About Us

We are a team of experienced analytical chemists; we have done your job and we believe the old way of buying analytical instrumentation isn’t fit for purpose.

Our way is collaborative, competent and customer focussed.

Our way is all about great support, efficient organisation and an understanding that the job isn’t finished until your new instrument is doing what you bought it to do.

Our way is about supporting you, your instrument and your applications for the life of your instrument.

Once you have experienced our way, you will never go back.


Kevin Boyce

General Manager


Graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a Master’s Degree. Kevin started his career in Analytical Instrumentation in 2007, when he joined Varian Inc (now Agilent Technologies) as a graduate trainee. In this role Kevin worked throughout the Varian business gaining a detailed understanding of their Organic and Inorganic product lines and going on to successfully manage their East of England Sales Territory for over 3 years. From 2011 Kevin went on to cover an EMEA&I territory for a laser ablation company where he managed a series of direct and distribution sales networks and was key in growing market share globally. In 2016 he joined JSB as a Country Manager growing their UK Business and taking on additional sales agents to increase customer reach and market awareness.

In 2022 Kevin joined Element and is excited to be working with the team to support and serve customers in the UK. In his personal time Kevin is an active member within the CrossFit community and enjoys travelling, distance running and walking his dog.


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Scott Dunham

UK Sales Manager


After completing my MSc in Chemistry from the University of Hull in 2010, I worked as an analytical chemist for a contract testing laboratory before joining Crawford Scientific in 2013 to sell chromatography columns and consumables to accounts in the North of England. In 2018 I joined the Chromatography and Mass Spec division in Thermo Fisher Scientific where I sold analytical instrumentation to customers in Yorkshire and the North East. I then moved on to developing OEM business in the UK for Ocean Insight, a supplier of miniature spectrometers, before joining Element (formerly Element) as the Sales Manager.

I am looking forward to my work with Element immensely and can’t wait to see what opportunities can be explored and which customers can be delighted!

When not at work, I am a father to three wonderful children and I love to engage in nerdy pursuits (the nerdier the better…) and eat spicy food!”


Suzanne Nicholas

Finance & Quality Manager


I joined Element in April 2000.

My main areas of responsibility cover all aspects of Element’s accounts, order processing and customer services together with being part of the company’s management team.

My favourite part of the job is working with a great team.

My first job was working as a Service Department Administrator at the Computer Centre on Milton Science Park. I then moved to Semitool (Europe), again based in Cambridge where my role was covering accounts and customer order processing. Thereafter, I moved to Element and I was appointed Office Manager in October 2000.

I am looking forward to my work with Element immensely.


Alix Garth-Greeves

Service Manager


I joined Element in March 2020 from British American Tobacco (BAT) where I was an analytical chemist.

At BAT I was responsible for projects that run on GC-MS pathways with a specialism in dynamic headspace analysis. Throughout my career I’ve delivered many proof of concept projects and have overseen high-quality analytical chemistry services to R&D departments and customers. I’ve done analytical and forensic chemistry, with experience in environmental, conservation, food and flavour sciences.

I was promoted to Service Manager in December 2021 and I’m keen to use my knowledge and experience to continue to help our customers in every way we can.

In my free time, I enjoy camping in the great outdoors with my husband and baby boy. The best thing I bake is banana bread with chocolate chips.

I am really excited about continuing my career as part of Element.


Account Management

Borys Banecki

Business Development Manager (South)


I graduated with MSc degree in Physical Chemistry in 2012 and since then I worked for 8 years in various chemical laboratories before joining Avantor as a chromatography sales specialist. I wanted to join Element to advise our customers on the best possible solutions in automated sample preparation combined with cutting edge chromatography instruments.

Outside of work I like to play video and board games as well as do sports. My favorites are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and weightlifting.


Nashmya Imtiaz

Business Development Manager


Nashmya graduated from University of Glasgow in 2006 and attained her Masters degree from Strathclyde University in 2008.  After completing her education, Nashmya has gained some laboratory experience in industry and settled into developing a strong commercial background.  She started her career in Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher) from 2010.  She then worked for Gilson UK for 7 years focussing on a diverse market range covering Life Sciences and Chemistry based solutions.  Nashmya has covered various territories in EMEA throughout her career, giving her the experience to cover a variety of markets such as: Environmental, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Forensic, Water, Bioprocessing, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, CRO, NHS etc.

After relocating from Scotland to England, Nashmya joined Element in 2023 as the Business Development Manager for North UK.  Nashmya is excited to be part of a successful team, and focussed on providing the solutions Element has to offer.

In her spare time, Nashmya enjoys spending time with her family, baking cakes, travelling abroad, staying active with swimming and playing badminton with her local group.



Camilla Liscio, Senior Application Chemist

Camilla Liscio

Principal Scientist


Camilla Liscio is the Principal Scientist at Element Laboratory Solutions-Cambridge, passionate about helping scientists implement automation, and its synergy with data analytics, within their laboratories. After a master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Genoa, Italy, she continued her academic education path with a PhD in Analytical Sciences, followed by a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship which brought her to the UK. Once her postdoctoral experience was complete, she moved to industry spending three years as a Researcher in the Organic Analysis team at the National Measurement Laboratory (NML), LGC, Teddington. In 2016 she started her journey with automation when she joined Element (formerly Element) as an Application Chemist. In 2021 she accepted the Principal Scientist role and now looks after the operational and R&D side of the Applications team. When she is not in the lab developing new automated applications, she can be found in the kitchen cooking, walking her Japanese Spitz Scintilla or crafting.


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Mark Perkins

Senior Application Chemist and SIFT-MS Specialist


I joined Element in April 2015 in the role of Applications Chemist. I was formerly with TARRC where I was head of the Materials Characterisation Unit.

In my time at TAARC, I gained 12 years’ experience in polymer R&D, testing and analysis, having joined the company in 2002 as a Senior Analyst running the gas and liquid chromatography section.

I graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry in 1992, followed by a PhD in electrochemistry.

Here at Element (formerly Element), I perform the role of Product Specialist for our new range of SIFT-MS products.


Kathy Ridgway, Senior Application Chemist

Kathy Ridgway

Senior Application Chemist


I gained my first degree from the University of Surrey and during more than ten years working for Unilever Research, I completed my PhD at the University of Loughborough entitled “Determination of trace contaminants in food”. My work focused upon alternative extraction techniques, in particular stir bar sorptive extraction to examine taints and off-flavours in foods.

Before joining Element, I worked as a technical specialist for RSSL in Reading.

I have published papers, contributed chapters to several books and written a review on the topic of off-flavours and taints in food. I have also been a long-term customer of Element and have used GERSTEL instrumentation extensively.

I am a Chartered Chemist, an active member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, in particular as a member of the food group committee.  I am also a season ticket holder and enthusiastic supporter of Everton FC.

I joined Element as a GC-MS applications chemist in June 2014.  I love the variety of applications that we see in the lab and working with our customers to provide an automated solution that works for them is very satisfying. I am really excited about continuing my career as part of Element.


Jonathan Dunscombe, Senior Application Chemist

Jonathan Dunscombe

Senior Application Chemist


Starting my career, I gained a Chemistry Degree at University of Cardiff.  Taking a pause from the scientific pathway, I trained as a science teacher.  Shortly after, realising that an industrial setting was where I wanted to go, I took up position as a lab technician with Severn Trent Services.

It is with this company that I stayed for six years gaining experience in multiple techniques and analyses across multiple chemistry based disciplines.  I also managed a team for two years learning what it takes to manage a functioning team coping with high throughput and short turnaround times.

During this time I gained experience using different GERSTEL MPS equipment; notably a dual rail headspace system and dual head ITSP solution.  My strengths lay within the water industry and it is through this experience that I hope to add to the Element team.

I joined in January 2017 as an Applications Chemist.  Before this I had many dealings with the Element team; this is where I experienced first-hand how experienced and enthusiastic the team are.  Being able to work with people spanning multiple industries is very exciting which also expands your knowledge of other disciplines.

I am really excited about continuing my career as part of Element.


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Colin Hastie

Application Chemist


I joined Element in September 2018 in the role of Applications Chemist. Prior to this I was an analytical chemist in Unilever safety and environmental assurance centre.

In my time at Unilever, I predominantly provided analytical solution to allow environmental risk assessment, utilising GC/MS and LC/MS.

I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a MSc degree in forensic and analytical Chemistry, and completed a part time PhD from the environment centre of Lancaster University using passive samplers to allow aqueous monitoring.

Here at Element (formerly Element), I perform the role of applications chemist utilising both SIFT-MS and GC/MS products.



Office Management & Sales Administration

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Michael Pool

Administration Assistant


I joined the company in June 2019 as an Admin Assistant. Previously I spent twenty years in the Travel Industry and was lucky enough to travel to many varied and interesting parts of the world during this time particularly the USA and the Far East

Following a downturn in the Travel Agency industry, I then moved into the Office Supplies world and spent over ten years with the AP Group in a Sales Support Role.

The varied experience I have gained throughout my career is now being put to good use in my role with Element and I really enjoy working in the busy Admin Dept as no two days are the same!

Away from work, I enjoy watching most sports particularly football and cricket and I have a Season Ticket at Cambridge United. I also enjoy walking and especially like getting in amongst the Lake District fells whenever I can.


Service & Support Team

Phine Woodward

Implementation and Contracts Manager


I studied an Undergraduate Master’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of Bristol, starting in 2011, writing my Master’s thesis on NIPAM minigel ‘Janus’ particles, the effect of changing pH on the particles was investigated.

Before joining Element, I have had 3 and half year’s experience working at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), working within the Operation Chemical Sensing Team.  During this time I worked on the characterisation of operation environments and the test and evaluation of chemical detectors.

I was the local subject matter expert for a vapour sampling and analysis capability.  This was used to capture and analyse samples from operational environments.  I was responsible for running trials alongside the military usually during training exercises.

I am a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and I am currently working towards chartered status.

I joined the company as the Account Manager for the West of England at the beginning of February 2015 and I am really excited about continuing my career as part of Element in the role of Implementation and Contracts Manager.


Ann Gardiner

Field Service Engineer



Martin Harris

Field Service Engineer


I joined Element in March 2023 as a Field Service Engineer.

In 2011 I graduated from Staffordshire University with a MSc in Forensic Science.

I continued my career within forensic science joining ESG (now SOCOTEC) in 2011 as a forensic technician specialising in the analysis of drugs of abuse. I continued to develop my career through the laboratory gaining experience in method development, validation and general maintenance of GC/FID and GC/MS systems. These systems were from Agilent, Perkin Elmer and Thermo Scientific using the various manufacturers software.

In 2020 I moved over to the reporting team using my previous knowledge and experience to write reports for customers detailing what had been identified within the material and whether it was controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act legislation.

It was during this time away from the laboratory side of the business, I realised that instrumentation is where I wanted to spend my time – and use my knowledge to help support others with issues.


Nick Morgan

Field Service Engineer



Craig Murphy

Field Service Engineer



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