2014 for Microanalysis has been monumental. We have farewelled old friends, welcomed new, flourished in a time of uncertainty and grown stronger and more capable. Our vision exemplifies all that we do, in our culture, our dedicated team, and you, our loyal clients.
This is the year where we farewelled one of Microanalysis’s original Directors Laurie Glossop, and more recently and very sadly our highly motivated and talented student Leilah Smith, as she begins her internships with the big corporations in the city. We enthusiastically welcomed Kai into the team whose amazing organisational skills keeps the lab orderly and efficient, and spent a couple of months with the colourful and bubbly Nicky on reception, as she helped us out in a time of need.
This year we have enjoyed conferences, road trips and visits to remote sites. Played with our new optical microscope and particle counter, fixed old instruments and launched our informative new website. Oh and don’t forget NATA. How can we forget NATA? This year we have written our Quality Manual and hundreds of test methods and look forward to leaping into ‘2015 - The year of Accreditation’!
We have also embraced our vision of community enrichment by sponsoring financially (and in-kind) the community organisations Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club, and the WA Special Needs Children’s Christmas Party, and proudly donated three bursaries for students to attend the AXAA conference held in Perth in February.
Rick has been busy writing a chapter on particle characterisation for AusIMM – The Minerals Institute which will be published early next year and Nimue and her team’s Dangerous Goods testing reports were published in the International Maritime Organisations Proceedings pertaining to the classification of Manganese Ore.
Looking forward, 2015 is set to be another prodigious year. Watch this space as we get set to launch new services and capabilities designed to make your life easier, to arm you with vital information and add value to your business.
I wish to sincerely thank you for your business, friendship and loyalty. Without you, we would not be where we are today.
Enjoy a safe and wonderful holiday season and see you in 2015!