Bath Covid company steps up to make the world healthier

A Bath-based science publisher has announced its new CEO as well as a major investment to further its work as a world-leading digital science publisher.

From its HQ in Corston, SelectScience provides vital online information to scientists around the world at the forefront of cancer research, the fight against coronavirus and many other critical scientific fields.

The company has now announced Vespa Capital as new investment partners and Kerry Parker as its new CEO.

Kerry, who has lived in Bath since she started work at SelectScience as an editorial assistant 15 years ago, steps up to the new role from her previous position as publisher and editor-in-chief.

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Kerry is one of around 30 local employees currently working for the company which is still recruiting for roles despite the pandemic.

She said: “I am delighted to be working alongside our management team and Vespa Capital partners in order to amplify our plans, whilst continuing with our overarching mission to make the world a healthier place.”

SelectScience was founded in 1998 by Arif Butt and Louise Butt who are also from Bath. The pair had the vision to introduce peer-to-peer and digital marketing services into the scientific industry.

They said: “We are delighted to announce this important news. Kerry Parker has already been leading the impressive growth alongside our management team, and, partnering with the impressive private equity company Vespa Capital, we are excited to see immense further growth of the company.

“In retiring our current positions, we are pleased to continue to support SelectScience’s success as shareholders and ambassadors.”

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