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Cherwell appoints new Engineering Manager

Posted on: 30 Nov 17

Bicester, UK, 30th November 2017: Cherwell Laboratories, leading supplier of prepared culture media and instruments for pharmaceutical and related industries, is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Bean as Engineering Manager.  Simon’s appointment, to head up Cherwell’s well-established team of engineers, reinforces Cherwell’s commitment to ensuring the highest quality service and recalibration for the SAS microbial air sampler range for environmental monitoring.


Cherwell has been supplying and calibrating SAS microbial air samplers in the UK for over 30 years, and its engineers focus on ensuring fast turnaround times to provide the utmost level of support to customers.  Servicing and calibration primarily take place within Cherwell’s own specialised workshop and calibration lab, additionally, the Company provides on-site calibration services at customer facilities in situations where downtime must be kept to an absolute minimum.  Simon will be seeking to enhance further the service Cherwell offers to customers, as well as developing internal systems to support the Company’s own facilities.


Simon is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is a member of the Reading area committee. His previous role was as a Mechanical Services Group Leader for 3M, where he gained significant experience of project managing, designing and installing mechanical equipment to manufacture pharmaceuticals, industrial coatings, dust masks, abrasives and tapes.


“Joining Cherwell is a fantastic opportunity and I am looking forward to working with a very experienced and highly professional team,” commented Simon on his new role.  “My focus will be to identify key opportunities to build on our current engineering systems and processes to deliver an even better service to our customers, helping contribute to Cherwell’s ongoing growth plans.”


Martyn Young, Operations Director of Cherwell, added, “I am delighted to welcome Simon in joining and strengthening the senior management team at Cherwell. Simon is very much part of our continuing development of Cherwell Laboratories. He brings skills, experience and energy which I am confident will contribute to delivering customer confidence, supporting them in their own ongoing business success.”


The reliability and robustness of SAS samplers, combined with Cherwell’s expert knowledge and servicing capabilities, ensure that Cherwell’s customers can crucially hold maximum confidence in their environmental monitoring data. The company still routinely services and calibrates instruments sold over 20 years ago, confirming the lifetime value of SAS air samplers. 


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Located in Bicester, central England, Cherwell Laboratories provides standard and bespoke cleanroom microbiology solutions that help customers effectively manage their controlled environments and processes. Established for over 45 years, the company has built a strong reputation as a leading supplier of prepared microbiological media, environmental monitoring equipment and cleanroom contamination control products, with considerable expertise within the pharmaceutical and related industries. Cherwell manufactures its extensive range of Redipor® prepared media products in its ISO9001 registered facility, and has the flexibility to respond to varying customer requirements - from routine high volume down to low volume specialist applications. In-house engineering facilities support production and the development of bespoke solutions, as well as the supply, service and calibration of its environmental air monitoring equipment and bio-decontamination solutions.

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 30/11/2017

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