For over a decade, Express Micro Science has been leading the way in analytical testing and solutions. Servicing clients in the food, leisure, agriculture, and pharmaceutical industries, there can be no compromise. Microscopic factors can have catastrophic consequences.
EMS scientists are true experts, combining years of experience with a passion for new learnings and innovation. We never settle for a process being ‘good enough’. When we work out how to do something well, our next step is to work out how to do it even better.
Our clients trust us because EMS scientists deliver pinpoint accurate data, in the most intuitive and actionable format for their businesses. This means they can request, receive, and review critical information in the shortest timeframe possible. Should any issues arise, our team will always be there to break down the challenges and help our clients get back on track.
Big thinking, for microscopic problems.

Meet the team

At Express Micro Science, we take pride in being meticulous experts, who truly love what we do. But don’t take our word for it. It’s only fair that before you test our services, you get to put our team under the microscope. So, here we are:

Jennifer Newton

Managing Director

Jennifer founded Express Microbiology back in 2003, starting with 4 microbiologists and a part-time driver. Initially a jack of all trades, she quickly built a strong team around her. This allowed Jennifer to focus on her role as the resident food science expert, and managing the development of the business. Over the past 14 years Jennifer and her team have grown the company from a humble Microbiology lab, into the multi-discipline, multi-lab facility, known today as Express Micro Science.

Will Bates

Director

Hired to make media back in 2007, it wasn’t long before Will’s computer programming and ingenuity proved even better than his media making skills. Today Will heads up our IT, Maintenance, and Innovations Departments. Will’s at his best with complex problems which he readily breaks down into simpler parts and finds solutions – so if you need some problem-solving advice speak to Will.

Kelly Anderson

Head of Technical

Kelly has been with us from day one, growing along with the company ever since. Starting as an assistant microbiologist, she was promoted to microbiologist, Deputy Quality Manager, Quality Manager, and finally to her role today, as Head of Technical. If you have any technical microbiology or quality control queries, look no further. Kelly either has the answer, or she knows how to find it for you.

Sandra Morisetti

HR Manager

What would we do without Sandra? Having only joined us in May 2016, we can’t remember life at EMS before her. Keeping everyone smiling, she manages all our employees’ wellbeing, staff development schemes, the H&S programme, and of course recruitment. Interested in working with EMS? Get in touch with Sandra!

Michelle Milne

Chemistry Manager

Michelle came to work with us as a microbiologist in early 2008. She quickly proved her capability, becoming Deputy Quality Manager in May 2010. However, Michelle’s true specialist area lay in Chemistry. In 2015 we finally built her a shiny new chemistry lab, capable of a vast range of accredited tests. If your question is about chemistry, speak to Michelle.

Sarah Kenhard

Business Development Manager

The newest addition to team EMS, Sarah, is helping us bring a more scientific approach to our business development and marketing efforts, which were previously a little ‘fluid’. We are looking forward to what the future brings now that Sarah has joined our ranks. Please contact Sarah with any enquiries you may have.

Susan Clark

Customer Service Manager

A graduate of microbiology, Susan joined EMS in 2008. As expected, she excelled working in the lab, but we soon discovered her strong affinity for helping people. With natural people skills, and such a strong understanding of our scientific process, who better to have as our Customer Service Manager? Our Customer Service team is here to help, please give Susan or Allie a call.

Alan Gruber

Transport Manager

On board since 2009, Alan’s first job was collecting samples in one of our chilled vans. Like everyone at EMS, he then spent time in the lab learning the detail of what we do. Now our Transport Manager, he knows the importance of moving samples quickly, from A to B at specific °C. Alan is in charge of keeping our fleet of seven chilled vans on the road, collecting samples nationwide. Need a quick pick up? Alan is the man.

Steven Carey

IT Manager

Hired in 2012 for his visual basic skills, Steven has been invaluable to EMS ever since. As IT Manager, he is now writing a brand-new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), assisted by Ruth of course, to deliver even better customer registration and results. Steven also assists customers log in samples, carries out customer visits, and still finds time to maintain our servers. He’s a busy guy, but is always happy to chat, especially about computer stuff.

Inside EMS (Our Facilities)

Our System
Everything at EMS is designed to provide our customers with reliable results, as quickly as possible. At the core of it all is our sophisticated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), ensuring fully traceable and efficient processing of all the samples we handle. Then, as soon as results are in, our Labportal technology is able to instantly deliver your data to your personal computer!

Our Labs
EMS maintains microbiological, chemical, and molecular biology (PCR) laboratories offering our customers a one-stop testing service. Our labs provide complete and accredited testing services to ensure your products and environment are safe and compliant. EMS has been UKAS accredited since our foundation in 2003. Our food testing lab is approved by both M&S and TESCO and our poultry testing lab is approved by DEFRA and the Scottish Government, whilst our water lab is a member of the Legionella Control Association. We are proud to work closely with all these external entities to give you the highest assurance that we are doing the right thing.

Our People
At EMS, we employ a dedicated team of specialists to ensure we never stop improving the services we provide. Our R&D Microbiologists are tasked with developing new methodologies and validation methods with new matrices, while our Industrial Microbiologists assist customers with contamination issues, and proactively plan preventative solutions. Finally, but critically, our IT specialists engineer bespoke solutions and provide technical support for each one of our customers.

What to Expect

Our People
At EMS, we employ a dedicated team of specialists to ensure we never stop improving the services we provide. Our R&D Microbiologists are tasked with developing new methodologies and validation methods with new matrices, while our Industrial Microbiologists assist customers with contamination issues, and proactively plan preventative solutions. Finally, but critically, our IT specialists engineer bespoke solutions and provide technical support for each one of our customers.

Our Promise
Trust is paramount to the services EMS provides, and we promise that the data we deliver will be fit for purpose. Should results turn out not to be what you expected we will work with you to resolve all issues as quickly as possible.