Last week CuanTec welcomed a Sky filming crew to our Oban site to make a movie about what we do. As a major investor in our business, Sky Ocean Ventures commissioned the film to be included on our websites and various media outlets. As might be expected from a world-class media organisation, their film crew embraced all elements of CuanTec's business and followed the whole life-cycle of what we do - from the fishing of langoustines - to our processing of fishery waste into the production of our bio-plastic - to its final use as a packaging for seafood ......  it was all covered in just a few days! We can't wait to see the final result ...... and we'll share it with you as soon as we can!

(above: Our CEO, Dr Cait Murray-Green being interviewed just out the back of our Oban site)

(above: Creel boat moored after a successful fishing trip off beautiful Siel near Oban)

(above: Sky camera man filming production at Inverawe Smokehouse)

(above: preparing an interview with our Head of Microbiology, Tracy White at the Oban lab)

In the last couple of months, we've been lucky enough to have some talented new employees start with CuanTec. Continuing our series of feedback on how it's been going so far with them, here's some comments from our newest lab technician, Calum:

"As soon as I joined CuanTec at Biocity, I noticed how friendly and supportive everyone in the company that I had met was.  It is a close working community who try to help each other where ever they can and work together to achieve the over-all goals of the company.  I’ve found the working environment to be fast paced and productive but manageable and well-structured due to the weekly planning involving all stages of the business sharing ideas on how to proceed.  I have been supported with learning the required steps of my position with lab safety and independent work in mind; meaning that if I’m unsure of an aspect of what I’ve been asked to do then my manager will go over it as many times as required for me to feel confident in what I do.  All in all I would say my experience of joining CuanTec has been very positive and I look forward to working with everybody in the company further!"

 In the last couple of months, we've been lucky enough to have some talented new employees start with us. We thought it would be interesting to ask them why they approached CuanTec and how it's going so far ........ firstly, here's Hannah, who started with us recently few months ago:

"I’m Hannah and I started with CuanTec as a Microbiology Technician at the Oban site in December 2018. I first came across CuanTec while in my 3rd year of study while having a look at Scottish biotech companies online. I was completely blown away by their ideas and knew I wanted to be involved. After graduating I still had CuanTec in mind and tried my luck by sending a CV to the company. A few months later, after accepting another job offer, I received a phone call and was invited up to the Oban and was offered the position! I knew there was no way I could turn the offer down, so It was an easy decision to relocate up to beautiful Oban to begin my scientific career! The past few months have been great, I’ve learned so much already, getting stuck into all aspects of the job, being only one of three members of staff at the Oban site. I love that I get to use my skills with CuanTec to help contribute to tackling the plastic problem, which is so important today. I can’t wait to see the company continue to grow and I’m certain we’re in for a bright future."