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Robert Sneath is a renowned UK odour expert, and heads up the team of odour consultants at Silsoe Odours


Odour consulting and olfactometry is a highly specialised field and relies on precision and accuracy. Odour monitoring is important for several reasons, and if you get it wrong there can be cost, regulatory and legal implications. So, it is essential that you choose an odour consultant with meaningful experience and proven expertise. Selecting the best odour consultant depends on several factors, including the nature and scope of your odour challenge, budget, and preferences. Here are a few things to consider when you select your supplier.

Expertise and Experience

Look for a consultant with experience in the specific type of odour issue you are facing and general expertise in odour. An experienced odour consultant will have in-depth knowledge of different strategies and methodologies. As a result, they can provide practical solutions to your odour challenge. They will also have a good understanding of the regulations and standards governing odour management. Moreover, experienced consultants will be more efficient in identifying the source of your odour problem. Silsoe Odours leads this front, with plentiful experience across many industry sectors. UK odour expert Robert Sneath leads the team.

Look for an odour consultant with plenty of experience across different industries and types of odour project.

Look for an odour consultant with plenty of experience across different industries and types of odour projects.


An odour consultant’s reputation often reflects their expertise, experience and professionalism. Knowing that a supplier has an excellent reputation provides valuable insight into the quality of service that they offer. Check out your potential supplier’s reputation by reading reviews and testimonials from past clients. You will probably also know people who have previously engaged with an odour consultancy. See what they have to say too.

I’ve always been happy with the service provided by Silsoe Odours. They are professional, very knowledgeable and provide an experienced crew. I would be happy to recommend their services.

Neil Hannaford – 2 Sisters Food Group

In 2023, the Silsoe Odours laboratory achieved UKAS accreditation for the 19th time.Accreditation

Relevant accreditation independently verifies an odour consultancy’s competency, impartiality and adherence to industry standards. It also tells you that they have demonstrated the necessary expertise to provide accurate and reliable advice on odour issues. You may be required to use an accredited supplier in order to meet regulatory requirements. So, take care to check that your supplier holds the relevant accreditation for odour sampling and testing. Did you know, for instance, that Silsoe Odours was the first odour laboratory in the UK to achieve UKAS accreditation?

Flexibility & Availability

Odour issues can arise unexpectedly and require prompt attention, so finding a consultant who can be available when needed is essential. They should also be able to adapt their approach to different situations and provide a tailored solution for your specific odour needs. At Silsoe Odours, we are uniquely placed to meet this particular requirement. Our small but dedicated family-led team can respond quickly and efficiently when you need support. We build personal relationships with our clients and always endeavour to exceed expectations.

The odour consultants at Silsoe Odours are easy to work with. They are willing to go above and beyond to sort out small procedural issues, which have caused delays with other consultancies in the past. They offer a friendly service and make my life easy.

James Cooper – Envar


A good odour consultant will explain their methodology clearly and provide a thorough action plan. They will tailor practical and cost-effective solutions to your specific needs. They will also make sure their approach complies with relevant regulations and standards. At Silsoe Odours, we follow strict procedural guidelines per the European Odour Standard EN13725 wherever applicable.


Great communication between a client and an odour consultant can significantly impact the project results. Your supplier should take care to understand your objectives and the specifics of your site and odour challenge. They can then present a practical approach that will generate the best results and be most cost-effective. Choose a consultant who is easy to communicate with and listens to your concerns. During the project, they should explain their process and findings clearly and concisely. At Silsoe Odours, we give you scien