About Me

Since graduating from Brunel University London in the mid 1970s I have been closely involved in the building of Quality Business in Analytical Science around the world. It has been a fascinating and enjoyable journey through the ever-changing analytical chemistry world. I’ve had to constantly seek out new developments and opportunities, technical commercial and geographical.

In 2013 I was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, in recognition of my contribution to increasing awareness of metrology in chemical analysis.

I have held senior roles in business development and licensing for a series of national and multi-national manufacturers, including the establishment of a number of overseas subsidiary companies. I have supported consulting firms and specialist laboratory supply companies and worked with UK and EU metrology agencies. I was an equity partner in the creation of a European subsidiary of a US producer of Certified Reference Materials and proficiency testing products that was successfully sold to Sigma Aldrich Inc.

Why Work With Me?

Advise • Inform • Report

I advise, inform and report, providing an essential perspective that supports client’s management decision making.

The global market for Certified Reference Materials and associated quality management products and services has evolved as a direct consequence of the publication of ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” in 1999.
Since then, from a slow start, the market for Reference Materials and associated calibration and control standards has grown from a few million US$ to over a billion US$ in 2018 and continues to grow at between 10 and 15% per annum.

As well as a wide and deep perspective of the global analytical chemistry market I have a profound
understanding of the relationship between International Quality Standards, laboratory accreditation and their relationship with CRM and PT.

I am experienced in working with small technology focussed companies, global multi-nationals in the analytical chemistry sector and Public Sector businesses and agencies.

My membership of both national and international committees and working parties in the chemical metrology world supports both my extensive network of scientists and a global awareness of trends and cutting-edge developments.

I have a strong background in technical marketing & new product development that allow me to support business plan development, market investigation and organising and supporting technical conferences.


TJP Notable Clients

Sigma Aldrich Chemie GmbH, Buchs, Switzerland

RT Corporation, Laramie, USA.

Cerilliant Inc, Austin, TX, USA

Ultrasonic Scientific Ltd – Dublin, Ireland

Selerity Technologies Inc, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Accustandard Inc, Newhaven CT, USA

Tintometer Lid, Salisbury, UK

Poly Pico Technologies Ltd, Cork, Ireland

Agroscope , Bern, Switzerland.

The Scott Partnership, Holms Chapel, UK

UK Department of Trade and Industry

European Commission Joint Research Centre

National Physical Laboratory, UK

The Air Press Company Ltd, Downtown, UK

Biotech Frontiers pty, Australia

Romil Ltd, Cambridge, UK

LEK Consulting, London, UK

BCP Partners, London, UK

Bridgepoint Consulting, London, UK

Moments from a Consulting Career

Scientific Highlights

  • Short Course lecturer at PittCon Symposium 2002 to 2004 (Topic: European Distribution and Business Development)
  • Regular columnist in Spectroscopy Europe
  • Member of the UK National Metrology Office Chemical & Biological Metrology Programme Expert Group that provides oversight of the disbursement of UK NMS Chemical and Biological Metrology programme funding to LGC and NPL
  • Member of the UK Reference Materials Working Group, UKAS Technical Advisory Committee and UK BSI – ISO REMCO Technical Advisory Committee
  • Member of ISO Casco JWG 43 that developed ISO/IEC 17034 Standard “General requirements for the competence of reference material producers”
  • Member of the Permanent Committee of the Biological and Environmental Reference Materials Symposium, “BERM”


1980 An Introduction to Thin Layer Chromatography, BDH Technical Publication
1994 Food Analysis: the hidden cost of disagreement. Food Tech Europe, 3:58-60
1995 Editorial in Fresenius J Anal Chem 352:3-4
1997 Are Certified Reference Materials a Victim of Quality Systems? Fresenius J. Anal Chem Fresenius J Anal Chem 360: 366-369
1998 An international interlaboratory study for the production of a sewage sludge certified reference material for routine use in inorganic quality control (with Maaskant J., Boekholt A. and Rucinski R). Fresenius J. Anal. Chem 360:406-409.
1997 Problems arising from the use and abuse of RMs, Analysis Europa 4:22-28
2000 Reference Materials for Chemical Analysis, Wiley – VCH (with Stoeppler, M and Wolf, W.)
2000 Scientific Laboratory Markets in Europe, HNB Publishing, NewYork (With Stevenson, R.L.)
2001 The Deplorable State of the Description of the Use of RMs in the Literature. Fresenius J Anal Chem 370:2-3 (With Stoeppler, M.)
2001 A Commercial approach to the Certification of Reference materials for Environmental Analysis. Spectroscopy Europe 13:6 (With Jerzak, B. Jerzak, H & Rucinski R.)
2002 Paper at 21 Jena Workshop on Macro and Trace Elements: an introduction to the 1st international survey on the use of Reference Materials
2003 Paper at BERM 9: Conclusions from the 1st International Survey on the Use of Reference Materials, 2001.
2006 Paper at BERM 10: The Heightened Enforcement of International Regulation: a Real Impediment to the Cross Border Transportation of RMs and a Threat to International Harmonization (With S Wood, LGC)
2008 Poster at EDQM Symposium: on Pharmaceutical Reference Standards, October 2008, Strasbourg, France. “Multi-Compendial Certification of Secondary Pharmaceutical Reference Standards in an ISO 17025/Guide 34 Environment” (With A. W. Nichols)
2013 Using high-performance 1H NMR (HP-qNMR®) for the Certification of organic reference materials under accredited guidelines, JBPA 2013, (With Webber M, Hellrigel C, Reuck A and Wuethrich J.)
2014 Method Development in Quantative NMR towards metrologically traceable organic certified CRMs used as 31P qNMR Standards, ABC 407(11) (with Webber, M, Hellriegel, Rueck and Obkircher
2015 The proper use of Certified Reference Materials for Instrument qualification (With Paul Boother and Annette Marshall), Poster at BERM 14 Symposium.

For more about my publications and articles, please visit me at Research Gate

Peter Jenks on ResearchGate

ISO/IEC 17025: A never Ending Journey

It seems that there is no limit to the number of laboratories seeking and maintaining accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. Why is this? Properly described as “ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories has been around since 1999, but its origins lie in ISO Guide 25 and European Standard EN4501.

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Tell Me How We Could Work Together

Please contact me, either by using the form below or by phoning me or sending a Text/SMS to +44 788 755 4748.
I do not charge for the first hour spent with you on the phone, Skype or by e-mail exchange, to see if there are grounds for future collaboration and cooperation.

    About My Work

    I advise, inform and report, so providing an essential perspective that supports management decision making.

    The global market for Certified Reference Materials and associated quality management products and services is a direct consequence of the publication of ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” in 1999.