More than just soap...

115

Employees

247

Unique Formulations

327

Partners Worldwide

62

Countries served

Why it Matters

There’s a lot that goes into building a successful personal care business, we know. Good Ideas. Hard work, obviously. Great products (we can probably help you there). And while you can always rely on us to deliver the goods, we’d like to think we add a bit more to your business.

We’re based in Leeds, the ‘magnetic North’ of the UK with a growing reputation worldwide as a hub of manufacturing and technological innovation. Our expertise embraces world-class innovation for personal care and soap-based products.

Knowledge:

Knowledge:

We’re habitual experimenters, learners and innovators. That’s what kept us, and most importantly our customers, right at the leading edge of the personal care industry.

Insight:

Insight:

We have a clear view of what’s coming next in personal care, and how your business can make the most of it.

Support:

Support:

We’re always here for you. SImple as that. With advice on how to develop your products, how to market them and sometimes just a favour when you need it. Like we said, it’s all about getting the ingredients right.

We're Here to Help

Our team are on hand to support you and your business with product development, technical innovation and much more

James Clews
James Clews

Commercial Director

Paul Alexander Pickering
Paul Alexander Pickering

Head of Sales

Michaela Daubney
Michaela Daubney

Product Manager

Shaun Warrington
Shaun Warrington

Business Development Manager

Alec Foster
Alec Foster

Channel Development Manager

Jordanne Vine
Jordanne Vine

Account Manager

Jamie Chesnutt
Jamie Chesnutt

Account Manager

Martin Blanchard
Martin Blanchard

Account Manager

Laura Perry
Laura Perry

Key Account Manager

Corporate Social Responsibility

These days, customers expect more, demanding higher ethical standards from the companies they buy from.

Driving a sustainable, responsible and ethical business is an ethos we choose to follow – not one we feel obliged to - and we have created a culture here at Stephenson where the whole team is encouraged to maintain published standards but to also seek out new areas for improvement.

We undertake a variety of strategies to embed CSR and sustainability throughout our R&D, manufacturing process and supply chain; which means looking at ways to prevent waste, be energy efficient and optimising ambient or cold-processing. In fact, most of our soap bases and cosmetic ingredients facilitate eco-formulating for the personal care manufacturer.

We have a growing portfolio of RSPO certified soap bases, for more information you can view our RSPO profile and review our progress at www.rspo.org

Our History

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1856

Stephenson Bros formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1856 originally manufacturing soap based agents for the processing of wool, along with Furniture Wax and Polish products (Stephenson Furniture Polish).

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1983

Stephenson Bros Ltd purchase J C Thompson & Co Ltd textile chemical manufacturers, change the company name to Stephenson Group Ltd and form a new division called Stephenson Thompson Textile Chemicals.

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1985

Alongside textile chemicals Stephenson Group diversifies into Industrial Chemicals with the introduction of SRC Recycling Chemicals and the development of the first Anti tack agents for the rubber industry.

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1995

Introduction of soap based and opaque soap noodles.

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1998

Stephenson Group creates what becomes world famous 'Crystal' Melt & Pour soap base range for Personal Care applications.

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2001

Stephenson Group forms new division- Stephenson Personal Care. The division is now well established as one of the world's leading speciality soap base manufacturers with hundreds of customers in over 50 countries.

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2009

Stephenson Personal Care launches a range of full certified organic soap bases including Liquid Soap and Bodycare bases, certifications include EcoCert, Soil Association and USDA Organic.

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2010

Stephenson Personal Care becomes the first and only soap base manufacturer to offer 100% RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm and Palm Kernel Oil soap bases. A key step in our sustainability ambitions.

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2015

The company launches its first Fair Trade Certified Soap Bases.

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2018

Worlds first processable Syndet - Syndopal 300-MB launched.

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2019

We relaunch our dedicated Personal care business under the name Stephenson.

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2020

Worlds first Melt & Pour Solid Conditioner bar was introduced.

Are you ready to progress your career?

Benefits of working at Stephenson

Holidays

Holidays

32 days of paid holidays

Prescription safety glasses

Prescription safety glasses

Free sight tests for screen users & prescription safety glasses

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Depending on the role, time can be split between the office and working from home

Bike2Work

Bike2Work

The Cycle to Work scheme is designed to help you save money on a new work bike and spread the cost of the bike over monthly tax-free instalments

Buy & sell paid holiday

Buy & sell paid holiday

You can buy & sell up to four days holiday

Support for further education

Support for further education

Want to advance your skills? We're keen to help!

Employee assistance programme

Employee assistance programme

A 24/7 confidential helpline to talk to an advisor about various personal issues

Bereavement helpline

Bereavement helpline

24/7 Probate & bereavement helpline

Our people are at the heart of our business and everything we do All of the perks People evolve with our business
People Benefits Progression

Our people are at the heart of our business and everything we do

Together, we help people create amazing personal care products by getting the ingredients right.

At Stephenson, we have over 100 team members from engineers, chemists and supply chain specialists to buyers, marketers, account managers and many more...

We’re always looking for creative thinkers, innovators and people wanting to challenge & improve what we do. Could this be you?

All of the perks

We’re serious about looking after our team.

We regularly update and introduce new benefits that support both work and the personal lives of our people.

From dedicated support services to discounts on the things we buy every day, these benefits support our people outside the workplace.

People evolve with our business

We're a fast-moving, agile business with the ability to react fast for our customers. And it's our people who step up when needed most to overcome significant challenges to get us to the next level. As our business grows, our roles have evolved too.

Our team is continually growing and we're always on the lookout for the next talent to achieve our vision.

If you believe you have something to add, talk to us today.

Vacancies

POSTED: November 15th, 2021

Digital Communications Manager - Maternity Cover

Location Leeds
Salary Competitive

Working alongside the Marketing Manager, you will be helping to lead the creative outputs across a wide range of projects - from initial planning through to final delivery and across a huge range of mediums.

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