Meet the Team

Meet the team which sets us apart from the competition. Our positive team spirit is at the core of Chromacity’s culture to exceed our customer’s expectations with diligence, professionalism and integrity. We enjoy what we do and it shows.

Shahida Imani – Chief Executive Officer

Shahida Imani was appointed as CEO of Chromacity in August 2018. A Chartered Management Accountant, Shahida has worked for number of high tech companies such as Optos, Voxar and Odos Imaging bringing expertise in scale up and international expansion.

Shahida Imani

Chief Executive Officer
Dr Christopher Leburn – Commercial Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Christopher Leburn leads the commercial growth of Chromacity. The former Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow holds a Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews in ultrafast solid-state lasers and co-founded Chromacity in 2013.

Dr Christopher Leburn

Commercial Director and Co-Founder

Dr Carl Farrell manages the design and development of Chromacity’s product portfolio. The Technical Director and Co-Founder holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton in optical fibre lasers.

Dr Carl Farrell

Technical Director & Co-Founder
Bill Handyside – Head of Manufacturing

Bill Handyside joined Chromacity in June 2019 as the Head of Manufacturing. Bill brings over 10 years’ experience from the laser industry and holds an MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices from the University of St Andrews.

Bill Handyside

Head of Manufacturing

Bertrand Frossard has over twenty years' of business development expertise, from start-ups to multinational organisations. Bertrand holds two Master's degrees in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics and Database Management.

Bertrand Frossard

Business Development Manager

Michael Dalgleish was appointed as Marketing & Communications Manager in September 2019 and offers over 17 years’ experience within biotechnology, IT and the energy sector.

Michael Dalgleish

Marketing & Communications Manager

Join the team


Chromacity is an equal opportunities employer. We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Interested? Send your C.V. to:

No agencies please. We already work with a preferred recruitment agency and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs.

Assistant Accountant Vacancy

Chromacity is a dynamic, fast growing, SME that designs and manufactures ultrafast lasers. The company is looking to expand the team to bring in a Manufacturing focussed Accountant or Part Qualified Accountant.

Reporting to the CEO, the purpose of the role is the day to day financial management including preparation of Management Accounts.


The Person


The ideal candidate must have previous finance experience, ideally within a tech or manufacturing company setting. You will have a good understanding of financial standards and ideally accounting qualifications and be able to confidently produce financial reports.

We are looking for candidates with previous finance and operational experience and as we work in a fast pace environment, you will have the ability to work under pressure.


What you can expect


  • The ideal candidate will be an Accountant, either fully qualified or part qualified, ideally with experience gained within a Manufacturing environment. For example, it would be useful if you understood bill of materials (BoM), stock control and cost of sales and how to manage this from a financial viewpoint
  • Prepare monthly management accounts including recording financial transactions
  • You will have strong communication and organisation skills as well as be competent and confident with IT systems including an ERP/MRP system, Accountancy Software (ideally Sage) and Microsoft Office.
  • Cash flow management and preparation of detailed cashflow
  • Management of fixed assets
  • Credit control and supplier management
  • Monthly payroll preparation and pension / tax filings
  • Financial responsibility for stock including provisioning and average costings.
  • Preparation for financial audits
  • Management of general office environment (utilities, supplies and general maintenance)
  • Support the manufacturing team with procurement and logistics


Knowledge and Skills:


  • The ideal candidate will be a part qualified accountant or studying towards an accountancy qualification
  • You will be confident in your ability to prepare management accounts and critically analyse and review the data e.g. understand basic concepts of the GaaP accounting principles (accruals and pre-payments, revenue recognition etc)
  • Financial regulatory requirements would be essential
  • Essential in numeracy skills, working knowledge of Sage or Xero (or similar accountancy software), MS Excel to an intermediate/advanced level (e.g. advanced formulae) and ability to use other MS Office applications (e.g. Outlook Email, Calendar and Task List; Word; etc) and online banking systems. MRP skills are advantageous
  • Essential in the basics of relevant legislation. (e.g. VAT, export controls, EC sales legislation) and application of this in the work environment
  • Any experience within a manufacturing environment would be highly advantageous e.g. understanding Bill of Materials (BoM), stock control and standard costing etc


Behavioural Competencies


  • Attention to detail; presentation of information methodically, diligently, and accurately
  • Self-managed and focused on achieving results. Prioritises effectively, completing all tasks accurately and within required timescales
  • Awareness of the corporate and financial context of the work
  • Able to relate well to others and use interpersonal skills in a manner appropriate to the situation to achieve desired objectives
  • Exceptional organisational skills


Got what it takes? Email your C.V and covering letter to