Business Programmes and Facilities Division
19 Jul 2023



The Business Programmes and Facilities Division, led by Andy Goulden, is a new group formed by the merger of the Programmes & Facilities Group with the ASTeC and Cockcroft Directorate Administration Teams. 




This division takes responsibility for the delivery of several large international projects, supports the daily operation of the major accelerator test facilities, and is involved in event organisation as well as providing comprehensive administrative assistance to ASTeC and Cockcroft staff. It draws its members from a wide range of disciplines and areas of expertise, meaning that it is able to easily adapt to the wide range of work it is required to carry out covering business development, project management, engineering, and safety issues.

Business, programmes, and facilities staff undertake a number of professional administrative services within the department which ensures the smooth running of ASTeC and the Cockcroft Institute. Day-to-day tasks include diary management, stationery orders, office occupancy management, high-level minute taking and a range of other administrative duties. Staff in the group also become involved with various activities around the laboratory, including participating in outreach events and the organisation of corporate events.

​The division is also responsible for ASTeC communications, utilising our Twitter account and website to share the work that is undertaken by our scientists and engineers. Staff also provide Personal Assistant Support to senior ASTeC and Cockcroft staff.

Being responsible for the organisation of events, workshops, and high-level visits to the lab, our extensive knowledge has ensured successful events management running for many corporate events which have taken place both at Daresbury Laboratory and off-site at various venues. Running events within our department allows us to collaborate with other Research Institutes, Universities, academics, and businesses from around the globe in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and share the positive impact of our research.

Group Staff

Andy Goulden - BP&F Division Head​


Lisa Howard - Programmes Group Leader 

Emily Baker - PA to Professor Jim Clarke (ASTeC Director)

Julie Bradley - Risk Manager

Stephen Buckley - Project Manager

Lynn Caddick - Project Admin Support ​

Mike Ellis - Project Manager

Emily Grundill - Business Support Administrator

Lauren Hamblett - PA to Peter McIntosh

Sonja Scott-Jones - Business Admin Manager​

Facility Operations

Rachael Buckley - Facility Operations Group Leader

Gary Collier - Mechanical Technician

Alison Cooper - Departmental Safety Lead/RTF Supervisor

Joe Diakun - Project and Operations Technical Platforms Analyst

Alisa Healy - RTF Accelerator Operator

Phil Hornickel - Senior Project Engineer​

Gary Hughes - Mechanical Technician

Lukas McCormack - RTF Accelerator Operator

Alex Odell - M365 Platforms Analyst

Ian Scarratt (DI) - ASTeC IT Systems Technician​

Faye Taylor - Instrumentation Technician

Nathan Tindsley - Apprentice

Bradley Wilson - RTF Accelerator Operator 

Business Development

Anthony Gleeson - Business Development Manager

Rachel James (BID) - Business Development Manager​

Integrated Staff​

Henry Holt - IT Support Apprentice​