Kevin was 34 when Amersham International appointed him in 1994 as the Managing Director of LAB M Ltd. Previously he had worked for Amersham as Divisional Sales and Marketing Manager in major blue chips like “Johnson & Johnson” in pharmaceuticals and ophthalmic’ and been responsible for major brands and sales and marketing.
By his own admission he was a nightmare to manage; “ I had far to much ambition and was arrogant enough to believe I was right most of the time. With the politics of corporate life and the under achievement all around me I rightly identified it was never going to happen for me in the “corporate” environment, and I looked for an opportunity to start my own business.”
In 1994 I had an opportunity to buy a small lab in Huddersfield, and establish The Food Technology Centre Ltd. “The first few years were very tough and a lot of sleepless nights later I felt I had earned my strips as an entrepreneur”.
Kevin grew this into a major UK testing business and sold the whole business in 2006 in a trade sale to Eclipse Scientific. It was this sale that has provided the capital for his subsequent investments.
He understands the mechanism of building value and managing small and medium sized business to maximise shareholder value and preparing and presenting a business for the nest stage in its development. Kevin holds a number of directorships linked to the investments of Incubator Capital Partners.