About Us

Who Are We?

Established in 1967 by Derek and June Brown, Appleton Woods Ltd initially manufactured stainless steel canisters for sterilising laboratory glassware. Now Chairman, Chris Brown  and Managing Director, Chris Moore have taken the company towards a more sustainable future. With the introduction of the high quality range of Appleton products including consumables, reagents and equipment as well recycling solutions for laboratory waste. Appleton Woods has also invested heavily in our stock management and warehousing as well as it’s employees to serve our growing customer base to the best of our ability.

Find out how it all began on the video below or visit our meet the team page to see why our staff love working here and how we can best help you.


We are a dedicated technical team providing you with life sciences consumables, equipment and reagent products you need at competitive prices, with excellent customer care. Order today and find out why our customer base has been growing for over 50 years.


Appleton Woods has a growing number of its own high quality ‘Appleton’ branded products as well as supplying equipment and consumables from over 60 manufacturers from around the world. We have distribution partnerships with leading manufacturers such as Corning, Sterilin and Zeiss, so our comprehensive product range can fulfil all of our customers’ laboratory supply needs


Here at Appleton Woods, we’re a small, close-knit team of fantastic people – from our Warehouse staff to the Customer Service team, to our Salespeople! Whether you are a Academic lab start up, or a long standing Biotech company, we have a great group of people who can help with your requirements.

The Future

We like to think we are a small but perfectly formed company. To further develop our business and achieve our goals we need to continually invest in the development of our team. Please click here to view our Careers page.