NEWS : ARCHIVE : 2016

Please see all archived news stories for 2016 below.

SLS Supports Christmas Jumper Day

SLS staff getting into the spirit of Christmas for Save the Children.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.


Christmas Opening Hours

Please see below for our Christmas opening hours:


 Day Date  Opening Times
 Friday 23rd December 8am - 5pm
 Monday 26th December Closed
 Tuesday 27th December Closed
 Wednesday 28th December 10am - 3pm
 Thursday 29th December  10am - 3pm
 Friday  30th December 10am - 3pm
 Monday 2nd January 2017 Closed
 Tuesday 3rd January Normal working hours
                                                            



Scientific Laboratory Supplies Agree to Distribution Deal to Supply Honeywell Research Chemicals

Honeywell has chosen Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) as a National Distribution Partner for the UK market to support the launch of a new business, Honeywell Research Chemicals, that will now include several brands and solvent and inorganic chemical products that were acquired from Sigma-Aldrich in December 2015. The agreement following Merck Darmstadt’s acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich includes the Fluka®, Hydranal® and Chromasolv® brands being added to the Honeywell portfolio, which already includes Riedel-de Haën®and Burdick & Jackson® ranges. These brands will no longer be accessible from Sigma-Aldrich after 13th December with SLS providing UK customers with a continuous source of the newly acquired Honeywell brands, without disruption to supply.  


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SLS helps Pudsey

Today is BBC Children in Need and here at SLS headquarters we’ve done our bit for charity by holding a samosa sale!

We also played a game of office Bingo in order to help raise money for Pudsey Bear.


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at Lab Innovations.  It was a very successful two days for us providing the opportunity to make lots of new contacts and launch the new Life Science Catalogue.


SLS at Lab Innovations

Lab Innovations is now open! 

Today is the first day of Lab Innovations and as official distribution partner we're excited to welcome you to our stand G20. Make sure you come and talk to our supply team including Nebulair, Eppendorf, SciLabware, Integra Bioscience, Kimberly Clark and ourselves of course, that are on hand to help with any requirements you might have.

Oh and don't forget to pick up our new Life Sciences catalogue.


Scientific Lab Supplies Launches New Life Sciences Catalogue at Lab Innovations

The UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory products will be attending Lab Innovations this year, where they will be launching their new Life Sciences Catalogue.

Visitors will be able to get their first glimpse of the second edition SLS Life Sciences Catalogue when they visit stand G20 at Lab Innovations, the UKs only event dedicated to laboratory professionals.  This edition is double the size of its predecessor and covers areas such as Cell Culture and Imaging, Bioprocessing, Electrophoresis, PCR, Sample preparation and purification, Transfection and Antibodies.


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SLS at Agra Innovate West Africa

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will once again be exhibiting at the Agra Innovate on 23-25 November 2016.

Agra Innovate is a pioneering trade event which helps participants identify key business opportunities, technological solutions, share best-practice and form the strategic relationships that will help Africa's market growth. 

Come and visit the SLS team at Stand F5.


Another Successful Macmillan Day

A big thank you to everyone who raised over £200 for the Macmillan Appeal coffee morning on Friday 30 September 2016. Many contributed homemade cakes, entered the competitions and even dressed up!


First Day at Medic East Africa

A very busy and successful first day for the SLS team at Medic East Africa, providing the opportunity to make lots of new contacts and to catch up with old friends/acquaintances.

Stephen Mellors pictured here at a "quiet" moment.


SLS Partners With Seward

Seward Ltd has teamed up with Scientific laboratory Supplies (SLS) as its primary distribution partner for the Insterprep range of instantly soluble sterile media bags or sachets. These simplify the media and sample preparation steps for microbiological analysis of food samples into one single process.


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SLS at Medic East Africa 2016

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will once again be exhibiting at the Medic East Africa Exhibition (27th – 29th September, Oshwal Centre Nairobi, Kenya), underlining the importance we place on this region.

As one of the region’s leading events for the Laboratory Industry it allows us to meet our existing network of distributors in order to develop relationships and drive sales growth. We also use the show as a forum for meeting new companies to build on our growing list of principal partners, in both existing and new markets for SLS. It is a key trade show for the Laboratory Industry that reaches buyers  from the growth markets of the wider East African Region which SLS see as important for their international growth. Come and visit the SLS International team on stand K. C08


Charity Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

After 6 years of talking about it, 2 years of planning, saving, training and periodic panics over making sure everything was right, Key Accounts Co-ordinator Kimberley Dale has started her trek of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her uncle who died of an undiagnosed heart condition.

The trek will take roughly five days to the summit, hopefully arriving in time to see the sun rise and another 2 back down covering roughly 37 miles from gate to gate.

Everyone here at SLS is rooting for you Kimberley. Best of luck!


New Van Fleet for SLS

SLS have welcomed a new van fleet enabling us to keep up to date with the latest vehicle technology, to ensure fast, efficient deliveries to our customers.


Scientific Centrepieces for Wedding Couple

Newcastle University technicians tie the knot with a little help from Scientific Lab Supplies. When enthusiastic science technicians, Anthony from Department of Dental Materials and Nicola, from ICM, were planning their wedding they knew a fitting centrepiece for their wedding breakfast tables would be a selection of scientific glassware to hold flowers.


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Scientific Laboratory Show draws over 1,000 to Nottingham

Leading science academics and entrepreneurs from around the world gathered in Nottingham on Wednesday 25th May for the 2016 Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference. Organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and The Science Council, “Working Together to Advance UK Science” attracted over 1,000 delegates interested in science innovation, professional career development, STEM work in schools and the latest laboratory technology. 


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SLS Laboratory Show - A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone that attended the SLS Laboratory Show 2016 at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Wednesday 25th May. The show was attended by over 1000 technicians and scientists from 20 countries making this year’s show the biggest and best to date. With support from the Science Council and our key sponsors Eppendorf and Corning, plus all of the leading manufacturers that were present including BD, Bibby Scientific, Grant, Motic, Ohaus, Thermo Scientific, we were able to ensure that the event was a huge success. 

We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!


Nottingham hosts international scientists at top Laboratory Show

Leading science academics and entrepreneurs from around the world will be in Nottingham from Monday 23rd May to visit research projects and attend the 2016 Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference at the EMCC on Wednesday 25th May. Organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and The Science Council, the 80 representatives from Africa, China, the Gulf States and Ireland will visit the University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences in Sutton Bonington, enjoy an evening at The Galleries of Justice, and join guests for a Gala Dinner before the main conference.


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Top Safety Accreditation for Scientific Laboratory Supplies

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.


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The History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’ campaign gathers momentum ahead of international science show

Organisers of the biennial International Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference to be held in Nottingham, England this May are delighted with the immediate response to their campaign to chronicle the ‘History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’. Nottingham-based Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and The Science Council are asking anyone with a passion for science to nominate the object they feel has had the greatest impact on lab-based scientific research over the last 200 years.

Whether it’s the Bunsen burner or the microscope, scientists young and old are being asked to post their nominations along with a photo or picture if available, online www.scientificlaboratoryshow.com or via Twitter @SciLabShow #SciLabShow2016 #10LabObjects.


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SLS Helps Raise Money for Cancer Research

Friday 26th February 2016 saw SLS fundraising for the 1in2 Day in support of the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre and Nottingham Trent University.

The annual 1in2 Day helps to raise funds for the lifesaving work carried out by Nottingham Trent University and the John Van Geest Centre. The day is named in recognition of the statistic that at least 1in2 of us are now predicted to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lifetime.


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The History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’ campaign launches top Lab Show

Organisers of the biennial Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference to be held in Nottingham this May have launched a campaign to chronicle the ‘History of the Laboratory in Ten Objects’. Anyone with a passion for science can nominate the object they feel has had the greatest impact on lab-based scientific research over the last 200 years.


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Scientific Laboratory Show 2016

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd with Key Supply Partners Eppendorf and Corning proudly present the 2016 Scientific Laboratory show with Scientific Conference content produced by The Science Council.

An exciting occasion of real scientific value now established as an integral part of the UK scientific calendar attracting delegates from over 20 countries.An opportunity to see and discuss the latest products and developments from over 60 of the world’s leading manufacturers of laboratory products all under one roof.

Attend an independent scientific conference presented by The Science Council with sessions from leading members of UK scientific community covering topical scientific issues making a difference in everyday life.

Unique opportunity to network with peers across all sectors of our industry, manufacturers, distributors, academics, specialists, lab technicians, press and media... domestic and international.


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Scientific Laboratory Supplies marks move to BioCity Scotland with Scottish Laboratory Show

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables has relocated its Scottish operations to BioCity Scotland.

The move to the Newhouse bioscience business incubator signifies SLS’s commitment to investing in science in Scotland and will consolidate its existing relationship with the wider BioCity Group. BioCity Scotland provides biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies with high spec laboratories and office space, as well as access to expertise, finance and support. It already has more space occupied than any other incubator in Scotland.


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Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) hosts first Scottish Laboratory Show and Conference at BioCity Scotland

Investing in Science in Scotland was the theme of Scotland’s first Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference organised by SLS, the UK’s largest independent British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables. The event on Thursday 29th October gathered senior scientists, entrepreneurs and laboratory managers to BioCity Scotland for a day of presentations, including an address by Dr. Susie Mitchell, Programme Director for Glasgow City of Science.


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Macmillan Coffee Morning

A big thank you to everyone who raised £147 for the Macmillan Appeal coffee morning on Friday 25 September 2015. Many contributed homemade cakes and a veritable feast was had by all!


SLS Deliver Thought Provoking Presentation at COUP 2015

SLS led a supplier session of ‘Changing behaviour to get the best value from your suppliers’ at COUP (Conference on University Purchasing) 2015.

The session was well attended and covered areas such as supply chain rationalisation, soft savings, strategy alignment and sustainability.


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SLS Raises £750 for Macmillan Cancer Care at COUP 2015

Scientific Laboratory Supplies are delighted to announce a total of £750 raised after a phenomenal response to their Macmillan Cancer Care ‘Roulette table’ at COUP (Conference on University Purchasing) 2015.


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Win-Win at BioCity Scotland Show

After a very successful conference and exhibition to mark the opening of our new office at BioCity, Scotland, it was an added bonus that we also made someone very happy.

We ran a competition based on the SLS timeline. Shauna Kerr, Research Technician, University of Glasgow was the lucky winner and she had this to say about the experience “Just to say what a great turnout at the SLS Scotland Lab Show. It was a really well organised and informative day. It is great that SLS took the time out to bring us to the lovely new BioCity Office – and the days program of speakers and supplier exhibition stands, made it one of the best Lab Shows I have attended. I hope more of these days are in the pipeline.”


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Win £250 of Amazon Vouchers

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will be exhibiting for the first time at Lab Innovations, (4-5 November at Birmingham NEC).

To be in with a chance to win £250 of Amazon vouchers all you need to do is upload a photo to our Facebook page or tweet us a photo of you on our stand using the #theSLSexperience with the answer to this simple question:

How many years combined laboratory industry experience does the current SLS’ workforce have?

We’ll give you a clue … it’s somewhere on our stand J2!

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Scientific Laboratory Supplies Makes Finding the Right Product Simple

SLS is the UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, consumables and chemicals. Now, with the launch of a host of new web site features it is even easier to find the products amongst the extensive range of products and manufacturer brands featured on the SLS web site.


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SLS Article in Lab News

Steve Roebuck, Sales Manager for Higher Education and Research Councils, has written an article for Lab News' January issue: "Tweaking your 'procurement engine' - will your lab benefit?"

Follow the link to read the article.


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MediCity Innovators’ Week to tackle healthcare challenges of the future

Nottingham, UK: 17 – 21 November 2014: #MIW2014 Total Wellness

A robot designed to help autistic children and a social media campaign for diabetics are among the enterprising new ideas pitched at this year’s MediCity Innovators’ Week starting Monday 17 November 2014 in Nottingham.

MediCity, the health, beauty and wellness innovation hub will host some of the UK’s leading healthcare experts, inventors, businesses and investors during the week 17–21 November which also marks the first anniversary of the hub’s official opening.


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SLS Stands Up to Cancer

On Friday 17 October SLS staff offered a jewellery cleaning service, utlising an ultrasonic bath and hosted a raffle, which resulted in over £200 being raised for Stand Up To Cancer.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.


SLS Wins Another Award

SLS are proud to announce their second high-profile national laboratory consumables award in as many months.

The Southern University Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) have recently evaluated and awarded places on the prestigious Inter-Regional Laboratory Agreement (IRLA) framework for consumables. SLS as one of the few successful companies appointed onto the contract will now work closely with the SUPC to implement and deliver their gold-standard service and high quality product portfolio to academic accounts across the UK over the next 4 years.

Further evidence supporting SLS as a premier laboratory product distributor in the UK and the largest independent – Delivering Precisely the Quality You Need!


Thermo Fisher Scientific Awards SLS

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised by Thermo Fisher Scientific with ‘Best Laboratory Consumables Award 2014’. This accolade is given annually to the Independent Channel Partner in Europe who has shown the best growth for our consumables business, along with demonstrating the highest level of engagement with the Thermo Fisher organisation.


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Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd announced as preferred public sector supplier

SLS has been confirmed as the single source distributor for the public sector Laboratory Consumables contract by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS).


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SLS Show Attracts Local Business News

The Nottingham Business post features SLS conference and show, highlighting the importance of science in the city.


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International scientists gather in Nottingham

Over 70 scientists from 16 countries are due in Nottingham this month for the biennial Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre on the University of Nottingham campus. This is the largest gathering of leading academic and commercial scientific experts in the city for several years, for what has become an occasion of real scientific value for leading manufacturers and for visiting international delegates. The three-day event is organised by Nottingham-based Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd, in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry and is further recognition of the city’s growing influence in the UK’s life sciences business sector.


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Vivienne Parry OBE to facilitate international Laboratory Show

Nottingham, UK: 14 May 2014. The Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE will introduce and facilitate The Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference to be held in Nottingham on 14 May this year. Hosted by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the biennial event is expected to draw over 1,000 UK and overseas delegates interested in laboratory technology, logistics, safety, project management and commercialisation.


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MediCity Director to speak on Technology to Market at international laboratory show in May

Nottingham, UK: 14 May 2014. The Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Leading biomedical scientist and Director of MediCity David Browning is confirmed as headline speaker at The Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference to be held in Nottingham on 14 May this year. Hosted by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the biennial event is expected to draw over 1,000 UK and overseas delegates interested in laboratory technology, logistics, safety, project management and commercialisation. The Conference will focus on the latest developments in Innovation and Technology and will feature a full day of talks, interactive sessions and one to one specialist guidance on health and safety issues in laboratories. Full event and booking details are available on the website www.scientificlaboratoryshow.com.


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SLS triumphs in Medilink East Midlands Business Awards

Scientific Laboratory Supplies walked away with the award for Outstanding Achievement in this year’s Medilink East Midlands Business Awards. Peter Lister and Laura Armstrong collected the prize at the Innovation Day awards dinner held Thursday 13th June at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport.

SLS were shortlisted for two Medilink East Midlands Business awards, including the Export Achievement Award, which is recognition in itself. Winning the Outstanding Achievement Award is a brilliant accomplishment for the SLS team, as is the recognition within the East Midlands Life Science community.


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Thermo Scientific Awards SLS

Thermo Scientific have awarded SLS with "Best Independent Channel Partner in Europe for Laboratory Equipment and Laboratory Consumables"

Stephen Pickering (Thermo Scientific) presenting the award to Peter Chapman (SLS)


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