Tracerco Ltd : "Our mission is to provide access, insight and analysis to some of the world's hardest to measure data"
Member Since: 2010
Interview Date: January 2021
What is your name and role?

Adam Golightly.  I’m the Global Commercial Manager responsible for the sale of Tracerco’s radiation monitoring products, and global calibration and repair services.

Where are you based?

Billingham, Teesside in North East England.

What does Tracerco Ltd do?

Using science, technology and innovation, we provide companies with the insights they need to become safer, more efficient and more productive. We offer radiation monitoring solutions to the global oil and gas, security, life sciences and nuclear power generation markets.

How many people work in the organisation?

400.

What is the latest product?

Our expanding family of personal electronic dosimeters or 'PEDs'.

A Tracerco PED in its packaging.
Tell us about this latest product

The PEDs monitor personal radiation dose exposure with a unique display and user friendly design and functionality. With both intrinsically safe and non-intrinsically safe versions available, we provide the clear choice for radiation safety.

What was the first product the company sold?

Our first radiation monitor was developed and sold in 1971. It was the world’s first intrinsically safe radiation monitor.

Not Tracerco's earliest model, but this is the PED worn by Joanna Lumley when visiting Fukushima for the television series 'Japan' . Tracerco's products have featured in other programmes too, such as when BBC's 'Top Gear' visited Chernobyl.
What do you enjoy most about attending SRP conferences?

Networking, catching up with friends from the RP industry and making new contacts and friends!

Who might we meet on your stand?

Myself, Carl Watt, our Technical Manager and Rebecca Charlton, our Support Services Manager.

Adam on the stand at the ReTTmobil Exhibition in Germany in 2017.
What's your most popular giveaway at conferences?!

Our USB memory sticks in the shape of one of our radiation monitors – they went like hotcakes!

What has been the most memorable SRP conference you have attended and why?

Scarborough 2019, the last one before the world changed. It was held close to our HQ so there was a great turn out by the team. We developed some really positive business opportunities and enhanced our brand awareness across the SRP community.

Do you have any interesting stories?

In 2009, Tracerco was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation for our intrinsically safe radiation monitors. I collected the award at Buckingham Palace and met and chatted to the Queen. She asked me what I did and I began to bore her about the world of radiation monitors! I nearly missed my opportunity to meet her and the Duke of Edinburgh though...because I wanted to explore and see how posh the toilets were in the reception area.  It was a late rush and an Indiana Jones door closing moment to the greeting room.

Adam meeting the Queen.
Do you have a mission statement?

Tracerco's mission is to provide access, insight and analysis to some of the world's hardest to measure data.

Describe your organisation in three adjectives

Professional, trustworthy and friendly.

Do you support a particular charity?

We support Prostate Cancer UK. I lost my father to this dreadful disease and have since grown rather poor moustaches for Movember and done marathons with Jeff Stelling’s March for Men.

When was the organisation started?

1958.

Why are you an Affiliated Organisation?

As a UK company, it is important for Tracerco to support the RP community through the Society. It also offers us a platform for networking, of course, and to develop our business.

How has COVID-19 affected the way you work?

I normally spend nearly a third of the year travelling, mostly overseas, but I haven’t left my home office since March 2020. Teams and Zoom are very helpful, but of course nothing beats face to face human contact.

Do you have any team building stories?

I'll tell you those over a beer!

What's the best thing about your organisation?

An easy one! The people – it's the people who make an organisation great.

Finally, what question haven't we asked you, that we should have done?

What do you like most about your job?

So, what do you like most about your job?

The opportunity to meet so many people from around the world from different cultures and making good friends along the way, I have been very fortunate.

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