Mike, Invitech Founder
Mike Younghusband is the man behind Invitech. He has been in the diagnostics industry for over 40 years, and has worked for Abbott, bioMerieux and Axis-Shield UK. Before starting Invitech, he was CEO of BBI Healthcare.
In 2008, Mike realised a lifelong ambition of running his own business when he set up Invitech. His aim was to provide high quality products, at good prices, backed up with exceptional customer service. The company's success is testament to him achieving his aim.
Mike has very recently celebrated a ‘big’ birthday and says he never thought being 21 was so much fun!
Sue, Marketing Director
Sue Younghusband joined Invitech in 2011. Although reluctant to admit it because it makes her feel old, she has over 35 years of diagnostics industry experience. Before joining Invitech, Sue was marketing director for Axis-Shield UK.
Sue has put a huge amount of effort into making Invitech the trusted brand it is today.
With her daughter now at university, Sue has oddly found a lot of spare time. She thinks it's because she's spending less quality time with said daughter, but in reality it's because there's much less cleaning and tidying to do…
Mike, Sales Director
Mike Annable brought 20 plus years experience of diagnostics and life sciences to Invitech. He was previously Commercial Director at Lab21 and Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, at Trinity Biotech, his mission is Invitech's next stage of growth.
Mike served 8 years in the Royal Navy, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His last ship, HMS Scylla, was sunk off the Devon coast to become the UK's first man-made reef (he is quite sad about this). He spent time in the Gulf at the end of the First Gulf War but didn't receive any medals (he is quite annoyed about this).
When not working Mike will be found coaching youth football, engaged in Karate, cheering for his son in swimming competitions or watching his daughter dance. His wife is very patient.
Karen, Office Manager
Karen Hadley is the office manager at Invitech, and has been here since ground zero. She is responsible for customer service, order processing, accounts, stock control and logistics. If that wasn’t enough, she makes an excellent cup of tea!
Karen was also instrumental in getting ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for Invitech in 2009.
Between gardening and cats, Karen fits in an interest in all things Steampunk. Her main ambition is for all weeds to become eradicated in some sort of apocalyptic incident and she's working on the science of it now.
Sophie, Marketing Assistant
Sophie is Invitech's youngest employee (the company needed a youth policy!), joining the company in 2012 as marketing assistant. Sophie is busy applying the skills she has picked up at University and in doing so, offers a fresh perspective to Invitech.
Her latest duties include looking after our web shop to meet online demand.
Sophie has a Dalmatian called Milo and wanted to know why he didn’t get his pic on the top of the page too…so we decided to use an avatar of him on our chat function as our ‘help dog'!