1. Ian Collins
5 Bellamy Close
Southmoor, Abingdon LL: 01865 820497
Oxon. OX13 5AB firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07763 101340
Scientist, Operations Director and now Horticultural Entrepreneur! From the corporate world there
is a wide-range of business and commercial experience gained in the life-science sector. This
experience is complemented by a background in biomedical research at two leading academic
institutions and an in-depth knowledge of antibacterial drug discovery and development.
Horticulture was a hobby, it is now my vocation.
Eat Your Own Garden, Oxford, UK. 2014 to present
A sole trader business established late in 2014 with the intention of providing specialist
gardening services focused on fruit, vegetables and herbs.
The sole trader (myself). Established the idea, set-up the infrastructure and provider
of all the technical skills.
Biota Europe Ltd, Oxford, UK. 2000 to 2014
An antibacterial drug discovery and development business that was a subsidiary of Biota
Pharmaceuticals, a global anti-infectives pharmaceutical company.
Operations Director. A role that combined scientific and operations management.
• Scientific management. Played a key role in the scientific direction of two projects
aimed at producing novel antibacterial drugs targeting bacterial cell division and DNA
supercoiling. Co-inventor on associated patents and co-author on scientific
• Operations management. Responsible for the business unit’s health and safety
management, facilities management, IT and Information Systems, project and CRO
R&D Systems Europe Ltd, Abingdon, UK. 1989 to 2000
A multi-million dollar global business providing the tools for cell biology research.
Scientist to Product Development Manager. Key achievements:
• Introduced a major new product line
• Maintained an existing multi-million dollar product line
• Introduced innovative cell culture technologies.
Kings College, London, UK. 1988 to 1989
One of the top 20 universities in the world.
Senior Research Technician. Responsible for the tissue culture facilities in the
Immunology team and teaching technical support.
University of Manchester, UK. 1984 to 1988
One of the UKs leading Universities for research.
Research Technician. Developed radioisotope-free assay technologies.
Horticulture Diploma. Abingdon & Witney College 2014 to 2015
MSc, from the School of Medicine. University of Manchester 1986 to 1988
BSc (Hons), Biology. University of Stirling 1979 to 1983
Managing Safely, approved and validated by IOSH 2012
UK Driving Licence. 1979