We are delighted to announce that we have secured an additional facility in Hampton, Middlesex as part of a project to expand UK laboratory operations by 15% in 2017. This is the first phase of a longer term plan to deliver increased capacity of 60% by 2020.
The move is a result of consistently strong growth and will secure our Teddington facility as the UK laboratory operations, whilst providing the platform for continued growth in key areas.
The expansion coincides with the appointment of David Hawkins, formerly the company's Chief Operating Officer, as Managing Director. Doris Butterworth continues on the board as Chairman along with the Finance Director John Gearey and newly appointed Non-Executive Director Patrick Stewart. The changes will provide continuity of leadership and position Butterworth to continue its success in the long term.
Statement from David Hawkins:
This underlines the commitment of Butterworth Laboratories Ltd to continuing to provide industry leading analytical support to our global customer base for the long-term and shows that independence and success can be maintained over a sustained period of time. Butterworth are showing that we have ambitions in-line with our global partners and continue to go from strength to strength.