Companies and organisations with which Lisk & Jones Consultants has a very close working relationship:

Emerald Research Ltd is a company specialising in crop nutrition, biostimulants and microbial inoculants.

Owen is a member of the Board of Directors and helps in its business development activities.

Naturiol Bangor Ltd was established in 2014 as a spinout from Bangor University specialising in:

•High value platform chemicals from indigenous plants
•Extracting plant saponins and unusual fatty acids
•Research into new products with agricultural applications

Owen is a member of the Board of Directors and helps in its business development activities.

Menter a Busnes Cyf

A not-for-profit company dedicated to economic development and entrepreneurship with a wide geographic coverage in Wales through 6 regional offices. Owen has been a non-exec member of the board of directors of Menter a Busnes since 2003 and was the chairman for 3 years. He retired from the board in May 2022 but retains strong links with the company.

International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association

This is the industry body that represents on a global basis all companies involved in the commercialisation of biological products for pest control. Owen was president of IBMA for 2 years, vice president for 3 years and has also been a member of various IBMA committees since its formation in 1995.


UK Research Councils


Since 2007, Owen has been a member of the NERC Proof of Concept Expert Panel. This is a proof of concept fund to support the commercialisation of research ideas arising from NERC, BBSRC, EPSRC or STFC funded research. The Panel assesses proposals and makes decisions on awards.


In 2014-2019, Owen has been a member of the peer review committeefor assessing grant proposals submitted to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

UKRI – Future Leader Fellowships

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils’ institutes and laboratories.  Since 2019 Owen has been on the moderating panel to select suitable candidates.

IVCC (Innovative Vector Control Consortium)

Since 2015 Owen has been a member of two External Scientific Advisory Committees (ESACs) of the  IVCC which aims to create new solutions to prevent disease transmission by insect vectors. IVCC’s mission is to save lives, protect health and increase prosperity in areas where disease transmitted by insects is endemic.