FOLLOWING a strong 12 months for Newcastle based financial technology experts ION, the business has secured a three-year £1.3m contract with Quotient Sciences, a global drug development and manufacturing accelerator.

The deal will focus on Quotient Sciences’ financial technology to implement a unified cloud platform to support their business, and signals the start of a big push for ION in 2022 which will see further growth into the pharmaceutical sector.

The company’s success in 2021 has seen significant investment in recruitment and infrastructure with the team expanding over 100% to 42 employees in the last 12 months, and with further growth planned in 2022.

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Quotient Sciences provides integrated and tailored drug substance, drug product, and clinical testing services. Headquartered in Nottingham, it has more than 1,200 employees across seven locations in the UK and US, working with mid-market businesses to deploy advanced accounting, billing, and CRM applications.

Having previously worked with Alnwick-based Arcinova, ION was selected as the technology partner of choice when the organisation was acquired by Quotient Sciences earlier this year.

Managing Director, Rob Mathieson said: “ION is delighted to be partnering with Quotient Sciences to deliver this transformative project.

“Their industry-leading solution will bring all company activities and intelligence into one platform, improving efficiency and driving growth across their business.

“This new project award comes off the back of a strong period of growth for ION. The demand for skills is so high right now that we are proud to have such a talented and dedicated team.

“We don’t take this for granted and have focused our energies on ensuring we can attract and retain the best people.

“This also includes expanding our ION Academy Programme to help get more young people into tech careers.”


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