Team talk: Meet Viviana one of the talented new recruits at Acorn Analytical Services

Viviana, one of the newest members of Acorn's team

WITH the UK in the grip of an asbestos epidemic, recruiting talented, experienced staff to join the award-winning team of experts at Acorn Analytical Services has never been more important.

Despite being banned in new buildings more than 20 years ago, asbestos remains a huge problem for many businesses and, as a result, demand for the services we offer has never been higher.

In the last six months, Acorn Analytical Services has taken on a significant number of new clients, and we have added to our team of analysts, surveyors, managers and trainees to ensure all our clients receive the help and support they need when they need it. We still have roles available so if you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d love it hear from you – you’ll find more information about how to get in touch at the bottom of the page

Among our newest recruits is Business Support Manager, Viviana, who joined the team in September. Here, she explains more about her role and why she loves being part of the Acorn Analytical Services family.

‘The chance to work for a business which is really growing’

“Since joining Acorn in September I’ve been made to feel really welcome – everybody is really nice and the team is brilliant,” Viviana explained.

“The business is growing all the time and I really enjoy the flexibility it offers. I also value the opportunity to make some decisions about my work on my own.

“On a day-to-day level, my role is really varied. I do a lot of HR, and I have been very busy recently with all the new people who have been joining the business. I do a lot of the admin tasks, such as arranging inductions, supporting with IT and helping to manage our fleet of vehicles.

“Every day is different at Acorn, and I really do enjoy that.”

Acorn Analytical Services: An employer which really cares

At Acorn, we are passionate about creating a workplace where everybody feels valued, and we provide plenty of opportunities to develop and grow.

In June, we were delighted to be named Employer of the Year at the Northamptonshire SME Awards in recognition of the work we are doing to develop our teams.

In November, our apprentice Jake Newell reached the finals of the Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards in recognition of his commitment to his role and the dedication he has shown to raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos.

More recently, we have been using social media to connect with workers affected by the collapse of a local asbestos and environmental health management company, supporting them as they look to rebuild their careers.

Director Paul Knights said: “We’ve seen a flurry of activity recently from people looking to secure their future in the industry and find work locally to support themselves and their families.

“The door is always open at Acorn. In the last ten years, members of staff have left but then returned, sometimes within a week, because Acorn is such a great place to work.

“We offer competitive packages for all our staff, the opportunity to progress and the chance to work for a company which will always value you and your contribution.

“It’s an exciting time for us. We’re growing, we have ambitious plans for the future, and we’d love to hear from anyone who is interesting in joining our team.”

For more information about the roles available email

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

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

Asbestos isn't a headache with the Acorn Compliance Antidote

Asbestos isn’t a problem with the Acorn Compliance Antidote

AT Acorn Analytical Services we’re probably best known for the work we do supporting businesses with asbestos surveys and asbestos management. But did you also know that we offer a full package of health and safety services through our Acorn Compliance Antidote? The antidote is the perfect way to get all your health and safety … Read more

Asbestos consultancy celebrates the opening of new regional office

Asbestos company celebrates the opening of new regional office in Wolverhampton

EARLIER this month the team at Acorn Analytical Services was delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre and the Deputy Mayoress, Lynn Plant to the opening of our new asbestos management office in Wolverhampton. It was a very proud day for regional manager, Lewis Scott and his team, and Acorn’s … Read more

Emma Gooding, one of our women in construction

Women in Construction: Highlighting the work of two incredible women at the heart of our team

HIGHLY-SKILLED, talented women in construction are right at the heart of Acorn Analytical Services’ success, taking on key roles within our business and leading the fight against the UK’s asbestos epidemic. In recent years, many more women in construction have chosen to take on roles within the asbestos industry and at Acorn we do everything … Read more

Asbestos Book

Asbestos: The Dark Arts – essential reading for anyone involved in health and safety this World Book Day

AS well as being part of one of the UK’s leading asbestos consultancies, Acorn Analytical Services’ directors Ian Stone and Neil Munro have also written best-selling books on asbestos and health and safety. The books, which include their five-star rated title Asbestos: The Dark Arts, have quickly become essential reading to anyone involved in facilities … Read more

Asbestos bitesize training sessions for you and your business

Asbestos: Free bitesize sessions from the experts at Acorn will help keep your team protected from this hidden killer

IT may have been banned from new buildings more than 20 years ago but asbestos still poses a huge threat to the health and wellbeing of our society. Thousands of buildings – including many schools – still contain asbestos which can go on to cause deadly cancer if it is damaged or disturbed releasing microscopic … Read more

Asbestos analyst Jake is a shining star

Asbestos analyst Jake is a shining example of how apprenticeships can be a huge success for everyone

IT’S National Apprenticeship Week and what better way to celebrate than by shining the spotlight on asbestos analyst, Jake Newell. Jake joined Acorn Analytical Services as an apprentice in 2021 and since then he has completed his training, shown outstanding commitment and dedication to his role and been recognised for his efforts by winning – … Read more

2022 - A big year in the fight against asbestos

2022: A big year for Acorn Analytical Services in the fight against a hidden killer

2022 was a big year for the team of experts at multi award-winning asbestos management consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services. It was a year which saw the business grow and develop, we took on new staff and we helped support businesses, charities and organisations right across the UK by helping to manage their asbestos and raise … Read more

Asbestos awareness: Education is key

Asbestos awareness: ‘Educating the public is key’

WHEN it comes to raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos, education and training are absolutely key. With so much advice out there, it can be difficult to know where to turn for information you can trust and training which is tailored to suit your individual needs. To mark national Day of Education, the team … Read more

Asbestos is a big problem on the high street

Asbestos on the high street continues to dominate the headlines

The headlines have once again been dominated this week by stories of high street premises which have been affected by asbestos. In November, Acorn Analytical Services shone a spotlight on the growing epidemic in towns and cities across the UK and urged companies and shop owners to put the safety of their staff and customers … Read more

Reducing asbestos in schools should be a clear priority

‘Reducing asbestos in schools should be our first priority’

FOR many years the team at Acorn Analytical Services has been calling for full asbestos risk assessments to be carried out in schools right across the UK. With many schools having been built during the post-war period when the use of asbestos was at its highest, we fear that many school buildings still contain the … Read more