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About us

Corporate information

We are the UK’s National Metrology Institute

NPL is part of the National Measurement System (NMS) which provides the UK with a national measurement infrastructure and delivers the UK Measurement Strategy on the behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We have a partnering agreement with BEIS and the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey.

We conduct high-quality measurement science and provide products and services that enable businesses and public organisations to make reliable measurements and have confidence in the decisions they make. We improve consumer confidence, enhance economic performance, protect the environment, accelerate commercial competitive advantage and support international trade and help companies innovate.

NPL management structure

NPL is keen to demonstrate impartiality, independence and integrity in all of its work. We have the highest standards of effective governance, corporate values and ethical behaviour overseen by the NPL Management Ltd (NPLML) Board, the Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) and the NPL Executive team.

The NPL Framework document was drawn up in consultation with UK government and sets out the broad framework with which NPL will operate.

NPL framework document

Strategic partners

We have a partnering agreement with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey.

This strategic partnership is enabling us to work more closely with the academic community and is the basis of our Postgraduate Institute, which is creating the next generation of world-class measurement scientists.

Annual Reviews

For 2021, we launched The Measure of our Success, a new and interactive way of showcasing our achievements and impact throughout the year. Download your copy to discover how our high-quality science and engineering made an impact on society.

Download The Measurement of our Success 2021

Corporate social responsibility

We support all our people who wish to volunteer, through our 'Time Off for Volunteering' scheme. We help our people who engage in large-scale charity fundraising events to make a difference by providing time off and contributing towards their sponsorship.

Gender pay gap report

We are proud of having a diverse workforce made up of talented individuals of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.

NPL Management Limited Pension Scheme

Statement of investment principles (SIP)


Annual Engagement Policy Implementation Statement (to 5 April 2021)

Engagement policy

Company Information

NPL Management Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales No. 2937881.

Registered Office: NPL Management Ltd, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom.

Work with us

Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070