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Exhibitions & Events

See us at AALAS October 15 -19 2017










Quiz Answer:

Who’s this little chap?








The Answer:
Red Crested Tree Rat, native to Colombia



ryanRyan Hill

National Accounts Executive

My first animal technician/ancillary role was at 15.  I covered maternity leave at Nottingham University through the summer holidays. I then returned for Easter holidays and a second summer at 16.

At 17, I began my first official animal tech position with Envigo at their Hillcrest site. I was at Envigo for six enjoyable months before moving on to Agenda.

I joined Agenda to travel and gain more experience in a variety of facilities. I was based in London working at UCL Institute of Child Health and UCL Central. I lived and worked in London for 8 months where I gained more experience and even better knowledge of my role as an animal technician. I thoroughly enjoyed working in London; however, I needed a job closer to home.

I then took on the role of animal technician at Sheffield University for just over two years. Here I gained my Level 2 IAT Qualification along with a great deal of hands on experience. I was half way through my IAT Level 3 Qualification when got the opportunity of joining Datesand.

I have now been with Datesand for 7 months as the teams National Accounts Executive where I have met some amazing people and had the chance to catch up with old friends and new within the industry. My career continues to develop in to one that I am very proud of and I look forward to delivering and enjoying more in the future.

I feel very lucky that in the last 7 month I have travelled across the UK and parts of Europe.

I love the challenge and I will continue to push myself as time progresses. I have always aspired to do a sales role within the industry. I believe I have found the one best suited to me.

My main job role as a national accounts executive is to…

  • Meet with people across the UK & Ireland to learn about their facilities and specific needs.
  • Ensure our customers are happy and getting the best possible service at all times
  • Administrative work such as reports, quotations and follow ups


Hobbies and interests –

I play Rugby union through the winter and I have recently joined a rugby league team to carry on playing through the summer. I also enjoy keeping fit and going to the gym.

Snowboarding is a big passion of mine and I get away every year and have done so for the past 3 years. At least once a year I attend one of the major UK music festivals but to be honest I spend most of my time working and eating!








The Steve Moore Poster Competition

The annual Steve Moore Poster Competition was held at the Manchester University Innovation Centre. The event was run by IAT Northwest Branch and sponsored by:

Agenda – Resource Management
Surrey Diagnostics
Aston Pharma
Allen Town
NKP Cages

The Winning Posters:

1. Targeting training pigs within an isolation unit (a pilot study), Louise Carder, Pribright Institute

2. A novel 3D scanning technology to measure subcutaneous tumour volume. Are Callipers obsolete?, Zena Wilson, Astrazeneca

3. Refining the palpation technique to improve moitoring in the transgenic mouse, Gemma Forrest, CRUK Manchester Institute

Louise is the winner of the trip to AALAS while Zena and Gemma win £100 and £50 Amazon vouchers for coming 2nd and 3rd













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Datesands New Exhibition Stand














Our new Exhibition Stand set for IAT Congress 2017

Janet Wood Innovation Award Finalists



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Our Expanding Team



To keep up with a growing customer base, 2016 was another year of expansion for the Datesand team.

After a thorough and careful recruitment search, the company is pleased to announce the expansion of the following departments:

  • Customer Support Team
  • Accounts
  • Sales
  • Design and Marketing

With these new team members, the company will be able to meet the demands placed upon it due to an ever-expanding list of facilities using its products and services.

Furthermore, this increase in staff will help develop the company’s multitude of offerings in the future.


LASA 2016 London


 See us at LASA 2016 Stand number 10

Our team on the stand will be pleased to answer any questions about our vast range of products.



Janet Wood Innovation Award


Datesand Ltd are proud to announce the launch of this potentially life changing Innovation Award. Design a new viable product that promotes at least one of the 3R’s & win a share of sales for 18 months

Find out more information here