About 700Thespians Ltd

Our Directors





Emily Othonaiou MBA, MSc, Med, BSc (Hons)

Emily is the founder of the company. She has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has been managing and monitoring clinical trials in the UK and Europe since 2006. She can demonstrate proficiency in operation and line management, which she gained from working in a wide range of studies with CROs, pharma companies and academic institutions.  She has experience organising all types of submissions, preparing sites for MHRA inspections and training site staff.



Dr Andreas Chronopoulos PhD, MSc, PgDip, BSc (Hons), BSc

Andreas has significant field-based experience in Clinical Trials. He has undertaken monitoring and coordinating activities across a wide range of therapeutic areas in the UK and Europe, working for all phases of CTIMP studies. He has a strong academic background in management studies whilst his PhD focused on the management of CRAs and the flexible work arrangements adopted by the clinical trial sector. He has teaching experience as he worked as an Associate Lecturer in the University of Bradford and Oxford Brookes University.  He is also a member of the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) and the Research Quality Association (RQA).





Our Name

Our name is inspired from a battle in ancient Greece, the theme of the famous Hollywood film ‘300’ in which 300 Spartans fought the Persians in Thermopylae of Greece in 480 BCE. The history recorded winners, the Persians, and heroes, the 300 Spartans who died fighting. However, together with the 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians – from the city of Thespiae – also fought and died on the side of Spartans but were ignored by history. Similarly, in the battle against diseases, managers, monitors, coordinators and administrative staff are the unsung heroes, the modern Thespians, who fight together with the investigators but in spite of their hard work, are very often, ignored by history. 



Our Logo

Our logo is inspired by an ancient Thespian coin.  ‘ΘΕΣ’ are the first three letters of Thespians in Greek.  In modern Greek, ΘΕΣ means ‘you want’ and in our case we are willing and we want…

  • to help you transform molecules into treatments
  • to help you develop better and safer medicines
  • to transform patients’ lives

… and we will do that by…

  • helping you deliver your projects
  • guaranteeing the integrity of your clinical trial data
  • safeguarding patients’ safety and well-being
  • understanding and fulfilling your needs








Our Moto


Our motto is that no job is too small. Do you need to outsource a specific task of your study? We are happy to work together with you to identify and select the services you need for your project, whatever the capacity.

Whether you need overall project management or single-site management and training, including monitoring activities, one-off auditing or preparing for an MHRA inspection, we will tailor our service to your requirements. We offer total flexibility and will always ensure that the highest quality standards are met.