Haircare brand Roz launch root lift spray with Eco-Valve

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Haircare brand Roz, who are renowned for their nature inspired range of luxury hair care products, have launched a new root lift spray with Eco-Valve. The launch marks Salvalco’s first venture into haircare, demonstrating the compatibility of the valve across different product categories. The brand specialises in a range of vegan, organic, sustainably sourced and cruelty free products including treatment oils and serums. Their root lift spray becoming their first aerosol product with the use of inert gas propelled Eco-Valve supporting the brand’s sustainable ethos and compatibility with their natural formulations. Officially launched in the USA, the use of inert gas valve technology like Eco-Valve, is also helping brands comply with changing legislation in the industry. Peter Shaw, Managing Director or Salvalco said; “We are delighted to collaborate with luxury haircare brand Roz on the launch of their first aerosol product. This marks our first venture into the haircare category with our valve proving to be a highly effective and more sustainable choice than LPG alternatives. Eco -Valve is adaptable, demonstrating market leading performance with resins, powders, oils and other difficult haircare formulations – hairspray, hair shine, root lift, dry shampoo and more. A valve that is compatible with more…

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Newcastle costs law firm, Brough Partners appoint new COP lead to support growth

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Newcastle based Costs Law firm, Brough Partners has appointed Ana Matos as Head of Court of Protection to support the businesses recent growth, which saw a 48% increase in turnover in the last 12 months. Brough Partners specialise in Court of Protection (COP), Legal Aid and Inter Partes costs law work. Bringing with her over eight years of experience in the sector, Ana’s responsibilities will include supporting and maximising the COP costs claims of solicitor clients as well as assisting with business development and staff training. A consultant for the last four years, Ana previously held roles at Paragon Costs, A&M Bacon and bSquared Costs. The appointment supports the businesses ambitious growth plans which in the last year alone experienced a 48% increase in turnover with the company targeted to hit approximately £500k in the next two years. The growth follows a recent rebrand and move to larger office space in Newcastle to accommodate the team’s expansion. Andrew Brough, Managing Director, Brough Partners said; “Since founding the business back in 2018, we have noticed an increasing demand for our services from solicitor clients across England & Wales which has been fantastic. We feel this is largely due to our ongoing…

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EMG Solicitors welcome new COP Director Rebecca Sparrow

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Award winning law firm EMG Solicitors who have offices in Durham, Newcastle, Darlington, Penrith and Manchester is delighted to welcome new Court of Protection (COP) Director Rebecca Sparrow. Based near Reading, the appointment of a Southern based director extends the firm’s national COP offering. Marking their first venture outside of the North and taking the director group to a team of 11. With over 14 years’ COP experience, Rebecca who has held roles at a number of leading national law firms will assume the position of Deputy Trustee and Attorney for a number of EMG’s clients. Her appointment also extends the firm’s brand footprint and client offering across the South, South East and London. Jemma Morland, Director and Co-Founder of EMG Solicitors said: “We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Sparrow to the EMG team. Rebecca not only brings with her a wealth of experience but embodies the true values of the firm, making her a natural fit for our growing team. The appointment also further strengthens our client offering, and expansion to the South as we build a solid presence across the UK.” Rebecca Sparrow, COP Director, EMG Solicitors said: “I’ve always admired EMG Solicitors as a firm. It’s remarkable…

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P&G’s Old Spice launch new men’s body spray with Eco-Valve

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Salvalco is delighted to announce their recent collaboration with Proctor & Gamble’s iconic Old Spice brand. Utilising the Eco-Valve technology, the brand brings to market a new aluminum free men’s total body spray which is available to purchase in the UK and America. P&G’s new range is positioned as a ‘nitro spray’, with the removal of LPG propellant, marking Old Spice’s first venture into nitrogen and demonstrating their ongoing commitment to the environment. The demand for ‘all over’ body sprays has experienced rising popularity over recent years. With the Old Spice product available for use from ‘pits to toes’ – including underarms and chest, to thighs, legs, stomach, feet, arms, hands and even down below! The amazing fragrance quality also remains a key benefit of the spray, with nitrogen propellant delivering a ‘breakthrough scent experience’! Peter Shaw, Managing Director, Salvalco said; “Salvalco is delighted to be working once again with P&G and with such an iconic brand as Old Spice. It’s fantastic to see them utilising the benefits of our Eco-Valve technology in helping them bring to market their environmentally friendly, nitrogen powered body spray. Or ‘nitro spray’ as it’s been aptly named. It’s also great to know we are…

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Newcastle digital agency Readysalted aims to treble its growth

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A Newcastle-based digital agency has announced ambitious plans to treble its growth and open a London office, after expanding its client base in the UK and Europe and recruiting three new employees. Specialising in UX (user experience) design, and digital transformation development, Readysalted, who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, have plans to hit half a million pounds turnover by 2025 and treble the size of the business by 2028. 2023 also saw the team achieve their largest annual turnover to date with a 30% increase in revenue from the previous year.  The business works with clients including Newcastle, Durham and Cambridge universities, as well as businesses in the medical science and manufacturing sectors. Currently working with clients in the North East, London and across Europe, the Readysalted team also have ambitious plans to open a London office this year. Simon Honeywood, Founder and Managing Director of Readysalted said: “The last 12 months have been fantastic for the business as we continue to support our many clients across the globe. I still have to pinch myself about how far we have come in 20 years from when I started out as a freelancer in the industry. This really is credit to the…

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LightOx welcome Rebecca Crow as Head of Projects

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LightOx Ltd, a company developing novel therapeutic treatments including light activated chemotherapy for early-stage oral cancer, has appointed Rebecca Crow as Head of Projects. The new appointment takes the life sciences business to a team of 11 as they move into larger offices at their city centre base in Newcastle. Rebecca’s appointment supports their goal of bringing their revolutionary mouth cancer treatment to market. Joining in January 2024 as Head of Projects and following a wave of new investment, project launches and grant funding, Rebecca will be responsible for helping the business deliver on a number of their targets. Working with key partners, the appointment aims to prepare the business for the launch of clinical trials for the lead candidate LXD191 to treat mouth cancer. Dr Sam Whitehouse, Chief Executive Officer at LightOx said; “I am delighted to welcome Rebecca to the team. She brings with her a real wealth of experience with former roles in the Newcastle Gateshead investment team and at the Newcastle NHS Trust where she was responsible for managing a number of trials. Her knowledge will be invaluable in helping us navigate our own way towards clinic and we have every confidence that Rebecca will play…

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EMG Solicitors celebrate further expansion with new Manchester office and key appointments

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Hot on the heels of the opening of their Darlington office in February 2023, EMG Solicitors’ growth plans are being realised further with a brand-new division in Altrincham, Manchester. Led by Director Ruth Wright, the team is also being strengthened with two new appointments, Client Executive, Katy Parrott and Team Administrator, Rachel Snowdon. The Manchester office initially focuses on EMG’s primary specialism of Court of Protection (COP), with Wills, trusts and probate, family, dispute resolution, residential conveyancing, and commercial property being serviced by team members from other branches, with plans to recruit in these areas in the coming months. The new base takes EMG’s office footprint up to five, demonstrating the brand’s growing reputation in the legal sector. Officially opened in April 2023, the office is led by experienced and well-known legal professional Ruth Wright. Ruth joined EMG’s Court of Protection Property and Affairs team bringing with her over 18 years’ of experience working as a professional deputy and trustee alongside her solid background in litigation. Having worked in Manchester for over nine years, she has a strong reputation in being able to manage some of the most complex Court of Protection cases. And it’s from EMG’s North West base…

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Mentholatum launch Deep Heat and Deep Freeze sprays in the UK with Salvalco Eco-Valve

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Salvalco is delighted to announce their latest collaboration with Mentholatum’s Deep Heat and Deep Freeze brands. In a bid to move away from LPG propellant to nitrogen, the iconic brands will utilise the Eco-Valve technology, launching in stores across the UK from August 2023, followed by a roll out across Europe. For Salvalco, this topical healthcare product launch comes at a time of evolution for Mentholatum’s health and wellness brands. In line with the growing environmental expectations of consumers, the company are keen to bring their product ranges into a more relevant and sustainable space. As such, as well as using the Eco-Valve technology, they will also be removing hydrocarbons from their packaging alongside a brand refresh. This new sustainable future for Mentholatum is proudly featured across their pack. Peter Shaw, Managing Director, Salvalco said; “Working with the team at Mentholatum has been a real pleasure. A lot of work and research has gone in behind the scenes, so it’s fantastic to now see these products in the market and on the shelves in the UK.  As a company this also marks our first product launch in the UK and to do this with such an iconic household brand has…

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Life science pioneers secure £2.5m in grants

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Newcastle based Life Sciences and Biomedical businesses, LightOx, NunaBio, Magnitude Biosciences and Hexis Lab are celebrating securing several grant awards amounting to over £2.5million from Innovate UK’s latest round of R&D grants. Innovate UK provides the UK’s most innovative companies grant funding to help accelerate their growth and leverage private sector investment in the region. Through the support of advocates such as Labour’s Shadow Science MP Chi Onwurah, the region is able to demonstrate its capability and excellence in commercialising scientific breakthroughs. The funding will be used to advance the pharmaceutical and biotechnology research services, technology and drug development of these stand out companies. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, have invested up to £25 million in a range of projects across the country this year. Supporting UK businesses to develop solutions that address significant health or healthcare challenges. From cancer prevention, development of new DNA based drug products, testing regimes and tailored treatments, the group are collectively transforming the delivery of healthcare and the development of new health technologies. The North East is fast becoming a hot bed of talent and innovation, with a notable rise in Life Sciences and Biomedical companies in the region proud to…

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LightOx win £1.1 million Biomedical Catalyst grant to develop oral cancer drug

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Newcastle based LightOx announces today that it has been awarded a £1.1m project grant from Innovate UK, for the development of its light activated drug LXD191 to treat oral cancer patients. LightOx will work with the clinical team at the Liverpool Head and Neck Centre, University of Liverpool – Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Working with the Liverpool team LightOx will finalise the drug formulation and clinical trial plans in order to then bring the drug to patients. The company was awarded the grant to formulate and manufacture their leading drug compound LXD191 to be used to treat oral cancer patients and pre-cancerous lesions that are detected in clinic. The LightOx team will work closely with partners to deliver a “chair-side” treatment for patients suffering from early-stage cancers. The drug which is currently the first of its kind to be developed for oral cancer is applied topically to the cancerous cells and is activated using a specific light source to kill the cancerous cells in the mouth. The treatment provides a minimally invasive alternative to surgery which currently remains the only other available option for patients, and often results in a reduced quality…

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