About Us 

Byzas Research Limited began trading as Deeside Food Services Limited Liability Partnership. The Deeside Food Services journey began in July 2002. Incorporated by two partners from very different backgrounds, the company set out to bring together technology and food testing services. Phil, having worked in the IT sector for 5 years had a technical background. Abi had experience in sensory analysis and food product evaluation in laboratory, retail and manufacturing.

2002 - The first Deeside Food Services site was an industrial unit on the docks in Deeside; a light open space, with the flexibility to develop. Deeside Food Services launched providing cooking guideline testing and sensory / consumer research.

“Our aim is to be an extension of our client’s in house capabilities”.
Deeside Food Services LLP mission statement, July 2002.
2001 – The technology was present from day 1, with the test kitchen having computer-linked temperature logging to all appliances. This helped to gain the first retailer approvals, which in turn led to working with leading brands in the UK and across Europe. The business has continued to lead with technology, applied to a specialist range of services.

2003 – Introduced the first "expert" sensory panel.

2003 – Nutritional analysis services were introduced in partnership with UKAS accredited laboratories.

2005 – Deeside Food Services launched online consumer research. In the early days, hundreds of consumers registered to give their opinion registered overnight!

2006 – The sensory laboratory was computerised for the first time. Removing the need for data processing and revolutionising turnaround times for results on sensory and consumer research.

2009 – Identified a derelict jewellery factory being developed into Birch House Business Centre, this was to be the new place….

2010 – Deeside Food Services launched the Byzas Research Centre, a purpose built sensory and consumer research facility.

2010 – New facilities needed new technology, each booth having a netbook to run the new research system.

2011 – Phase 2 of the move completed with the launch of a new Test Kitchen for cooking guideline testing.

2016 - Byzas Research open a new consumer testing suite, including 20 seat tasting room serviced by a large kitchen and serving area. Providing market surveillance capability.

2017 - Deeside Food Services LLP T/A Byzas Research re incorporate as Byzas Research Limited.

2019 - Byzas Research Limited gain ISO 17025:2017 UKAS Accreditation for our cooking guideline generation and validation services

2022 - Byzas Research move to a new purpose fitted cooking guideline testing laboratory in Denbigh.