ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emmes Corporation today announced that it was named one of the largest women-owned businesses in the Washington metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal. Emmes was ranked the sixth largest women-owned business in the Washington region, up from number seven last year.
Last month, Emmes was named as one of the top 100 largest private companies in the area. Emmes ranked 83rd, up from 95th the previous year, in the Washington Business Journal's annual list.
The company's revenues increased 17 percent, from $90 million in 2016 to $106 million in 2017. This is the third consecutive year Emmes was included in both the top private company and top women-owned business lists.
"Growing the company is a credit to our staff, whose scientific and public health credentials and client relationships have helped us gain recognition as a sizable and successful international clinical research firm," said Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes. "Employees have a wide range of opportunities to design clinical trials for new drugs and to conduct research on the best treatment options for diseases."
She added, "Even though we enjoy the benefits of a large company, we've worked hard to maintain a small-company spirit. We have built programs to make sure that employees have a voice in how the company is run, and we've created opportunities to interact, volunteer in the community, and have fun. We have an informal atmosphere where open doors are the norm; bureaucracy and layers are kept to a minimum."
Emmes opened two new offices in the Washington area over the last 1-1/2 years, in part to accommodate growth and in part to give employees a choice of where to work.
"We wanted to reduce commuting times and be more family-friendly," noted Dr. Lindblad. "People can choose to work in either Rockville or Frederick, Maryland, or in Northern Virginia. We're also a proponent of teleworking, and a growing number of employees work from home."
Earlier this year, Emmes was one of only two biotech companies recognized by The Washington Post in its Top Workplaces ranking. This was the company's third consecutive year on the list, which showcases area organizations with the highest ratings from their employees. Emmes also received a Workplace Seal of Approval for the fourth time.
We collaborate with our clients to produce valued, trusted scientific research. Our team members at Emmes are passionate about making a difference in the quality of human health, and we have supported more than a thousand studies across a diverse range of diseases since our formation in 1977. Our research is contributing to a healthier world. For more information, visit the Emmes website at www.emmes.com.
SOURCE The Emmes Corporation