Here2Grow adds new laboratory technician to growing team
Here2Grow, one of the UK’s leading contract formulation specialists, has recently increased its team with the appointment of Ida Njoroge as a laboratory technician. The move helps maintain Here2Grow’s growth aspirations in recruiting the right people into key positions in their business. Here2Grow’s expanding portfolio includes some of the top global FMCG companies, in addition to a number of boutique organisations looking to work in niche areas.
Ida is a recent master’s student in cosmetic science from the University of Sunderland, graduating with distinction. She has also completed an undergraduate degree in BSc. Industrial Chemistry from the University of Nairobi. Following industrial attachments in the food and paints industries in her home country, Kenya, Ida recently worked with a start-up tech company, Decoded Africa, as a service design associate
At Here2Grow, she will provide technical support and assistance in the laboratory. Her key responsibilities will include research and development of personal care products on a project-by-project basis, formulating products to meet customers’ expectations, carrying out stability tests on developed products, COSHH regulations and the preparation of laboratory protocols and SOP’s.
“Here2grow offers any eager and motivated cosmetic chemist the chance to grow their practical and theoretical skills without being restricted in one direction of the industry,” said Ida. “I like that I’m able to formulate, experiment, learn, grow critically and creatively think in an environment that is positive and well accommodating. Henry, Vinetta and the entire R&D team are super nice and helpful.”
Here2Grow’s Dr Henry Brew added: “We are delighted that Ida has taken up a laboratory technician 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.