Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Consumer Product Safety and Compliance. Toy Safety and Compliance (EU). Toy Safety Testing.

ID: 727564 United Kingdom

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Expert is an authorty on toy safety legislation in the EU, safety standards and toy safety testing. He advises many mainstream toy companies on a regular basis about compliance issues and is used frequently in the UK courts as an expert witness.

He is a member of the CEN and BSI toy safety committees. He is an active participant in this work and closely involved in the drafting of toy standards for the UK and Europe. Expert is also the Principal UK expert on the ISO toys safety committee - TC 181. He is highly respected in this field and commonly consulted by EU toy companies both large and small. His understanding of the subject and ability to explain it concisely has led to his giving expert witness in many UK court cases with an almost unblemished record of success for his clients.

He started his career in the commercial sector with Nestlé after gaining a degree in Chemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1982 he left Nestlé to join the Laboratory of the Government Chemist at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), where he stayed for three years. After leaving the DTI, Expert qualified as a Public Analyst and was appointed to a number of UK Local Authorities. He was a founding Partner of Central Scientific Laboratories in London.

In January 2003 Expert founded Expert Associates, a business consultancy advising companies on a wide range of Consumer Product Compliance Issues.

Expert is a member of several professional bodies including the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of the Food Science and Technology and the Association of Public Analysts.

Expert is consulted by many mainstream EU toy companies. He advises on product design, testing and compliance.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BSc (Hons) Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Year: 1985 Degree: MChemA Subject: Analytical Chemistry, Law and Practice Institution: Royal Society of Chemistry
Year: 1981 Degree: CChem Subject: Chemistry Institution: Royal Society of Chemistry
Year: 2002 Degree: FRSC Subject: Chemistry Institution: Royal Society of Chemistry

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department:
He is responsible for all consulting work and liaison with clients.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Royal Society of Chemistry
Association of Public Analysts
Licenses / Certifications

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been an expert witness in many UK courts. He is the lawyers first choice expert in the field of toy safety and consumer product safety.
Training / Seminars
Expert organises many seminars and training events. He can deliver one to one and multiple delegate training seminars with flair.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is truly and expert in his field. However he is the first to admit when he doesn't know something. He can usually find someone who does however!

Fields of Expertise

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