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Julien Laporte.

As a qualified accountant with some 30 years experience in Manufacturing, I have extensive experience in both Operational and Commercial Management. My objectives for the business are focused on ensuring excellence in our customer service and process capability. With the support of a strong Management Team, I am committed to challenging for continuous improvement to deliver efficient, predictable and repeatable service throughout the business.

I have 30 years experience in quality assurance, continuous improvement and management systems including 21 years within the Group. I joined the business in 1995 as Quality Assurance Manager before taking up the role as Head fo Compliance, with responsibility for the entire Compliance team which includes packaging, bulk and finished goods quality assurance, microbiology, environment and health and safety management. The Compliance team are committed to delivering the best possible service to clients.

I hold a Masters Degree in Chemistry from the University of Bath and a Diploma in Cosmetic Science. I am a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and also sit on the Society of Cosmetics Council and Scientific Program Committee organising and delivering industry wide events and lectures. I have many years experience in formulation development of personal care and industrial products for both global and niche brands alike, leading our research and development team to develop innovative formulations to exceed customer expectations.

Having started in the toiletries and personal care industry as a Development Chemist, I joined Hampshire Cosmetics in 2001. I have held a number of roles within the company including; Manufacturing Manager, Environmental Manager and Quality Manager. I completed a MSc in Applied Science by Research at Bournemouth University in 2014 and became Head of Compliance in the same year. I am now heading up the Process Department, responsible for bulk industrialisation and bulk production. I have an experienced and dedicated team working with me to ensure your products are produced to your expectations.

With over 30 years experience working with manufacturing based systems, I have responsibility for ensuring that all business systems function effectively, are appropriate, and continue to meet both the internal and external needs of our customers. The role is key to ensuring that systems are continually evaluated, reviewed and improved to meet the changing needs of the business, examples being the integration of a visual planning system and workflow applications with our ERP solution. The IT team has a monitoring and improvement role that spans goods receiving to delivery of customer orders.

After graduating in Food Science and initially working as a food technologist with RHM, I moved into the Commercial function in 1996. I joined Hampshire Cosmetics in 2007 as a Business Development Manager before becoming Head of Sales in 2015. I am passionate and commercially focused, with a proven track record of working successfully with our customers to develop innovative ranges of fragrances and toiletries.

I joined HC in November 2011, and my role is to support and grow our current customers, and manage new opportunities for the business through NPD and concept presentation. I have a passion for customer service and product development with over 6 years experience within the beauty/cosmetics industry working with major retailers and brand owners on both a full service and contract manufacturing basis.

I have 10 years experience in project management, account management and New Product Development in the cosmetic and toiletries industry. I enjoy both the creative side of bringing new products to market as well as the commercial and analytical elements of successful project and account management.

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I have worked at Hampshire Cosmetics for more than 20 years in various positions within the company. My previous roles include Production Planning and Master Scheduling for the business. This extensive experience gives me a great foundation in my current role as a Business Manager, enabling me to effectively deliver a full service to meet all of our customer requirements.

I joined Hampshire Cosmetics in August 2011 having previously been a customer for a considerable number of years. I have been involved in New Product Development for over 10 years working in the cosmetics industry. With a focused team of Coordinators and Technologists we pride ourselves on building strong relationships with all our customers.