Who we are, what we do and what we believe is important.
Our first priority is to maintain a great team spirit and we only employ people with great attitudes.

We believe in continual learning and personal development. We train our staff well.

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We have built strong, long-term relationships with customers resulting in repeat business and an unbeatable reputation for reliability and trust.

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We recognise that data quality, analytical flexibility and effective support should be our primary concern and Anatune is dedicated to delivering these benefits to analysts in the UK and Ireland.
Our role is to bring the World's best analytical technologies to laboratories in the UK and Ireland.

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We do our best work and achieve the very best outcomes when collaborating with our customers.
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The Anatune Team

Team-work is at the core of our business and central to who we are. It means that we all get along with one another, that we share a common set of sound business principles and we are able to work across disciplines easily and without drama.

It also means that if we come across a problem that needs fixing (one of ours, or one of yours) we can depend upon help from the whole team to sort it out.

Management

Dan Carrier

Chief Scientific Officer

Julian Chan

Support Manager

Alan Lockley

Chief Operating Officer

Suzanne Nicholas

Office Manager

Ray Perkins

Chief Executive Officer

Susan Roach

Marketing Manager

Sales and Marketing

Sinead Calnan

Administrative Assistant

Martin Perkins

Marketing Strategist

Account Management

Phine Banks

Account Manager, West of England & Wales, Water & Environment and Defence Market Specialist

Nathan Hawkins

Account Manager, East of England and Biotech/Metabolomics Market Specialist

Lisa McGowen

Account Manager and FMCG Industry Specialist

Applications

Colin Hastie

Application Chemist

Camilla Liscio

Senior Application Chemist

Mark Perkins

Senior Application Chemist and SIFT-MS Specialist

Kathy Ridgway

Senior Application Chemist

Jonathan Dunscombe

Application Chemist

Jamie Minaeian

Application Chemist

Support

Richard Davis

Senior Support Engineer

Simon McInulty

Senior Support Engineer

Paul Robbins

Senior Support Engineer

Tony Mares

Support Engineer

Neil Dutton

Support Engineer

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Colin Hastie

Application Chemist 

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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Phine Banks

Account 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 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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Dan Carrier

Chief Scientific Officer

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

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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Richard Davis

Senior Support Engineer

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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Camilla Liscio

Senior Application Chemist

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.

camilla.liscio@anatune.co.uk

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Nathan Hawkins

Account Manager South East England

I joined Anatune in March 2014 to look after customers in the East Midlands, East Anglia and the South East.

I hold an MSc in Analytical Chemistry (1999) and worked at Rothamsted Research for 13 years as a Research Scientist specialising in plant and microbial metabolite analysis by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry.

With first-hand experience of Anatune, as a customer, I jumped at the chance to be part of a professional, customer-focused team.

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Alan Lockley

Chief Operating Officer

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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Lisa McGowen

Account Manager

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.

lisa.mcgowan@anatune.co.uk

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Simon McInulty

Senior Support Engineer

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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Suzanne Nicholas

Office Manager

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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Ray Perkins

Chief Executive Officer

I formed Anatune in February 1996.

Chemistry underpins just about everything that matters and in chemistry, you can only make progress if you can measure things properly.

Much of what our customers need to measure is “only just possible”. Anatune provides not only the instrumentation needed, but also excellent support that enables our customers to push the limits of what chemistry can do for us all.

In this context, my job is to build, maintain and support a great team of professional chemists, engineers and business people.

It is my responsibility to ensure that Anatune has a clear business strategy, that everyone here understands what they have to do to make our plans happen and why this matters.

I have a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of everyone that works here.

I feel honoured that so many great people are willing to work with me!

ray.perkins@anatune.co.uk

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Mark Perkins

Senior Application Chemist and SIFT-MS Specialist

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

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…

kathy.ridgway@anatune.co.uk

 

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Susan Roach

Marketing Manager

I joined Anatune when it first started, in March 1996.

I am responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Anatune’s marketing activities.

My favourite parts of the job are the variety, being part of an excellent team and the degree to which I can make a real difference.

After leaving school, I worked for a firm of accountants as a secretary to a partner. I then moved to Ai Cambridge as the GC Secretary where I met the current owner and founder of Anatune, Ray Perkins.

I joined Anatune initially as office manager returning after maternity leave to take up a marketing role.

I am now Anatune’s Marketing Manager.

 

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Paul Robbins

Senior Support Engineer

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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Jonathan Dunscombe

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 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.

Jonathan.Dunscombe@anatune.co.uk

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Sinead Calnan

I joined Anatune in March 2017 as an Administrative Assistant.

I have a Science Degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where I majored in Zoology, so I am very excited to be working in a scientific environment.

I have had a variety of jobs over the years including teaching English as a foreign language, bank teller, working in a music store, DJ and trainee Ecologist.  Before joining Anatune I worked at PLOS in Cambridge, which is a not-for-profit, open-access publisher of scientific journals.  I gained some great administrative experience there, and also rediscovered my passion for science.

I have also managed to fit in quite a bit of travel over the years (one of my other great passions!).  I have backpacked around South East Asia and Africa, and spent time living and working in the US, Canada, Spain and South Korea.  It is always a joy to explore new places and cultures and it’s lovely to be able to swop lots of travel stories with the great team here at Anatune.

I’m happy to bring my experience to a new role and I hope to gain more skills and knowledge along the way.

Sinead.Calnan@anatune.co.uk

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Jamie Minaeian

Application Chemist

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.

Jamie.Minaeian@anatune.co.uk

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Martin Perkins

Marketing Strategist

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.

Martin.Perkins@anatune.co.uk

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Tony Mares

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!

Tony.Mares@anatune.co.uk

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Neil Dutton

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!

Neil.Dutton@anatune.co.uk