NE Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald visited Precision for Medicine in Orchard Road Royston to meet the Company’s Apprentice Bryony Davies and receive an update on the Company’s recent investments in new scientific laboratory equipment from CEO Amanda Woodrooffe.
Oliver opened the premises 20 years ago when the company was called Pharmagene and has been pleased to keep in touch. The Company tests human tissue samples to assist clinical trials and other pre-clinical work, where high precision is required. In order to expand, the Company needs technical skills and Apprentice Bryony is already learning both the practical and academic skills needed through the Tiro programme. Oliver also met her tutor and learned more about the specialist programme.
Commenting Oliver said:
“ I was delighted to meet Bryony and learn of her success in learning the skills involved and to see these demonstrated. She was enjoying the responsibility for complete precision in her work and the academic challenge too. It was also good to meet Amanda Woodrooffe again and to learn how the company has continued to succeed in this highly specialist scientific environment. The company has 9 scientific PHDs and other highly qualified scientists, but the need for strong technical skills in support has led the company to bring on 2 Apprentices. It was encouraging to see a Royston success story.”
Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP
Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire
Photo attached - Names Left to Right:
Amanda Woodrooffe, Senior Vice President, Precision for Medicine
Kirsty Hurley, Tutor Manager and Science Tutor, Tiro
Bryony Davies, Lab Apprentice, Precision for Medicine
Sir Oliver Heald MP
Greg Murray, Client Relationship Manager, Tiro