The Team

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    Peter Booth

    After 21 years selling and marketing a variety of laboratory instrumentation in global markets, Peter established Insight in 2011.

    “I’d been working with recruiters in several parts of the world, both as a client and as a candidate. I was tired of talking to people that didn’t understand our industry and it’s complexities and who were driven by metrics based on quantity rather than quality. So I decided to do it myself!”

    Peter has worked in senior, Board level positions and worked in many different markets including 2 years in the US.

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    Marleen graduated from the University of Dresden with a degree in Law and first became involved with the laboratory equipment space when she moved to the UK. She has held various positions working in Export markets, managing distribution channels and in marketing communications.


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    Celia is a well respected business professional within the scientific and healthcare sectors. With a degree in Biochemistry and a practical background in laboratory-based Bioscience, Celia worked for six years in sales, training and marketing within the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics industries. To further her commercial & management skills, Celia spent a further six years as a senior recruitment consultant in London before founding her own recruitment firm in 1988 and training consultancy in 1995. The vision for both companies was to offer specialised, high value support services to the commercial sector of the scientific industry. In 2003, Celia focussed her skills and expertise in people development, training and coaching in sales, marketing and people management techniques.

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    Steve has been involved in Sales Training for over 10 years. He has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Birmingham and over 17 years experience selling a variety of laboratory equipment and technologies. His sales experience includes UK field based positions as well as Export sales in the life sciences, analytical, healthcare and technology sectors. A firm believer in the value of training as a business investment rather than a cost, Steve loves to share his own experience with others and watch them develop into better and more successful sales people.

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    After completing a degree in Human Biology and a Diploma in Marketing, Huw has forged his career in the life sciences capital equipment market. With over 25 years of experience working within large organisations he is a Sales Director for a growing innovative SME. A negotiator and sales trainer, Huw offers a real insight into high tech salesmanship and management in today’s sometimes complex market place. With a very personal, hands-on style and tailor made delivery, Huw will help to bring the best out of any sales organisation.

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    A Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Joy has over 30 years’ experience as an HR professional. She has worked with a range of SMEs, charities and local authorities and with large multinationals in the scientific and laboratory instrumentation space.

    Joy’s expertise includes organisation design and job descriptions, recruitment and selection, employment contracts, handbooks and policies, rewards and benefits design and management, performance management, development and succession plans, absence management, grievance and disciplinary issues, well-being and stress management, culture change and reorganisation and redundancy programmes. Joy’s goal is to help create a workplace that motivates and brings the best out of people.