Inventors, nerds, pioneers. Call us what you will, we’re Labman.

Labman is a creative environment where friendly, enthusiastic engineers produce world-leading laboratory technology. We believe in customers being clients for life; delighted with every project.

PurposeScience enabled through technology.
PhilosophyEngineering excellence achieved through self-discipline with supportive leadership, sustainable partnerships and openness, driven forward with kindness, humour and enthusiasm.

Labman’s leadership

A family-run business, we’re proud of our heritage and the continuity of support this brings to our customers and our community.
Andrew Whitwell
Managing DirectorSince 1992, Andrew, driven by his passion for engineering and technology, has led Labman's remarkable journey from startup to an industry leader in lab technology. Besides overseeing the company and serving on the board, he actively contributes to Labman's system development and advocates for its work/play philosophy.
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Ian Riley
Technical DirectorIan manages the design, compliance, and support of all of our projects. He also oversees Labman's daily operations, HR, projects, and key customer accounts. With an MEng in Mechatronics from Leeds University, he specialises in instrumentation design and manufacturing, ensuring compliance with EU directives.
Christine Smith
Financial DirectorChristine, a dedicated member of Labman since 1998, serves as the company's financial director, ensuring the company's financial well-being. With her extensive expertise in accounting, budgeting, and forecasting, she plays a pivotal role in evaluating project feasibility and viability.
Paul Chilton
Head of EngineeringAn experienced electrical engineer, software engineer and project manager, Paul leads the plethora of engineering teams at Labman. With his guidance, projects maintain their high quality as well as pushing the boundaries of the latest technologies.
Rob Hodgson
Head of ExperienceRob heads up our product development team, driving the creation of cutting-edge instruments and devices tailored to diverse industry needs. As the Head of Experience, he is adept at developing and implementing HR strategies to enhance overall employee satisfaction and organisational success.
Josie Burton
Head of OperationsJosie is a seasoned professional, proficient at overseeing Labman's operations by ensuring streamlined processes, optimal resource utilisation and data capture in our extensive internal knowledgebase. With a keen eye for detail, she also serves as the Quality Manager, implementing rigorous standards to maintain the highest levels of product quality and regulatory compliance.

UK-based, world-leading

Heaquartered in North Yorkshire, we have strong roots in our local communities across the UK, but our reach extends from the US to Australia. If you're ever passing a Labman location, please come in, you'll always be welcome.
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Working at Labman is unique, it’s challenging and it’s intensely rewarding. Find your next adventure at Labman.