Scientifica welcomes Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Scientifica welcomes Rt Hon Theresa May MP   

Scientifica was delighted to welcome Rt Hon Theresa May, Home Secretary and MP for Maidenhead, to its Maidenhead manufacturing facility last Friday (November 23). Mrs May visited the company, which this year secured a Queen's Award for Enterprise International Trade, to celebrate its recent achievements and find out more about Scientifica's plans for the future.

Scientifica, which specialises in the manufacture and distribution of innovative, market-leading equipment for electrophysiology researchers, now sells into more than 30 countries and has 17 international distributors. The company has grown its sales by at least 20% a year for the last six years.

"The interesting fact about Maidenhead is that there are a lot of small companies doing great things globally - people driving past a company like this won't know that you're exporting 80% of your products," said Mrs May MP during her visit. "Scientifica is a good example of quality of innovation, work and customer service. Maidenhead is proud of having you here and you should be proud too. Congratulations on your award."

The Queen's Award for Enterprise recognises the contribution that export has made to Scientifica's growth over recent years. Today, 80% of the company's business is achieved through overseas sales.

Mark Johnson, Managing Director of Scientifica, thanked Mrs May for visiting the company, acknowledging that she is busy but still finds the time to be active in the Maidenhead community.

He added: "Our success is down to the team and it's up to us where we take ourselves in the future. We should all be proud of what we have achieved over the years. We make our own luck and awards like this one are the reward for our hard work."

Mark said that Scientifica is excited by its launch into the Multiphoton imaging systems market.

He continued: "Our core market is still electrophysiology and we are a strong player. We collaborate with key partners and are looking at EU projects, as well as working with universities in Milan, Paris and US."

Mark was recently invited to Buckingham Palace for a reception attended by HM The Queen and while he didn't get the opportunity to discuss ‘confocal microscopy with her personally' it was a great honour. 

Notes to editors:

•· Formed in 1997, Scientifica specialises in supplying innovative, high quality products that offer many benefits to researchers using electrophysiology.

•· Scientifica employs 57 people across two sites - its headquarters in Uckfield and its manufacturing facility in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Everything which Scientifica produces is developed and manufactured in the UK.

•· Scientifica has developed an impressive product range including micromanipulators, complete rigs, mounting equipment and accessories, which are used in laboratories throughout the world, including many top universities, research centres and pharmaceutical companies.

•· Export is central to Scientifica's success, accounting for 80% of the company's sales. The US is its biggest market, followed by France, Germany and the rest of Europe, while Scientifica has also opened up new markets in the Asia Pacific region and is now successfully trading in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australasia.

•· Scientifica was recently a sponsor of the inaugural Uckfield Business Awards. www.uckfieldbusinessawards.co.uk/

•· The Queen's Awards are the UK's most prestigious awards for success, recognising companies which have made an outstanding contribution to the British economy.

www.queensawards.org.uk

www.scientifica.uk.com

Posted: 16th of February 2014


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