Brand new UKAS Pavilion at Lab Innovations 2013

Lab Innovations 2013, on 6 & 7 November 2013 at the NEC, will feature a brand new UKAS Pavilion. This is an exciting addition to the show, which as the UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory equipment, technology and services, is already supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Campden BRI and Gambica.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

Companies accredited by UKAS are recognised for their high standards of competence, impartiality and performance. Commenting on his organisation’s involvement in the show, Jon Murthy, Marketing Manager at UKAS said:

“UKAS is hosting the pavilion at Lab Innovations providing a great opportunity for us to meet delegates across a broad range of sectors in the laboratory industry. UKAS laboratory accreditation uses criteria specially to determine technical competence and this show is a chance to promote the importance of UKAS accreditation and using UKAS accredited laboratories for testing,”

TMS Europe is one of the companies which have been quick to sign up to exhibit within the Lab Innovations UKAS Pavilion.  The company supplies a range of laboratory ovens and furnaces which they can supply UKAS calibrated.  These are used within a mix of industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical and healthcare. James Driver, Sales Co-ordinator said:

“There is a lot of world-beating work going on in UK lab-based companies such as ours, but up to now there hasn’t been an event to showcase them. So Lab Innovations will be a really useful platform for us.  We were impressed by the launch show last year.  So when we heard there was a specific area this year to promote the capabilities of UKAS accredited laboratories we jumped at it.”

Other UKAS accredited companies exhibiting within the pavilion include European Instruments, providers of a range of calibrations services and products, such as weights and software solutions, plus AMETEK a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

Jake Morrison, Lab Innovations Event Manager, commented:

“UKAS’s support is yet another indicator of how rapidly the show is developing.  We were keen to provide a great showcase for the UK’s many contract labs and service companies. The pavilion will be the perfect vehicle for doing just that.”

Lab Innovations 2013 is on 6 & 7 November 2013, at Birmingham’s NEC. For more information please visit or to find out about exhibiting, contact Richard Thompson on +44 (0)20 8843 8822 or or Chris Jones on +44 (0)20 8843 8829 or