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    Cotswold Analytical Services Transfers to NRM Laboratories

One of the UK’s leading ‘Agricultural’ laboratories, NRM Ltd, has completed an agreement to transfer the business of Cotswold Analytical Services to its analytical testing facilities in Berkshire.


Based near Ross-on-Wye, Cotswold Analytical Services has operated for over 40 years and established a reputation as an independent, high quality laboratory with a friendly service and long-standing relationships with its customers.

NRM Laboratories was set up in 1990 and operates as the leading independent and fully accredited UK analytical facility in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, with a clear focus on service quality, consistency and confidentiality.

“This arrangement is all about bringing cost efficiency and best service delivery to our combined customers,” said NRM’s Managing Director, Nigel Patrick.

Commenting on the transfer, John Ford, Managing Partner of Cotswold said, “The transfer is a logical step for Cotswold Analytical Services and the testing service required by our customers. We had recognised the significant investment required to maintain our competitiveness and, having worked closely with NRM for a number of years, we felt this was the correct time to transfer the business.

“It was also very important for us to know that NRM shares our customer service ideals,” adds Mr Ford. “This gives us confidence that the overall standards and service level will be maintained to our customers.”

Nigel Patrick confirmed that, “The specialist analytical market is becoming more dynamic every day. Coupled with the changes taking place across the agricultural and horticultural industries it is increasingly important to provide a comprehensive range of both independent and accredited analytical services to our customers. With on-going investment in the laboratory, including over £300k invested in the soil section this year, we are continually looking to improve the services we offer.

“After discussions with Cotswold it became very clear that the timing was right to integrate the business with NRM. We look forward to working closely with the Cotswold customers and providing them with a comprehensive range of analytical services”

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