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Vardis Proud To Support LGC & Bridgepoint In Appointing Tim Robinson As CEO


Tim was previously Chief Executive of Talaris (ex De La Rue), the global leader in technology-based solutions for cash management. Tim has followed an international career in the technology and services sectors, spanning Engineering, Marketing and Corporate Leadership.

Following a decade with IBM in Asia and Europe where he finished as a Director of IBM UK, Tim joined Silicon Graphics (SGI) as European Marketing Director, before becoming Managing Director of SGI in the UK & Ireland. After his appointment as Chief Executive of DSC Group, he led the company into the FTSE250 and was subsequently appointed Senior Vice President of the global Civil Security Division of Thales, based in Paris. Tim was then appointed CEO for Xafinity, the privatised Office of the Paymaster General.

Graham Love, Chairman of LGC, said, "On behalf of the board, I should like to welcome Tim to LGC. Tim brings significant technical, commercial and general management experience from a number of public and private sector service businesses. I look forward to working with him to ensure we continue to provide our customers with outstanding service whilst progressing the next phase of growth for LGC."

LGC was founded in 1996 following the privatisation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist. Today LGC is owned by the management and staff and funds managed by the investment group Bridgepoint. Since privatisation, LGC has significantly expanded its activities. Since Bridgepoint's investment in 2010, LGC has made three sizeable acquistions:  K-Bioscience, a leading provider of genotyping equipment and services to the agribusiness and pharmaceutical industries; HFC Sport Science, the world's largest sports drug surveillance laboratory; and Industrial Analytical in South Africa, a reference materials provider focusing on the natural resources and industrial sectors.

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