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UK Circuits appoints new buyer and planner

Ramya Ravichandran has been appointed as Buyer / Planner at UK Circuits, the latest of a series of staff hires by the electronics manufacturer amid a buoyant period of growth.

Ramya’s manufacturing career started almost ten years ago at Flextronics in India as Senior Analyst, before becoming Material Planner at aerospace manufacturing materials handler Accenture. Prior to joining UKC, she worked as Supply Chain Specialist at welding and cutting firm ESAB based in Chennai. She is currently studying for her Master of Science post-graduate degree in MS, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at The University of Salford.

In her new role, among her key responsibilities at the Manchester-based PCB firm will be securing the availability of stock allocation for production and checking demand for critical items to ensure on time deliveries, while helping the company to navigate through the post-Brexit components supply market and procurement challenges that the manufacturing industry continues to face.

Ramya commented: “When I came for the interview here, I felt welcomed and it instantly felt like it was the right fit for me. I am looking forward to being part of a company that has such ambitious growth plans and is committed to successfully navigating the current global economic challenges.”

Chris McTernan, Procurement Director of UKC, said: “Ramya is a great addition to our team. It’ll use both her academic knowledge and professional experience to help drive our procurement strategy forward while continuing to develop relationships with suppliers old and new.”

Ramya is the latest in a string of appointments and promotions at UKC in 2022, reflecting a strong period of growth for the business. Katie Lamb joined the team earlier this year as Purchasing Assistant and Shaney Kelly has been promoted to Buyer / Planner since starting at the company in 2018.

Now celebrating its 25th year in business, UK Circuits has been manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) from its 20,000 sq.ft state of the art facility in Middleton, where it employs over 50 staff and has a 100+ strong client base across a range of sectors including audio, automotive, electronics, pest control, telecommunications and, more recently, the indoor farming market.


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UKC Procurement team - Ramya (L), Chris and Shaney (R)

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Editor’s notes: About UK Circuits and Electronics Solutions Ltd UK Circuits is the Company’s CEM focused division, with solid revenue growth and profit generation. The Group designs, procures, and manufactures high-quality CEM products, specialising in Printed Circuit Boards, which are used in a range of sectors including audio, automotive, electronics, gas detection, lighting, pest control, telecommunications and, more recently, the CEA market. About Light Science Technologies Holdings plc  Light Science Technologies Holdings Plc brings together market-leading controlled environment agriculture technology (Light Science Technologies Ltd) and quality led UK based electronic manufacturing (UK Circuits and Electronics Solutions Ltd) to help our customers grow more with less. We specialise in creating and manufacturing bespoke solutions for global clients across agriculture, electronics, audio, automotive, AI technology and pest control industries. 

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