Here2Grow, one of the UK’s leading contract formulation specialists, has recently increased its team with the appointment of Charlotte Whitaker as a junior chemist – cosmetics & homecare. The move meets Here2Grow’s aspirations to recruit and develop the right people into key positions in the business. Here2Grow’s expanding portfolio includes some of the top global FMCG companies, in addition to a number of boutique organisations that wish to work in niche areas.
Charlotte is currently studying pharmaceutical and cosmetic science at De Montfort University and is in her final year. Following a year’s placement at a cosmetic contract manufacturer, working in the R&D laboratory and focussing on temporary hair dyes, as well as natural vegan skincare, her final year project centres on formulation sciences, for which her role at Here2Grow is ideal.
Her key responsibilities at the company will include formulating and managing set projects, stability testing and maintaining the laboratory working environment. She will also be monitoring the very latest trends and products on the market, as well updating the Here2Grow team on the newest ingredients being launched to the market.
“I was initially attracted to Here2Grow due to their innovative, specialist equipment and their state-of-the-art custom laboratory,” said Charlotte. “I always wanted to continue working in the cosmetic industry while studying and luckily Here2Grow created a vacancy for me while at university.
“I’ve been made to feel part of the team from day one and very much look forward to working with Here2Grow. I’m excited to see what the future brings!”
Here2Grow’s Dr Henry Brew added: “We are delighted that Charlotte has taken up a junior chemist appointment at the company. She has an abundance of enthusiasm for the role and will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to 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.