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Introducing our newest members - November 2023

Our new members include Natcom who research the production of carotenoids (natural pigments) and utalise this expertise to market authentic carotenoid standards.

We're also happy to welcome Innospec a supplier of ingredients for the Beauty and Personal Care market, with manufacturing and technical capabilities acorss sites worldwide including their site at Ellesmere Port, UK.

We also welcomed Tiro, a leading provider of science and technology apprenticeships, consistently connecting ambitious apprentices with dynamic businesses since 2005.

Please go take a look at our new members' websites and get in touch with them if you have a project or any specific requirements.


Carotenoids are natural pigments found in fruits and vegetables. The production of these compounds has been the major feature of our research portfolio at Royal Holloway University of London for over 50 years. We are utilising this expertise to market authentic carotenoid extracts. The high quality of the products and their potent antioxidant properties facilitates their use in the personal care market. The production pipeline uses plant-based sources derived from local horticultural production which produces natural, renewable carotenoid extracts.

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GinGingers is a forward-thinking cosmetic company dedicated to creating highquality, effective skincare using all-natural ingredients that are sustainably and locally sourced. Originally formed in 2020 but only launched in 2023, we have been on a mission to turn nature's powerhouse ingredients into your skin's best friend. At GinGingers, we are guided by a set of core values that define who we are and how we operate: 1. Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and ethical conduct in all our interactions. We believe in doing what is right, even when no one is watching, and building trust with our customers and partners. 2. Innovation through Cold Processes: Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and creativity, with a particular emphasis on using cold processes. We embrace new ideas and approaches, including innovative cold processing techniques, to stay at the forefront of our industry. This commitment ensures that our products maintain their integrity and nutritional value, providing our customers with the highest quality. 3. Sustainability: Demonstrating our commitment to environmental responsibility and social impact. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint, support local communities, and contribute positively to the well- being of society as a whole.

Innospec is a supplier of ingredients for the Beauty and Personal Care market, with manufacturing and technical capabilities across sites worldwide including their site in Ellesmere Port, UK. They are focused on brining innovative new technologies to market, combined with a fast and responsive service.

Their global team of approximately 2,100 employees spans 25 countries, applying their extensive experience and market understanding to customers’ local needs. Integrating their global footprint with local service capability enables them to supply quality products that meet and anticipate changing market dynamics.

Their range of ingredients includes high performing surfactants, emollients, silicones, conditioning agents, dispersing agents and chelating agents for skin care, sun care and hair care applications. Their impressive ingredient portfolio provides endless opportunities to create unique formulations across a variety textures of which they can be customized exactly to their customers’ requirements. Their technical team have the knowledge and expertise to support you every step of the way, from formulation concept to finished product.

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Tiro stands as a leading provider of science and technology apprenticeships, consistently connecting ambitious apprentices with dynamic businesses since 2005. Their philosophy is clear: excellent apprenticeships benefit all involved. They meticulously select only the most eager apprentices, those who demonstrate a true hunger for knowledge and advancement. Likewise, they collaborate with employers who committed to nurturing these talents, ensuring a growth oriented environment for each apprentice.

Their partnerships with esteemed organisations in the cosmetics and chemicals industries, such as Jonhson Matthey, Akzonobel, Novo Nordisk, Seda and CPL Aromas, highlight their dedication to superior training and professional development. These collaborations offer their apprentices hands-on experience in innovative settings, engaging in work that advances the frontiers of science and technology.

They're not just suppliers, they're partners in the truest sense. Their comprehensive recruitment process carefully matches apprentices with suitable employers. Their experienced tutors deliver their programs flexibly, adapting to various educational needs and styles. Their approach is straightforward, focusing on efficiency and effective communication.

At the heart of their delivery model is a continuous learning cycle. Each module providers learners the chance to revisit previous materials, set fresh objectives, and assess their progress. This method ensures dynamic and relevant learning, in tune with the evolving demands of the industry.

Remote delivery is a vital aspect of our approach, featuring regular online interactions between tutors and learners. This ensures consistent support and guidance, regardless of location. In-person training is equally important, allowing a comprehensive development and assessment of the learners' knowledge, skills, and behaviours. This combination ensures that their apprentices are thoroughly prepared for modern workplace challenges, ready to make a significant contributions to their fields.

Tiro is more than a training provider; they are a driving force for innovations and excellence in the science and technology sectors.

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