Three reasons why you should always #chooseacorn for all of your asbestos management needs

The new senior leadership team at asbestos managment consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services. From left to right, Sian Stone, Sam Savage and Daniel Crask.

If you’re a regular visitor to our social media channels you’ll almost certainly have seen the hashtag #chooseacorn being used and maybe even wondered why.

For Acorn Analytical Services these two words alone mark a real step change in the way we do business – representing a fresh start and a bolder, much more innovative approach to our work.

Together, we’re on a mission make things better for our people, our clients and the communities we serve by raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos and providing effective solutions to help manage it safely.

#chooseacorn for all your asbestos needs

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ban on the use of asbestos in new buildings – but instead of being a moment to celebrate it’s one of grave concern.

For many people, asbestos is very much a problem of the past – in some, a building material from the past they have never even heard of. The truth is, it remains as deadly as ever, lurking in our towns and cities, our hospitals and schools – a ticking timebomb we should all be alert to and taking steps to avoid.

At Acorn Analytical Services, we’re determined to drive this message home by providing the very best service we can. As well as providing surveys, sample analysis and comprehensive reports, we’re raising awareness of the dangers, working with those in authority to help bring about change, while educating the public and those in the construction industry to ensure they have the information they need to stay safe.

As a business, we’re changing the face of the asbestos industry, developing new initiatives to make it even easier for people to identify and safely manage asbestos. Among them is our Acorn Asbestos Antidote, a market leader in compliance.

#chooseacorn for fully-accredited asbestos training

When it comes to fighting asbestos, education is key, which is why we’ve stepped up the training sessions and resources we offer.

We’re particularly keen to target those working in the construction industry, for example, architects, plumbers, electricians, painters and decorators and roofers, whose work could put them in daily contact with asbestos.

Delivered by our team of professionals, and accredited by UKATA, we offer free CPD sessions, as well as training in-person or online depending on the individual needs of your business.

Each session will help professionals to identify asbestos while they are working and the steps they need to take urgently if it is disturbed.

In January, we joined forces with Northampton College to offer training the next generation of construction professionals to give them the tools they need to stay safe. It’s a relationship we’re keen to nurture and roll-out to other colleges in the future.

Elsewhere, we are constantly reviewing and updating the information we have on our website, including blogs, news articles and information sheets.

#chooseacorn to build your career

As an employer, Acorn Analytical Services is the best in the business with a benefits package which is second to none.

Our people are the at the heart of everything we do, so we want to make sure they are safe, happy and rewarded for their commitment and dedication to our cause.

This year, we’ve launched our Vision and Values Awards which shine a light on our best people, rewarding them for excellent service and for always going above and beyond.

We’re constantly reviewing and benchmarking our salaries to ensure they can’t be matched, something which we believe is particularly important during the cost-of-living crisis. And we’re focussed on training and development, providing opportunities for growth and progression wherever and whenever we can.

Together, we’re building a team with unrivalled skills and expertise who are now offering a level of service to our clients which cannot be matched.

Need support with asbestos? #chooseacorn.

Acorn is a professional consultancy helping organisations deal with compliance using surveysair testing, and asbestos removal management. 

Please call one of the team, or use the online form to obtain your free quotation. If you would like further information or advice on asbestos and asbestos training, contact the team on 0844 818 0895 or Contact Us

Ian Stone

I am based out of our Northampton office but regularly travel to meet with new and existing clients. I have assisted thousands of clients over the years on varying-sized projects, several have been schemes totalling over one million pounds spent purely on asbestos. Together with Neil Munro, I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I am Co-author of Asbestos The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety.

Need Help? Request a Call Back

Request a call back from one of our expert Asbestos Consultants who will help you identify what you need

More Asbestos Articles

RAAC and asbestos could be a problem in some buildings

The Ultimate Guide to Asbestos Surveyors: Why Your Safety Depends on It

Asbestos, once a ‘miracle material’, now poses severe health risks. Uncover the significance of asbestos surveys in the UK and why your safety depends on it.

Asbestos: Having the right consultancy in your corner has never been more important

‘Having the right consultancy to help you manage asbestos has never been more important’

A REPORT written by asbestos expert and director of Acorn Analytical Services, Ian Stone, has highlighted the worrying state of asbestos in the UK. The Annual Asbestos Industry Review provides a unique insight into the industry and a snapshot of the work being done by Acorn Analytical Services – one of the largest independent consultancies … Read more

Management of asbestos in schools

Management of Asbestos in Schools: A Comprehensive Analysis

In this blog post, we delve into the critical issue of asbestos management in UK schools, the recent HSE report, and the role of Acorn Analytical Services in ensuring safe learning environments.

Asbestos: Dispelling 3 common myths

Is your business fully compliant with the latest asbestos regulations?

HOW much do you really know about asbestos? If your building was built before 1999, have you ever had it checked? If you know it’s there, do you know for sure that you’re compliant with the latest rules and regulations around asbestos management? If the answer to either of these questions is ‘no’ it’s time … Read more

Asbestos in fire

Act Now: Uncover the Silent Perils of Asbestos in Fire-Damaged Buildings – A Deep Dive into the Brighton Hotel Incident

Asbestos in fire situations poses significant health risks. Understand the dangers, especially in textured coatings, and the need for expert remediation.

Acorn Analytical Services director Ian Stone has worked in the asbestos industry for 20 years.

#ActNowOnAsbestos: How our FREE training sessions will help raise awareness

ASBESTOS is firmly in the headlines once again and we’re delighted to see an open and very frank discussion finally taking place about the material itself, the risks around mesothelioma and the steps we should all be taking to protect ourselves. At Acorn Analytical Services it’s something we’ve been talking about for years and as … Read more

Asbestos: Having the right consultancy in your corner has never been more important

‘Supporting #ActNowOnAsbestos is the right thing for us to do’

Last weekend The Sunday Times launched #ActNowOnAsbestos, a hard-hitting campaign which urges the Government to take urgent action to protect people from the UK’s asbestos epidemic. The campaign makes important recommendations to help protect members of the public from the hidden dangers of asbestos, which poses a serious threat to our health and wellbeing more … Read more

Ian Stone, director of asbestos management consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services

‘We finally have hope – hope that those in authority will take notice, take action and save lives’

Media statement in response to the launch of the Sunday Times Campaign, Act Now on Asbestos: Ian Stone, Director of Acorn Analytical Services, said: “For ten years Acorn Analytical Services has been on the front line of the UK’s battle with asbestos, banging the drum for change and fighting to raise awareness of the sheer … Read more

Using our success to highlight the dangers of asbestos

How we’re using our success to drive home the dangers of asbestos

The whole team at asbestos consultancy Acorn Analytical Services was over the moon to walk away with not one, but two awards at the prestigious Northamptonshire SME Awards earlier this month. Directors Neil Munro, Paul Knights and Sam Savage were in Daventry for the event which celebrates the work of businesses across Northamptonshire and their … Read more

Men's Health Week: Focus on a hidden killer

Men’s Health Week: Mesothelioma is the killer few are talking about

FOR many men mesothelioma is a very real threat. Caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, it’s a cancer which affects 2,500 people every year in the UK. More than 80% of those are men. This Men’s Health Week, the team at Acorn Analytical Services is determined to shine a light on the dangers of asbestos … Read more