Quality Management Standard Awarded to Ash Life Sciences


Ash Life Sciences based at The Hive in North Somerset has been accredited with a prestigious Quality Management Standard.

Ash Life Sciences, which specialises in the supply, calibration and service of analytical instruments for the pharmaceutical and municipal service industries, has been certified to ISO 9001: 2015.

The standard is sought after by companies and organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.  ISO 9001:2015 Certification assures of efficient Quality Management Systems that will save time and cost, improve efficiency and ultimately improve customer relationships. It is also mandatory for public sector work.

Ash Life Sciences was founded in May 2016, by husband and wife team Alan and Sue Hill.  The couple set out to create a company that focused on quality and value and ensured customers enjoyed efficient whole life cost of their analytical instruments.

Operations Director, Alan, has over 30 years’ experience in the engineering field with major pharmaceutical and municipal companies. Business Director, Sue, left a career in teaching – which included teaching business in further education as well as English in secondary schools – to take the position.

Since moving to The Hive in November 2017, Ash Life Services has expanded into a four-strong team with an impressive South West and nationwide client list including Bristol Water, GSK, Barts Hospital and Allergy Therapeutics.

“As we have ambitions to keep growing and expanding our customer base we were keen to achieve the ISO standard as a credential of our quality and professionalism.” explains Sue. “It was also beneficial to analyse the efficiency of our business to develop further.”

Rob Hicks, who leads on Business Development at The Hive, said:

“It is a privilege and joy to see the continuing expansion, growth and success of our tenants and we warmly congratulate Alan, Sue and the Ash Life team on their hard work and highly-deserved recognition.”

Rob Hicks, Alan Hill, Sue Hill

(l-r) Rob Hicks, Alan Hill, Sue Hill