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Doris Butterworth CChem, FRSC, FloD

Having trained and worked at the National Physical Laboratory, I established Butterworth Microanalytical Consultancy in 1974.  Initially as Scientific Director, I oversaw the company as it grew and expanded its range of analytical techniques, changed its name to Butterworth Laboratories, and moved into our current, larger premises.

Now, as Chair of the Board of Directors, I attend meetings of the Senior Management team so that I am up-to-date with developments, and to ensure that the company retains the ethos of a privately funded and fully independent contract analytical chemistry laboratory; run by scientists, for scientists.

Doris Butterworth CChem, FRSC, FloD

Chairman

David Hawkins BSc (Hons), CBiol, MBiol, MRQA

I joined Butterworth Laboratories in 1989 as a Junior Analytical Chemist and then advanced to hold a number of positions, including Senior Microbiologist, Quality Assurance Manager, Head of Quality Assurance, and then Chief Operating Officer.

Since my appointment as Managing Director in 2017, I have committed to progressing our success story by embracing innovation whilst retaining the Butterworth values that have stood us in great stead over the years.

David Hawkins BSc (Hons), CBiol, MBiol, MRQA

Managing Director

John Geary FCA

Prior to my appointment as Finance Director and Company Secretary, I had spent 30 years as a partner in a private accountancy practice with Butterworth Laboratories as a client. Consequently, on retirement from private practice in 2000, the move to Butterworths was a natural one.

John Geary FCA

Finance Director

David Riches BSc, CChem, MRSC

My career began in 1984 with a position of Analytical Chemist for an analytical consultancy that provided chemical testing services for the construction industry. With a love for analytical chemistry, and a desire to broaden my experience, I moved to Butterworth Laboratories in 1986.

I have been rewarded with opportunities to gain experience in most of the major analytical techniques and to apply these techniques across many sectors: the Construction Industry, Contaminated Site Investigations, and to the Pharmaceutical Sector.

It has been a privilege that Butterworth has given me such a broad range of experience that I can draw upon as Technical Director of the Company to support our staff and customers.

David Riches BSc, CChem, MRSC

Technical Director

John Welch

Having started my career at Kodak Research, where I qualified as a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry, followed by Upjohn, I joined Butterworth Laboratories as a Laboratory Analyst over 30 years ago.

At Butterworths I have progressed through positions of Laboratory Manager, QA Manager, and Business Development Manager, to reach my present position as Associate Director of Business Development. As a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the RSC, I use my expertise, experience, and operational understanding to find solutions for my peers in the pharmaceutical industry.

John Welch

Associate Director Business Operations

Rebecca Dodds MSc, BSc (Hons)

I started my career working as a forensic chemist specialising in fire investigation at M-Scan Ltd back in 2005, developing experience in GC, GC-MS and LC-MS over 5 years. I then re-joined SGS M-Scan Ltd in 2012 as an analytical chemist before rapidly being promoted to Team Leader, Extractables and Leachables, where I led a team of analytical chemists for over 3 years.

I joined Butterworth’s in 2016 as a Senior Project Manager, and was promoted to Head of Projects in 2018.

Rebecca Dodds MSc, BSc (Hons)

Head of Projects

Stuart Davey BSc, MRQA

I started my career as a microbiologist at a vaccine manufacturing company in 1999 before moving into the biotechnology sector, where I spent 12 years working in various roles within Quality Assurance.

Since joining Butterworth Laboratories Ltd in 2013 as a Deputy QA Manager, I have progressed through the department and was promoted to my current position as Head of QA in 2017.

Stuart Davey BSc, MRQA

Head of QA

Colin Ward

My route to Head if IT began in an unconventional manner having started my career as a chemist in the Soap & Surfactant industry and then as a Technical Manager in the Paper Recycling Industry before turning to IT; I returned to university to complete a degree in Computer Science and study for a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.

Starting as a Systems Administrator at Butterworths in 2012, I rose to Head of IT six years later and now have the responsibility to ensure that our systems are as reliable and efficient as our laboratories.

Colin Ward

Head of IT

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