Investing in the next generation of asbestos consultants

pjimage (14)

The reason we are one of the UK’s best asbestos consultancies is because we have always been passionate about investing in our team.

Our management team has more than 100 years of experience between them and we take our commitment to managing asbestos concerns for clients of all sizes from all industries incredibly seriously.

We know that the services we deliver save lives and protect organisations and company bosses and managers from the risk of prosecution and crippling fines.

Our award-winning team is all too painfully aware that the UK’s reliance on asbestos as a building material for decades means that properties up and down the country, including private homes, workplaces, schools and hospitals, continue to harbour this potentially fatal substance.

Sadly, this means that the risk of people being exposed to asbestos here will continue to be high for a long time to come which is why our management team has invested thousands of pounds in training and kit for the next generation of specialist asbestos consultants.

We are immensely proud to say in the past few years six of our trainees have gone on to become fully fledged asbestos consultants and two-thirds of them have chosen to continue their career with Acorn Analytical Services. By training them the ‘Acorn Way’ we can be confident that they are providing clients with asbestos management services of the highest standard.

The reality is finding high calibre asbestos consultants in the UK isn’t as easy as you might expect. Often those in need of asbestos management services can find it very difficult to find the right level of asbestos consultant because the skills required to do this specialist job are bespoke to our industry and you can’t study at college or university to become an asbestos consultant.

When we seek out prospective trainees we’re looking for very special people. We need people who have a good level of knowledge of science, mathematics and English. In addition, they must be willing to travel and enjoy physical work, such as carrying equipment and climbing ladders, but feel equally at home working in the office. Finally, they must also have a fantastic eye for detail.  You won’t be surprised to hear when we find such people we do everything we can to bring them on board and nurture them so they can develop their skills with us.

This is why we’re thrilled to reveal that in the past few weeks, we have welcomed three new trainees to Acorn’s base in Northampton. Charlie Dalby, 20, of Oakham, Shane Richardson, 24, of Northampton, and Jake Newell, 21, also of Northampton, have all come on board as Trainee Asbestos Consultants. Acorn is training all three of them and is paying for them to become qualified. They have already had a full induction into the industry with Acorn director and quality manager Paul Knights and have begun accompanying our highly qualified surveyors and analysts on site visits. The long-term goal is for all three of them to become fully qualified consultants and we look forward to seeing them go on to develop their careers further at Acorn.

We are proud to be investing in such talented young people and providing job opportunities for our area – especially during these uncertain times when so many people are struggling to find skilled employment. We are also proud to be nurturing homegrown talent and helping our staff to continue to develop and grow with us. However, more than anything we are proud to know that by investing in the next generation of asbestos consultants we are going to help save more lives.

Everyone here at Acorn is passionate about our work. We work hard to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos and our expert team provides a full asbestos support service to ensure that our clients’ risk from asbestos is correctly managed, repaired or removed quickly and on budget.

We genuinely love what we do – being an asbestos consultant is a very varied role. It’s hugely satisfying – particularly when you are helping people during emergencies. You also get to travel, see the country and have the chance to see behind the scenes in lot of other organisations. There are good progression opportunities, the job is never boring, no two days are the same and there is the opportunity to gain lots of qualifications.

If you are interested in finding out more about a career with Acorn you can find out more about joining our award-winning team here

Acorn is a professional asbestos consultancy helping organisations deal with asbestos compliance using asbestos surveysasbestos air 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

Neil Munro

I work in a dual role at Acorn Analytical Services focused primarily on growing and leading the business from our Northampton office base. My focus is on overseeing all sales, marketing and financial activities from Northampton. I assist clients with high-level asbestos management strategies and training. Together with Ian Stone I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I'm 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

Harris and Lucas have both been diagnosed with Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Sarah’s story: The inspiration behind A Mile a Day in May for Muscular Dystrophy UK

At Acorn, we pride ourselves on our family values and the strength of our team spirit which help to make our company the success that it is. Together, we’ve built a team which works hard, celebrates the successes and pulls together in difficult times. When life gets hard for one of us it affects us … Read more

Acorn Analytical Services is raising awareness of asbestos

Asbestos may be out of sight but it should never be out of mind

WITH construction methods advancing all the time its easy to think of asbestos as a building material which has long been consigned to the history books. Used extensively in post-war Britain, as a cheap building material known primarily for its fire-retardant properties, asbestos was central to the rebuilding of the UK used in many public … Read more

Asbestos management consultancy Acorn Analytical Services continues to grow

Asbestos management consultancy Acorn Analytical Services grows its team after successful start to 2024

THE start of the year has been a busy one for the team at asbestos management consultancy Acorn Analytical Services with a number of new clients coming on board. These are exciting times for Acorn – and as the business has continued to grow – so too has our team. Since Christmas, we’ve created 12 … Read more

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

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

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 … Read more

The new senior leadership team at asbestos management consultancy Acorn Analytical Services. From left to right, Steve McGlone, Andy Jackson and Simon Rodham.

Award-winning asbestos management consultancy starts 2024 with a new senior team

AWARD-WINNING asbestos management consultancy Acorn Analytical Services has announced a new senior leadership team to take the company into 2024 and beyond. After a record-breaking year which saw the company recognised for High Growth at the National SME Awards while taking on new clients and winning new business across the UK, Acorn Analytical Services, which … Read more

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

Let’s start 2024 in the right way – by getting rid of the dangers of asbestos for good

According to the latest data from the Health and Safety Executive 2,268 people died from asbestos-related mesothelioma in 2021 alone. It’s a shocking statistic, particularly when you consider that the use of asbestos in new buildings was banned in the UK in 1999 – more than 20 years ago. With Cancer Research UK confirming that … Read more

This Men's Health Month is time to talk about absestos

Men’s Health Month – it’s time to talk openly about asbestos

NOVEMBER marks Men’s Health Month – a time for shining the spotlight on the conditions and issues which affect men from all walks of life. While the focus quite rightly turns to serious health issues including Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and mental health, at Acorn Analytical Services we want people to start talking about asbestos. … Read more

Asbestos consultancy Acorn Analytical Services will soon be moving into new offices

Have you heard the news? Asbestos consultancy Acorn Analytical Services Northampton is on the move

IF you haven’t heard the news already, we are delighted to announce that asbestos connsultancy Acorn Analytical Services Northampton will be starting a brand-new chapter very soon. In the coming days, our team will be moving to new – much larger – offices on Northampton’s Moulton Park, the place which has been our home for … Read more

asbestos in talcum powder

Unveiling the Hidden Danger: The Menace of Asbestos in Talcum Powder and the UK’s Stance

Explore the veiled danger of asbestos in talcum powder, the UK’s vigilant regulations, and the unfolding narrative of consumer safety. Dive into the rigorous testing methodologies, industry responses, and the promising horizon of international cooperation aiming to foster a safer landscape in the realm of personal care products.

RAAC and asbestos could be a problem in some buildings

Raac and ruin? How concrete crisis also raises the question of asbestos

A LOT has been said recently about Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and asbestos. While fears about the safety of RAAC continue to dominate the headlines both nationally and locally, it is the additional threat from asbestos which we believe should be discussed now as a matter of urgency. Just as RAAC is crumbling in … Read more