Dundee-based James Hutton Institute forms new company, James Hutton Limited

James Hutton Limited - a new company that combines two commercial subsidiaries of Dundee-based James Hutton Institute - has begun trading.

James Hutton Limited – the newly-formed, wholly owned, subsidiary of the institute – combines Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) and Macaulay Scientific Consulting (MSC).

Professor Bob Ferrier, director of research impact at the James Hutton Institute – which is known in the fresh produce industry for its pioneering soft fruit research – said the merger enabled the two former consultancy businesses to combine their research expertise into a single offering.

He said that customers everywhere would now benefit from a broad range of scientific and analytical skills, economies of scale, world class research laboratories and facilities, and renowned science excellence.

The company will offer services such as consulting in assessment and remediation of contaminated land, flora and fauna surveying, and evaluation of land management practice.

James Hutton Limited will also provide services to more than 28 countries around the world, from small and medium enterprises to large multinationals.  

The interim managing director of James Hutton Limited, Dr Jonathan Snape, added: "Our best-in-class science research and analytical expertise for industrial and agricultural clients is supported by the institute, one of the UK's leading environmental and food security research organisations. We look forward to broadening our customer base locally and internationally and showcasing our bespoke science solutions to meet client needs."

James Hutton Limited will continue to be based at the Invergowrie site outside Dundee that houses its offices and laboratory facilities, and its office in Aberdeen.


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