Meet the Team

The great minds that make AbBaltis

A great company can only be made out of great people. As Steve Jobs once said:

"A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players"

At AbBaltis we strive to hire the best. We recruit for the right attitude and train the skill. The result is a dynamic, innovative, hardworking and inspiring team ready for the next challenge.

If you enjoy thought-provoking conversations, have passion for science, delivering world-class customer service and if you think you are an A- Player with strong work ethic, come and join our team!.

 
Giedre Brandao

Giedre Brandao

Managing Director

Giedre Brandao is the founding Managing Director of AbBaltis Ltd. She holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. Giedre started her career in the industry as a bench scientist working for companies such as Genzyme, Antigenics and GSK. She then progressed to positions in business development in the In Vitro Diagnostics sector before moving onto founding AbBaltis in 2010. In 2014 Giedre received the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Awards and AbBaltis were a finalist for the “International Business of the Year” category.  

Additionally, under her leadership, the company received the Small Business of the Year Award at the Swale Business Awards in 2013 and a Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2015. Giedre is passionate about instilling enthusiasm for future generations to join this market and is committed to investing in the local community by offering numerous student opportunities. She now lives in Sittingbourne with her husband and their three children and enjoys the life balance she achieves from owning her own business. 
Dennis Gates

Dennis Gates

Finance Manager

AbBaltis were delighted to welcome Dennis into the team in January 2015 as a Finance Manager. Dennis has a wealth of finance experience and knowledge from his career in accounts which he draws upon to continually improve our business strategy. Dennis enjoys mentoring younger staff members.
Natalie Sloan

Natalie Sloan

Laboratory Technician

Natalie Sloan has joined AbBaltis as a Laboratory Technician. She holds a BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Science, having graduated from University of Kent, Canterbury, UK in 2016. Her studies sparked an enthusiasm for haematology and immunology, leading Natalie to a career in the NHS before joining AbBaltis Ltd in June 2017.
Rik Penfold

Rik Penfold

Lab Technician

Rik's role at AbBaltis is Lab Technician. Rik graduated hold a first degree in Biosciences, from Canterbury Christ Church University. He originally volunteered at AbBaltis to gain some laboratory experience and based on his enthusiasm and interest in science was offered a permanent role. Rik is now responsible for AbBaltis Allergy program and performs various ELISA and Line Blot based tests.
Charlie Kebbel

Charlie Kebbel

Lab Assistant

Charles (Charlie) Kebbell is the Laboratory Assistant at AbBaltis. During his studies for a Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science at Midkent College, Medway, Charlie came in to carry out work experience at AbBaltis in 2016. Due to his hard work and enthusiasm during his work experience Charlie was offered a position and joined the team in January 2017. Charlie is responsible for ensuring all shipping, redispensing the materials as required to meet the customers’ demand. He is spontaneous and uplifting to have around as he always brings the mood in the laboratory up. Charles is full of creative and helpful ideas which he is keen on sharing.
Claire Richardson

Claire Richardson

Transport Administrator

Claire Richardson joined AbBaltis as the Transport Administrator. She holds a Business Admin NVQ Level 1, acquired at Carryline Worldwide Deliveries Ltd where she worked for 8 years in total before joining AbBaltis Ltd in December 2016. Her role includes: processing purchase orders, shipping management, creating order sheets for the Laboratory Staff, customer invoicing and other office duties. Working for AbBaltis has taught her a lot about the industry and its achievements. She enjoys working with such a hardworking and enthusiastic, friendly team of people.
Zachery Groom

Zachery Groom

Business Administration Apprentice

Zachery Groom is Business Administrator of AbBaltis. He holds a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science, which is the equivalent to three A-Levels, obtained from Canterbury College, UK. From college, Zach obtained an apprenticeship at AbBaltis as Business Administrator, due to the interest of science and background of testing and other experiments completed throughout his college course. He shows great ambition in learning the relevant work skills needed within the work place and has pride and motivation in becoming successful within the company.