About Us

About Photek

Photek is a specialist manufacturer of vacuum-based tubes and camera systems for charged particle detection and imaging (photon, electron, and neutron). Our product range includes: Camera Systems, Image Intensifiers, Photomultiplier Tubes, Neutron Detection and Imaging Systems, Streak Tubes plus a range of associated electronics. We are experts in large area and ultra-high speed imaging and advanced photon counting camera systems.

Our continuing success is built upon continuous innovation and product development, and by harnessing and applying knowledge to find solutions for all of our customers’ applications.


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Our Mission Statement

What we do

We aspire to help progress groundbreaking scientific and technological development for low-intensity light detection across a range of scientific, industrial, aerospace, and space science disciplines.

Why we do it

Our team is committed to empowering scientists and researchers worldwide to make the world a better and safer place, understanding we are a vital part in helping our customers succeed.

How we do it

We are proud to have a long history of understanding complex customer requirements, across a broad range of applications, working collaboratively to provide world-class bespoke solutions to satisfy customer needs.

Our Core Values


We value the skills and talents of our employees; people are our most important asset, and we empower everyone to speak up, take ownership, and share ideas.


We employ our diverse skills in a creative way to provide innovative solutions for our customers, across a range of disciplines.


We develop relationships through respect, listening, and working together for shared success and growth through science.

Customer Focus

We work closely with our customers and partners to understand their unique challenges, building trust to develop solutions that meet their specific needs.


To continually evolve and improve with new technologies and ideas, providing opportunities for all staff to develop and grow.


We are dedicated to delivering reliable, high-quality products, that exceed customer expectations, whilst maintaining safe working practices.

Quality Policy and Objectives

Our aim is to be acknowledged as a technically innovative, quality company within our markets. By focusing our resources on determining and fulfilling customers’ expectations, Photek Limited will provide solutions of the highest quality, on time, and with ever-improving levels of customer satisfaction. We will achieve this through the application of continuous improvement, process control, employee empowerment, and management commitment.

Photek has established a Quality Policy that has been approved by Top Level Management that:

  • Ensures it is appropriate for the Company’s purpose,
  • Includes a commitment to continual improvement of the Quality management system,
  • Provides a structure from which to establish and review Quality objectives,
  • Is communicated and understood by all personnel,
  • Is reviewed to ensure continual suitability,
  • Ensures sustained profitable growth of the company.

Photek’s quality policy is to achieve sustained, profitable growth by providing services which consistently satisfy the needs and expectations of its customers.

This level of quality is achieved through adoption of a system of procedures that reflect the competence of the Company to existing customers, potential customers, and independent auditing authorities. Continual improvement to our products and services.

Achievement of this policy involves all staff, who are individually responsible for the quality of their work, resulting in a continually improving working environments for all. This policy is provided and explained to each employee by the Managing Director, Quality Manager, or designated Manager.

To achieve and maintain the required level of assurance the Senior Management Team retains responsibility for the Quality System with routine operation controlled by the Quality Manager. To maintain an effective Quality Assurance System complying with International Standard ISO9001.

Scope of the Quality Management System (QMS)

Photek Ltd is located in the South East of England and has the knowledge and expertise to design and manufacture state of the art vacuum based tubes, camera systems and associated electronics for photon and charged particle detection. Photek deploys its technical and commercial resources to work in close partnership with its customers to provide detectors and systems designed to meet the specific requirements of customer applications and experiments; in this way, Photek aspires to help progress scientific and technical development over a wide range of disciplines, including Astronomy, High Energy physics and Life Sciences.

The same close working relationship is sought with Photek’s commercial customers, which enables the company to keep developing its products and services to meet customer expectations and thereby keep a competitive edge from superior technical and customer service performance. To maintain this competitive edge Photek works closely with its suppliers to ensure that the most stringent requirements can be achieved. ISO 9001 accreditation and the QMS are essential tools to monitor the performance of the company on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is constantly improving its performance and that the measures and key performance indicators are relevant for the environment in which the company operates.

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26 Castleham Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex, TN38 9NS
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1424 850 555