About us

Since our inception in 1979, loss adjusters, insurers, damage management companies, information services and heritage sector professionals have all relied upon Harwell's high-quality, professional and cost-sensitive solutions after losses in commercial and local authority premises, as well as high net-worth residences.

With Europe's largest dedicated facilities and capacity dedicated to document and book recovery, Harwell offers a turnkey solution to water and fire damage minimising post-incident secondary damage, business interruption and consequential losses. This success in facilitating business continuity is reflected in Harwell being named Service Provider of the Year at the Business Continuity Awards.

Unrivalled experience and expertise

Harwell's unrivalled experience and expertise in specialist document restoration emanates from a track record of major project management success and research and development into the science and technology behind the restoration techniques we use. Harwell's Managing Director is a BDMA Specialist Restorer in this area and a world renowned expert in freeze-vacuum drying technology, widely recognised as optimal for restoring damaged paper successfully.

UK's most trusted service provider

Over 800 prestigious companies and public sector bodies retain Harwell as their nominated supplier for document restoration. This customer portfolio attests to our status as the most trusted disaster recovery specialist in this area. To see further details, please go to our customer portfolio pages.

Harwell is ISO 9001:2000 accredited and a Specialist Corporate Member of the British Damage Management Association. Harwell is a division of Oxford Drying Services Ltd.