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MD applauds new appointments and outstanding team efforts as LTE hails an exciting new era

As LTE enters a new era of ambitious growth and investment, we’re delighted to bring you news of developments which are setting the foundations for an exciting and prosperous future.

We strongly believe our LTE team is our greatest asset and as we begin a new chapter rest-assured, you will continue to be the heroes of our story.

In recognition of the dedication and much-valued expertise within our team we’re thrilled to announce a number of internal promotions as well as news of a new appointment.

We’re pleased to welcome Zoe Turner (photo inset right) as Operations Manager, bringing with her 20 years of manufacturing industry experience. She joins us from Saddleworth-based Alphin Pans Ltd.

Zoe will head up our Operations Management Team (OMT) and oversee its quality department.

Our internal promotion team boast an incredible combined LTE employment history of over 130 years!

Alison Fox has been promoted to production planning manager following her previous role as a production planning assistant.

She has been with LTE for over five years and has honed her skills by working closely with Sarah Gill, who retires at the end of June, after 34 years’ service with LTE.

We’ve created a new Service Management Team (SMT) to further develop the rapid service growth experienced by LTE with several staff being transferred from other departments to deal with demand and bolster the capacity.

Steve Neville has been promoted to field service manager on the back of his 19 years’ experience in supporting clients across the country as a senior field service engineer. His promotion marks a well-deserved milestone in his career.

Other SMT members include Alice Higginbottom, who, with over 25 years’ experience, will continue in her role as service administration manager and Lee Kershaw, who has been with the company for 35 years, is continuing in his role as technical support manager.

Danny Brear will join the SMT, taking on the role of deputy UKAS technical manager who will be responsible for software developments on products, reporting, and assisting with UKAS.

Also joining the SMT is Adam Pugh who will continue his senior engineer role while taking on LTE’s product specialist position to oversee third party product knowledge. He will relay his insight and information to the firm’s 15-strong team of service engineers.

Darren Bottomley takes over the role of sales manager with responsibility of coordinating the sales office, UK sales team and export team. Formerly the northern area sales manager, Darren celebrates 10 years of service with LTE this year.

Sarah Clegg, who has been with the company for 33 years, will become finance manager, with responsibility for the preparation of monthly management accounts, in addition to her current IT and human resources management roles.

LTE Managing Director John Lees said: “We want to congratulate everyone involved in these latest appointments, thank our long-serving staff for their contributions over many years and welcome our new operations manager, Zoe.

“We wish them all every success and look forward to the positive contribution they will make to the further growth and development at LTE Scientific.

“This year’s Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted our outstanding products and service and the collaborative ethos between our different departments.

“Thanks to an extremely strong order book we have remained fully operational throughout the coronavirus pandemic in continuing to supply essential equipment and service to laboratories and healthcare providers.

“We are extremely proud of our team’s resilience and dedicated performance during this uncertain time. Staff have followed coronavirus safety guidelines while continuing to operate highly efficiently and professionally. We thank everyone in all departments across the company for such excellent service.”

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