Purchasing Consortium Suppliers

Please see the list of our Purchasing Consortium suppliers below. If you have any questions please contact Lee Pratley, Head of Purchasing and Membership, [email protected] or call +44 (0)1235 420 876.

Fisher Scientific

Laboratory Consumables, Equipment, Chemicals & Services

  • Average 50% off list price
  • Over 2000 specially priced lab essentials.
  • Free delivery

Louise Sutton
Regional Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 77 881 44158

RS Components

Industrial MRO Distributor
600,000 products available / Procurement Solutions / RS Local / Inventory Solutions / Calibration / DesignSpark / Export / Product Support / Delivery Options including same day delivery available

5% Discount available to OBN Full Members 
Stewart Speirs
Industry Sector Specialist
RS Components
Tel: 01536 405086
Email: [email protected]


Sigma-Aldrich, now part of Merck, aims to accelerate customer success through innovation and leadership in life science and high technology

  • Free standard delivery
  • Discounts across 100,000’s of products, ranging from antibodies to analytical standards.
  • Over 1,000 specially priced products
  • Free delivery
  • Technical seminars and support available
  • New discounts for Solvents, General Lab Chemicals, Antibodies and Cell Culture Products

OBN Members click here to place orders and for more information 



Air Products

Liquid Nitrogen, Scientific Gases and Cryogenic Storage Equipment For many industries, the gases and equipment Air Products supply are a lifeline. We want you to think of Air Products as a key part of your business. From Life Science Cryogenic solutions to Specialty gases including Analytical and Pharma grades. With our strong knowledge of Liquid Nitrogen and our class-leading range of Chart MVE freezers, we are able to provide the optimum turnkey solution to meet your needs, including comprehensive project management solution for the storage of your critical samples. With significant discounts to our members for the following products:

  •  Liquid Nitrogen
  •      Liquid CO2
  •      Liquid Argon

Nick Brown
Business Development Manager
Air Products Industrial Gases
M: +44 (0)7881 582693
E: [email protected]
W:Biomedical Products
W:Specialty Gases

Air Liquide


Laboratory Gases and Dry Ice Special OBN prices on Dry Ice, Cylinder gases including Nitrogen, Argon, CO2, Helium, Hydrogen and Oxygen.

Robert Severn
Market Specialist
Research & Analysis
M: +44 (0) 7525 298912
T: +44 (0) 1782 822061
[email protected]


2B Scientific

Europe's fastest growing life science reagents distributor
More than 2 million quality products from over 150 primary suppliers

15% Discount available to OBN Full Members 

Lauri Saastamoinen
Technical Account Manager
2B Scientific
Tel: 01869 238 033
Email: [email protected]

Northern Balance

As an ISO 17025 accredited and ISO 9001 certified business with over 150 years’ weighing expertise, we support the UK’s Life Sciences sector to reduce weighing risk and downtime with calibrations, testing, preventative maintenance and repairs nationwide.

Calibrations and tests

Asset management system

Legal for trade

Expert repairs

Preventative maintenance

Complimentary weighing advice and resources

Download the brochure to discover our expertise or get a quote to save up to 25% on weighing calibrations as a OBN member.

Contact: Andrew Simpson, Regional Sales Manager

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0344 477 1966

Visit: www.northernbalance.co.uk

AMS Biotechnology

Guaranteed phospho-specific* custom antibody production at a reduced price

  • Affinity purified phospho-specific and non-phospho antibody.
  • phospho and non-phospho peptide.
  • control sera.
  • ELISA results and project report.

* the affinity purified antibody does not recognise the non-phospho peptide.

+44 (0) 1235 232 100
[email protected]

Oxford Seating

Offer: Healthcare and laboratory seating.

  • Most comprehensive range of quality chairs and stools to meet all budgets
  • Free delivery
  • 5 year warranty on all products

Contact: Kirsty Lewis Sales Office Manager e-mail:   [email protected] telephone :  +44 (0)1491 838156 www.oxfordseating.co.uk

Bulb Laboratories

Offer: Free Preliminary Design/Cost Consultancy


We bring together a team of experienced specialists to provide a bespoke solution for the design and installation of your new laboratory facilities (CL1-3).

We are a unique organisation providing a single point of contact. Whether you need a small-scale research laboratory or complex R&D facility, the Bulb team can help you choose the right property, create a practical design solution, achieve value for money and manage the delivery of a quality project, right first time.

Dr Manisha Kulkarni, our Laboratory Specialist has years of laboratory user experience to understand your work-flows, compliance and equipment needs.

Considering a feasibility study? Get in touch.

Derek Jones
Pre-Contracts Director
E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: 07775712872
Office: 0118 9889200
Bulb Laboratories


Contamination Liabilities; – exit from and entry to facilities AVER provides a decontamination evaluation and contracting service; – identifying the contamination liabilities that are likely to be present as a result of past use of a facility.  This can be when vacating premises, as part of dilapidations assessments, or on taking-up new facilities that have previously been in-use. AVER offers a free initial consultation service to OBN members; – the facilities are viewed and a preliminary appraisal provided which can then be used as a start point for potential decontamination requirements.


Utility Team

Utility Team is one of the UK’s leading utilities and energy consultants, providing a wide range of value added Utility Management Solutions. With established relationships with all the major energy suppliers, as well as water and telecoms companies, at Utility Team we specialise in helping clients get the best value from their energy contracts, reduce their energy consumption, and minimise their carbon footprint. Our expert team has a wealth of experience and are happy to find your business to find the right cost saving solution on your utilities.

Contact your dedicated TBG account manager Kieran Dixon to see how he can stop utility costs attacking your bottom line.
M: 07591 202349             
E: [email protected]
T: 02476 997901              
F: 02476 997902    
W: www.utilityteam.co.uk   

Mary Ann Liebert

Online access to over 90 peer-reviewed journals across the Life Sciences, covering biotechnology and regenerative medicine, biomedical research, medicine, surgery and public health.

Purchasing options

  • Licence individual journals
  • Create your own custom collection
  • Access Tokens – providing access to all 90+ titles

Discounts are available for OBN members wishing to purchase independently, or as a consortium. We are happy to work with you to provide the solution that works best for you and your organisation.

Interested in a FREE 60 day trial to all +90 publications? Contact [email protected]

Matthew Crook

Sales Director

[email protected]

+44 (0) 1235 536927


EFR Travel Group

EFR Travel Group provide global corporate travel services for business professionals who are looking for a highly knowledgeable travel supplier who truly understands and delivers quality, value and service. Providing an outstanding product range supported by class leading technology, proven and tested systems and best in class procurement mechanisms. Highly experienced and knowledgeable travel experts delivering exceptional service with market leading pricing. 

Biotech Personnel

Renumeration Survey

Preferential OBN member rates for participating in the premier remuneration survey of the UK BIoIndustry. This is run annually with a publication date in October. Discounts also available for purchasing the survey. Note: only R&D companies are eligible to participate in or purchase this product.

Destination Cloud

IT Management
Destination Cloud is a next generation Cloud Managed Service Provider, active in the UK and Europe, offering specialist cloud business transformation solutions to businesses to work smarter, consistently and safer through the use of cloud technology.

Kyle Allard - Technical Director 

M - 07803 823 710 

E - [email protected] 

W - www.destinationcloud.co.uk


Legal Services
Discount on all Penningtons Manches’ private client services (drafting of Wills and codicils, probate work and lasting powers of attorney
Free 1 hour consultation with commercial lawyer.

Anna Burnside
+44 (0) 1865 722 10