Exceeding Enzyme Expectations
Biocatalysts is a global biotechnology company producing speciality enzymes at commercial scales for a variety of industries, such as food, flavour & fragrance, life science, pharma and fine chemicals.. We offer both off-the-shelf enzyme products and a customised enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing service. Learn, in more detail, what we have to offer and how we can help you achieve great things.Read more
Our talented team work hard to deliver the company’s strategic objectives. They understand the need to be flexible and learn new skills or gain new knowledge in order to deliver what our customers need.
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Sales & Marketing
Daren BryceCommercial Director
Daren is responsible for the Sales, Marketing & Customer Services Team at Biocatalysts.
Edmund TalidehBusiness Manager
Edmund is based in USA and is responsible for identifying and managing customer generated projects for enzyme development and manufacture in USA.
Valeria ValkovaBusiness Manager
Valeria is responsible for identifying and managing customer generated projects for enzyme development and manufacture in outside of USA.
Blanca CamarasaEU Sales Manager (Designate)
Blanca is based in Madrid and is responsible for maintaining relationships with existing customers and developing new business within Europe
Thomas ParkhillBusiness Manager Designate
Thomas is responsible for working closely with Business Managers to help generate and win new business.
Carolyn PritchardMarketing Manager
Carolyn is responsible for all aspects of the marketing mix
Danielle LloydMarketing Executive
Danielle is responsible for the promotion of our products and services.
Karen LancashireMarket Insight Executive
Karen is responsible for the analysis of market insights to aid strategic decision making.
Craig GaleozzieOperations Manager
Craig is responsible for delivering all the Operations based Key Performance Indicators and for ensuring that customers are delighted by our products and services.
Mark JonesProduction Manager Designate
Mark is responsible for the production scheduling, manufacture and despatch of all our products and supervises the production team.
Kate HilditchSupply Chain Manager
Kate manages the supply chain process and great effort goes into making sure that the supply chain is effective, on time and efficient.
Rob HendersonEnzyme Production Specialist
Rob is responsible for the manufacture of enzymes within our Speciality Production Dept.
Craig DaviesProduction Technician
Craig is responsible for the manufacture of our enzyme products.
Phil DaviesProcess Technician
Phil is responsible for the manufacture of our enzyme products.
Russell DaviesProduction Cordinator
Russell plays a key role in the manufacture of our enzymes and with his knowledge and experience, is able to deputise in most areas of production.
Grant MahoneyProduction Technician
Grant is responsible for the manufacture of our enzyme products.
Richard JolliffeProcess Technician
Richard is responsible for the manufacture of our enzyme products.
HR & Finance
Theresa CannonOffice Manager
Theresa manages the HR, Administration activities that facilitate the smooth and efficient running of the department
Pauline DennerAdministrative Assistant
Pauline is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support within the company. This role is fundamental in providing excellent service to our customers and is a key interface between all members of staff.
Dougie Lloyd-BakerAdministrative Assistant
Dougie is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support within the company. This role is fundamental in providing excellent service to our customers and is a key interface between all members of staff.
Craig PhillipsFinance Director
Craig ensures that financial information is generated and reported on time and meet’s the company’s requirements.
Christine SmithManagement Accountant Designate
Christine prepares, develops and analyses key financial information to ensure that Biocatalysts' Management Team makes well-informed decisions.
Nichola BrownFinance Assistant
Nichola provides day-to-day book keeping support for the company ensuring customers pay on time and suppliers are paid on time. Statutory and VAT Returns completed in order to comply with legal requirements.
Technical & Quality
Dr Andrew EllisTechnical Director
Andy manages the New Product Development team and is responsible for driving innovation, as well as generating new product ideas to ensure that we stay at the forefront of technological advancement.
Dr Aelig RobinNPD Team Leader
Aelig is our sector expert in dairy and is responsible for researching and developing new products in this sector.
Dr Mark BlightSenior NPD Scientist
Mark is a team leader on all projects within the Speciality Production department and is our molecular cloning and protein expression expert.
Dr Denise GallagherSenior NPD Scientist
Denise is our sector expert in non-dairy and whey protein hydrolysates and is responsible for researching and developing these new products.
Naroa GarciaNPD Scientist
Naroa is responsible for developing new products in the fruit and vegetable sector.
Dr Maeve O'NeilEnzyme Development Team Leader
Maeve is responsible for the development of enabling technologies for enzyme development and manufacture and the transfer of new enzyme technologies to internal and external customers.
Dr Sheryl PhilipNPD Scientist
Sheryl is responsible for researching and developing novel enzymes.
Georgina Scrivener-RoeLab & NPD Coordinator
Gina is responsible for the manufacture of speciality enzymes within our Speciality Production department.
Diane HawkinsQC Scientist / Food Safety Team Leader
Diane ensures our customers receive products within specification and plays a key role in sharing her expertise across our technical teams.
Exceeding Enzyme Expectations
When it comes to the development and manufacturing of enzymes, we excel. With over 30 years in the enzyme industry, it comes as no surprise. Our company has grown considerably during this time, from working in a small, confined building to state of the art facilities. We led the way in the 1980s by making speciality enzymes that customers wanted rather than a standard product range. We have been pushing boundaries ever since by deploying our wide range of enzyme capabilities.
However, our strategy remains the same: to provide customers with customised, novel enzymes that will help them in various ways, whilst also increasing their profit. Time to market and risk are both reduced with Biocatalysts; two factors that are an integral part of our mission. Our overall aim is to drive the cost of novel enzymes down for our customers by using new and existing capabilities.
At Biocatalysts, we solve our customers’ problems in the most efficient and cheapest way possible, and if our current enzyme products aren’t suitable, we go one step further and create a solution specifically for you. We try and do this quickly in order for sales of your new product to occur immediately.
We offer a customised enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing service. From identifying an enzyme that exists as a concept on a database, through to producing large scale commercial quantities of stable enzymes suitable for global shipment; this service is overarching in terms of enzyme production! Loved by customers for the opportunities it delivers, with regards to facilitating biocatalysis reactions or the ability to add value to new products, this area of the business continues to grow rapidly.
We believe that our commercial approach to enzyme development and production is truly distinguishable due to the enzymes being designed with large scale commercial manufacture in mind. Therefore, we consider various factors such as enzyme stability, regulatory compliance and logistics from the off. Currently, we’re the only company to offer this unique service.
Customers are able to successfully achieve their strategic objectives thanks to the help of our customised enzyme discovery, development and production. We’re more than happy to work with customers at any stage of an enzyme development or manufacturing project. For us, the passion for customers and getting it right is our priority.
To find out more about why our customers choose to work with us click here. Or alternatively take a look at our video page where you can watch our employees talk about key areas such as project management, knowledge and technology, business continuity and risk management, regulations, operational excellence, customer service and more. You will even get to take a glimpse at our production facilities.
We will become and stay the world’s leading speciality enzyme company and by the quality and dedication of our people, exceed our customers’ expectations.
In 1983, Biocatalysts Ltd was first registered. Whilst the company is now based in the Welsh capital, this hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Biocatalysts was initially set up in temporary accommodation in West London as part of Grand Metropolitan, under the Chairmanship of Tony Good, the Chief Executive of Express Dairies. A few years later, we made the move to Treforest Industrial Estate, South Wales, where the company began providing enzymes to not only Grand Metropolitan but a wide range of other customers.
Over the following years, Biocatalysts continued to grow, moving into a purpose built factory in 2004 and becoming members of the Association of Manufacturers & Federation of Enzyme Producers (AMFEP) in 2006. During this time, many awards and certificates were achieved, including ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO14001 Environmental Management, OHSAS18001 Health & Safety Management and many more.
In 2013, we received ISO 22000 Food Safety Management certification as well as Investors in People Gold and kosher certification. A year later, £1 million was spent on a new enzyme product plant to increase the manufacturing capacity which would in turn, benefit customers.
Biocatalysts continues to set ambitious growth targets and has plans as far as 2020 and beyond.
Additional manufacturing capabilities and equipment that will continue to offer cutting edge technologies will help to drive the cost of customised enzymes down, benefitting customers. The company’s values remain a key part of what makes the company really special.
Take a look at our video to uncover the strategic journey the company has embarked upon right from when it first began in 1983, to where it is today. This video will really give you an insight into our role within the enzyme industry as well as the achievements we have accomplished to date.