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Since its incorporation in 1988, Advent Research Materials Ltd remains an independent, family run and owned business, with two generations of the Goodfellow Family making up the core team.

Andrew Goodfellow and Sara Goodfellow first set up the firm in Suffolk and opened the Oxfordshire office in 2000, where they were joined by their son, Dr Chris Goodfellow in 2007 and their daughter-in-law Carli Goodfellow in 2017.

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Advent's purpose is to enable scientists to experiment, innovate and iterate with a wide range of metallic materials throughout the research process. Consequently it aims to provide as much choice as possible to the customer. In order to facilitate this, the primary objective of Advent’s is to continually expand the range of metals, alloys, forms, purities and sizes on offer. Since its entry to the market in the late 1980s the number of product lines available has increased fourfold.


Advent is able to differentiate itself from a number of its competitors, as it typically provides all its catalogue items "off the shelf".It is intended that the service we provide is fast, efficient and friendly. In particular, if the material you require is not an existing item, please contact us to see if we can help.


Advent’s service is one of supply, not consultancy; however it recognises the need to understand its customer’s requirements. Andrew Goodfellow has more than 40 years of experience in the metals industry. Chris Goodfellow possesses an Engineering Doctorate and a Masters Degree in Materials and Metallurgy, and will endeavour to provide assistance where possible.


Advent operates in a niche market on a global scale and our materials are used across almost every spectrum of research, at the forefront of the scientific industry.

We sell to over 85 countries around the globe and have a customer base ranging from world-leading universities and research institutes to advanced technology companies, both large and small.


At Advent quality is of utmost importance to us. We operate under a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 ensuring that we maintain the very highest quality standards and traceability throughout every single stock line. Please click on the link below for the associated certificate.

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Advent Research Materials Product Catalogue

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Periodic Table Poster by Advent Research Materials

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