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Press Release - 19 August 2005

Swindon company helps businesses remove alcohol and drugs in the workplace

A Swindon-based company has become a world leader in supplying firms with advice and training on preventing and handling drug and alcohol problems among their staff.

Nemesis Scientific Limited is now the leading independent firm working in this field in the UK and 15 other countries, and has recently achieved a £1 million turnover and a coveted award for its customer care skills.

Nemesis Scientific helps many multinational companies in areas including airlines, shipping, manufacturing and the rail industry. It writes drug and alcohol policies for them, runs employee awareness training, collects and carries out analysis of drug and alcohol samples from staff and provides a complete rehabilitation and care programme for staff who need it.

The company is only two years old, but now has 12 full-time staff and 116 part-time employees. It recently was awarded the coveted BS EN ISO9001:2000 accreditation, given to companies across the globe who demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meets customer needs and have quality internal processes and procedures to improve their performance. In 2005, the company’s turnover exceeded £1 million.

The Sales Director and owner, Simon Cady, said: “Drug and alcohol misuse is a major problem in today’s society and therefore a serious consideration for every workplace and its employees.

“Even though it all starts with the policy, the effective training and education of a workforce is imperative for a company to develop a drug and alcohol-free workplace.”

Nemesis Scientific works closely with their customers to design and implement a legally-defensible substance misuse policy while also ensuring the rights of staff are respected.

A vital part of Nemesis’ service are its experienced psychotherapists and counsellors who are based at the company’s purpose-built ‘Sisemen Centre’ in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, where they provide rehabilitation for their clients’ staff.

Its Senior Psychotherapist, Anne Maria Slater, said: “All companies should have a clear policy on employee assistance, which supports staff and provides the necessary care programmes to deal with these delicate issues.”

Other recent company achievements include: being awarded Link Up accreditation (Rail Industry approved) and BenchmarQ (Customers Satisfaction Certification).

For further information visit The company’s sales office is based in the University of Bath in Swindon’s Innovation Centre. The University’s Innovation Centre offers new businesses services including mentoring and appraisal, networking opportunities, office facilities and a full IT package.

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