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MEET THE TEAM
Portrait of Jan Wels, Managing Director

Jan Wels

Managing Director

Born in Germany, Jan graduated from the American University of Paris with a degree in International Business Administration. Having travelled the world gaining experience across many different roles, his love of soap was realised when he joined in 2018 as CEO of the Daabon Group Europe and Managing Director of Soapworks. A keen cook and keep fit fanatic – Jan is truly passionate about driving our business forward.

Portrait of Brian Cumming - Operations & Supply Director

Brian Cumming

Operations & Supply Director

Brian joined Soapworks in 1994 and has been a vital part of the company’s success for over 25 years. He leads his teams with drive and a determination to ensure we exceed our customers’ expectations. A self-confessed data lover, he focuses on establishing long-term customer and supplier relationships to support Soapworks continued success and future expansion.

Portrait of Claire Caddis, Sales & Business Development Director

Claire Caddis

Sales & Business Development Director

Claire has been a valued member of the Soapworks team since 2000 when her love affair with the world of soap began. She has a fantastic knowledge of the industry and has been instrumental in growing our business and adapting our product offering to meet evolving market trends. Claire takes real pride in bringing new products to life for our global brand and retail partners.

Portrait of David Ridland, Technical Director

David Ridland

Technical Director

A qualified chemist and our Technical and NPD expert, David’s knowledge and passion for soaps and cleansing bars is something to truly behold. Over his 26-year career at Soapworks, David has been instrumental in expanding our Quality and Technical departments while implementing our Good Manufacturing Practice, Environmental and Health & Safety management systems. Working closely with our customers, David and his talented team develop innovative and efficacious personal care products that deliver for brand partners worldwide.

Portrait of Stuart Seddon, Finance Director

Stuart Seddon

Finance Director

Our Finance Director, and devoted Manchester United fan, Stuart has been part of the Soapworks family for 15 years. Responsible for Soapworks company finances, reporting and budgeting he keeps a close eye on the numbers and bottom line to make sure that the business continues to grow and prosper. With a broad commercial and financial acumen built over 24 years-experience, Stuart has a real passion for finance.

Portrait of Kate Beaumont, HR Director

Kate Beaumont

HR Director

A Fellow of the CIPD, Kate’s HR experience spans SME’s to global corporations. Kate joined Soapworks in 2019 to head up our HR department. Using a strong combination of technical HR expertise and business acumen, Kate and her team help develop our people, performance, and culture.

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Soapworks Ltd
Coltness Street, Queenslie Park
Glasgow G33 4JD
United Kingdom

Tel. 0141 774 2282
Email. info@soapworksltd.co.uk

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