British Weather Services was founded in 1987 and is now the longest established independent meteorological company in the U.K. We subcontract our expert meteorologists to help fulfill each and every contract, providing the ultimate professional focus. Flexibility, accuracy, focus, enterprise, innovation, dedication and value for money underscore our company philosophy.
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Founder and owner of British Weather Services, Jim N R Dale was born in Manchester, England in December 1960. Jim turned a boyhood hobby into a career and after qualifying as a meteorological observer, served as a meteorologist in the Fleet Air Arm during the early to mid 1980′s. Following a spell as a marine and media meteorologist company in London, Jim formed British Weather Services in June 1987 and has since appeared extensively on national television, radio and in the press as an expert meteorological consultant. Jim is now rightly viewed as one of the UK’s foremost risk meteorologists. Contact Jim
Senior meteorologist Adrian Crocker has had a lifelong interest in all things meteorological and like Jim served in the Fleet Air Arm. Adrian joined the team at British Weather Services some 20 years ago and has worked his way up through the ranks, culminating in overall responsibility for UK and European short to long range forecast outputs. Adrian’s other specialist area is within sporting circles, where he partakes in the daily assimilation of forecasts for a vast range of global sports. Contact Adrian
British Weather Services’ John Kettley was born in North Yorkshire in July 1952 and served for 30 years with the UK Meteorological Office before going freelance. John now acts as a broadcaster, weather consultant and partner with British Weather Services, where he fronts many contracts including the Football Association, Twickenham and leading UK racecourses such as Newbury, Cheltenham, Haydock Park and Newmarket. John was a national BBC TV broadcast meteorologist from 1985 to 2000 and contracted to BBC Radio 5 Live from 2001-2005. Other TV work included resident weather presenter for the ‘Travel Show’, 1987-1989 along with an educational series for schools. He currently writes features for three national newspapers. Contact John
The newest member of the BWS team, Hannah Findley has a special interest in advertising, events and media work. After gaining her Masters degree in Applied Meteorology, she carried out academic research at the University of Reading into winter storms. Hannah has experience with print, visual and social media, as well as writing for the press and presenting on TV. She also has extensive knowledge of insurance related weather impacts. Contact Hannah
Chief historical analyst, Terry Mayes was born in 1947 in the middle of one of the severest UK winters on record. This seems to have fuelled Terry’s avid interest in weather data. He began weather recording in December 1959 and since then has had spells as editor of Climatological Observers Link and Weather Observers Network. Terry joined British Weather Services in 1993 and is directly responsible for the capture of historical data for various BWS projects. Contact Terry
Simon Dale is our technical sports & legal meteorologist. Simon knows everything there is to know about global sport and associated weather impacts. His university qualifications and renowned expertise within sporting circles allows BWS to be at the forefront of sports betting developments – such as WIDE (Weather Impact Deviation Expectation). Simon also participates in site investigations and compiling reports for the legal fraternity. Contact Simon