Qualified Person (QP) Job – Essex, UK

You will act as Qualified Person (QP) for all products manufactured on the site and will be the key contact point for all QA/GMP issues on the site. This is a permanent position.

As a QP you will be responsible for the release of products to the market within the Directive 2001/83/EC and as named on the Manufacturer’s Licence. You will also release both Raw Materials and Bulk products and act as deputy Pharmacovigilance Qualified Person.

As part of this QP role you will be expected to develop appropriate QA systems for the site, approve master batch manufacturing and packing documents, review and QA approve SOPs, manage and implement the internal and external audit programmes and to review and approve change requests.

The ideal candidate for this QP role, you will hold a chemistry or pharmacy degree (or equivalent), will be on the register of eligible Qualified Persons and named in the appropriate Manufacturer’s Licence. You will also have experience gained within the pharmaceutical industry of working in a laboratory and an appreciation of other aspects of the business.

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For more details, or to apply for this Qualified Person position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20451 in all correspondence.

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Sales Engineer Job – Waste Water Treatment, Essex

Our client, a leading Chemical Equipment and Systems specialist serving the Environmental, Energy, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries, are currently looking for a Sales Engineer to join their expanding team based at their site in Essex, UK.


Working as a Sales Engineer specialising in Waste Water Treatment and/or Oil Water Treatment, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Establishing relationships and working closely with clients, representatives and suppliers;
  • Offering technical support surrounding the design and proposal preparation
  • Performing technical and commercial evaluation of bids as well as working with internal departments in the development of sales and marketing opportunities.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in specialist Equipment and Systems across a multitude of Chemical industries. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Sales Engineer role, you will have a HNC / Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical experience in an Engineering function within the Waste Water Treatment and/or Oil & Gas industry. Experience within a Sales Engineer function would be advantageous but it is not essential.

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For more information, or to apply for this Sales Engineer position, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20468 in all correspondence.

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Candidate of the Week: Environmental Sector

Reena Dhana, CK Science’s specialist recruitment consultant for the Environmental sector, is currently working with an excellent candidate who is looking for a new position in the environmental industry.

This candidate holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences and has industrial experience gained in the Water Treatment industry.

She is experienced in the management of ISO 9001, ISO14001 and UKAS accreditation and is also experienced with internal auditing.

Willing to relocate nationwide and flexible on salary she comes highly recommended by CK Science.

For more information regarding this candidate, or any other candidate looking for a new position in the Environmental Sector in the South of the UK, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.

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Quality Assurance Officer Jobs, Pharmaceutical

Our client, a major pharmaceutical company located in County Durham, has a number of long term temporary vacancies for Quality Assurance Officers with relevant experience in product release and cGMP compliance. Some but not all of the positions may involve shift working, for which there is a generous shift allowance.


As a Quality Assurance Officer, you will ensure that all products released for sale or further processing comply with cGMPstandards, product quality specifications and regulatory requirements. You will also generate and review product related technical documents, and collate and interpret data such as analytical results/trends and regulatory, validation and engineeringinformation. Working as a  Quality Assurance Officer you will also lead and direct investigative work into products failing to meet requisite standards (and regulatory issues). You will also lead investigative work and develop and agree corrective actions.
Our client is looking for individuals with a strong background in Quality Assurance, good knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements and the ability to manage multiple activities concurrently within high volume, complex areas. Excellent communications skills are also required, togetherwith demonstrable leadership and decision-making abilities.

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For more information, or to apply for this Quality Assurance Officer position, please contact Graeme on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk.

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Senior Analyst Job (Food Industry) – North England

Our client is a food manufacturer based in the North East of England. Due to an internal promotion, they require a Senior Analyst to join their team.

Working closely with the Quality Manager and QA team, As Senior Analyst you will be responsible for maintenance and calibration of all laboratory equipment, manage the day to day running of the laboratory, train QA assistants to in house methods and system, provide laboratory support for new project work and co-ordinate external laboratory audits.

The ideal candidate for this Senior Analyst position will be qualified in a scientific subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must also have a proven track record in food chemistry analysis and supervisory roles.

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For more information, or to apply this Senior Analyst position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 394 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk

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Laboratory Technician Job, Metallurgy – Yorkshire

Our client, a specialist metallurgy company based in the South Yorkshire region, are currently looking for a Laboratory Technician to work on a contract basis for a few weeks in the first instance.

This Laboratory Technician  role will entail laboratory testing of platinum group metals and general wet chemical analysis. The role will involve the use of ICP and titrimetic apparatus so it is essential that you have experience in this area, ideally within a metals testing environment.

The ideal candidate for this Laboratory Technician role must also have a degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related subject and experience in an industrial laboratory.

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For more details or to apply for this Laboratory Technician role online now, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 2839956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20316 in all correspondence.

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Intertek to Open Testing Laboratory in Korea

Scientific researchThe worldwide group of, testing laboratories Intertek has announced that it will be opening its first consumer goods testing laboratory for textiles, apparel and soft home furnishing in Seongsu-dong, Seoul, Korea.

Intertek have stated that the establishment of the laboratory came about in direct response to an increase in demand from customers in the region, including textile manufacturers, suppliers and exporters, for efficient, cost-effective quality and safety testing to enable them to meet increasingly stringent international standards and regulations.

The new laboratory provides innovative services, including fibre identification, feather and down testing, flammability, care label instruction, performance testing and eco-textile certification. In addition to testing services, Intertek’s Korea laboratory also offers consultation and training services.

It  is strategically positioned close to the manufacturing sites and customers’ buying offices – this will allow the company to respond to the ever-changing textile and apparel regulations, as well as global industry standards.

Calvin Yam, regional president of Asia Pacific at Intertek, said: “Intertek has been highly regarded as a testing and quality solutions partner across a variety of industries in Korea for more than 40 years. Intertek’s reputation for efficiency and rapid response has earned us the largest market share of textile testing in the world and we are excited to now offer this expertise to manufacturers, suppliers and exporters in Korea.”

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Genzyme have declined an $18.5bn takeover bid

drugsmoney-150x150The leading biotechnology company, Genzyme have declined an $18.5bn takeover bid by French drug makers, Sanofi Aventis yesterday.

Genzyme’s chief executive, Henri A.Termeer wrote this statement in a letter to Sanofi’s cheif executive Christopher A. Viehbacher, “The Genzyme board is not prepared to engage in merger negotiations with Sanofi based upon an opportunistic proposal with an unrealistic starting price that dramatically undervalues our company.”

Shares of Genzyme, which is one of the world’s leading makers of drugs for rare genetic disorders, rose nearly 4 percent to $70.13 in afternoon trading.

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Senior QA Officer Job – Cambridgeshire, UK

Our client, is a leading global biotechnology company based in the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk area, looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Officer to join their QA team.

As Senior QA Officer, you will be responsible for reviewing documentation in accordance to in-house specifications as well as cGMP. You will also provide QA advice for deviation investigation, root causing and change management. Part of the role will include internal auditing and supervision of less experienced staff.

To be successful for this Senior QA Officer role you will have a BSc in a scientific discipline (or equivalent). Previous experience with deviation investigation, batch release of API and dealing with customer complaints is essential. Experience in auditing or documentation review within a Quality Management System is also essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a biopharmaceutical company within an easy commuting distance from Cambridge.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Senior QA Officer position, please contact Reena at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20411 in all correspondence.

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Production & Service Manager Job – South England

Our client, a leading Instrumentation Manufacturer, are currently looking for a Production & Service Manager to take lead of the Production and Service department at their site in South East England.


Working as a Production & Service Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a team involved in the assembly and testing of a wide range of scientific instrumentation. You will also be required to liaise with customers including providing ad hoc on site service visits.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing Instrumentation Manufacturer, which in return offers an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Production & Service Manager role, you will have a degree in Electronics, Electro-Mechanical or a relevant Engineering / Technical discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical production or engineering experience of scientific instrumentation. Experience within a field service engineer based position would be advantageous but it is not essential.

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For more information, or to apply for this Production & Service Manager position please contact Andrew at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20383 in all correspondence.

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Aeronautical Engineer Job – Hampshire, UK

Our client, a leading Engineering Consultancy, are currently looking for an Aeronautical Engineer to join their Aviation Division, specialising in Engine Testing Services, based from their state-of-the-art facilities in Hampshire, UK.

Working as an Aeronautical Engineer, you will be responsible for program management of a small team of operators and engineers involved in running Gas Path Analysis (GPA) and Engine Monitoring Programs (EMP) on a wide range of customer Gas Turbine Engines to identify potential engine problems.

As part of your role as Aeronautical Engineer, you will also be required to offer technical support to customers within both the pre-sales and post analysis stages as well as maintaining general quality standards, procedures and policies within the testing facility.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a specialist Engineering Consultancy who provide a niche service to the aviation industry. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Aeronautical Engineer role, you will have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering or a relevant discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical experience of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engineering. Experience gained using trend monitoring and/or diagnostics is highly advantageous.

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For more information or to apply for this Aeronautical Engineer position, please contact Andrew at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20399 in all correspondence.

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Deadline Fast Approaching! Nominate CK Science in the NORA Awards 2010

NominateStatBB125As we hope you know, over the last few months, the CK Science website has had a face-lift. With a new fresh design, and frequently updated content, we really hope that you have found the site to be a useful aid to your job search.

In just one visit to the CK Science website you can register with us, search and apply for jobs and get access to the latest careers advice – bringing you one step closer to achieving your career ambitions within the scientific arena.

Here at CK Science, we are extremely proud of our online presence. So much so that we would really appreciate it if you could spare a minute of your time to nominate our website in the National Online Recruitment Awards.

The deadline for nominations is fast approaching so to nominate CK Science’s website in the National Online Recruitment Awards, please complete the registration form.

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Regulatory Affairs Officer (Chemical) London, UK

Our client, a world leading Chemical Distributor, are currently looking for a Regulatory Affairs Officer to join their UK flag ship facilities based in London, UK.

Working as a Regulatory Affairs Officer, you will be responsible for providing regulatory support to all departments on site including designing and outlining regulatory procedures as well as performing regulatory checks and auditing of all products (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, GHP,REACH) and packaging (CLP) in line with industry quality standards. Your duties will also see you working closely with suppliers and customers to ensure completion and sending out Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and attending 3rd party audits.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Chemical Distributor who continues to have success across the UK and Europe. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Regulatory Affairs Officer role, you will have a degree in Chemistry or a relevant discipline (or equivalent), demonstrated understanding & experience of working to chemical regulatory standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and REACH as well as knowledge of safety data sheets (SDS). Experience of auditing to ISO standards and/or within a supervisory or managerial function would be highly advantageous but it is not essential.

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For more information, or to apply for this Regulatory Affairs Officer position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 870 013 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20378 in all correspondence.

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CK Establish Corporate Partnership with Biocity

CK Science, the UK’s largest independent specialist scientific and technical recruitment consultancy, is proud to announce our corporate partnership with Biocity.

Based in Nottingham, Biocity is one of Europe’s largest bioscience incubators. The award winning site currently hosts nearly 70 companies and over 525 employees and aims to provide a home for developing biotechnology and healthcare companies.

By entering into partnership with Biocity, CK Science are able to support new start-up companies and facilitate the provision of high quality scientific recruitment advice and services to existing bioscience companies in the East Midlands.

Speaking of the partnership, Liam O’Connell, Director at CK Science stated, “CK Science are proud to announce our partnership with Biocity. We are passionate about supporting biotechnology and healthcare companies in their early stages of development. As a company we are very much looking forward to granting businesses at Biocity access to our expertise in recruiting high calibre staff to the scientific industry.”

As corporate partners, CK Science will be regular visitors to the Biocity site and is very much looking forward to attending regular advisory clinics and business networking events.

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Printing Firm to Create 500 Jobs in Cambridge

Xaar, the printing technology company will be creating 50 new jobs over the next 12 months. The expansion comes after their latest product, Platform 3, became a bestseller.

The printing company has their headquarters on Cambridge Science Park. The jobs will be located at the factory in Huntingdon.

Platform 3 applies digital printing methods to ceramic tiles, and has taken off big time, particularly in Italy and Spain. Speaking of the products success chief executive Ian Dinwoodie stated: “Although, if you had told me a year ago this would be the market I would not have believed it. I thought it would the US.”

Xaar issues half year results in June and is currently investing £5m a year in further capacity.

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QA Officer (Medical Devices) – North East, UK

Our client is urgently seeking two experienced QA (Quality Assurance) Officers to join their team on a short term contract basis to assist with the company’s preparations for an FDA audit.

Duties of these QA Officer roles will include checking batch records for compliance with cGMP and dealing with non-conformances.

The ideal candidate for these QA Officer positions will have some previous experience in a QA role in medical devices, diagnostics or pharmaceuticals, together with some experience of FDA audits.

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For more information, or to apply for these QA Officer roles, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8906 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH20357 in all correspondence.

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Production Manager – Instrumentation, Hampshire, UK

Our client, a world class Instrument and Consumables organisation, are currently looking for a Production Manager to join their UK Manufacturing facilities based in Hampshire, UK.


Working as a Production Manager, you will be responsible for managing both the Instrument and Consumable production streams (low volume, high value) across all functions including purchasing, goods in, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing control and dispatch.

As Production Manager, your duties will include reviewing and evaluating systems and processes, meeting production targets and being a key player involved in the Lean Conversion using Kaizen methodology.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in providing specialist instruments and consumables to the Bio-Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Production Manager role, you will have a degree in an Engineering discipline (or equivalent), proven practical production management experience including knowledge of managing complete value streams and knowledge of product life-cycles as well as demonstrated knowledge of continuous improvement (Lean Manufacturing).

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For more information, or to apply for this Production Manager position, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20319 in all correspondence.

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Biological Assay Dossier Scientist

Our client, an agrochemical company based in the West Midlands, is currently looking to recruit an experienced Biological Assay Dossier Scientist to join their team.

There is an option for this Biological Assay Dossier Scientist position to be home-based however the selected candidate will travel to the site in the West Midlands at least twice a month and when required.

The major responsibilities of this Biological Assay Dossier Scientist will include the following:

  • Producing biological assessment dossiers to support the agreed product strategy and European Union registration timetable in accordance with EU Directive 91/414.
  • Assessing scientific / biological data for each product within each country and identifying data gaps for the production of biological assessment dossiers.
  • Assessing, summarising and cataloging new studies performed to support the production of biological assessment dossiers.
  • Managing a biological database to provide efficient processing of data in main regulatory formats, principally as described by OECD.
  • Preparing reports on new studies conducted within the Product Development Group and providing practical assistance with laboratory or field studies where required.

The selected candidate for this Biological Assay Dossier Scientist position will possess or be familiar with the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or PhD (or equivalent qualifications) in biology or agronomy;
  • Experience of preparation of biological assessment dossiers;
  • Ability to understand, interpret and assess biological data in order to write high quality biological assessment dossiers;
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel and databases such as Access; dBText);
  • Experience in cataloguing and indexing data.
  • A broad crop protection background; practical field trials / glasshouse research and development experience.
  • Successful applicants will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be familiar with quality systems such as GLP and ORETO.

Please note that prior experience is essential for this position.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Biological Assay Dossier Scientist position online now, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20221 in all correspondence.

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Entomologist, Agrochemicals – West Midlands, UK

Our client, an agrochemical company based in the West Midlands, is currently looking to recruit an experienced Entomologist to join their team. An enthusiastic, motivated and talented individual is required.

The roles and responsibilities of this Entomologist role are as follows:

  • Providing specialist scientific support and advice regarding insecticide and acaricide product development programmes.
  • These will be primarily within the EAME region, but also globally as required.
  • This will include screening of new compounds and mixtures, development and testing of new products, and providing technical support to other businesses within the company.
  • Liaison with other staff will be necessary in order to complete the development and introduction of new crop protection products in the region.
  • You will be involved in running the laboratory, glasshouse and field testing of insecticide and acaricide products will conduct regulatory studies in compliance with GLP.
  • You will maintain populations of key pests for use in testing programmes and will statistically analyse data generated and prepare concise technical reports to the highest quality standards.
  • When necessary you will also conduct and assist with in-vitro and whole organism fungicide, herbicide and plant growth regulator (PGR) studies in support of screening, product development and business support.
  • Preparation of risk assessments, COSHH assessments, arranging servicing and calibration of equipment, and maintaining high housekeeping standards in assigned work areas will also be your responsibility as well as liasing with customers and arranging site visits.
  • You will maintain a current awareness in entomology practices and will be responsible for designing studies and ensuring that they are conducted in accordance with standards that include EU Directive 93/71/EEC, EPPO guidelines and the OECD Principles of GLP.

To be considered for this Entomologist position you must have or be familiar with the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or PhD (or equivalent qualifications) in Entomology;
  • Considerable experience in the crop protection or public health industries;
  • A practical understanding of COSHH regulations and the use of PPE;
  • GLP standards;
  • Knowledge of insecticide and acaricide testing techniques;
  • Good working knowledge of pesticide application techniques and equipment;
  • NPTC pesticide application qualifications;
  • Knowledge of plant pathology and commercially important fungal diseases;
  • Ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint);
  • Proven project management skills.

Please note that prior industrial experience is essential for this position.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Entomologist position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20222 in all correspondence.

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Regional Technical Manager – Agrochemicals – Europe

Our client is currently recruiting for a Regional Technical Manager to supervise the EMEA Agrochemicals division of their company. This Regional Technical Manager position can be located anywhere within Europe.

The Region Technical Manager will be responsible for acaricides in the EMEA region and will report to the Regional R&D Director for Europe.

The main roles and responsibilities of this Regional Technical Manager for Agrochemicals will be as follows:

  • You will co-ordinate and manage all technical aspects of product development and sales support projects for acaricide programs in EMEA.
  • Interaction with marketing, other commercial management, scientists and technicians will be expected across a number of R&D disciplines and with product registration specialists.
  • You will review and recommend projects in the trials program management system and will be accountable for the project budget and trials data. Co-ordinating and liaising with New Product Development, Formulation Development Registration group, Technical Sales Support and Commercial staff within EMEA will ensure that necessary resources are identified.
  • You will ensure that objectives and timelines are clearly understood and will resolve any issues that arise.
  • Preparation of technical briefing materials for oral presentation or publication will also be expected of you.

To be considered for this Regional Technical Manager position candidates will need to possess or be familiar with the following:

  • Relevant degree (or equivalent qualification);
  • Experience across countries in the EMEA region;
  • Good experience of managing multiple projects across multiple locations;
  • Strong knowledge of crop protection products;
  • Experience in entomology;
  • Listening and communication skills and an ability to influence across all disciplines;
  • Competency to negotiate the required level of resource and support within the context of overall regional development priorities;
  • Proven project management including budget and deadline aspects;
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary project teams with the ability to manage simultaneous multiple projects to deadline.

Please note that significant experience is essential for this position.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Regional Technical Manager position, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20244 in all correspondence.

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