ABOUT US

Photon Surgical Systems provides new and used equipment as well as servicing and repairs to the Veterinary & Human Medical Professions at realistic prices. We pride ourselves on our customer service and are happy to offer as much help as needed regardless of the query size.

Surgical Systems Ltd and Photon Imaging Systems Ltd joined forces in January 2018 to enable us offer our customers a wider range of products and a greater level of technical support.

We have an ethos of providing the best quality products at affordable prices and fully supporting them with our own team of highly skilled and experienced technicians and engineers.

OUR HISTORY

2019

Looking to the year ahead

Over a year since the merger and what a successful first year, we had in 2018.

Having welcomed Georgia (Regional Territory Adviser and RVC Nurse), Nicci (Vet Tech Adviser and RVC Nurse), Ruth (Receptionist), Joseph (Field Service Engineer), Dan (Warehouse Supervisor) and Emma (Purchasing Admin).

2018

The launch of Photon Surgical Systems

We had an exciting year, with the launch of our new company, Photon Surgical Systems Ltd.

Surgical Systems Ltd and Photon Imaging Systems Ltd joined forces to offer their customers an extensive range of products and a higher level of technical support.  Our two companies had so much in common with a shared ethos of providing the best quality products at affordable prices and fully supporting them with our team of highly skilled and experienced technicians and engineers.

The new management team have a wealth of experience to offer.

David Harvey qualified from the University of Glasgow as a veterinary surgeon in 1979 and went on to open three successful veterinary practices in 1985, 1987 and 1995.  He set up Surgical Systems in 1987.

Paul Harris has been in the X-ray & Imaging industry for over 30 years working in both medical and veterinary fields.  18 years ago he started Photon Imaging Systems, a specialist veterinary X-ray Imaging company, and has grown the business into one of the leading companies in its field in the country today.

Laura Harvey graduated in 2014 with a degree in Accounting & Finance and worked in accountancy before joining the family firm in 2015.

Laura & Paul are supported by a very experienced team of people including in-house technicians, Field Service Engineers & friendly, helpful office support staff.

2015

Harvey Family Surgical Systems Ltd29 Years Later

2015 saw the fastest expansion of the business to date with the acquisition of our new premises in Gloucester, as well as David and Karen’s daughter Laura joining Surgical Systems.

Laura attended Oxford Brookes University, graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance; in 2014 she began her working life at an Accounting firm that specialises in the Hospitality sector. On leaving she joined the family business, Surgical Systems as Operations Director.

2006

We Began to Grow

Medical Equipment in Gloucestershire

With Surgical Systems going from strength-to-strength David decided to sell the Practices to focus on expanding the business. This expansion meant the business would include not only Veterinary but Dental and Medical sectors as well.

David’s medical knowledge allowed him to do further research into new products allowing Surgical Systems to widen its range of quality products as well as offering invaluable advice from David’s experience within the Veterinary industry.

2002

Photon Imaging Systems Ltd

Photon Imaging was launched in 2002 by Paul Harris 

1993

karenFurther Along the Line

It was a busy year for Surgical Systems. Six years after the business was formed David’s wife Karen, who had previously worked for many years in Accountancy Practices, took over the management of Surgical Systems in 1993 and became Company Secretary.

1987

Surgical Systems Ltd

DDavid Harvey Surgical Systems Glasgow Universityavid Harvey qualified from The University of Glasgow as a Veterinary surgeon in 1979
and then went on to open three successful Veterinary Practices in 1985, 1987 and 1995.

Surgical Systems commenced in 1987, with David as Managing Director.

David’s knowledge of the medical world has allowed him to make Surgical Systems what it was, and build the future for Photon Surgical Systems.

MEET THE TEAM

Laura Harvey BSc Hons

Managing Director

Laura graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance; she worked in an Accountancy firm before joining the family business Surgical Systems Ltd where she focused on promoting and expanding the company.

Laura is now heading up Photon Surgical Systems and is looking forward to the future of the company, with the support of an experienced team.

Paul Harris

Operations Director

Paul has been in the X-Ray and Imaging industry for over 30 years working in both the Medical and Veterinary fields. Over 18 years ago Paul started Photon Imaging Systems, a specialist veterinary X-Ray Imaging Company, it was one of the leading companies in its field in the country. Paul is now responsible for supporting the infrastructure and development of our engineers, offering technical support and training to our Engineers.

David Harvey B.V.M.S

Veterinary Adviser

David qualified from The University of Glasgow in 1979 as a Veterinary Surgeon and then went on to open three successful Veterinary Practices in 1985, 1987 and 1995. Surgical Systems commenced in 1987, with David as Managing Director. His experience enables him to offer practical solutions to your equipment needs at realistic prices.

Georgia Bowkett RVN

Regional Territory Manager

Georgia is a fully qualified registered Veterinary Nurse who has recently joined the team looking for a new opportunity to utilise her knowledge, skills and experience learnt over the years within a new exciting challenge. Georgia is focused on promoting Photon Surgical Systems products and servicing whilst building strong relationships by providing excellent levels of customer service.

Paul Robinson

Field Service Engineer

Paul Robinson provides routine maintenance and breakdown support for full our range X-ray & Imaging equipment within the veterinary market. He covers the Midlands and North of England.

Dave Field

Anaesthesia & Monitor Engineer

Dave has spent 32 years of his working career as a fully qualified Medical Service Engineer specialising in Anaesthesia, Ventilation and Monitoring. Dave worked for British Oxygen, BOC, Medishield, Datex Ohmeda & GE Healthcare, working both in the NHS and private hospitals. Dave is based in Yorkshire and Gloucestershire.

Lars Jerichau

Field Service Engineer

Lars provides routine maintenance and breakdown support for all our range X-ray & Imaging equipment within the veterinary market. He also works on anaesthetic, diathermy, Datex Ohmeda monitors. Lars covers the South East region.

Abu Chowdhury

Field Service Engineer

Abu not only provides routine support and servicing for x-ray, ultrasound, and autoclaves he also works on our in-house repairs in the HQ workshop.

Jenny Reed

Sales & Marketing Support Manager

Jenny ensures the efficient running of the Ashton Keynes office, organising meetings, dealing with enquires and generally making sure the office is running smoothly. Jenny is responsible for broadcasting our latest news, website updates and assisting with promotions and advertising. Jenny is renowned for: Being the ‘Office Fairy” – things just magically ‘get done’ when she is about!

Ruth Townley

Office Administrator / Receptionist

Ruth ensures the efficient running of the Quedgeley office, organising meetings, dealing with enquires and keeps things running smoothly every day. Whilst keeping the team happy and creating a fun environment, Ruth also organises Photon Surgical Systems social events and activities.

Jo Smith

Service Support Manager

Jo manages and processes information updates on our Management Information Systems. She is behind the scenes, helping the entire team look amazing in front of clients and keeps the office well-stocked, tidy and festive.

Tina Brewer

Accounting & Payroll Manager

Tina manages the company accounts, she is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of Photon Surgical Systems’ numbers. She handles all accounting tasks, along with creating and developing processes for checks and balances.

Daniel Koulikourdis

Warehouse Supervisor

Daniel deals with all stock management and ensures all deliveries are safe and secure. Daniel has been in warehousing for the past 4 years, in a small independent warehouse environment and a large fast paced drinks logistics warehouse/distribution centre.

Emma Bass

Purchasing Administrator

Emma brings a wealth of administration experience and is helping with the purchase order administration and supplier invoices and anything else that is needed. In any spare time, you can find her walking her Labrador Buddy.

Nicci Chapman

Veterinary Sales Advisor

Nicci is a qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse who has recently joined the team looking to utilise the knowledge, skills and experience that she has learnt over the years, within an exciting new challenge.
Nicci’s responsibilities include assisting the sales team, dealing with equipment loans, advising customers, responding to any queries, and researching new products.

Buddy & Hugo

Office Angel's

Our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks bring a sense of sporadic chaos to the office.

Buddy is renowned for: His love of carrots
Hugo is renowned for: His enthusiasm for everything and everyone.

Favourite food: Human feet!

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