We are part of the McQuilkin Group, an independent Scottish family business that has enjoyed the support of laboratories for over 100 years.

Originating in Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, where we supplied the West of Scotland’s heavy industry, we have changed with the times and our customer base is now life science, health care, pharmaceutical production and food analysis.

Our new website opens opportunities to view the world’s finest manufacturers of Laboratory Instrumentation, Consumables and Chemicals.

With a large quantity of stock held in our distribution depot on Aycliffe Business Park, we have a wide variety of items that can be supplied immediately. This is backed up by daily deliveries from the exceptional support of our main supplier VWR International Ltd.

The market demands a quick response to orders received and we at NELS make every effort to ensure we satisfy you the customer.

Scott McQuilkin

Managing Director

SCOTT

Scott has been with the business now for 20 years and his challenge at first was to understand the company from inside and out.

He focused on how we as a company handle every aspect, from our vast range of product to manufacturing process. From Goods in, Deliveries through to Project Management and AutoCAD and Account Management and finance, he has worked in all departments in each of the companies, understanding what we do and how we give the best possible customer experience. Scott plays a vital role in maintaining customer and employee relationships which are so important to the future of our business. He enjoys family, rugby, skiing and trekking and takes great enjoyment from seeing the teams and businesses develop.

Email scott@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

Tracy Smith

Financial Manager

Tracey

Tracy has been with NELS for over 25 years now and before that was employed in accountancy, recycling industry, shipping, and telecoms.

As well as finance she is also our Quality Manager and in charge of the Sales Office at Newton Aycliffe, and is responsible for looking after standing orders, setting up new projects, and our operating procedures. Out of the office, you’ll find Tracy looking after her huge collection of bees and helping out with the local animal rescue charities. The latest additions to the family home have been a hedgehog and a couple of foxes!

 

Email tracy@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

Paul Price

Commercial Manager

Paul Price

Joining in September 2017 Paul brought with him over 20 years experience of purchasing knowledge within the laboratory equipment and chemicals industry.

With a CIPS qualification he is continuously striving for excellent supplier relations, and understands the benefits these will have to our customers. Being based in the North West Paul is also focussed on developing the NELS customer base in this region. He is sports mad and will spend most of his weekends boring his family to death with football, rugby league, F1 (or anything else he can squeeze in if he gets the TV remote quick enough!)

Email paul@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

Steven Sweeney

Sales Manager

STEVEN

Steve joined the team in 2014 after gaining a degree in Biology and then working in hospital microbiology and blood science laboratories.

He is responsible for most of our key accounts in the North East and is dedicated to providing them first class account management and service. His experience in laboratory supplies means he’ll often be able to find a solution to any lab concerns you may have. Steve loves sport especially football and tennis, and has an avid interest in natural history and spends much time enjoying the wealth of beautiful wilderness here in the North East.

Email steve@nels.co.uk
Phone 07964 124 993

Laura Barber

Account Manager

LAURA

Laura joined the Sales Team in 2017 and has a chemistry background including a degree in Pharmaceutical Science.

Previously Laura had worked in the pharmaceutical industry so we thought she’d be a perfect fit for us. Since she’s been here she has delighted her customers by becoming their scientific personal shopper! She is a keen baker and netball player for two teams based in Sheffield.

 

Email laura@nels.co.uk
Phone 07377 702 058

Mark O’Maolain

Account Manager

MARK

Mark came to us in 2018 to provide support for our expansion into the North West.

Having previously been involved in Business Development he has brought this experience to the region where amongst his roles is to build solid relationships with customers and be on hand for reliable support whenever required. He has a degree in biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin which was paired with Natural Sciences. In his spare time he enjoys football and Irish Sports, which he used to play, as well as hiking and general outdoor pursuits.

Email mark@nels.co.uk
Phone 07377 702 059

Rachel Dickinson

Account Manager

McQuilkin Holders

Rachel has been with NELS since June 2018 and prior to that worked as a lab manager for a DNA testing company doing relationship testing and also as a forensic scientist (examining crime scene exhibits).

She has a degree in Biology, and this laboratory background helps with relating to and helping customers as she’s literally been there herself as a customer. She has a bit of an obsession with dogs and has a 10 year-old Labrador… you could say she never really escapes the lab!

Email rachel@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

Aanisah Zaman

Account Manager

Aanisah joined NELS in September 2019 and has a degree in Biomedical Sciences (Hons) and a Masters in Medical Sciences.
She enjoys communicating and interacting with our customers to satisfy their needs and learning more about the companies in the area. With a keen eye for detail, Aanisah came first and second respectively in local and national entrepreneurial competitions.
Her hobbies include going to the gym to weight train and in her spare time, she likes to cook and bake. If she’s not doing that, then she’s new trying restaurants. A serious passion for all things food we’d say.

Vicky Whitley

Customer Services

Vicky

Vicky is our longest serving member of the internal sales team having joined NELS in 2002.

Over this time she has developed excellent relationships with some of our key accounts. Vicky has an in-depth knowledge of our systems and processes and is involved in many aspects of the business from sales order processing, stock control and associated purchasing activity. Outside of work Vicky really enjoys being a Mum. And in her own words her hobbies are relaxing in the hot-tub, doing wordsearches and shopping for high heels, although we are unsure if she manages these three things all at the same time.

Email vicky@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

Chloe Lightfoot

Customer Services

CHLOE

Those calling into the office have a good chance of getting through to Chloe on the line.

She’s been here since 2013 and has recently come back into the fold after having some time away to have a new baby boy (and she also thought getting a french bulldog puppy at the same time would be a good idea!). She’s always super keen to help our customers whether it be sourcing new products or finding some extra value for them. Give her a try!

Email chloe@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

Maxine Prince

Customer Services

MAXINE

Max is our most recent recruit and has joined NELS to provide administrational support to the Customer Services team and NELS.

She’s settled perfectly into the team and works diligently to ensure customer orders work smoothly through the system and our clients always receive their goods on time. Not being a fan of the cold weather Max loves to holiday in warmer climates, and when in the office keeps her temperature up with her permanently switched on fan heater!

Email maxine@nels.co.uk
Phone 01325 301 230

McQuilkin:

We are an independent Scottish family business that has enjoyed the support of laboratories for over 100 years.

Originating in Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, where we supplied the West of Scotland’s heavy industry, we have changed with the times and our customer base is now life science, health care, pharmaceutical production and food analysis.

Our new website opens opportunities to view the world’s finest manufacturers of Laboratory Instrumentation, Consumables and Chemicals.

With stocks of over 14,000 products at our distribution depot at Rennie place, East Kilbride we have a wide variety of the finest Laboratory equipment on offer. We are backed up with daily deliveries from the exceptional support of our main supplier VWR International.

The market demands a quick response to orders received and we at McQuilkin & Co make every effort to ensure we satisfy you the customer.

Laboratory Specialist Services:

LSS make laboratory furniture and fume cupboards for industrial, research, pharmaceutical and education applications. But like us at McQuilkin; they believe that by valuing every client, and providing the highest level of service, they make a real difference to the process.

Their design engineers take pride in caring about client needs, goals, and business imperatives. And, whether you’re a laboratory planner, architect, engineer or end user – they listen and tailor their response to you; from initial design stages, through to completion. And everything is efficiently managed and reaches the highest safety standards.

Always working around you, they provide complete turnkey solutions or simply work as part of your team. And, to help you hit even the tightest deadlines, they have recently invested in their own high-quality, in-house manufacturing facility. Like us and as part of the McQuilkin Group, they’re here to help.

Find out more about how they can help save you time and give you one less thing to worry about.