March Issue L@B Brief 2020

Hello again all,

I’m not going to rehash Steve’s brilliant emails which keep you all up to date with Covid 19 but I have included in this month’s issue one or two corona virus items specifically for lab companies, including some info on the ventilator situation and on CE marking of ventilators and masks.

In the current fast-moving situation, Members have asked for a place where you can exchange ideas and tips for dealing with the current crisis so a new forum is now up and running on on Linked-in for you which you can access here. The people who have already posted would be very interested in your thoughts on their questions and I hope you will take advantage of the huge range of experience and knowledge among GAMBICA members by posting your own questions too.

I know some of you are madly busy at present contending with getting critical worker status for your staff or deciding whether to keep your premises open – and a resume of current information for you is included (though do keep looking out for Steve’s emails for the very latest advice). For those having an enforced pause in operations I have included details on the budget and a range of economic and business indicators for the lab sector to help you develop your plan of attack for when you can get back to selling again.

Keep well and get in touch if there’s anything I can help you with

Toodle pip,


In this month’s issue...

Export group meeting hears horrors about transport post Brexit and during Covid-19 





Freight prices likely to double during this autumn’s peak Fred Osborn of Xpand Logistics tells March meeting. 

GAMBICA launches awards 





Two new awards for young talent and industry contribution will be presented at the industry’s annual lunch in London in November 

You give your views on DIT’s export assistance







Using SPIRE is never quick and it’s never straightforward say members

Covid-19 update





Latest on where you stand on keeping your business going along with comment, Government support and MRHA guidance

Assistance with your forward-planning





Details of what’s in the budget, reviews of industry trends and much more

Two fast-growing GAMBICA members focus on quality

This month’s member portraits are of: