Meet the team

//Meet the team
Meet the team2018-02-08T16:03:44+00:00

Kate George – Sales & Technical Director

Kate George joined Synoptics as an Applications Specialist for Synbiosis in March 2010 and took over running the Synbiosis division in 2014. She is now Sales and Technical Director for Synoptics.  Kate studied for a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Portsmouth University specialising in Microbiology.  Previously employed by Wickham Laboratories in Hampshire where she started as a Virology and Microbiology Technician, she then went on to manage the Sterility department and became a Study Director for GLP/GMP sample testing.

Guy Fiddian – International Sales Manager

Guy Fiddian joined Synbiosis as International Sales Manager in February 2015 and is responsible for looking after our distributors in the Middle East, Far East and Africa. Guy studied Biomedical Studies and then Drug Design at University College London. Please feel free to contact Guy by email on or by telephone on +44(0)1223 727122.

Josie Harris – European Sales Manager

Josie Harris joined Synbiosis as European Sales Manager in July 2017 and is responsible for looking after our distributors in the UK and Europe. Josie studied Human Biosciences at Plymouth University with a microbiology research dissertation in her final year. After this, she went on to work in the Microbiology Laboratory of Beckton Dickinson in Plymouth and latterly was employed as a Microbiologist, Product Evaluator and Water Purification expert for the main UK manufacturing site for Estee Lauder Companies in Hampshire. Please feel free to contact Josie by email on or by telephone on +44 (0)1223 727129 or +44 (0)7730 059682.

Shauna Hoey – Applications Specialist

Shauna Hoey joined Synbiosis as Applications Specialist in February 2018. Shauna studied a BSc in Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she returned in 2016 to complete her MSc in Biotechnology. Before moving to the UK, she worked in both the analytical laboratory for Coca-Cola and the microbiology laboratory of Abbott Nutritional Division in Ireland. If you would like any assistance with specific applications, please feel free to contact Shauna by email on or by telephone on +44 (0)1223 727128.

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