Industry News: Copley Scientific appoints local expert as Chief Operating Officer

21 Mar 2018


Following the recent expansion of its UK Headquarters, Copley Scientific has announced a new addition to its senior management team, in response to a record year for sales and the continued success of the business.

Richard Postlethwaite, formerly Senior Operations Manager of Walgreens Boots Alliance -- an instantly recognizable brand and household name, also based in Nottingham -- will bring a wealth of local and global pharmaceutical industry experience to the already fast-growing company. With an engineering degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science and an MBA, Richard has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and will work alongside the existing senior management team to oversee and optimize all aspects of the business. As an experienced Lean Manufacturing Consultant, Richard is also well placed to help guide and support the company’s continued growth towards operational excellence and an efficient and sustainable future.

Mark Copley, Chief Executive Officer at Copley Scientific, comments: “Richard’s remit will range from production process optimization to human resources and will also include input into global customer support strategies and new product development, both vital components of the company’s growth. As an ISO 9001 registered company, Copley Scientific works hard to maintain high standards across both its product and service offerings and Richard’s knowledge of pharmaceutical operations will help to see Copley Scientific transition smoothly from a small to medium sized business, whilst retaining the personalized customer service for which it is renowned.”

With over 25 years’ operations experience in both the pharmaceutical and engineering sectors, Richard is a welcome addition to an expanding team and, as the staff prepare to move into the newly built extension to the Nottingham HQ, 2018 looks set to be one of the most exciting years in the company’s 70+ year history.