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New Business Development Manager for Sciantec Analytical Services 2011-06-01

Mike Whitfield is the new Business Development Manager for the UK’s leading animal nutrition testing laboratory, Sciantec Analytical Services, part of the Cawood Scientific Group.

Mike Whitfield

Mike Whitfield
He joins Sciantec from Elanco Animal Health where he spent the past six years as the key account manager for the North of England, working closely with veterinary practices, larger farm businesses and allied trades. In his new role Mike will work closely with the Technical Business Support Manager, another Mike, Mike Robinson, and will provide a key link between the laboratory operations and customers. Building and maintaining close relationships with customers is a priority for Mike as first class service levels are essential to the business. He will also be involved in developing new business opportunities throughout the UK.

“Having spent my first couple of weeks learning about the wide range of tests and services Sciantec offers and being really impressed by the depth of in-house expertise we have, I am now looking forward to meeting and working with customers,” enthuses Mike.

Graduating from Seale Hayne Agricultural College in 1987 Mike has always had an interest in livestock and especially pigs. After leaving college he built-up his own small pig business before moving into the animal feed sector. He also kept a few Aberdeen Angus cattle but had to give these up when he moved from his home city of Manchester to York in 1994, since when he has held a variety of commercial roles in the feed and animal health sectors.

Mike, who is married with two boys and lives just outside York, enjoys spending time with his family when not working. His hobbies include motorbike trials riding and shooting, which his sons also share an interest in. He is also involved with the running of the local Under 8’s football team.

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