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Meet our client: Cambridge Research Biochemicals

Posted by Lotty Reeves on 25th May 2021

Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB) is a leading independent producer of custom-made peptide and antibody tools, supplying researchers in the pharmaceutical, life science and academic sectors worldwide.

The primary applications of its products are as custom-made, laboratory-scale reagents for proof of principle studies within early phase drug discovery and to support immunoassay and biomarker programmes in clinical studies. The company produces all flavours of peptides from simple to modified, stable and radio-labelled to dye labelled from milligrams to gram-scale to the highest levels of purity. CRB has an enviable track record for generating target specific polyclonal antibodies with modifications and labelling and Infinity antibodies: custom generated monoclonal antibodies to challenging antigens.

What services do The Endeavour Partnership provide?

Corporate and Commercial

Emily Humphrys, Managing Director: “The Endeavour Partnership has acted for us multiple times during the past 20 years. They were there right from the very start when we negotiated a management buyout of the current business.”

“We are scientists originally from a large plc so had limited legal knowledge, therefore, we engaged with Endeavour very early on. Since then, Martin McKinnell and various other members of the corporate commercial team have helped us with various aspects of the company including the Shareholder’s Agreement, Articles of association, share creation and buyback and managing the legalities required when my business partner retired.”

“As our business grows and we trade with global organisations, The Endeavour Partnership has supported us with items such as MSAs and confidentiality documentation and have negotiated this across continents whilst considering varying global regulations.”


Commercial property

Emily: “When we decided to purchase our own building, we instructed the property team at The Endeavour Partnership to support us. Partner Simon Wake acted on our behalf supported by others within the specialist team. Their understanding of our requirement along with their expertise allowed us to continue operating and made the task much less intrusive on the business.”


Employment Law and Navigate HR

Emily: “We subscribe to The Endeavour Partnership’s Navigate HR scheme which provides us with excellent value for money. The retained model behaves like our very own HR team with the added benefit of a team of legal professionals to ensure compliance. We are so impressed with the service we received from Jessica Thompson and the team that we have used the service for more than 10 years now.”

“As our business has grown, we have relied on Endeavour’s knowledge of the latest employment law and Jessica ensures we are compliant. She understands our business as they have grown with us; we really do feel like we have our very own team of specialists as and when we need them. They have produced staff handbooks, contracts which are updated annually, supported us with office training and provided us with data protection advice.”

“The monthly payments are favourable and allow us to budget our HR costs throughout the year. The helpline facility is a great resource and gives me added reassurance to know there is an expert at the end of the phone, whenever I need them.”


Why The Endeavour Partnership?

Emily: “We trust the team at The Endeavour Partnership, they are experts, and we know we are getting great quality professional advice. More importantly, though, they have taken the time to get to know us, as individuals and as an organisation and are therefore able to tailor their advice to support our future plans.”

“The Navigate HR plan is amazing. HR support is always available when you need it, and this resource gives us complete peace of mind. Employment law is constantly changing and evolving and it’s reassuring to know we have experts keeping up to date and making sure we are compliant. I really feel like they have us covered and as such don’t worry about that element of the business.”

“The organisation has solid values and a culture similar to ours. We are impressed with the female representation within the firm and their continued support of local charities. We consider the team at The Endeavour Partnership as an extension of our own team.”

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