Noise Consultants Invests in Technical Resources


To support a growing workload, Noise Consultants have invested in a number of technical resources. This has included Rion NL52 sound level meters and software tools including Insul. These investments complements our existing noise modelling and GIS capacities. Chris Youdale, Senior Consultant said “We have  anumber of active projects that require survey and acoustic design work and we were of the view that we needed to hold our own resources to help delivery of these. I am very pleased that we now have our own fleet of equipment and pass on that benefit to our clients”.

NCL attend Salford Acoustics Career Fair


Noise Consultants were proud to attend Salford University’s Acoustics Career Fair. The fair, which aims to provide pre and post-graduates on Salford’s acoustics courses an understanding of career paths and employment opportunities, occurs annually and is attended by several consultancies. James Trow, Managing Director, who attended the fair said “It’s wonderful to be able to come back to Salford where my career in acoustics began and to give other fledging acousticians the same opportunities that I received when I first started”. Those interested in opportunities with Noise Consultants should visit our careers page.

Launch of Noise Consultants Limited


Noise Consultants Limited has been launched as a sister company to Air Quality Consultants Ltd..  Noise and vibration expert, James Trow, will be the Managing Director.  The new company will offer a wide range of environmental noise and vibration consultancy services to the private and public sectors. 

Air Quality Consultants Ltd was established in 1993 and has become the UK’s leading independent specialist air quality consultancy.  The launch of Noise Consultants Limited will provide clients with the opportunity for a joined-up approach to meeting their air quality and noise assessment requirements. 

Noise Consultants Limited will be led by James Trow, who was formerly Technical Director at Amec Foster Wheeler (now Wood plc), where he led the UK noise and vibration team.  He has a strong technical background in noise and vibration assessments for a wide range of industrial, commercial and infrastructure projects, with particular experience in the aviation sector. 

James Trow said:

“I am delighted to be leading Noise Consultants Limited. The team at Air Quality Consultants Ltd is renowned for the expert knowledge and the excellent service it provides to its clients across a wide-range of sectors. I’m looking forward to developing the noise and vibration practice, and delivering to these same high standards.”

Welcoming James, Prof Duncan Laxen, Managing Director of Air Quality Consultants Ltd said: 

“We are delighted that James has joined us to lead our new noise consultancy practice. He brings significant technical experience and specialist skills in areas from aviation to planning and development projects. James has a reputation for managing and delivering robust and innovative work to clients in both the private and public sectors. His technical expertise coupled with his focus on quality and excellent service are the same core values that have led Air Quality Consultants Ltd to its position as the leading independent air quality consultancy in the UK.


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James Trow to talk at the IoA conference


James Trow of Noise Consultants Limited, is to appear at the Institute of Acoustics Infrastructure Acoustics half-day conference in Manchester on 18th October.  

James will be lending his skills and experience in aviation noise to provide the conference, which is being held at the University of Salford, with a run down of the latest developments in managing aircraft noise though the consenting process.

Tickets are available here.