Key Team Members

Our team have extensive experience in the scientific sector and work hard to help our customers find the best possible solutions for their requirements.  From our office support team to the chemists you speak to about your laboratory requirements, we’re all here for you!

These are some of our key team members:

Martyn Fordham

Martyn Fordham

Managing Director & Head of Product Development

Martyn has been working in the Chemistry field for over thirty years, going on to form Asynt Ltd in 2003. With a custom glass blowing background, Martyn has been involved in many product development programs, both for previous employers and now of course Asynt and Uniqsis of which Martyn is also founder and CEO.

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Dr Kerry Elgie

Dr Kerry Elgie

Director of Business Development

Kerry achieved her doctorate in 2003. Now with extensive experience in the scientific sales sector, she is responsible for widening Asynt’s global network of distributors and customers whilst also looking after Asynt’s territory in the North of England. With a keen interest in laboratory sustainability projects, including reducing carbon footprints, energy usage and reduction of water consumption within the laboratory, she prides herself on bringing energy reducing solutions to the laboratory bench. Kerry also keeps watch for potential new and interesting product developments / collaborations that could be symbiotic to the Asynt portfolio.

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Dr Arran Solomonsz

Dr Arran Solomonsz

Head of Sales

Arran achieved his doctorate in 2014 and is responsible for sales activities across the midlands & southern UK, whilst also managing international territories including North America, Japan, Israel, Switzerland and Sweden. Arran is always keen to provide customers with the latest in safe, clean and green technologies from Asynt and enjoys the diversity of projects from R&D to pilot and beyond. Arran is also in regular contact with our key suppliers to ensure we can offer our customers the best advice and overall service.

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Dr Mike Kenny

Dr Mike Kenny

UK Technical Sales Specialist

Mike achieved his doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Bath in 2019, having joined Asynt a year earlier at the start of 2018. Mike loves to work with our customers to provide solutions that reduce the environmental impact of research and improve lab safety. Mike manages international sales throughout the South of the UK and South Africa.

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Dr Ffion Abraham

Dr Ffion McKeague

Technology Manager

Ffion achieved her doctorate in 2014 and is responsible for the ReactoMate range of laboratory and pilot-scale reactors across the UK and international territories. As well as supporting the Asynt sales team and customer base with their other technical product queries, Ffion also works alongside Martyn Fordham in managing our product development programme - ensuring Asynt continues to offer the latest cutting-edge technology to our customers.

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Louisa Fordham

Finance Director & Company Secretary

Louisa has worked within sales, administration and accounts through out her career, organising events in addition to this. Daily management of Asynt finance and legal requirements. In addition, founder and CFO of Uniqsis.

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Kirsty Waight

Kirsty Waight

Marketing Manager

Kirsty is responsible for our marketing and corporate identity. With many years’ experience in art and graphic design encompassing a wide range of mediums, in copy writing & communications in addition to web design & maintenance, Kirsty works with the Asynt team to ensure that our product catalogue and the company as a whole are represented effectively.

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Hannah Drake

Hannah Drake

Senior Administrator

Hannah joined Asynt in 2015 and is a Senior Administrator. Her main duties include processing orders, liaising with our customers and manufacturers, packing and shipping orders all over the world. As well as invoicing and she also helps with our main stock control. Hannah is also part of our Health and Safety team and helps ensure we are maintaining a safe and happy environment for our office based team.

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Pearl Fay

Pearl Fay

Sales Administrator

Pearl joined Asynt in 2017 with a background in various different fields including banking and PR. She works alongside the other members of the team at Asynt HQ, processing orders and generally keeping on top of customer and supplier queries.

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Aaron Clifford

Aaron Clifford

Assistant Administrator

Aaron joined Asynt in March of 2019. Since joining he has learnt and developed a large range of skills and knowledge. He is responsible for the processing of orders with more of a focus on managing the operations of the warehouse and stock control.

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Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas

Sales Support Administrator

Kate began her career working as a Lab Technician and progressed through roles as Production Manager and Customer Services Manager. She joined Asynt early in 2020 and primarily works closely with the sales team to support our customers with quotations. In addition, Kate works alongside the other administration team members processing orders, shipping worldwide, and supports the company with Health & Safety management.

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Helen Newland

Helen Newland

Financial Assistant

Helen started her career in the Banking Industry Finance department working in the City of London for 27 years, the last 15 years she was a Regulatory Reporting Analyst. Helen joined Asynt in November 2019 in a temporary role to help the accounts team on a part time basis, then in March 2020 was taken on as permanent member of staff. Her role is to check supplier invoices agree to our orders, and ensuring they are paid on time. Helen monitors Clients’ accounts, sending out statements or payment requests. Reconciliation of the Company credit card and Company bank account.

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