Arif Butt

CEO, Publisher and Co Founder of SelectScience

Arif Butt

Arif Butt is the CEO, Publisher and Co Founder of SelectScience. The company was founded 16 years ago as an online publication for laboratory scientists.

SelectScience provides scientists with access to independent reviews of laboratory equipment, product demonstration videos, application notes and industry PR.

Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2013

Queens award logo

SelectScience have been awarded The Queen's Awards for Enterprise International Trade 2013. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. The winners are announced each year on 21st April, Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday.

In a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Arif and Louise Butt met the Queen and talked about her new great-grandson.

The Queen and Arif

"The Queen had said she was "thrilled" at the arrival of her third great-grandchild during a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening.

Louise Butt, a guest at the event for the Queen's Award for Enterprise, said the monarch had also described the baby as a "big boy" and had said that "the first born is very special"."
BBC News

"She (the Queen) said she is thrilled and she said he is a big boy. She said the first born is very special. We agreed."
ITV News

SelectScience Wins UK Life Science Employer of the Year Award 2014

Life Science Award

SelectScience has been recognised in the UK Life Science Skills Award scheme, winning the Life Science Employer of the Year Award 2014. The honour acknowledges how SelectScience attracts the highest calibre of individuals in the industry, allowing them to flourish by encouraging innovation and inspiration. Through a culture of success and achievement, employees are enabled to fulfil their personal career ambitions, while giving the best support to scientists and sponsors.

"We are honoured to have received this award and to be acknowledged as the top UK employer in the life science industry. Our team is part of a global business that has helped us go from strength to strength over the past 15 years.

I credit the success of SelectScience to our focus on investing in people and enabling them to develop. We aim to expand further in 2014 and are always looking for the brightest and best individuals to grow with us."
Arif Butt


SelectScience is an independent, expert-led scientific review resource for the worldwide scientific community.

Meeting the Queen

The Queen, Arif and Louise at Buckingham Palace

The Queen, Arif and Louise at Buckingham Palace

Arif Butt at Buckingham Palace