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.

Out side of work Mark loves anything technical and can often be found tinkering in his work shop experimenting with his 3d Printer or underneath his car.


Rob Burbidge

Purchasing Manager

Rob has nearly 40 years experience in the electronics industry, initially spending 27 years in his family’s PCB manufacturing business, 20 of those as Production Director, managing all aspects of the company’s manufacturing.  Following closure of the business, he then joined a CEM as a Business Development Manager before moving across to the purchasing side of the business.  Rob brings that wealth of experience to his new position here at ADAPT.

Outside of work, Rob likes to travel, having been to places such as South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Iceland, to name but a few in recent years. Seeing amazing sights such as sunrise over the Valley of the Kings from a hot air balloon, to watching cheaters chasing down a warthog in the Masai Mara. Travel also allows him to practice one of his other passions photography.

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.

Dan Crisp

Quality Manager

Dan joins us with 24 years’ experience in quality system management.  Dan has a wealth of experience across a broad range of industry sectors and is experienced in working with suppliers, customers and colleagues on domestic and international fronts.

Dan’s career started as a test technician before moving into the Production Engineering team where he established the Technical Services function, and finally become the Quality Engineer for the newly-certified QMS.  He then took up a role as Quality Systems Engineer within a Global Medical Device factory assembling gas-powered ventilators and infusion pumps.