Nigel Payne

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After beginning his career as an analyst with Severn Trent Water in 1978 and following work in Saudi Arabia with Metito Industries, Nigel joined Leo Taylor and Lucke, a consultant Public Analysts' laboratory in London, in 1986 where he undertook food, water and consumer protection testing amongst a wide range of other work. Following a merger to form Central Scientific Laboratories in 1990, he was appointed Quality Manager and then Laboratory Manager. Having gained the MChemA qualification in 1994, he relocated to the North East of England, working firstly with Pattinson Scientific Services in Newcastle upon Tyne as Public Analyst and Laboratory Manager, then with Durham County Council Scientific Services. In 2010, he moved to Somerset County Council. He joined Public Analyst Scientific Services Ltd., part of the Eurofins group, in 2012 as Public Analyst.