Their 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.
They celebrate the fact that their 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. They are, and plan to remain, an SME (Small / Medium-sized Enterprise) focussed on providing high quality specialised services.
Their services cover decision support
, risk assessment
development together with the provision of customised training
in all these areas. Currently their projects
are primarily focussed on the safety and environmental consequences of nuclear
power and carbon
-based fuels. However, they are always keen to broaden their horizons to other technical challenges aimed at ensuring the sustainability of planet earth.
They 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, they embrace collaborative working with other organisations
in order to provide the best possible solutions for their clients. To date they 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 their Environmental Policy Statement