Quintessa

About Us

Our vision is to provide leading-edge scientific, mathematical and strategic consultancy, scientific software development and research to public and private science-based organisations to facilitate a low carbon energy future.

Quintessa was founded in 1999 with the vision of providing an enjoyable and fulfilling working environment in which talented scientists and mathematicians can use their problem solving skills to help clients address key issues. Quintessa operates at the interface between academia and industry, facilitating the application of leading-edge knowledge in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We celebrate the fact that our principal assets are talented individuals with leading edge expertise in their chosen fields and a passion for problem solving. Quintessa is an employee-owned company, and an active member of the Employee Ownership Association, where everyone is empowered to contribute to operational and strategic decisions. We are, and plan to remain, an SME (Small / Medium-sized Enterprise) focussed on providing high quality specialised services.

Our  services cover decision support, geosciences, mathematics, risk assessment and software development together with the provision of customised training in all these areas. Currently our projects are primarily focussed on the safety and environmental consequences of nuclear power and carbon-based fuels. However, we are always keen to broaden our horizons to other technical challenges aimed at ensuring the sustainability of planet earth.

We are proud to work for some of the world’s leading science-based organisations and strive to build trusted partnerships with them in order to understand and address their needs. To achieve this, we embrace collaborative working with other organisations and individuals in order to provide the best possible solutions for our clients. To date we have carried out more than 600 projects for over 60 clients in 20 countries.

Quintessa works to a Quality Management System that has been independently certified to operate in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, including the requirements of the TickITplus standard for software development. Quality system and other management processes are incorporated into the web-based Quintessa Information System (QIS) to allow information to be shared, processed and analysed across the company. Quintessa's operations are carried out with due regard to their potential environmental impact, as described in our Environmental Policy Statement.