About us

Who we are

Scafell Organics Ltd is an independent, specialist producer of fine organic chemicals, and provider of associated supply chain support services.

Established in 2003 by husband and wife team, Kath and Dave Bowen, we credit our continued growth and strong reputation to the knowledge, dedication and outstanding customer service of our expert team.

What we do

Fine organic chemical synthesis

In manufacturing, our skills lie in coupling a practical competence in organic chemistry with a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. We synthesise a wide range of fine organics to high degrees of purity, and our core chemistry is based around the production of:

  • Grignard reagents
  • Gases in solution
  • Acid chlorides
  • Speciality monomers and high performance polymers
Materials handling services

Our team of dedicated materials handling staff are all fully IATA, ADR and IMDG-trained. They are all highly-experienced in handling a wide range of hazardous goods.

  • Repackaging
  • Re-labelling
  • Warehousing
  • Sample outsourcing
  • Safety Data Sheet advice.

Our team of dedicated materials handling staff are all fully IATA, ADR and IMDG-trained operatives and highly-experienced in handling a wide range of hazardous goods.

Who we do it for – our customers

We supply product into the laboratory catalogue, chemical and pharmaceutical markets, and most recently the aerospace sector. We also provide a range of supply chain services to small and medium sized traders, distributors and chemical companies.

Placing honesty, integrity and trust at the heart of our company values, the positive relationships we have with our customers – many of whom have worked with us for years – is testament to the level of service we provide.


1998 Kath and Dave create Great Gable Chemical Services Ltd offering distribution and repackaging services to the chemical industry.
2001 Great Gable is sold and Kath and Dave are employed by the acquiring company.
2003 Kath and Dave create Scafell Organics Ltd to explore a new vision, based around the manufacturing of fine organics and provision of associated distribution services.
2003-2009 Manufacturing is the main focus and Scafell grows steadily based on reputation and personal recommendations.
2009 Company moves to a newly-built facility close to Kinoulton, South Nottinghamshire.
2010 New business is secured and additional staff are taken on. Contracts are for chemical distribution, storage and repackaging services and a new opportunity opens up for the bottling and packing of nutritional supplements.
2012 Scafell exhibits at Chemspec Europe for the first time.
2013 ISO9001:2008 is achieved and brings new customers.
New business emerges through a partnership to develop high-performance polymers for the aerospace industry.
2014 Scafell offers small scale laboratory clearance and chemical spillage clean up services.
New staff employed to support new contracts in our distribution service business.
2015 A period of restructuring and reflection for Scafell. Company structure is formalised with the appointment of a new Director, which takes the board to four members. Internal promotions support a new focus and the company appoints an externally-focused new Business Development Manager for the first time. A decision is also taken to expand into larger facilities to extend capabilities for existing and new customers.
2016 Redesign of company website and branding.