Our Story

Isopharm was incorporated in 1999. It was originally set up as a reseller of products and services to those concerned with the decontamination of surgical instruments and the validation of sterilisers, washer disinfectors and endoscope washers within a healthcare environment, and compliance with Health Technical Memoranda (HTM’s).

Isopharm process validation systems and software offerings became the benchmark solution for healthcare engineers carrying out testing on decontamination equipment, with many NHS trusts, private hospitals and decontamination machine manufacturers in the UK and Ireland standardising on the company’s products and services.

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The company’s offerings continued to expanded as more HTM’s were introduced in the United Kingdom and in 2009 with the introduction of HTM 01 -05, which covers decontamination in primary care dental practices, the company launched its dental division.

The dental division provides consumable products to dental practices in the UK and in 2017 launched an online training site that allows dental professionals to conduct their ongoing CPD requirements. As at May 2019 the site has over 36,000 subscribers.

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In 2017 the company expanded its service offering by launching a water testing laboratory which is now accredited to a wide range of UKAS standards.The service provides sample testing and analysis for hospital and decontamination machine manufacturers, reporting on the quality of water used for reprocessing surgical instrument prior to use within theatre.

Isopharm is based in Sheffield and currently operates from a 9,000 sq ft facility which accommodates its offices, water testing laboratory and product warehouse.

Our People

Our people come from a variety of engineering, dental compliance, laboratory and management backgrounds. You can meet our management team below and bios of our divisional teams can be found on the dental compliance, validation engineering and laboratory sites respectively.

Colin Rylett

Managing Director

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Andrew Kemp

Founder & Business Development Director

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Paul Ward

Operations Director

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David Brighton

Technical Sales & Support Manager

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Sophie Gray

Dental Compliance Development Manager

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Adam Stout

Laboratory Manager

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Deborah Rowcliffe

Finance Manager

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Howard Walker

Design Studio Manager

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Emma Jeffs

Customer Service Manager

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Andrew Kemp

Founder & Business Development Director

Andrew founded Isopharm back in 1999, having recognised the need for a source of support, training and product solutions to a healthcare industry needing to comply with new Health Technical Memorandums (HTM's) that covered the decontamination of medical devices.

Having championed the many product offerings and services that has entrenched Isopharm as the go-to company for decontamination and infection control compliance over the last two decades, Andrew continues to provide the spark of creativity for new solutions to our clients striving to meet the requirements of changing standards and guidance.

Emma Jeffs

Customer Service Manager

Emma is the Customer Service Manager at Isopharm herself & team strive to give the best service to their customers, she joined Isopharm's sales department in 2012 and has built a strong rapport with customers old & new and is committed in promoting & widening the customer base at Isopharm , Emma  brings a wealth of experience in the customer services role after spending over a decade with several successful companies.

Howard Walker

Design Studio Manager

Howard has been with Isopharm since 2015, initially as an external design consultant but in 2017 took on the full time role of Design Studio Manager.

He has extensive experience in design and print, having run his own business for 25 years working on National and International projects for clients throughout the country. This experience has been invaluable in spearheading the growth of the Isopharm design studio which produces all the printed literature, promotional material, Enhanced CPD course graphics and video content for the entire Isopharm group.

Deborah Rowcliffe

Finance Manager

Debbie joined Isopharm in March of 2012 firstly as Customer Service Manager, then onto Operations Manager. In 2018 took on the role of Finance Manager. 

Debbie headed Customer Service teams in her previous employments prior to Isopharm and as a result she has brought her knowledge and experience on board which has laid the foundation for our successful Customer Service Department to date. Now as Finance Manager she monitors the day to day financial operations within the company.

Adam Stout

Laboratory Manager

Adam joined Isopharm in late 2017 from his previous role, Water Microbiology Team Leader at ALS Environmental.

Adam plays a key role in the expansion and development of the laboratory, with regards to extending and maintaining the UKAS schedule of accreditation (UKAS number 9508). Adam oversees all aspects of the laboratory, from day-to-day tasks, analytical procedure development and research & development.

Adam's in-depth microbiology knowledge and knowledge of the relevant Health Technical Memorandums (HTM’s) Isopharm work towards, enables Adam and the laboratory team to provide the highest level of accuracy with regards to results being produced by the laboratory. Due to their in-depth knowledge of the relevant HTM’s, Adam and the laboratory team are on hand to ensure that the needs of their customers are wholly met, offering support every step of the way, from water sampling to explanations of the results reported from the laboratory.

Sophie Gray

Dental Compliance Development Manager

Sophie joined Isopharm in August 2017. With 10 years’ experience within the dental industry, a GDC registered dental nurse trained by the MOD in conjunction with Kings College London.

 Sophie has a wide range of experience within dentistry such as practice management, nurse mentoring, safeguarding, infection control lead and procurement management. Duties include leading the dental compliance team, developing new compliance solutions and services.

David Brighton

Technical Sales & Support Manager

Dave joined Isopharm in 2008 after 10 years as a store manager for a high street chain.

 Since then he has developed contacts throughout the decontamination and validation industry, and has experience of a wide range of machines and test equipment used across different applications. He has an in-depth knowledge of TQSoft and IPReports, helping engineers create testing protocols for their individual requirements, as well as providing training and ongoing support for users of the software.

 He has also worked closely with a number of machine manufacturers to develop bespoke testing and reporting solutions, and with over 10 years’ experience in decontamination process validation at Isopharm, Dave is a regular contact for CP(D)'s and AP(D)'s looking for a point of view.

Paul Ward

Operations Director

Paul has been at Isopharm since the company started in 1999. This has brought with it a wealth of knowledge and experience not only of business development and management, but also in the field of decontamination process validation, one of the focal points of the company.

Having been involved in most aspects of the company's growth over the last two decades, Paul has had a hand in all major projects and ventures as Isopharm has grown into the successful company that it is today.

Colin Rylett

Managing Director

Colin has had a relationship with Isopharm since 2002 and formally joined the board in 2009 as a non-executive director. In 2018 to took the role of Managing Director.

His experience prior to joining Isopharm in a full time capacity ranged from qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1995, acting as Finance Director to a medical device group floated on the AIM market in 2000 and managing and overseeing the growth and sale of a UK based medical device consultancy to Emergo in 2010. Following this sale he took on the role of European Managing Director with Emergo until he left to join Isopharm in 2018.