Cornelius, an independent European manufacturer and distributor of high-quality ingredients for the personal care market, has strengthened its Personal Care team with two new appointments.

Ayesha Kidy has joined the team as Technical Sales Representative and Michelle Cann has been appointed Business Development Manager. 

Ms. Cann has enviable experience within the personal care ingredients sector, including over two years on the senior management team of global provider of raw material solutions, Lambson Ltd., in her previous role as Personal Care General Manager. She will be focussed on identifying and commercialising opportunities in key market segments as well as maximising development within the existing Cornelius portfolio. 

Ms. Kidy will be focussed on driving new business for the company, harnessing her impressive technical expertise. She brings with her an in-depth understanding of personal care product formulation, drawn from her years as a Development Chemist at Laleham Health & Beauty and previous role as a Cosmetic Scientist at SLG. 

Kelly Shenton, Business Manager, Personal Care Division at Cornelius said: “We are delighted to welcome both Ayesha and Michelle. Their expertise will be absolutely instrumental to their respective teams and help to continue to drive Cornelius’ Personal Care Division forward, through 2019 and beyond.”

The Personal Care Division forms part of Cornelius Group Plc, a leading independent European manufacturer and distributor of branded and own brand raw materials, ingredients and speciality chemicals for the health and nutrition, personal care and performance chemicals markets. 

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