Double the celebrations as Scitech marks Employee Ownership Day 2022 

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Today marks Employee Ownership Day – the national celebration of employee ownership and the chance to raise awareness of the positive impact of employee ownership (EO). At Scitech, in our 20th anniversary year, we are not only celebrating our status as an employee-owned company, but we are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of becoming employee owned.  

We believe employee ownership makes Scitech a special place to work, bringing benefits to everyone who works at the company which, in turn, ensures we can deliver successful projects for our clients.  

Being employee-owned means that everyone has a say via our employee forums, and we all share our success across the business.  

 How does employee ownership work at Scitech?  

We retain management and board structures along with associated reporting lines, as employee owners we are not involved in every decision. However, we all have a say on the decisions that impact us. With no external owners, shareholders, or investors, we are in control of our own destiny. We all share in the success and profits of the business and decide how to re-invest or distribute any surpluses. 

This has a positive impact on the ethos of the company, creating a sense of empowerment and ownership in everyone, regardless of their level of seniority.  

Dave Grant, Managing Director at Scitech, explains: “One of the aims of the original owners of Scitech was that ownership and control would always remain within Scitech. As the company evolved and some of the original owners retired or moved on, this became more difficult. So, in 2012, to ensure that ownership continued to be held by our employees, the Scitech Employee Ownership Trust was established. Ten years later, I feel that everyone would agree that it contributes to achieving a great company culture and in making Scitech a special place to work.”  

Scitech will be celebrating 10 years of employee ownership and 20 years of Scitech with a special event for staff in July. Keep an eye out for updates via our LinkedIn account 

You can find out more about Scitech’s history on our ‘Who we are’ page on our website and about employee-ownership on the Employee Ownership Association website.

What our clients say

Scitech have the specialist knowledge and capabilities to ensure a compliant solution was delivered. Engaging with Scitech early in a project can ensure the correct approach is made and offer significant time and financial benefits to the overall result.

Dr S. J. Archibald , University of Hull

Scitech’s designers fully understood the nature and requirements of our business and engaged with the users to develop a modular design for the cell culture laboratories and GMP suites.  The project was delivered successfully and ongoing support was provided to ensure the commissioning and functional operation of the laboratories.

Head of Facilities, Covance

The facility enables us to reconfigure the laboratories with minimal time and effort, in order to meet the changing needs of our work.

Laboratory Manager, B530 Discovery Park, Pfizer

I’ve used Scitech to act as consultants and provide commissioning services on two major radiopharmaceutical production facilities in Belfast and Cardiff. Scitech were a key partner in designing, commissioning and validating the facility and played a major part in successfully delivering a functioning facility.

Dr Chris Marshall , Operations Director, Cardiff University

We needed a company to partner with us at all stages, from initial feasibility, through detailed facility design on the build programme and to the final commissioning. We have been impressed by the technical calibre of the Scitech team and their overall professional approach to keeping our project on time, specification and budget. We look forward to our facility opening in 2012 following a true partnership with the full Scitech team.

Mark Dean-Netscher, Chief Operating Officer, Penn Pharma

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