Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manchester, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Braintree and East Kilbride
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72.11 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology

280 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 October 2019
Employment effect (start)
30 September 2019
Foreseen end date


Concept Life Sciences, which provides research and development for clients in several scientific sectors, has reportedly closed four of its UK sites causing 280 sudden job losses. The reduction occurs in Manchester, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Braintree and East Kilbride. A consultation process is understood to have been started in June 2019, though the decision to close the sites is reportedly a surprise to the workers. The business changed ownership 18 months ago and is now owned by Spectris. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and it has headquarters in London.



Eurofound (2019), Concept Life Sciences, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98832, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98832.