We have been around since 2000

Acorn was formed as an Asbestos Consultancy Testing Laboratory in the year 2000. Find out more about where we have gone from there below or click to get your free quote.

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We are a multi disciplined environmental and asbestos consultancy, specialising in asbestos management and statutory compliance. Our management team has over 50 years combined experience in delivering accredited services.

We are one of the last fully independent asbestos consultancy companies who have no links or interests with contractors. Central to our core values is quality, speed of execution and above all excellence in client satisfaction and retention.

As such this has lead to our progressive expansion since our inception in 2000. Discover exactly how we have grown since 2000 below.



The company was formed as an Asbestos Consultancy Testing Laboratory.


Gained UKAS Accreditation for Testing.


The company extended it's UKAS Accreditation and became a Type C Inspection Body.


The company moved into electronic filing and storage. This involves the collection of paper bases data and transferring to an electronic ssystem. This system allows for Internet based storage or in-house systems.


The company expanded into the built environment, and Computer Aided Design (CAD). The CAD department undetake all forms of scaled and measured drawings. Our CAD drawings are drawn using a state of the art real time drawing system.


The company expanded into Maritime work undertaking off shore projects in Gibraltar, Vietnam, Ivory Coast and Singapore. Acorn Analytical Services is now recognised as a leading asbestos maritime specialist.


The company extended our electronic filing services to include paper shredding and environmental recycling of paper.


The company expanded our statutory compliance services by opening a water assessment and legionella department.


The company expanded it's capability and has seen the opening of our Southern office based in Northampton.


We achieve an extension to scope on our UKAS accreditation allowing the delivery of accredited services directly from our Northampton office.


Leeds office moved into larger premises expanding their capability and also to accommodate the 33 staff.


Northampton office moved into larger premises expanding their capability and also to accommodate the 20 staff.