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NCL attains ISO9001:2015 certification



NCL are delighted to announce that it is has secured ISO 9001:2015 certification.

To achieve certification NCL had to demonstrate its dedication and commitment to meeting customer needs, operating efficient management processes and delivering a consistent, quality service. Commenting on the certification award Managing Director, James Trow said:

“ISO 9001 is a way of demonstrating to everyone you deal with that you are committed to quality in all areas of your business. To achieve certification NCL had to prove through rigorous assessment that it takes the quality of its services, professional development and systems very seriously. We are very pleased that the auditors agreed.”

The benefits of certification will be felt by our customers and partners, who can be assured that NCL is committed to a quality service and continual improvement. James added:

 “Continuous improvement is a key part of the company’s ethos and the requirements of ISO 9001 for the management of quality throughout the business support this approach strongly.”

Salford University Acoustics Masterclass


George Gibbs and James Trow of Noise Consultants were invited to present a technical masterclass for second, third and fourth year acoustics students at Salford University. Both George and James are alumni of the University and were asked to cover topics that would be of interest and assistance to students looking to work in the acoustics industry.


George’s presentation was a summary of the mechanics and considerations associated with ground-borne vibration. His presentation covered the most common source of ground-borne vibration, along with the various assessment and calculation methodologies and mitigation options.

George included a summary of recent project work undertaken by Noise Consultants in the field of ground-borne vibration, including their assessment of likely cosmetic damage to buildings from large infrastructure related construction activities.

As an industry lead in aviation noise, James presented on his experience and knowledge of addressing noise as part of airport infrastructure projects. The presentation included an overview of the regulatory and policy considerations and assessment methodologies used by consultants when evaluating airport noise impacts.

James set out examples of the various noise control measures available to help mitigate, reduce and manage aircraft noise, pointing out the relevance of non-acoustic factors.

Noise Consultants are looking to further improve their links with further education establishments, such as the University of Salford, and are looking to offer placement year opportunities for students in 2019.

If you are interested in a placement year with Noise Consultants, please contact us at contact@noiseconsultants.co.uk

NCL turns one



Noise Consultants Limited (NCL) has marked its first birthday with a team day at its new office in Warrington.

The team were joined by colleagues from sister company Air Quality Consultants Limited[1], welcoming new recruits George Gibbs (Associate Director) and Lukas Drinkwater (Assistant Consultant).

In its first year NCL has been part of key infrastructure projects including airport expansion and high-speed rail. It has also delivered over 50 other projects including those involving noise mapping and action planning,  planning related assessments for a number of mixed-use developments, and a range of innovation-related projects.

To help deliver this work, the NCL team has grown to make it one of the larger independent noise and vibration consultancies in the UK.

In reflecting on its first year, James Trow the Managing Director of NCL said “It has been a fantastic first year for NCL. The diversity and quality of our project work coupled with the commitment of our growing team has been excellent. We’re looking forward to the coming year in our new office and will be looking to build on our good start”.

[1] Air Quality Consultants, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, has a strong and proven track record in providing air quality services to private and public sector clients, both within the UK and internationally.

We have moved!


Bankside.PNGWe are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in Warrington.  

Having spent our first year by Warrington Central Station, our old office served us well, and we have some great memories there, but we couldn't be more excited about our new space.

Our new office is located at Bankside, in town centre Warrington – a moments’ walk from Warrington Bank Quay Station, making it less than 2 hours from Central London and less than 3 hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh by rail.

It has been an exciting first year for NCL, and we look to our new office as the start of another exciting chapter providing the basis for further growth. We're still working on getting settled in, but we're incredibly excited to be in the new space. If you're in the area, feel free to stop in and say hello – the kettle is always on!

Our new address is:

6 Bankside,
Crosfield Street

NCL support InnovateUK Project


Noise Consultants Limited are supporting Invenio Systems Limited on their InnovateUK-sponsored StopCheck project.

InnovateUK is the UK’s innovation agency and is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and award funding investing in science and research.

Invenio Systems was founded in April 2015 to provide innovative solutions to the water industry. The company develops sophisticated new sensors, hardware, technology and mechanisms to collect infrastructure data that demonstrate significant reduction in water wastage and leakage, to better support investment decisions and guide routine operations

Stop.Check is designed to speed up the process and focus on locating unmetered properties with internal plumbing leaks and small underground supply pipe leaks that can't be found with current technologies. An InnovateUK Infrastructure competition industrial research grant will allow Invenio to work with industrial partners, including UKWIR, to scale the system and extend the technology to improve the current SoA combining sophisticated acoustic sensor capability with the existing sensors.

NCL are providing technical support to Invenio on both the hardware and software aspects of the project, working with data obtained from field technicians using prototype hardware.

The project is set to run to December 2018 – watch this space!

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