Theresa Webster

Theresa Webster is the co-founder of Broughton Software and serves as their Director of Product Management. After studying at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte receiving a BSc in Biology and a BA in Chemistry, Theresa began her career at Broughton Laboratories, a leading UK MHRA and US FDA GMP licensed contract laboratory. In her role as a Commercial Projects Manager, she developed business start-ups from idea to fully operational divisions, in particular, the stability storage facility and software services. Theresa led the software services division to become a stand-alone business in 2012 as Broughton Software providing the industry's leading LIMS solution for Quality Control Laboratories. In her personal time, Theresa enjoys travel and fitness.
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Recent Posts

What to Do When Your LIMS is No Longer Supported

As a laboratory that has already made the leap from paper to LIMS, moving away from LIMS would be a step backwards, and certainly wouldn’t be the favourable option if your LIMS is no longer supported.  What do you do when your LIMS supplier has discontinued service?  In this blog, we go through the key areas to consider, so you don’t have to roll back to paper-based systems.


Back to the Future - Introducing Modern Practices with LIMS for Your Lab

Have you ever stepped into a lab, and it looks like it was lost in time? No computers. Data recorded in paper notebooks. Equipment over twenty years old. If this sounds like your lab, and you’re ready to bring it back to the future, here are a few modern practices that LIMS can help you upgrade to.


Does Equipment Integration Really Save You Time?

A lot of laboratories that look to implement LIMS often enquire about equipment and third-party software integration.  With an aim to go completely paperless, it is beneficial


Communication Critical - Where LIMS Helps on Information Delivery

Communication is a key part of working as a team, delivering on business objectives, and meeting customer expectations. When you’re working in a laboratory, there are many opportunities to communicate effectively to avoid disappointment. 


Are Risk Assessments Required for a LIMS Project?

Have you ever taken on a project that is large and overwhelming that you didn’t know where to start?  It can feel like everything is blurry, and you’re looking for your glasses to bring your sight into focus. Deploying a LIMS can often feel like this, and risk assessments can help you bring the project to focus.


How to Balance Your Time Between Routine Operations and Improvement Projects

Laboratory Managers are frequently overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to complete.  Especially in a Quality Control laboratory, where turnaround times are crucial, routine operations continually takes priority, but what if


Tips for Managing Workload in the Laboratory

Managing workload can be challenging, especially when you have tight deadlines.  In this blog, we share with you some tips and tricks of the trade to make it easier on you. 


Why Audit Trails Are a Great Feature of LIMS

Audit trails are a common LIMS feature required for regulated laboratories, but they are generally a useful tool for any laboratory – regulated or not. For those of you who are new to LIMS,


Is Your LIMS Good Enough? Where LIMS Adds the Most Value for Labs


When you’re working in a fast-paced environment such as a laboratory, you might not have the time to implement improved ways of working.  You may be using an existing LIMS, and are used to the workarounds and quirks of the system. 


Fundraising Event - Broughton Hall Sporting 2017


Last week we participated in the Broughton Hall Sporting Championships to help raise funds for a local charity SELFA.  Skipton Extended Learning for All (SELFA) is a community where vulnerable, disadvantaged and disabled children can experience happiness and belonging.