Warrington-based AlphaBiolabs carries out DNA testing for ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show and sells DNA testing kits in outlets of Liverpool-based discount retail chain Home Bargains. Tony McDonough reports
DNA, drug and alcohol testing specialist AlphaBiolabs has taken on six new account managers in a major expansion drive amid rising demand from clients.
Warrington-based AlphaBiolabs carries out DNA testing for ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show and sells DNA testing kits across the UK in outlets of Liverpool-based discount retail chain Home Bargains.
Early in the New Year the company report a significant rise in demand from companies looking to carrying out random drug and alcohol tests on their staff.
Heading the new recruits is Carl Port, a former professional racing driver, and he has joined the business along with Sheena Quinn and Marie Yeates.
Internally, Nicola Edmundson, Ashley Hodgkinson and Nathan Lacey, who were previously customer service administrators, have been promoted to account manager roles.
AlphaBiolabs has also recruited Carolyn Darbyshire as sales manager, while Nicole Watts has joined as an administrator to support the sales and collections teams in the burgeoning workplace drug and alcohol testing division.
The new arrivals take overall staff numbers to 55, an increase of over 20 per cent so far this financial year. Rachel Davenport, commercial director at AlphaBiolabs, said: “A growing client base for our DNA and workplace drug and alcohol testing operations means we have had to expand our team.
“We are delighted to welcome five new members of staff and to announce the three promotions. They are all extremely competent and motivated individuals with the right skills to ensure they are successful in their new roles.”
AlphaBiolabs operates 10 walk-in centres around the country which provide access to the company’s testing services and convenient sites for sample collections.