Meet our employees

Some of our employees describe their jobs and what it's like working at Recipharm.

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Recipharm meet our employees_Kimberly Joyner
Kimberly Joyner

Kimberly Joyner

Senior Formulation Development Chemist - Research Triangle Park, US

Recipharm is very important to the pharma industry.

Due to our expertise in development and technology, its wide customer base and full-service offering. Recipharm is truly committed to high industry standards for its regulatory requirements. Making sure that we provide high quality service to our customers is a must. I also enjoy that Recipharm is a CDMO that can open its capabilities to endless opportunities for our growth and financial success.

Working with team members with different skillsets and levels of expertise adds great value to the team and to Recipharm’s culture.

I have been able to grow alot since working at Recipharm.

Since my background is mostly in a scientific setting, I have been able to build upon my skillset tremendously since being here at Recipharm. Having a great director and manager is really important. They were able to place me on projects to help build upon my current skillset in Inhalations and Formulations, and to help me venture out into other areas inside our Formulations team here at the facility.

The Recipharm culture is characterised definately by the people.

Having a great team to work with every day is such a great opportunity. Working with team members with different skillsets and levels of expertise adds great value to the team and to Recipharm’s culture.

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Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson

Validation Engineering Team Leader - King’s Lynn, UK

It has taken a lot of time and hard work to get to where I am today.
I started as a temp operator and since switching to a permanent role I have worked across various business units before finding a new home in Quality Engineering. After 5 years in the department, the opportunity came up to apply for the lead role in the newly created validation engineering department. With the knowledge and experiences that I had learnt from my progression through the business I was successful in being given the opportunity to have my own department.

If you are willing to work hard, build good relationships and promote yourself by doing a good job, you will achieve your goal!

I would say my proudest achievement is the creation of the validation engineering team.
My team started off 6 months ago as just two people and since then we have already doubled in size. Every day I am still learning and growing professionally with the aim to support my team’s growth and give us the ability to make a difference to the overall business.

My work has taken me to Germany, Switzerland Belgium, France and Ireland, to collaborate with teams across Bespak.
The variety of work and the people at Bespak makes this such a nice place to work. We have great people in the office and operational product streams. In my role I get to work cross functionally as validation support goes into pretty much every function so I get to work with most departments.

If you are willing to work hard, build good relationships and promote yourself by doing a good job, you will achieve your goal!
I always say that to be successful you need to understand where you want to go and to manage yourself appropriately. Respect and integrity are key Bespak values as you need to respect people’s views and have that integrity to stick to those views and not change them. This is how I want my team to grow.

The future looks bright for our new department and I am looking forward to supporting the progression of my team of engineers through new training initiatives.

Jo Ward

Jo Ward

Head of EHS & BC - King’s Lynn, UK

After I completed my A Levels, I decided that my educational journey was over so I applied to come to Bespak as an Assembly Operator working on an exciting new project – an autoinjector. Following a series of interviews and tests, the job was mine, and my journey had begun! Following my time in Assembly I joined the quality team as one of the first women working in the ‘mouldshop’.

Positivity, enthusiasm, resilience and a ‘can do’ approach to life are key skills for a successful career.

If you get an opportunity in life, take it and learn from it.
Opportunities to volunteer across different business activities soon followed, which in turn opened the door to becoming the function manager. When an opportunity to take on Environment, Health and Safety came up, I didn’t hesitate to go for this either. The rest you might say is history and now I head the function of EHS and also business continuity for Bespak.

It’s the people that make the place.
My particular role also allows me to work with lots of people in all functions and areas across the business. I also like that, no matter what role I have fulfilled, there has been opportunity for me to try something new. Whilst I have worked hard for the opportunities that I have been awarded, the company has always supported my learning and development into each new role and this continues even as a manager and a functional lead.

I have only been in this role since July 2018 so have lots to learn and experience yet. My proudest achievement has been acquiring ISO13485 accreditation and seeing our accident rate go down. Making a tangible difference to the safety of my colleagues fills me with joy and hope.

There is never a dull day here – each one brings something new to learn from.
Positivity, enthusiasm, resilience and a ‘can do’ approach to life are key skills for a successful career at Bespak. There are so many opportunities to be had for those who want them and are prepared to work hard for them. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith into the unknown to see what is beyond that point.

Tom Bush

Tom Bush

Qualifications Manager - King’s Lynn, UK

I am responsible for the Bespak apprenticeship scheme. My main roles are managing our apprentices’ learning and development and recruiting new apprentices into the business in line with our organisational strategy. I also look for new ways to enhance our apprenticeship offering including internal development programmes for existing employees.

Everyone is different that is what makes you succeed - be yourself and your personality will drive you forward - be confident in your ability and you will be supported.

I enjoy working with our apprentices and supporting them to achieve their goals.
Our apprenticeship scheme is embedded into the Bespak culture; therefore, I feel very privileged to manage its operation. In my role I get to attend events and network with lots of different people both internally and externally.

It has given me a career and not just a job.
I am currently enrolled on our Aspire Management Apprenticeship and I am looking forward to achieving my level 5 CMI qualification to help me develop into a better manager. I am excited about bringing new apprenticeships into Bespak and growing the overall scheme. I aim to undertake a further qualification in learning and development, something I have become increasingly passionate about since working here.

Everyone is different that is what makes you succeed - be yourself and your personality will drive you forward - be confident in your ability and you will be supported.
The best thing about working here is the interactions with co-workers and building those relationships. I believe integrity is the foundation to all effective relationships so someone who carries this value with them will be successful at Bespak.

Jamina Clayton

Jemima Clayton

Engineering Technical Support Apprentice - King’s Lynn, UK

After a year of 6th form I realised that this path wasn’t right for me so I decided to apply for the engineering technical support apprenticeship at Bespak. I always wanted to do something in science as thought it was pretty cool; I liked the content but couldn’t relate the learning to the real world so I looked for an apprenticeship.

Everyone in my team is a team-player and we’re always happy to help, people are down to earth and honest.

There are challenges, but this is what makes it and keeps it interesting, and I am learning every day which is the best bit.
I work on different projects on the Hyperion assembly line as well as the varied day-to-day activities such as, improvements, breakdowns and validation. When we bring in new kit, we specify what it should do and that it meets specification. There was a lot of validation of that assembly line so it has been a busy period.

Be respectful, support the team be willing to help and learn.
Everyone in my team is a team-player and we’re always happy to help, people are down to earth and honest. Teamwork is important and we have quite a supportive environment. Throughout my apprenticeship I have been involved in a variety of activities and all the project teams work well together.

My proudest achievement is winning the apprentice of the year award 2019.
I’m just starting to take on more responsibility of my own projects as my apprenticeship comes to an end. I hope to continue to develop my skills both at College and at work over the rest of my apprenticeship and begin my career as a Manufacturing Engineer at Bespak. It is very rewarding to be responsible for expensive technology that is built from just an idea into a functioning part of the assembly line. Every day I am learning new things.