Industry News: SelectScience Wins UK Life Science Employer of the Year Award 2014

16 May 2014

Bath, UK (May, 16th, 2014) – SelectScience, an independent, expert-led scientific review resource for the worldwide scientific community, has been recognised in the UK Life Science Skills Award scheme. The honour acknowledges how SelectScience attracts the highest calibre of individuals in the industry, allowing them to flourish by encouraging innovation and inspiration. Through a culture of success and achievement, employees are enabled to fulfil their personal career ambitions, while giving the best support to scientists and sponsors.

This award follows the company’s continued expansion and recent series of successes during 2013, in which SelectScience celebrated 15 years in business, reached 250,000 members from the global scientific community and received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, demonstrating the commitment of the SelectScience team to delivering excellence, quality and customer focus. SelectScience has revolutionised the way life scientists communicate, educate and disseminate information. By combining science and technology with a creative and dynamic approach, SelectScience has been endorsed as the go-to place for scientists and the leading publisher in the life science sector.

CEO, Publisher and Co-Founder of SelectScience, Arif Butt, said: “We are honoured to have received this award and to be acknowledged as the top UK employer in the life science industry. Our team is part of a global business that has helped us go from strength to strength over the past 15 years.” He continued: “I credit the success of SelectScience to our focus on investing in people and enabling them to develop. We aim to expand further in 2014 and are always looking for the brightest and best individuals to grow with us.”

The Life Science Skills Awards is a scheme that rewards apprentices, individuals and employers who have excelled in contributing to the development of skills within the life science sector. The UK Life Science Employer of the Year Award specifically recognises those employers who have demonstrated that they value their workforce and are committed to ensuring that each individual has opportunities to improve, both personally and professionally, through the provision of enabling and flexible learning. SelectScience places great importance on its workforce and ensures that success is embedded into the company. The company provides support and training and understands that by helping its people to grow it helps the company grow.

Polly Ward, HR Manager, SelectScience commented: “We are a company which operates on a national and local scale. As well as hiring individuals from all over the world, SelectScience forges close connections at the local universities, including the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Swansea, helping us give back to the community by employing local graduates into our business each year. Our CEO is committed to taking the time to mentor the next generation of industry leaders across the globe.”
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About SelectScience
Founded in 1998, SelectScience is an independent, expert-led scientific review resource for the worldwide scientific community, where over 250,000 members are engaging globally through product reviews, videos, webinars, films and other services. At the forefront of scientific online publishing, SelectScience is leading the way in which laboratory science is communicated globally via engaging online content and a unique, trusted peer review programme. With a head office located between Bath and Bristol and employees spread across America and Europe, SelectScience combines science and technology with a creative and dynamic approach.
Trusted by scientists and manufacturers, SelectScience offers the fastest way to impartial, expert opinion about the best laboratory equipment and latest techniques. The go-to place for scientists aims to improve the way in which laboratory science is communicated globally, helping manufacturers and scientists to have dialogue and engagement on techniques and applications. This enables scientists to make decisions more easily and quickly in their work and enables manufacturers to engage in meaningful conversations with scientists to improve their success in business. For further information, please visit

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