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Exosect Limited

An emerging leader in sustainable insect and disease solutions for crop and animal protection

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Winchester, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded April 1998
  • Employees 16
  • Website

Company Summary

Exosect has developed an extensive portfolio of patent protected solutions for the agrochemical & food supply sectors based on a platform delivery technology, called Entostat. It is used as a carrier for a wide range of natural or chemically active ingredients to control pests and diseases. Entostat adheres to the target (insect, plant or seed) and not the environment. Up to a 90% reduction in pesticide dosage is achieved for the same efficacy.


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    Richard Clothier

    Richard was formerly Chief Executive of PGI Group PLC, director of Granda PLC and Chief Executive of Dalgety PLC. He is currently Chairman of Robinson PLC, Aquabounty Technologies Inc., ImageLinx PLC and Spearhead International. Richard joined the Board of Exosect and was appointed Chairman in 2012.

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    Martin Brown
    Managing Director

    Martin has over 30 years experience in agrochemical sales, marketing and business operations roles with ICI, Astra Zeneca and Syngenta covering UK, Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Pakistan and Eastern Europe. Martin was also Chairman of Syngenta's operations in Turkey. Before joining Exosect, Martin worked within a major international agricultural distribution company developing their distribution and retail operations in Eastern Europe.

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    Philip Jeffery
    Supply Chain Manager

    Phil has over 25 years work experince in the defence, medical, consumer electronics and aerospace markets. His previous roles have included successfully introducing lean manufacturing techniques throughout the supply chain and outsourcing manufacturing to Eastern Europe, Mexico and the Far East. He is a member of the Institute of Operations Management, the Institute of Logistics and Transport and holds HNCs in Computer Assisted Engineering, Mecha

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    Philip Harris
    Chief Administration Officer

    Philip is one of the founding members of Exosect having come from the spin-out formation company Southampton Innovations. He is experienced in several technology related start-up companies with whom his responsibilities have included business planning, formation of management teams, raising equity finance along with critical back office functions (HR, QMS, H&S, ICT) and is Company Secretary. Philip attained an MBA with distinction in 1997 from Im

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    Jane Terry
    Business Development Manager

    Jane has over 25 years experience in strategy development working internationally within a wide range of industries including automotive and FMCG grocery industries. Jane is responsible for out-licensing strategy development and implementation including across all retail products.

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    Garry Pease
    R&D Manager

    Garry manages the R&D team coordinating the technical development process. With over 15 years experience in GLP/GEP full scale field trials Garry first joined the company in 2006 as Field Trials Manager and has since worked on development of both Professional and Agricultural product lines. Specialising in ecology and entomology at the University of Plymouth Garry gained his honours degree in 2000. His thesis ‘Water trapping winged insects in ce

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    David Richardson
    Chief Financial Officer

    David joins Exosect with more than 25 years experience encompassing management and financial accounting, strategic planning and treasury. The focus of his experience has been in the pharmaceutical / bio-technology sectors with companies including Evotec, Zeneca Cellmark Diagnostics and ICI Biological Products.

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    Tony Ray
    QA/QC Manager

    Tony has 25 years experience of quality control and analysis within the drinks industry, 4 years of which was in R&D. He joined Exosect from Bacardi Martini where he was senior analyst . Tony brings extensive experience in quality control and audit systems plus method development and problem solving within a production environment.


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    Baker Tilly

Previous Investors

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    WHEB Ventures
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    UMIP Partners
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    Oxford Capital Partners