50 YEARS OF CHERWELL

Meet the Team at Cherwell

Cherwell Laboratories was founded by Lawrence Whittard in 1971.  Therefore, this year Cherwell is celebrating 50 years of business.

Originally founded as a veterinary diagnostic laboratory, over the years Cherwell has evolved to where it is today – specialist suppliers of ‘cleanroom microbiology solutions’ with products for environmental monitoring and process validation for healthcare, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.

We believe our success can be attributed to our high-quality products and strong focus on customer support and service.

The team here at Cherwell are what makes it possible for us to deliver the high standard of products, customer service and support we strive for. 

Therefore, we thought what better way to celebrate our 50th anniversary, than introducing you to some of the faces behind the success of our company.

Find out more about our 50th anniversary celebrations here.

MEET THE TEAM AT CHERWELL

Find out more about our team

Andy Whittard

Managing Director

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Managing Director

Andy Whittard

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

Over 30 years

What do you think is the most important part of your job?

Providing strategic leadership and direction for the business and being a calm head.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Seeing and sharing successes and achievements.

What is your favourite colour and why?

Blue - it's the colour of Spurs

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Night owl

Marmite - do you love it or hate it?

Hate it - vegemite is much better

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A farmer

Martyn Young

Operations Director

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Operations Director

Martyn Young

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

6 years

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Witnessing improvement in people, products or processes which on reflection had to a greater or lesser extent had my influence.

What led you to this career?

I've always been interested in making things, so have always worked in manufacturing companies - from automotive to medical devices and pharmaceutical/chemical product manufacture.

What have you seen recently that made you smile?

My newborn grandson.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Police detective.

Which four famous people would you invite to dinner?

David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Mohammad Ali and Joanna Lumley.

 

Emma Millburn

Director of Sales

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Director of Sales

Emma Millburn

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

4 months in March.

What energises you at work?

Having a great team to work with.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early bird.

Marmite - do you love it or hate it?

LOVE it!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A vet.

Hamish Hogg

Microbiology Product Specialist

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Microbiology Product Specialist

Hamish Hogg

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

2 years.

What energises you at work?

Food and green tea.

How do you prefer to start your day?

Woken up abruptly by children and coffee.

Marmite - do you love it or hate it?

LOVE!

What have you seen recently that made you smile? 

My 4 year old picking his nose while asleep.

Debby Gordon

Sales Team

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Sales Team

Debby Gordon

How long have you worked at Cherwell Laboratories?

Just over 20 years.

What do you think is the most important part of your job?

Customer satisfaction.

What energises you at work?

My working partners :-) (p.s. she really doesn't like the word colleague).

What is your favourite colour and why?

Red - it's bright and cheery.

Marmite - do you love it or hate it?

Love it!

What advice would you give for a happy life?

Eat, drink and be merry and choose the right friends.

Alex Hanson

Sales Team

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Sales Team

Alex Hanson

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

7 & 1/2 years.

What do you think is the most important part of your job?

Making sure all customers are happy!

What energises you at work?

An Endless supply of tea and biscuits.

What is your "go to" comfort food? 

Definitely not salad!

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Neither, I love my sleep!

What have you seen recently that made you smile?

UPS notification of a delivery being made.

Thomas Parkhill

Business Sales Executive

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Business Sales Executive

Thomas Parkhill

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

1 & 1/2 years in April.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Talking to customers, finding out about what they need and trying to help them. I find the problem solving aspect is rewarding.

What do you like most about working for Cherwell Laboratories?

The relaxed family atmosphere - the friendly way of working.

What type of music do you listen to?

Rock and metal - various groups, too many to mention.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A policeman - because I enjoyed watching The Bill.

Which four famous people would you invite to dinner?

Stephen Fry, David Attenborough, Henry Blofeld (from Test Match Special) and Shaffi (the love of Tom's life😍).

Ritchie Mooney

Microbiology Sales Specialist

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Microbiology Sales Specialist

Ritchie Mooney

How long have you worked with Cherwell Laboratories?

4 years in April.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Trying to keep the customers happy.

How do you spend your down time outside of work?

Enjoying sport - mainly golf.

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Listening to music.

What type of music do you listen to?

All types.🎵

Marmite - do you love it or hate it?

Hate it!

 

Gill Power

Marketing Executive

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Marketing Executive

Gill Power

How long have you worked with Cherwell  Laboratories?

6 years.

What do you think is the most important part of your job?

Good communication.

What do you like most about working for Cherwell Laboratories?

The people! They're such a great team to work with.

What is your "go to" comfort food?

Hmmm, tough one, probably either a roast dinner with ALL the trimmings or a spicy curry 😋

How do you spend your down time outside of work?

Quality time with the family; gardening; baking; knitting; reading or running (I completed Couch to 5K at the end of last year).

Marmite - do you love it or hate it?

Hate it!

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