About Innovative Testing Solutions
We are improving the Drug and Alcohol policy, training & testing industry – with a focus on quality, reliability, education and support.
Our success is not only due to the quality of our products, services and work; it is down to our attitude, experience, our approach and the way we look after both our customers and partners.
Innovative Testing Solutions. Quality. Innovation. Trust.
Raising The Standards – Not Just Meeting Them!
Founded by a passionate team with over 35 years combined experience in the industry, Innovative Testing Solutions (ITS) is taking a fresh approach to workplace drug and alcohol management. We are on a mission to help UK businesses implement robust and legally defensible workplace drug and alcohol testing policies, that improve employee wellbeing and safety, and also to protect the employer and directors from the legal implications of getting it wrong.
Our support includes policy advice and writing, training for staff and managers alike, and high-quality drug testing equipment manufactured to meet the drug screening cut offs set by the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS) guidelines – not mass-market “American standards” testing products with higher cut-off levels which are less relevant to the UK and Europe. Our Alcohol Breathalysers are UK Home Office Approved therefore suitable for legally defensible workplace testing (including the stringent requirements of organisations such as Network Rail).
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Who we service
Built on the principal values of Quality, Innovation, and Trust, ITS offers products and services designed to support any UK business or organisation, regardless of industry. However, some of our typical customer groups include:
• Occupational Health Teams & Companies
• Drug Treatment & Healthcare Organisations
Businesses need policy and equipment that is designed to serve their individual needs. We know this, and that’s why we strive to not only offer a vast range of drug and alcohol testing equipment to suit a variety of requirements, but also to provide bespoke services to help you build a drug and alcohol policy that is as unique as your business and designed with robustness and longevity in mind.
Supporting you to support your staff
Robust drug and alcohol policy, quality education and appropriate training, accurate and reliable testing, and employee support structures are all vital tools that help you to look after the wellbeing and safety of both your workforce and your business. ITS can support you with all of these.
About the Senior Management Team
Andy is the Commercial Director of Innovative Testing Solutions. Having started his career working in commercial and NHS laboratories Andy made the transition into sales in a General Practice and Hospital sales role with AstraZeneca. With a solid scientific and sales foundation in place he made the transition into Toxicology in 2006 with an account management role at Cozart. Following several acquisitions and promotions Andy became Commercial Director of Alere Toxicology in 2011 one of the world’s largest Drug and Alcohol Testing providers. Andy joined ITS in 2019. With over 16 years’ experience in Drug and Alcohol Testing, he looks after the Sales, Marketing and Customer Service side of the business. Andy is passionate about making what can be a very technical and challenging subject for a business clear and easy to understand.
Karl is the Operations Director of Innovative Testing Solutions. Following a successful career within the Armed Forces he moved into manufacturing and senior operational management roles within blue chip organisations. Having founded a successful training company in 2012 (which he went on to sell in 2016) Karl then went on to co-found ITS with Matt Taylor. Now with over 5 years’ experience in Drug and Alcohol testing, Karl looks after the day to day operations of the business alongside the Health & Safety and Quality Systems, successfully achieving ISO 9001 and 14001 Accreditation in 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he set up and managed 29 COVID testing sites and over 150 staff. Karl’s learning and development background supports the development and execution of our quality workplace training.
Matt is the Managing Director of Innovative Testing Solutions. He started his career within customer service and account management and was then fast tracked into a general management role where he oversaw a number of sites and large headcount. In 2002 Matt co-founded ScreenSafe which became the UKs leading independent Drug and Alcohol testing service provider. Following the sale of ScreenSafe in 2012, Matt continued within the industry and then went on to co-found ITS with Karl Davies. With extensive knowledge and over 19 years of “hands-on” experience within the Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Training and Testing sector, Matt has become a leading specialist in Policy, Point of Care testing and Sample Collection – including application of those skills to COVID testing (PCR & LFD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 Matt was appointed to the board of the International Forum of Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT). He is also an active member of the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS) and is currently helping to formulate guidelines for point of care testing (POCT).