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Tessella Ltd
Industry Software Science, Engineering
Founded Oxfordshire, England (1980)
Key people
Kevin Gell, Founder, Chairman – Alan Gaby, Group Chief Executive
Website tessella.com

Tessella is an international analytics, technology and consultancy firm specialising in R&D.


Tessella was founded in 1980[1] by Kevin Gell. Tessella moved to its first permanent office in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1987. Tessella purchased Analyticon in 2005.[2] In 2009[3] Tessella expanded its services to include consulting. In July 2012 Tessella existing management team completed a management buy-out.[4] Mobeus Equity Partners supported the buyout and founder Kevin Gell retained a significant minority stake plus continues to serve as a board member. Since the MBO, Tessella has expanded its consulting and technology services to explicitly include analytics[5] as a core capability, channeling the hi-tech experience gained supporting clients in big science, space & defense and similarly data-rich industries.


Tessella has offices in US, UK and Holland.

Tessella operates in the following industries:

- Aeronautics, Space and Defence
- Consumer Goods
- Financial Services
- Life Sciences
- Oil and Gas
- Science Research
- Tessella's Preservica subsidiary provides digital preservation technology

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • 2014 UK IT Awards Innovative Mobile App of the Year[6]
  • 2014 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award[7]
  • 2013 European Rail Congress Awards[8]
  • 2011 The National Archives and Tessella win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation[9]
  • 2009 Bio-IT World Best Practices Award[10]
  • 2012-15 Best Places to Work Ranks Tessella as Outstanding[11]


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