Ongoing expansion at Brecon Pharmaceuticals, which has led to an increase in both capacity and capabilities, has prompted a number of new appointments and promotions at the Hay-on-Wye-based provider of commercial and clinical trial packaging services.
The following new staff have been taken on in the last two months...
Leigh Griffiths – Maintenance Manager
Leigh joins Brecon following 3 years as Maintenance Manager at Polytec Holden. With an HND in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Leigh developed his specialist engineering skills in an earlier role as shift Plant Engineer for Sun Valley Poultry.
Rebekka Peterson (BA Hons) – Customer Relations Co-ordinator
A 1st Class honours design graduate from Brunel University, Rebekka has achieved considerable success with her final year design of a self-regulating Smart Plant Pot. Rebekka’s design not only won the BBC’s Best Invention Award but also was a finalist in the prestigious Women in Engineering and Science Awards.
Kelly Campbell – Customer Relations Co-Ordinator
Kelly was previously a Business Manager at Barclays Bank where she handled a portfolio of key customers in Mid-Wales. Kelly has considerable experience in generating new business and customer relations, which will be extremely valuable in her new role with Brecon.
Mary Blake - Unit Leader Commercial
Mary joins Brecon having spent 26 years with Budelpack where she spent 10 years in the Quality department before she moved into the operations department where she was responsible for all areas of production, personnel and quality.
Nerys James - Continuous Improvement Assistant
Nerys, a Biological Sciences Graduate, joins the company as a Continuous Improvement Assistant following an 18 month period of travelling and working in Australia and New Zealand.
Gareth Hale - Projects Engineer
Gareth, a member of the Institute of Chartered Managers, joins Brecon from Budelpack Rhymney where he worked for 8 years as Engineering Development Manager and Senior Projects Engineer. Gareth’s previous experience includes engineering roles for both Crown Cork and Seal and Parke-Davis.
Claire Holmes – Analyst
Claire (BSc Chemistry), joins Brecon as an analyst following two years working for Bespak Europe. Claire’s experience includes working in the stability and analytical laboratories of CCL Pharmaceuticals Ltd, specialising in method development and analysis of pharmaceutical formulations.
Louise Dando - Business Development Manager
Louise joins Brecon following 7 years as Business Development Manager at Alcan Packaging. Louise has extensive pharmaceutical and Japanese market experience, gained whilst working for Alcan Pharmaflex and Fibrenyle who produce printed blister foil and manufacture plastic bottles and closures respectively.
Stephen Powell - Senior Analyst
Stephen joins Brecon following four years as an analytical analyst at Penn Pharmaceutical Services. Previously Stephen developed his laboratory skills at Parke Davies Ltd where he was an analyst and senior analyst for 14 years.
Dr Sue Miles - Head of Clinical Trials Services
Sue joins us from Quantum Research Ltd where she was Chief Executive for 6 years and Clinical Services Manager prior to that. With a MA from Cambridge and a PhD from Edinburgh, Sue also gained valuable industry experience working for 5 yrs in preclinical research in the pharmaceutical sector.