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About Richmond Scientific

Since 1991, Richmond Scientific have been trading in used scientific equipment of almost every type and specification. This broad base of experience enables us to give our customers the very best service in the industry. Our ability to connect people with high quality used equipment perfect for their application is unmatched.

Our ethos is rooted in our family approach—we are small, efficient and always ready to respond to the demands of our customers, some of whom we have been looking after since the beginning. 

We are exceptionally proud of our track record of supporting research and manufacturing around the world. We have successfully kitted out countless new start ups, provided quality equipment and advice for massive multinational companies, and everything in between.

Whether you are buying or selling used lab equipment, Richmond Scientific should always be your first call.

Meet the Team

MD & Founder
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Nick is the founder of Richmond Scientific and has been at the helm for over 25 years now. He is renowned in the industry as the man to call if you need to kit out a lab on a budget! He prides himself on running a fair business which provides good value equipment and great service to its customers, some of whom Nick has been assisting since the beginning.

About Debbie at Richmond Scientific

Executive Assistant
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Debbie is Nick’s executive assistant and keeps everybody in the office, not only Nick, on task. She looks after buying, sales and customer care so most customers will hear Debbie’s voice during their dealings with us. She has a a great eye for detail and can be relied on to keep everything organised and running smoothly.  

About Harry at Richmond Scientific

Operations and Sales Support
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Harry interfaces with our system to shoot all enquiries to the right people. Most interactions with customers go through him, so he has a good idea of the current status of most ongoing sales and buying deals. He also does some admin and accounts related work when he needs to. A great all rounder we couldn’t do without!

About Lisa at Richmond Scientific

Merchandising & Facilities
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Lisa can usually be found in the warehouse checking, photographing and allocating new stock, or out on lab clearance missions, and all with a huge smile!

Admin Assistant
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Priya supports the sales and ecommerce team with website admin and product research. She’s got a brilliant eye for detail and gets stuck into any task with a big smile. She’s definitely the best cook on the team!

About Wendy at Richmond Scientific

Finance Director
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The other half of the dynamic Richmond duo, Wendy has been managing the accounts for the business since the beginning, and still keeps her eye on them today – nothing gets past her! She also advises on where the business should go and how we can better serve our customers.

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Warehouse Supervisor
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Stuart is the main link between the office and warehouse. He makes sure the correct items are being picked and packed for each order and that they are complete and working as described. He also flies up and down the country dropping off smaller orders and making collections. He’s a mad Wanderers fan!

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e-Commerce and Sales Support
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Rob deals with the website and e-commerce side of the business and helps with the branding and graphics. He also gives sales support when needed and does some admin for Nick and Deb.

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Dave is our in house engineer, he can usually be found in the warehouse tinkering or up in the kitchen chatting over a brew! He’s a great all rounder and knows his way around most things that come through the door.

Sales Assistant
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Working closely with Nick and Deb, Sonya builds relationships with customers new and old. She’s got her finger on the pulse and always knows the latest news from labs up and down the country. If you’ve spoken to Sonya, you’ll know she’s super friendly and always happy to chat.

We deal with customers from universities, contract, private and public laboratories around the world. Our wealth of experience translates to excellent value for money for our customers, who are able to fully kit out laboratories or simply replace any old pieces of equipment at a fraction of the price of buying new. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and let us know how we can help.

Why Use Us?

As a family business, we offer a personal service to all of our customers. Our clients use us again and again for their lab equipment supply and removal.

Personal Service

As a family business we offer a personal service to all of our customers. Our clients use us again and again for their lab equipment supply and removal.


Many of our pre-used devices are less than 1/3rd of the price of a new one, allowing you to extend your research project budget.


We carry a huge range of stock that is available off the shelf from our UK warehouse and add new items every week. We also offer priority urgent delivery on most times. This means we can be responsive to industry needs and reduce lead times for urgent work.

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Warranty & Returns

Range of warranty and guarantee options depending on the kit. Information is provided on each listing, and we’re always happy to discuss your requirements.


Our business is built around the repurposing and re-tasking of old and unwanted equipment. This helps us to to reduce landfill and make the scientific world more sustainable.


With over 20 years in the industry we have gained a wide range of knowledge about what equipment is right for your lab or project – Let’s chat about your project or take a look at our buying guides, lab management and other interesting advice.