When I started out in my career, I didn’t have a very clear goal as to who and what I wanted to be. I thought that might hinder me, as many of my friends had very ...