Scientific Services’ Story

Our Managing Director, Dr Tim Hamilton founded Scientific Services in 2002. The company initially provided microbiology consultancy to a wide and varied customer base. A programme of diversification led to the achievement of UKAS accreditation for asbestos bulk analysis in 2005. Then in 2007, we secured UKAS accreditation for asbestos air testing and four stage clearance services. 

In 2019, in response to market demand, UKAS accreditation for asbestos surveying was achieved. This enables us to offer a full asbestos management solution to our clients.

We continue to deliver a full range of Legionella consultancy services. Dr Tim Hamilton’s experience and background supports the provision of the company’s other consultancy services. These include anthrax testing, lead testing, expert witness and laboratory auditing.

I believe that the success of Scientific Services is a direct result of our customer focus and service levels. This is why I believe we have enjoyed long-term working relationships with many Clients.  Dr Tim Hamilton, MD of Scientific Services.

Legionella consultant analysing a sampleTEAMS

In 2014, Scientific Services made the decision to use TEAMS. TEAMS is an electronic asbestos and Legionella management software package. The system improves the efficiency of our operating systems. It also offers many benefits to the end customer, including:

  • Exchange facility - this enables a seamless transfer of data between Scientific Services and subscribing companies. The process means that samples are booked in before they reach reach our laboratory. This shortens lead-times on results. It also automatically inserts test results into survey reports. For our customers, this significantly reduces their administration levels. 
  • Customer portal - we provide all customers with a unique login. This enables them to view all issued quotations, reports and invoices. The portal also provides Legionella consultancy customers with a complete monitoring system and notifies them of risks.

Our people

Unlike many other environmental consultancies, Scientific Services is completely independent. Our Directors hold no other Directorships in related asbestos removal or Legionella bacteria treatment companies. Our customers have peace of mind, that we have no vested interest in securing a particular contract. We will always recommend the best solution for meeting their needs.

We have a policy of directly employing all employees. We invest heavily in their training and development. Their knowledge and experience is valued. It’s what enables us to provide the services and expert advice that our clients need.

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