Laura Johnston, Business Development Manager
Name: Laura Johnston
Job Title: Business Development Manager
My name is Laura, and I have been a member of the Business Development team at Lhasa Limited since 2017.
I first began working for Lhasa Limited in the Account Management Team after graduating from Durham University with a degree in chemistry. Whilst I enjoyed the subject, I knew that my passion lay in working with people outside the laboratory environment.
Working as a member of the Account Management team allowed me to make a tangible contribution in a fast moving environment. No one day is the same, and as an Account Manager my responsibilities included delivering training and technical support to Lhasa Limited’s member organisations. This gave me the opportunity to build rapport and strengthen relationships with our members. I also maintained contact with members through site visits; facilitating the broadening of my experiences through international travel. As an Account Manager, ensuring our members’ scientific needs are being met is crucial, and understanding their workflows presents the chance to identify exciting scientific opportunities. In addition, it is an Account Manager's responsibility to represent members' views during software development, communicating on both a technical and scientific level.
I feel I have joined a distinctive scientific organisation that values high performance, and I am grateful to be a member of such a friendly, supportive team. Furthermore, a high level of variety means I have the opportunity to continually learn and develop personally and professionally, constantly facing new challenges.
Outside of work, I enjoy socialising with friends, and like to go out for drinks and dinner as often as possible! I am also a keen runner, most recently completing the Blackpool half marathon.