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We’ve been operating in the UK since the first half of the twentieth century, initially delivering trade services to the agricultural and oil sectors. Today, SGS United Kingdom Limited has grown into the country’s leading provider of independent inspection, certification, testing verification and training services, employing nearly 1,500 people.

Based in our head office in Ellesmere Port, we have over 50 facilities, including 17 laboratory facilities, spread across the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We operate in nearly every section of the UK economy – from testing fuel used in Formula 1 racing cars and Air Force One, to ensuring paper is sourced from sustainable forests.

Ensuring effective, high-quality training to give personnel the up-to-date skills your organisation needs is essential. Utilising worldwide centres of excellence to meet your training needs through the SGS Academy, we are able to provide a unique range of local solutions and global services.

Our oil, gas and chemical operations represent a major focus with a high number of our sites based in coastal areas where shipping and refineries are located. 

Our focus is on innovative ways to deliver benefits to organisations. This allows us to help you to improve quality, safety, efficiency, productivity and speed to market while reducing risk and building trust in sustainable operations.