Ian Elliot DMS, MIAT  Managing Director

Ian has over 25 years’ experience with Nicholls Colton. His expertise in materials testing extends to bridge, pavement and building investigations and he has specialist laboratory testing experience across a wide range of constructional materials.

Today Ian is the Financial Director, Company Secretary and the Director responsible for Nicholls Colton Analytical and Nicholls Colton Testing, as well as being joint owner and Managing Director for the Nicholls Colton Group, with Alex Warwick.






Mike Shelbourne BSc (Hons)  Director – Operations UK & Ireland

Mike has over 20 years’ experience within the environmental industry and has been instrumental in developing a number of high profile laboratories. He joined Nicholls Colton to bring significant commercial and organisational skills to further develop Nicholls Colton Analytical as a commercial laboratory.

Mike has overall responsibility for the operational development of the Leicester facilities in line with rapidly developing customer and regulatory requirements; including the addition of regional service centres.






Luigi Sorrentino HNC IEng AMICE  Operations Manager UK & Ireland

Luigi joined Nicholls Colton in 1985 as a trainee engineering assistant and worked in the structural design and geotechnical departments of the company before gaining an HNC in Civil Engineering and progressing in the laboratory to Laboratory Manager.