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EmploymentJames Robinson Speciality Ingredients strengthens team with series of new hires

James Robinson Speciality Ingredients strengthens team with series of new hires

Huddersfield/Manchester-based James Robinson Speciality Ingredients (JRSI), a leading provider of specialty cosmetic ingredients, has announced several new hires and promotions to grow its Manchester and Huddersfield-based teams. The moves come as JRSI’s looks to bolster its capabilities in application, ingredient formulation, and supply chain management.

Phillip Green joins the JRSI team as its new Application and Formulation Lead, bringing over 30 years’ experience in the personal care and homecare industry. Previously working for PZ Cussons UK, Phillip brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the personal sector which will support the development, efficacy testing and introduction of new ingredients in the hair & skin care space.

In addition, JRSI has also welcomed Yusuf Kholvadia as Finance Account Assistant, where he will be an integral part of the finance team supporting both our Finance Manager and Group Finance Director. Interestingly, Yusuf started his career as an electrical engineer and then decided to change track and study for his AAT qualification and the JRSI team a very happy he did.

Joining as Customer Service and Warehouse Administrator Kornelia Szymla will now work as part of the customer service team. Kornelia’s extensive background in customer service and her previous role within the export team at the Chamber of Commerce will enable her to play a leading role in supporting our global customer network with all of their import/export requirements.

In addition to these new hires, JRSI has promoted Louise Hellawell to Supply Chain Supervisor. Louise first worked for JRSI from 2008-2015 in customer service, she re-joined us as part of our purchasing team in 2017 and has played a key role in the company’s growth throughout this time. In her new role, Louise will be responsible for managing the company’s supply chain operations and supervising the customer service function within the business.

We are also pleased to have appointed James Lowe to the position of Quality Lead. James has been part of the JRSI R&D team for 14 years as senior research chemist. His knowledge and experience in developing new molecules, improving chemical processes, and supporting QC with analytical work and method development when needed, makes him the perfect candidate to head up a department which is crucial to ensuring we only supply the highest quality products to our customers.

Sanketh Varalwar at James Robinson Speciality Ingredients said:

“We’re excited to welcome new members to the JRSI family and celebrate the successes of the existing team. Our growth as a business has enabled us to reinvest in our people, to develop a foundation that ensures we have the best industry talent within our team and can continue to push boundaries within R&D and service for our growing client base.”

“Our commitment to developing our people, promoting from within, and providing our team with access to new opportunities has seen us enjoy excellent team retention in key positions over the years. We pride ourselves on our heritage but at the same time, we are excited to  bring in new expertise and industry-leaders to bolster our future capabilities. Our team are the cornerstone to this, and we look forward to furthering our growth as a business with these foundations in place.”

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