Keane Analytical Ltd
Consultant Chemical Analysts
The directors are joint (50/50) shareholders who are both involved in
the daily running of the company in their separate roles: Dr Jane Riseborough
is the Quality Assurance Manager and Dr Kevin Walker is the Laboratory
Manager. Both directors have always been scientists, practising within
a wide variety of analytical disciplines, accruing more than 45 years
of direct analytical experience between them.
All analytical staff are high quality graduates from a chemical, pharmaceutical
or medicinal discipline. Once they join the company they undergo an
objective nine point training programme designed to document their competence
in key areas including cGMP rules and regulations. Within the laboratory,
there are Senior Analytical Chemists who have been chosen for their
analytical experience, noted attention to detail and their chemical
knowledge. The Senior Analysts provide technical support to the other
members of staff and take on the more challenging analytical roles.
Dr Jane Riseborough and Dr Kevin Walker
Originally worked for SmithKline Beecham on their manufacturing site
at Fawdon, Newcastle upon Tyne.
At the end of 1995, following re-organisation within SmithKline Beecham,
they decided to set up an independent company to provide analytical
The business became incorporated as Keane Analytical Ltd in November
1997 and began trading on 1 January 1998 on a small business park in
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The customer base gradually increased to the
current status of more than 30 pharmaceutical and chemical companies,
covering a wide range of techniques and analyses.
As the customer base, equipment level and staff increased, Keane Analytical
required larger premises and relocated to the current business site,
on Vallum Farm, in May 2002. This facility satisfies all the requirements
for a professional laboratory with the benefit of being in a very pleasant
Our committed team of experienced staff ensure that our customers receive
the best possible service.
A GOOD SERVICE IS A KEANE SERVICE
- High quality science graduates
- Fully trained staff
- Comprehensive training records maintained
- Experienced team with a wide range of skills
- Accurate and precise measurements
- Confidential service