Testing kit specialist appoints its first ever CEO

Andrew Wilcher and David Campbell

Surescreen Diagnostics has appointed its first ever CEO following 24 months on the growth trail.

Andrew Wilcher steps into the newly created hot seat at the Derby testing kit manufacturer having spent his entire career in the healthcare sector.

His appointment follows the company’s recent investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Sherwood Business Park near Hucknall.

Wilcher said: “Over the years, SureScreen has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of research and development when it comes to diagnostic technology, and I am thrilled to be joining as chief executive at such an important and exciting time.

“Rapid result tests have got a huge part to play in ensuring the healthcare systems such as the NHS can continue to respond to the needs of the patients because they are able to give immediate diagnoses and markers without the need to send samples to labs, which would save a huge amount of time and money each year, not least in critical care settings such as accident and emergency departments.

“My role will be to ensure the company builds on the strong platform it has established over the past years while exploring new ways to create synergy with other areas of the business in order to offer solutions to assist clinical decisions.”

SureScreen director David Campbell, who runs the company alongside his brothers Alastair and Alex, added: “We are delighted to be working with Andrew to build on our 25-year history.

“Andrew has extensive experience in healthcare which will allow us to continue to innovate and supply those most at need with reliable and cost-effective tests.”