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Management
Team

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Management
Team

a55

Meet the Team

Jenna
Atkinson

Jenna
Atkinson

Commercial Assistant

 

 

 

 

Paul
Atkinson

Paul
Atkinson

Managing Director

With a wealth of leadership experience in both personal care and industrial chemical manufacturing, Paul is responsible for day to day running of the company with a particular focus on Production, Manufacturing and NPD departments.

Rob
Banks

Rob
Banks

Operations and Health and Safety Director

Rob has over 20 years of Operational Management experience in the Manufacturing industry. His role is to oversee all operations, quality, health & safety and logistics within the business and ensure excellence throughout.

Martin
Breen

Martin
Breen

Director – Pet Care

Martin has worked at Group55 for more than 15 years. Specialising in the pet care industry, he has helped to grow our own brand, Animology, into a global success. He now helps other pet care brands do the same by project managing all pet care private label projects.

Julianna
Cabeza-
Pinedu

Julianna
Cabeza-
Pinedu

Quality Control Supervisor

 

 

 

Georgia
Clarke

Georgia
Clarke

Senior Development Chemist

Georgia has a masters degree in chemistry, as well as the Society of Cosmetic Scientists Diploma. In addition to being an expert development chemist, Georgia specialises in scale-up chemistry and acts as a conduit between our labs and manufacturing plant.

Wendy
Crook

Wendy
Crook

Quality Assurance Manager

With decades of experience in Quality Management and Systems in both personal care and food manufacturing, Wendy is responsible for quality throughout the business, accreditation process and oversees all external audits.

Neil
Defty

Neil
Defty

Purchasing Manager

Neil is a well-known industry figure with more than 25 years purchasing experience within the personal care contract marketing sector. Under his leadership, the purchasing team is responsible for all purchasing and supply planning.

Steve
Evans

Steve
Evans

Director of Production & Manufacturing

 

Becky
French

Becky
French

Sales Manager

With extensive experience in sales management working with prestigious brands, Becky is both a key account manager and expert in assisting new start-ups take their ideas from concept to finished product.

Chris
Grimshaw

Chris
Grimshaw

Sales Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in Sales roles within multinational retail and wholesale businesses, Chris manages Group55 fulfilment as well as working on Personal Care projects.

Neil
Guyton

Neil
Guyton

Finance Director

A ‘Big 4’ trained Accountant with more than 10 years of private sector experience in a fast growth, high pressure, brand led business Neil is responsible for both the Finance and Purchasing departments of the company.

Zakira
Haji

Zakira
Haji

Formulation and Development Chemist

With more than 5 years’ experience in development chemistry and a masters degree in Chemistry, Zakira is an outstanding development chemist with a passion for using the very latest ingredients to deliver truly innovative formulations.

Myles
Harrison

Myles
Harrison

Business Improvements Leader

 

Kate
Horton

Kate
Horton

Director of Technical Services

Kate is an award-winning Formulation Chemist with over a decade of experience in creating unique pet and personal care formulations for private label customers.

Dom
Jackson

Dom
Jackson

Warehouse and Operations Manager

Dom has risen through the ranks at Group55 and has a vast knowledge of all things Group55. As Operation and Logistics Manager, Dom plans all the manufacturing and production schedules as well as taking responsibility for logistics and our fleet of transport.

Pauline
Jones

Pauline
Jones

Filling Hall Supervisor

With an uncompromising attention to detail and infectious desire for excellence, Pauline constantly strives to ensure quality standards are achieved.

 

 

 

Jerin
Joseph

Jerin
Joseph

Technical Administrator

 

 

 

 

Dave
Leece

Dave
Leece

Warehouse Supervisor

Dave is an experienced operator in warehouse management and supervises our pick and pack operations within our fulfilment facility. Dave ensures we meet all agreed service levels and sets the highest standards for his team.

Katarzyna
Lewinska

Katarzyna
Lewinska

Line Leader

Katarzyna ensures that the facility and all production and warehouse teams are operating safely and efficiently.

Lauren
Martin

Lauren
Martin

Account Manager

 

 

 

 

Tomasz
Mincz

Tomasz
Mincz

Mixing and Pre-Weigh Supervisor

With years of production experience, Tomasz plays a key role within the manufacturing department, leading his team and overseeing the day to day operations of both the dispensary and mixing and blending.

Monika
Panditputra

Monika
Panditputra

Junior Development Chemist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zdenko
Papulak

Zdenko
Papulak

Mixing and Pre-Weigh Supervisor

 

Greig
Philpott

Greig
Philpott

Engineer

Greig has worked within personal care engineering departments for decades and is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of our production and warehouse equipment.

Joan
Philpott

Joan
Philpott

Quality and CI support

With decades of experience in Quality Management, Joan is responsible for quality throughout the business, accreditation process and oversees all external audits.

Beatta
Plecing

Beatta
Plecing

Line Supply Supervisor

With an outstanding work ethic and attention to detail, Beatta has been promoted through the ranks at Group55. Her experience and deep understanding of the Group55 methodologies and expectations for excellence ensures manufacturing is completed to the highest standards.

Ashley
Roy

Ashley
Roy

Purchasing Assistant

Group55 is the first professional home for Ashley. She is pursuing her dreams in Purchasing and aims to be better every day. Currently supports in Logistics, Purchasing and Export documentation.

Bilal
Shahid

Bilal
Shahid

E-Commerce and Systems Manager

A quick adapter to an ever-changing online environment, Bilal is a key point of contact for Fulfilment customer integrations and is responsible for all things eCommerce and Software Systems.

Dominika
Slupska

Dominika
Slupska

Supply Chain Co-ordinator

With an outstanding work ethic and attention to detail, Dominika has been promoted through the ranks at Group55. Her experience and deep understanding of the Group55 methodologies and expectations for excellence ensures manufacturing is completed to the highest standards.

Emma
Turner

Emma
Turner

Sales Director

Emma has worked on ‘both sides of the fence’ as a buyer for Asda and Pets at Home and as a Commercial Manager delivering branded and private label solutions to the UK’s leading supermarkets. Her experience helps brand owners and retailers create innovative and successful products.

Stephen
Turner

Stephen
Turner

Chairman

Stephen founded Group55 in 1999 and continues to be the driving force that has helped to turn the business into one of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK. Stephen focuses on business strategy and providing advice and/or mentoring to our customers.

Sue
Whittaker

Sue
Whittaker

Finance Assistant

Sue has decades of experience working within Financial software, these skills continue to be utilised in her current role as our Finance and Office Administrator.

 

 

 

Tony
Wojtowycz

Tony
Wojtowycz

Warehouse Co-Ordinator

Tony is the conduit between our warehouse/fulfilment centre and our manufacturing facility. Working in our manufacturing site, Tony oversees the complex warehouse operations and logistics crucial in turning component parts into finished products.

Cheryth
Wood-Johnson

Cheryth
Wood-Johnson

Animology and Fulfilment Assistant