Founded over 25 years ago, Cawood Scientific is the UK’s largest independent provider of analytical laboratory testing services for land-based industries. The business serves over 3,500 customers across three divisions, NRM, Sciantec Analytical Services and Sci-Tech Laboratories, and its approximately 190 employees operate across four laboratories in Berkshire, Yorkshire, Shropshire and Norfolk.
Cawood’s growth is supported by increasing attention to food quality assurance and agricultural efficiency on political agendas. The business is at the forefront of developments in the agricultural sector as testing and data analytics play a key role in quality control and the sustainability of food production.
The Inflexion difference
Inflexion understand the sector well, having backed engineering testing, inspection and consultancy business British Engineering Services as well as Kynetec, a provider of data into the agriculture and animal health markets. Inflexion is working closely with the management team to support the continued growth of the business, particularly through M&A with several acquisitions already completed.
We are delighted that the Cawood business is partnering with Inflexion to help us achieve the next stage of growth for the Company. With a Chairman of the calibre of Lord Curry of Kirkharle and the backing of Inflexion, we firmly believe the Company is extremely well placed to serve and grow within the agri-foods market in which we operate.
Nigel Patrick and Linda Radnor,
MD and Operations Director, Cawood Scientific