Let’s get personal

Everything we do is for people and by people, and we’re very proud to introduce you to some of our team members who make it happen. Their mix of talent, expertise and perspectives is how we make a positive difference. Meet our Personal Care experts.

What makes Scott Bader a great place to work?

Our Personal Care experts

Perminder Gill

Senior Applications Chemist

Business responsibilities: 

  • To evaluate materials developed by both Scott Bader’s and partners, for use in the personal care industry, including assessment of key claims and competitor differentiations.
  • To provide formulation examples and product training to promote the use of Scott Bader products.
  • Main point of contact for any technical enquiries and support needed by our customers.

Experience: Over 20 years experience working as a Cosmetic Formulator within contract manufacturing, developing hair care, skin care, sun care, washing and bathing products for many well-known brands including Boots, P&G, GSK, Unilever, Sara Lee and Schwarzkopf.

Qualifications: A Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bradford and a Diploma in Cosmetic Science.

Priorities: People. Customer focus has always been a key priority for Perminder, meeting their expectations and preferences.

Interests: Enjoys spending time with family and friends, long walks, gardening and generally being outdoors. An avid armchair sports fan, especially football and cricket!

Vicki Cook

Senior Polymer Chemist

Business responsibilities: Developing new and innovative ingredients for the personal care market, that keep Scott Bader and it’s customers ahead of the trends and competition.

Experience: Conventional emulsions and inverse emulsion synthesis for various industries.

Qualifications: A Master of Chemistry (MChem) in 2012 from the University of Sheffield and a PhD and post-doctoral research on the synthesis of diblock copolymer nanoparticles via polymerisation induced self-assembly.

Priorities: Accelerating the pace of change in personal care towards more sustainable and consumer kind products.

Interests: Enjoys cooking, walking her dog Jasper, and traveling as much as possible.

Tracey Norton

Sales Development Manager

Business responsibilities: To make sure all customers have everything they need to make informed buying and manufacturing decisions that keep them ahead of personal care trends and innovations.

Experience: Over 25 years in a variety of technical and commercial roles for both global organisations and SME’s, from bench chemist through to global strategy manager.  Specialist knowledge in personal care, as well as UV curable coatings and inks, and 3D printing.

Qualifications: A BSc(Hons) First Class Applied Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry from Salford University (UK) and an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK).

Priorities: A passionate believer in the power of Scott Bader’s Conscious Innovation initiatives to improve the lives of people around the globe whilst simultaneously protecting the planet for future generations and creating business success.

Interests: Loves nothing more than a round of golf, particularly with friends at the 19th hole! Enjoys going along to music gigs in one of Manchester’s many venues.

Clive Williams

Group Polymer Development Manager

Business responsibilities: Leading the development of SB polymeric materials, especially into the personal care business.
Identifying new technology in support Scott Bader’s sustainable development journey and looking to include that in the personal care applications. Main contact scoping of new personal care technical developments.

Experience: 40 years in a development environment with more than 30 years in
technical lead roles. I have always been involved in water based materials but looking at broader technologies in the second half of my career. This experience includes all allied disciplines whether it be production scale up through to customer relationships.

Qualifications: GRSC Chemistry (Huddersfield), from a time when qualifications could be done part time in industry with hands on experience. This feels a long time ago and meaningless versus a lifetime of learning.

Priorities: Developing the new generation of chemists to challenge the old ways of doing things, without discarding the values that matter. This is linked to a fundamental belief that we have to change our ways to create a better future.

Interests: Absorbing the landscape and it’s history a variety of new and favourite locations through hiking. I also enjoy music outside of the mainstream especially in a live environment, Rugby League, Cricket and cycling, and not forgetting family.

Elodie Ravier

Polymer Chemist

Business responsibilities: To develop new products for the personal care market.

Experience:  Organic synthesis for various industries including Pharmaceuticals and Flavour & Fragrance.

Qualifications: BSc in Organic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Orléans (France) and a MSc in Applied Synthesis and Analysis from the University of Montpellier (France).

Interests: Elodie enjoys baking (especially cake design), travelling to new places / countries with her family.  She loves being outdoors and particularly likes hiking and participating in races such as running and triathlons.

Chris Summers

Polymer Chemist

Business responsibilities: Managing a range of projects which aim to develop new and innovative materials pushing what is possible for the personal care market.

Experience: Over 10 years of polymer synthesis and project management specialising in polyester, UV cure and emulsion chemistries

Qualifications: A Master of Chemistry (MChem) from the University of Warwick.

Priorities: Delivering quality products that match Scott Bader’s ethos and sustainability goals.

Interests: Chris enjoys board games, ten-pin bowling, wood working and spending as much time as possible with his young family.

Kristina Giles (Kika)

Application Technician

Business responsibilities: Support other chemists by evaluating materials produced by Scott Bader. Researching innovative ideas, testing methods and formulations.

Experience: This is Kika’s first industry job.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Cosmetic Science from the University of Sunderland and MSc in Skin Science and Stem Cell Biology from the University of Bradford.

Priorities: Researching new ideas and trends to promote Scott Bader products in exhibitions.

Interests: Lots of walking, baking, dancing, and shopping.

Imogen Prior

Marketing Assistant

Business responsibilities: Making sure that customers and partners are aware of Scott Bader’s expertise in the personal care market, optimising content and reach on social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, all Group websites and at all events and exhibitions.

Experience: This is Imogen’s first industry role.

Qualifications: A degree in Media Studies from the University of Portsmouth.

Priorities: Ensuring everyone knows how great Scott Bader is and bringing the brand to life in all marketing communications.

Interests: Learning new skills and experiences, from mountain biking, wake boarding and surfing on the Cornish coast to planning her next big travelling adventure.


Our product ranges cover a wide selection of applications within the personal care market, formulated with both people and the environment in mind. You can feel safe in the knowledge that by using our ingredients you are taking care of both.

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Everything you need to know about using our personal care products, including educational videos, data sheets and example formulations.

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Our founder, Ernest Bader, believed that ethical and moral action to improve this world was vital. His beliefs are still the foundation for everything we do and they continue to drive our innovation today.

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