September 21, 2020

Marchwood has upgraded its IT capability with the appointment of laboratory systems veteran Jon Adams. Jon will lead systems development across the three Marchwood laboratory sites.

“Having worked with Jon in the past I was really keen to have him join the team, Jon sees solutions where others see problems, that is just the attitude that we need as we invest in our internal and customer facing IT systems” explains the manager of Marchwood’s Manchester laboratory, Pete Allen.

“Since our acquisition by Cawood Scientific in March we have invested in new colleagues, new laboratory equipment and we are upgrading our IT platform. Specialist experience in the form of Jon is just what we need to lead this”, explains Karolina Pettit, who heads up Marchwood’s Millbrook Southampton site.

“There was fierce competition for Jon’s services with a number of laboratory players keen to secure his services, I was delighted that Jon chose to become a colleague”, explains Cawood’s Operations Director, Jez Smith, “having worked in laboratories for over 30 years I know the importance of good systems led by experienced colleagues”.

“Having spent the last 20 years building laboratory IT systems I was really keen to work with a company that is growing but also still small enough to treat the team well, I have already been really impressed by the friendliness and customer focused attitude of my new colleagues”, explains Jon Adams. “Cawood have already invested in an enterprise class IT backbone which gives me a modern architecture on which to build a first-class laboratory system. During a period of uncertainty for the planet, it is great to be investing and moving forward.