Quorum Technologies

East Sussex-based Quorum Technologies manufactures market-leading scientific instruments primarily used for electron microscopy (EM) sample preparation.

Electron microscopy is a key research tool in almost every area of scientific endeavour, from the fight against cancer and major diseases, through to food safety and the development of advanced microelectronics and new materials. 

The Q series of thin film vacuum coaters, the PP3010T cryo preparation system and other instruments from Quorum play a vital role in ensuring that images and data obtained from specimens are fully optimised.

Quorum sells directly into the UK market, but also has an extensive global network of distributors who sell and give excellent support to Quorum customers around the world.

In 2014 Quorum was proud to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. This major accolade is the result of an impressive export drive by the company - increasing overseas sales by 72% over three years. 


Quorum Technologies Ltd

Judges House
Lewes Road
East Sussex
Tel: +44 1323 810981
Fax: +44 1323 811999
Email: sales@quorumtech.com 
Web: www.quorumtech.com

Rikki Douglas

Managing Director

Rikki has more than two decades of experience in successful organic and inorganic business growth worldwide having supported integration and expansion of businesses in ionising radiation detection, PCB manufacture and assembly, commercial temperature sensors, nuclear qualified process and control, and specialist sonar systems.

Rikki started her professional career in 2002 as an Applications Engineer with an SME business (c.£2m) specialising in ionising radiation detection instrumentation for nuclear, medical, research, and defence markets. During the next decade, she held various technical sales and marketing management and company leadership team roles.

In 2012, she joined (formerly) FTSE250 defence company, Ultra Electronics’ Nuclear business (c.£20m) leading strategy, sales and marketing in radiation monitoring, nuclear instrumentation and control. In 2018, Rikki was appointed VP of Sales and Marketing for Ultra's Energy business (c. £75m) leading diverse teams based in UK, USA and China and in 2021, she then transferred to the senior leadership team of Ultra's core sonar defence business (c.£100m) as VP of Business Development specialising in defence equipment and sonar systems for combat ships and submarines, with sites across UK, Canada and Australia.

Rikki holds an MPhys in Physics from Lancaster University, an MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection from University of Surrey, and an MBA from The Open University. She has enjoyed continued leadership education throughout her career, more recently completing further study at Cambridge University in Business Sustainability Management and an 18-month leadership programme at Duke University, North Carolina. She is passionate about STEM and ESG and continues to be a strong advocate for DE&I in the workplace.

Rikki joined the Judges Scientific Group in November 2023 as Quorum Technologies Managing Director.