Anthias Consulting, a WEConnect International women-owned business, is celebrating ten years of sharing expertise in Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) through their consultancy services and training courses.
Diane Turner MSc MRSC, who founded the company in 2005, has spent over 15 years working with GC and was formerly an applications chemist, developing and troubleshooting applications, methods and instruments to directly address customer needs in the field.
Diane felt that it was important to provide manufacturer-independent, unbiased training and consultancy; a need that was not being addressed at the time. Listening to the analysts who use the GC instrumentation and understanding the range of products available, Anthias aims to “bridge the gap” and enable clients to get the best out of their analytical systems.
Anthias has developed a varied client base that includes multinational corporations, small independent laboratories and academic institutions spanning a variety of industries; from food analysis, fragrance, forensics, healthcare, environment and petrochemicals through to agriculture and archaeology – highlighting gas chromatography as a widely-used analytical technique.
Over the past ten years, Diane has expanded her team of consultants and trainers to match the increasing range of courses offered, catering for all levels of experience; from complete beginners through to advanced courses focusing on specific techniques. The majority of Anthias courses are now approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry, providing independent affirmation of the high standard of the course content.
The company is enjoying continued growth and is currently looking to appoint two consultant/trainers to further enhance its position in the field.
Anthias has had great success overseas, with consultants travelling extensively to deliver training and consultancy to clients across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and delegates from all over the world regularly attend Anthias courses in the UK.
Of this exciting anniversary, Diane Turner, Founder and Director said:
“This is a rewarding milestone for the company and whilst I feel a great sense of personal achievement I am very proud of the whole team both past and present that has enabled Anthias to reach this anniversary. I enjoy the variety of work and new challenges that come from working with such an enthusiastic and diverse client base. I think our key to success has been flexibility, delivering training and consultancy at client sites or at a range of hosted facilities, especially The Open University, and continually working our customers’ feedback and needs into the training we provide.”
The Anthias team plan to celebrate this significant milestone by enjoying a summer picnic and punting in Cambridge. The company will also be producing a limited-edition mug featuring their special 10-year anniversary logo and Diane will be speaking at the ‘Advances in GC V’ event organised by the Chromatographic Society later in the year.
More information about Anthias Consulting can be found on their website: http://www.anthias.co.uk/