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Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

We employ 450 people in Loughborough and the site is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Community Action Council’s initiative which is designed to create opportunities to make connections in our communities by encouraging employee volunteering. The charitable activities are funded by the company and it supports volunteering that aligns with our mission: to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

By working in partnership with Leicestershire Cares, the team has successfully delivered several projects that have brought meaningful community involvement for the employees that have been involved. These have included Go for Reading, Number Partners, Interview Techniques and Team Challenges.

“I really enjoyed our team challenge to develop the flower beds in Queen’s Park in Loughborough to help the town’s Britain in Bloom efforts. It was hard work but great to take part in a challenge that gives something back to the community”

Stephanie Hopkins, Customer Service Specialist

“It was so rewarding to head up the team that decorated the Leonard Cheshire Home for the disabled in Sileby. We even decorated one of the Christmas trees with adapted laboratory items such as petri dishes, centrifuge tubes and inoculating loops”

Keith Farmer, Regional Marketing Specialist

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