ADAPT ems Ltd has a long and successful history as a Contract Electronics Manufacturer originally established in 1985. Since that time we have grown steadily and made a number of strategic acquisitions now operating from two sites in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Both sites are fully integrated with a single company wide ERP system and compatible SMT equipment. This offers significant capacity and flexibility to ensure we are always able to meet our Customer’s requirements.

To support our manufacturing capability we also strive for excellence in quality and as well as ISO9001 accreditation we are also certified to manufacture Medical products under ISO13485 as well as a number of other industry related approvals including, FDA, TUV, UL, ATEX, and PCI/EMV product approvals.

Foundations of our success:

  • We are privately owned so are able to be agile without drawn out decisions and able to respond quickly to meet our customer’s needs.
  • We are engineering led, with the management team having a strong background in electronics and contract manufacturing.
  • We put customers at the heart of everything we do; your product, our passion.
  • We operate from two sites within close proximity offering our customers that extra peace of mind; with all the benefits of dual sourcing but none of the hassle of managing multiple CEMs
Meet Our Management Team

Guy Janney

Managing Director

Guy’s early career started in manufacturing with companies such as Meridian Audio, followed by a commercial role at Marconi Instruments. Setting up his first business, Testworks, with colleagues in 2001, and taking ADAPT ems into sole ownership in 2010 proved to be the opportunity to enable the business to flourish to where it is today with an exceptional management team and workforce dedicated to supporting a broad range of technically and commercially challenging clients in a highly demanding world. Many years of experience and still the appetite and enthusiasm remains to support our clients and drive the business forward.

Nick Fairhead

Sales Director

Nick is an Engineer in disguise, he served a 4 year Electronics Apprenticeship with Marconi Avionics in Borehamwood and went on to work in Manufacturing Test for well know companies including GEC General Signalling, Alsthom, and Cambridge Instruments.

Nick’s commercial career started with MRP Electronics in 2008, he then went on to work for other leading CEMs including, AsteelFlash in Bedford and Speedboard in Windsor. Outside of work Nick enjoys a number of hobbies including Sailing (fine weather only) and also flying vintage aircraft from Damyns Hall.


Mark Greenwood

Head of Engineering

With over 30 years in the industry, from his early days at Cambridge Instruments to his current role at ADAPT ems, Mark’s seemingly limitless enthusiasm means he is always up for an engineering challenge. The diverse nature of CEM manufacturing means that every day brings something new, and the breadth of knowledge this brings is invaluable to supporting existing customers and new projects alike. The resulting resolution of technical and manufacturing issues for customers to assure the success of their products quite justifiably earns Mark’s reputation for being highly respected in his field.

Neal Whiteman

Head of Manufacturing

Neal has over 40 years of electronics manufacturing experience, with companies such as Thorn-EMI, Siemens Audio, and Beckman Coulter. He has over 10 years working in CEM’s managing workforces that build both PCBA’s and complete products.

Neal has travelled widely and loves the company of his grandchildren. He is also a keen Clay target shooter, enjoying the competition and challenge of the sport.

Alice Winton

Finance Manager

Alice has been a qualified Accountant since July 2011, having started her early accountancy career in manufacturing. With considerable and varied experience in a number of industries in the intervening period, including Practice, Airport IT security and Education, has now returned to the ever-dynamic world of manufacturing.

Alice brings considerable experience to the business in financial accountancy, operations management and cost accounting, pro-actively working with the management team to further the ongoing development and success of the business.

Outside of work Alice is a keen (and only slightly dangerous) hockey player (resulting in presenting for work with assorted contusions and only occasional concussion), enjoys walks with her dogs and outdoor sports with her two children. She volunteers for the local hockey club, coaching and mentoring young players and children within the local Hitchin community.

Christine Stanley

Purchasing Manager

Christine has a significant amount of experience within the electronics industry with a very detailed knowledge of electronic components.   Christine’s career started in Electronics Distribution in the early 80’s and she spent 15 years working with Macro Marketing, Arrow, and Avnet.  After a further 6 year’s with OEMs in a mixture of commercial roles, Christine chose to specialise in Purchasing in Contract Electronics Manufacturing; working at a senior level at Century, Nemco.  Christine finally saw the light and has now joined ADAPT ems heading up the Purchasing function.

Christine depth of knowledge and experience in both electronics components but also team management make her a key part of the team.

Whilst always up for a challenge at work, Christine’s spare time is precious, and family comes first and they enjoy gardening, art, and literature together.

Paul Estwick

Quality Manager

Paul started his career in bare board manufacturing many years ago working in highly reputable PCB companies, Comelim UK, (Coretec), Tru-lon Circuits & Stevenage Circuits for over 30 years with roles in quality and inspection and has been a quality systems/assurance manager since 2006. Paul joined ADAPT ems in 2014 and completely re-vamped the quality systems.  Paul is also a trained ISO 13485 lead auditor.  Needless to say Paul is passionate about quality.

Paul’s interests outside of work include Garden design/horticulture and he can be found tinkering in his garden most weekends. A keen artist (of sorts) he enjoys painting and sketching when time allows.