Judges Scientific plc is a UK-based company that acquires scientific instrument businesses and develops a high quality portfolio of these business. It was founded in the year 2002 and its headquarters are situated in London, United Kingdom. It has its operations spread across the UK, rest of Europe, the United States of America, and the Rest of the World. The company is listed and traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange publicly. It has many subsidiaries, which include CoolLED Limited, Armfield Limited, Quorum Technologies, UHV Design Ltd, Oxford Cryosystems Ltd, Dia-Stron Limited, Deben UK Limited etc. The company aims to enhance its operations and expand organically through its subsidiary companies, as well as by acquiring well-established renowned businesses across the globe. It mainly invests in UK-based companies, which sell their products to the global markets across a wide range, which includes higher education institutions, manufacturing facilities, regulatory authorities, and scientific communities.
The goal of the company is to maximise the risk-adjusted returns of all its shareholders, by enhancing the dividend growth, reducing the overall debt of the company, and through organic growth. It follows the strategy of “buy-and-build” programme to strategically acquire business and focus on long-term growth. It uses the knowledge and expertise of its skilled workforce to target the profitable businesses for acquisition, and leverages it access to capital to act in the best interest of the company, under robust financial controls. The major businesses of the company include Armfield which is designs and manufactures engineering and research equipment, CoolLed which offers high quality LED illumination systems mainly for the purpose of medical research, Deben UK which manufactures a variety of SEM accessories, Fire Testing Technology which is a global leader in providing fire testing instrumentation, Moorefield Nanotechnology which offers physical and chemical vapor deposition instruments, Thermal Hazard Technology which provides calorimeters specially for the chemical and battery industries, and many more.
Judges Scientific plc follows a well-defined framework of corporate governance and aligns itself with the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance Code. It has an ethical code of conduct for running its business operations and promotes a culture of trust, transparency, and accountability. Apart from fulfilling all its corporate responsibilities, the company also fulfils its environmental and social responsibilities. It has a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework in place and complies with international best practices and guidelines to create a sustainable business. It aims to minimize the impact of its business activities on the environment and create long-term value for the business as well as the wider community.
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