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Technical Director appointed

Jim Warwick joins Abcam as Technical Director. Jim holds a degree in Computer Science from Christ’s College, Cambridge University. From 1986 to 2003 he worked for Analysys Ltd, a Cambridge based telecoms consultancy, heading up their IT, software and web development initiatives. During this period he also held a number of external non-exec directorships including […]

UK Online for Business Award, highly commended

The power and effectiveness of Abcam’s internet trading was again recognised, this time by the DTI’s UK Online for Business E-Commerce Awards 2001. The company’s “highly commended” position in the east region category led the judging panel to praise Abcam’s “exemplary use of electronic commerce”.

Finance Director appointed

Eddie Powell joins Abcam as Finance Director. Eddie gained a PhD in chemistry at Cambridge and then qualified in 1976 as a chartered accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG) in London. He then worked for two years as a financial controller in Frankfurt, Germany. After returning to the UK he joined Marconi Instruments as […]

New premises on the Cambridge Science Park

Less than two years after its formation, there was sufficient confidence within the company to move from the University of Cambridge’s Bioincubator in the city centre to new, purpose-designed offices and laboratories on the Cambridge Science Park. The 2,200 sq ft facility provided a four-fold increase in laboratory space which was immediately put to good […]

First (of many) awards

Eighteen months after its formation, Abcam won the first of many prestigious business awards. Given by Business Link for Cambridgeshire, the Profit by Design award was in recognition of the pioneering use of a website as a sales tool. At a time when only a handful of large, consumer-based “e-tailers” had recognised the future significance […]

Open for business

Over the past ten years a significant number of companies have been formed in and around Cambridge that share similar founding characteristics: strong links with the academic community, marketable science and technology and real entrepreneurial spirit. The emergence of these organisations led many to talk about the “Cambridge Phenomenon”. If such a phenomenon exists, Abcam […]