Leading contract formulation specialist, Here2Grow, has recently welcomed Deepshikha Rai to their growing team, as a laboratory technician. The appointment meets Here2Grow’s aspirations to recruit and develop the right people into key positions in the business to facilitate an expanding portfolio.

Deepshikha has just completed her master’s degree in cosmetic science from Liverpool John Moores University, where she acquired both practical and theoretical cosmetic formulation knowledge, including EU and UK regulations, toxicology, business and related skills. During her course, she completed a 3-month placement at speciality chemicals company, Croda, which helped to develop her commercial understanding of the cosmetics industry. Deepshikha also holds an MSc in physical chemistry from Nepal’s top and oldest college, Tribhuvan University.

At Here2Grow she will be responsible for researching and studying cosmetic products on a project-by-project basis and developing formulations to meet customers’ expectations. Additionally, she will be carrying out stability testing of formulated products and delivering technical support and maintaining Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Routinely, helping to keep the working laboratory environment safe will also be part of her remit.

“The best part of working at Here2Grow is learning – I am eager to acquire as much knowledge as possible and explore everything related to cosmetics formulation,” said Deepshikha. “The company has given me an opportunity to experiment and formulate, which has helped enhance my critical thinking. It’s also really important to me to be around positive people – I can feel that positive energy every day here at Here2Grow.”

Here2Grow’s Dr Henry Brew added: “We are delighted that Deepshikha has taken up a laboratory technician appointment and is enjoying her new responsibilities. She is well qualified for the role and has an abundance of enthusiasm. I am confident that she will be a valuable asset to Here2Grow and will complement our ongoing growth ambitions.”

Here2Grow provides bespoke formulation services, ensuring that clients can get the best market positioning to optimise their product development aspirations. The company assists with innovative ideation, development and manufacturing of products and has a growing portfolio in personal care, home care, detergents, dish wash technology and green technologies.