• LTE Scientific Assists Frontline Fight against Covid-19 and Prepares for Significant Growth
    Touchclave R Autoclave installed to assist Covid-19 testing programme at a laboratory in Alderley Park, Cheshire.
  • Exterior image of LTE Scientific based in the village of Greenfield, on the Oldham / Saddleworth border in Greater Manchester.
  • LTE Scientific's Managing Director, John Lees.

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LTE Scientific Assists Frontline Fight against Covid-19 and Prepares for Significant Growth

Jul 06 2020

LTE Scientific has risen to an unprecedented challenge to assist in the frontline fight against Covid-19 as well as forging ahead with ambitious growth and redevelopment plans amid the global pandemic.

LTE Scientific specialises in the manufacture, supply and service / testing of medical and laboratory equipment including autoclaves, medical sterilisers, endoscope drying/storage and decontamination solutions plus a wide range of laboratory thermal equipment.

LTE recently carried out an incredible two-day turnaround to supply and install a specialist autoclave to allow the urgent commencement of Covid-19 testing at a laboratory in Alderley Park, Cheshire.

It has kept up with demand and production throughout the virus outbreak to enable it to continue to supply its essential equipment and service to healthcare providers and laboratories across the UK.

LTE is pushing forward with its investment and expansion plans to ensure it continues to be an international market leader.

This is reflected in the announcement of a number of key internal promotions across all departments and on-going investment in training and recruitment.


Externally LTE has appointed Zoe Turner as Operations Manager to oversee its quality department. Zoe brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing works and operations management to her new role at LTE.

Alison Fox has been promoted to Production Planning Manager, replacing Sarah Gill, who retires at the end of June.

A new Service Management Team (SMT) has been created to further develop the rapid service growth experienced by LTE.

Steve Neville has been promoted to Field Service Manager on the back of his 19 years’ experience in supporting clients across the country as a Senior Field Service Engineer.

Other SMT members include Alice Higginbottom, who will continue in her role as Service Administration Manager and Lee Kershaw is continuing in his role as Technical Support Manager.

Danny Brear will join the SMT, taking on the role of deputy UKAS Technical Manager who will be responsible for software developments on products, reporting, and assisting with UKAS.

Also joining the SMT is Adam Pugh who will continue his Senior Engineer Role while taking on LTE’s product specialist position to oversee third party product knowledge.

Darren Bottomley has taken over the role of Sales Manager with responsibility of coordinating the sales office, UK sales team and export team.

Sarah Clegg will become Finance Manager, with responsibility for the preparation of monthly management accounts, in addition to her current IT and human resources management roles.

John Lees, Managing Director at LTE Scientific, said: “We want to congratulate everyone involved in these latest appointments, thank our long-serving staff for their contributions over many years and welcome our new Operations Manager, Zoe.

“Thanks to an extremely strong order book we have remained fully operational throughout the coronavirus pandemic in continuing to supply essential equipment and service to laboratories and healthcare providers.

“We are extremely proud of our team’s resilience and dedicated performance during this uncertain time. Staff have followed coronavirus safety guidelines while continuing to operate highly efficiently and professionally.”

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