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 to the old way!

Management

Alan Lockley, Anatune Managing Director

Alan Lockley

Managing Director

alan.lockley@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in February 2009 as a Support Engineer. Before that I worked as an analytical chemist at the Birmingham Regional Toxicology Laboratory. I gained extensive practical experience of Gas Chromatography, GC-MS and HPLC, including plenty of method development and validation. I have a Masters’ Degree from the University of Wales in Cardiff and I am based in Birmingham.

In July 2014, I became Support Manager and it was my responsibility to ensure that Anatune’s support team continued to provide customers with the back-up they needed to get their work done with the least possible disruption.

In June 2018 I was appointed as Anatune’s Chief Operating Officer and my focus is now the execution of Anatune’s plans and the attainment of it business objectives.

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Kevin Boyce

UK/Ireland Sales Manager

kevin.boyce@anatune.co.uk

After studying for my Master’s at the University of Sheffield in 2006, I joined Varian Inc (now Agilent Technologies) as a graduate trainee. In this role I gained a detailed understanding of their Organic and Inorganic product lines before going on to successfully manage the East of England Sales Territory for over 3 years.

In 2011, I went on to cover an EMEA&I territory for a laser ablation company and enjoyed travelling and meeting customers across that region. In 2016 I joined JSB as a Country Manager in the UK, and from there I Joined LECO to help grow their Separation Sciences Business.

In 2021 I became the UK and Irish Sales Manager here at Anatune.

In my free time I’m an active member of the CrossFit community and enjoy travelling, distance running and walking my dog.

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Dan Carrier, applications manager

Dan Carrier

Applications Manager

dan.carrier@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in July 2011 as an Applications Chemist after many years in the Pharmaceutical industry.

I listen to the customers’ needs and work to improve their analytical methodology to solve the problems they face. I have experience in many sample enrichment techniques which is a key area to my role.

For GC applications, I have experience in Dynamic Headspace, Large Volume Injection, SPME, Smart SPE and Twister SBSE. For LC applications, I have experience in Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), on-column focusing and derivatisation.

I have an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Birkbeck College and I previously worked for GlaxoSmithKline and Quotient Bioresearch, where I gained valuable practical experience of many different analytical techniques.

From September 2013, I joined the Management team at Anatune and I now lead the Applications Laboratory where we have a many complex automation techniques with GC and LC instrumentation.

We have a great team at Anatune and my focus is to provide excellent analytical support to our customers.

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Julian Chan

Support Manager

julian.chan@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in September 2011. I am a member of the Customer Support Team, providing support for the south of England.

Previously, I worked as an analytical chemist in an environmental laboratory specialising in headspace analysis of volatiles and pesticide analysis by GC-MS. I also have experience in GC/MS/MS and method development.

I have an MSc in Forensic Science from Anglia Ruskin University and BSc in Forensic Science from the University of Kent. I am based in Hertfordshire.

In August 2018, I became Support Manager so it’s my responsibility to ensure my team provides our customers with all the support they need with minimal disruption to their work.

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Suzanne Nicholas

Finance & Quality Manager

suzanne.nicholas@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in April 2000.

My main areas of responsibility cover all aspects of Anatune’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 Anatune, initially to cover for Sue Roach who was on maternity leave. The move was made permanent and I was appointed Office Manager in October 2000.

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Account Management

Phine Banks

Business Development Manager

phine.banks@anatune.co.uk

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 Anatune, 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 Anatune as the Account Manager for the West of England at the beginning of February 2015.

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Alix Garth-Greeves

Support Sales Account Manager

alix.garth.greeves@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in March 2020 in the role of internal sales support 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.

Having joined Anatune I’m keen to develop my knowledge and use my experience to help customers (a position I was once in).

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.

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Lisa McGowan

Account Manager - Scotland and Ireland

lisa.mcgowan@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in August 2015, in an internal sales role, to offer technical support for the Sales Team. In 2019 I moved into Account Management which I’m thoroughly enjoying getting stuck into.

My original training in Conservation and Restoration with De Montfort University introduced me to analytical chemistry over 20 years ago. Before joining Anatune, I worked for Danisco Flavours and Firmenich directly, and under contract for Synergy Flavours and Waltham Research Institute (aka Mars Pet Care).

I find it very exciting to be part of a company that is at the forefront of technology. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Alex Murray

Account Manager - North

alex.murray@anatune.co.uk

I’m an experienced analytical chemist with 8 years of experience of operational management, method development and process improvement in contract analytical laboratories servicing the contaminated land, waste and water sectors.

Throughout my career, I’ve gained experience in a wide array of analytical techniques such as GC/MS, LC-QQQ and various sample preparation techniques including SPE, QuEChERS and liquid-liquid extraction.

I joined Anatune as Account Manager for the North of England and I’m keen to develop my skills and use my experience to help our customers wherever possible.

In my spare time I like to brew ales in a cupboard under the stairs, and occasionally drinking it too.

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Sean O'Connor

Account Manager – Midlands and the South West

sean.oconnor@anatune.co.uk

I started my analytical career in quality control laboratories in the flavour industry where I studied for my degrees part time whilst gaining knowledge of wet chemistry and developed my love for chromatography and mass spectrometry. I transferred these skills to Unilever where I developed my analytical skills further as part of their Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre, developing methodology to assist their environmental toxicology risk assessments and as part of their drive to develop non-animal testing solutions for the personal care industry. I joined Anatune in 2014 as an applications chemist and moved to account management in 2016.

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Kumul Patel

Account Manager – Midlands & South East

kumul.patel@anatune.co.uk

Shortly after graduating from the University of Bradford with a Master’s in Chemistry with Medicines Development in 2015, I began my career at a pharmaceutical company as an Analytical and Solid-state Scientist.

During this time, I was exposed to a fast-paced CRO environment performing characterisation of APIs using many analytical techniques such as HPLC and solid-state techniques such as XRD, SEM, NMR, DSC, TSC.

In 2018, I moved into Account Management at VWR, part of Avantor. In 2020, whilst at VWR, I became a Chemical & Chromatography Specialist. In 2021, I started my career with Anatune.

In my spare time, I’m a keen traveller and enjoy visiting different countries to immerse myself in different cultures. I enjoy baking and socialising with family and friends.

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Applications

Colin Hastie

Application Chemist

colin.hastie@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune 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 Anatune, I will be performing the role of applications chemist utilising both SIFT-MS and GC/MS products.

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Camilla Liscio, Senior Application Chemist

Camilla Liscio

Senior Application Chemist

camilla.liscio@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in January 2016 as an Applications Chemist.

I completed my Master Degree in Chemistry at the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2005, and then obtained my PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2009. I worked for 3 years as Researcher at LGC, UK’s Designated National Metrology Institute for Chemical and Bio-Measurement in the Measurement Research team.

I look forward to sharing my scientific experience with you, to achieve together high quality analytical results.

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Mark Perkins

Senior Application Chemist and SIFT-MS Specialist

mark.perkins@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune 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 Anatune, I will be performing the role of Product Specialist for our new range of SIFT-MS products.

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Kathy Ridgway, Senior Application Chemist

Kathy Ridgway

Senior Application Chemist

kathy.ridgway@anatune.co.uk

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 Anatune, 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 Anatune 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 Anatune as a GC-MS applications chemist in June 2014.  I love the variety of applications that we see in the lab.  Working with our customers to provide an automated solution that works for them is very satisfying…

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Jonathan Dunscombe, Senior Application Chemist

Jonathan Dunscombe

Senior Application Chemist

jonathan.dunscombe@anatune.co.uk

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 Anatune team.

I joined in January 2017 as an Applications Chemist.  Before this I had many dealings with the Anatune 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.

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Marketing & Sales Administration

Martin Perkins

Marketing

martin.perkins@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in July 2018 as a Marketing Strategist.After earning a B/A in Humanities from the University of Brighton, I worked for four years in advertising as a Brand Strategist where I worked on a wide variety of brands from microwavable burgers to luxury whiskeys. During this time I developed many of practical skills that I’m enjoying applying to Anatune.
Having always taken a keen interest in science and secretly wishing I’d have pursued it further, it’s a pleasure to work somewhere that is genuinely contributing something positive to the world.

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Michael Pool

Administration Assistant

michael.pool@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune 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 Anatune 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.

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Andrew Jenks

Digital Marketing Manager

andrew.jenks@anatune.co.uk

I studied at the University of Brighton and graduated with a BA Hons in Criminology & Sociology in 2006. From there, I developed a career in digital communications, gaining experience from industries including neuroscience, high-performance vehicles and automotive technology. I’ve previously worked as digital marketing management for both brands and agencies such as McLaren Automotive, KHWS, Aon Corp, and Jellyfish.

I joined Anatune in April 2021 as Digital Marketing Manager at what is a very exciting point in Anatune’s history. I’m very much looking forward to doing all I can to transform how Anatune engages and interacts with our audiences, whilst offering as much value as possible to the wider scientific community.

Away from work I have a passion for sport (cricket, golf, football, rugby, F1…you name it…), and like to travel alongside study of modern history. I also ran my own fine wine business for a few years so I always enjoying keeping up-to-date with as much wine as I can…

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Support

Richard Davis

Senior Support Engineer

richard.davis@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in October 2015 as an Applications Chemist. Previously I spent around 10 years in the forensic analysis of drugs of abuse after completing a BSc Forensic Science degree at the University of Derby.

Most recently I have managed a start-up toxicology laboratory where I gained ISO 17025 accreditation for a wide range of drugs of abuse on a triple quadrupole LC-MS system. Prior to this I spent 4 years in forensic toxicology in method development and managerial roles. During this time I worked towards gaining the UK’s first flexible scope accreditation for quantification of drugs of abuse by HPLC/UHPLC-DAD and LC-MS.

I have a strong analytical background having gained experience in method development for GC-MS systems utilising sample preparation techniques such as SPE/SPME (Solid Phase Extraction/Microextraction) and LLE (Liquid Liquid Extraction).

In December 2016 I joined the Support team to provide customers with the support and back-up needed with the least possible disruption to them.

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Simon McInulty, Senior Support Engineer

Simon McInulty

Senior Support Engineer

simon.mclnulty@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in March 2008.

My main area of responsibility is providing service support, although my background as an analytical chemist enables me to offer application support and training, when needed.

I am very happy to be working with a great team.

I graduated in 1992 with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey. After University I joined BICC Cables based in Wrexham undertaking Polymer analysis. After BICC Cables I joined TES Bretby as a Chemical Analyst covering VOC/SVOC analysis by GC and GCMS. My last post before joining Anatune was with WSP Environmental Laboratories as a Section Manager.

In December 2010, I became the first staff member to earn Anatune’s Service Superstar Award.

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Paul Robbins

Senior Support Engineer

paul.robbins@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune as a Support Engineer in October 2014.

I have an honours degree in chemistry from the University of Northumbria and I began working as an analyst with Akzo Nobel (International Paints) in Newcastle, where I used a variety of chromatographic, spectroscopic and wet chemistry techniques.

I also worked for Sanofi for several years developing bio-assay methods for use in clinical field trials.

For the last twelve years I have worked as a Service Engineer with both Jaytee Biosciences and Agilent Technologies; carrying out repairs and preventative maintenance on a wide range of chromatography instruments from most of the main manufactures.

The best thing about this job? I enjoy working with a great team of experts!

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Tony Mares

Support Engineer

tony.mares@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in September 2018 as a member of the Customer Support Team. I graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University, After University I joined an environmental company based in Kent where I worked for 5 years performing soil and water analysis using GC-MS and GC-FID. It was during this time I developed a keen interest in the inner workings of the machines I worked with. So it was a pleasure to join this great team of experts!

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Jamie Minaeian, Support Engineer

Jamie Minaeian

Support Engineer and SIFT-MS Specialist

jamie.minaeian@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in September 2017 as an Applications Chemist.

I completed my PhD in September 2016 in Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York. I gained experience of GC/MS and thermal desorption, along with atmospheric measurements of VOCs.  During my PhD, I was frequently sent out across the world to investigate atmospheric composition, in locations such as the Arctic Circle, Guam and the Falkland Islands.

Following on from this, I spent six months in New Zealand, working for Syft Technologies in Christchurch. Here, I gained experience with several aspects of the instrument, as well as troubleshooting and diagnostics and look forward to bringing this experience to our customers.

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Neil Dutton

Support Engineer

neil.dutton@anatune.co.uk

I joined Anatune in October 2018 as a member of the customer support team. Prior to this I worked in the organics lab at United Utilities where I had previously completed an apprenticeship as a trainee scientist. During my time there, my main responsibilities were the analysis of a wide range of pesticides by LC/MS/MS and volatiles by headspace GM/MS. Troubleshooting was always the area of my job that interested me the most, so I was thrilled to become a part of this team!

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