CEO and founder, Angela Davies retires; Carolyn Burney appointed as successor
After celebrating its 20th year of business in 2021, CEO and founder of MSL Solution Providers, Angela Davies, has retired. Her successor, Carolyn Burney, has assumed the position of Managing Director (MD) with effect from 1 January 2022.
Founded in 2001, MSL Solution Providers is one of the UK’s leading microbiological testing and regulatory houses, specialising in cosmetics, personal care, and household cleansing markets. Over the past 20 years, the company has grown to a team of more than 30 people, who collectively own a minimum of 51% of the company following its move to an employee ownership model in 2019.
(Right: Carolyn Burney)
She leaves the company in the safe hands of Carolyn Burney as MD, Operations Director, Alex Fotheringham, and Mark Fenn as Director, Shareholder, and Company Chairman to continue the MSL journey. Having joined the company in 2013, Carolyn has a wealth of experience ensuring there will be smooth continuity as she assumes the managing director position. She will continue to head up the biocides division, whilst Alex will oversee cosmetics. The specialist team at MSL will continue to offer its high-quality testing and regulatory support service.
Carolyn Burney, managing director at MSL Solution Providers comments, ‘I would like to thank all the MSL board members for giving me this amazing opportunity to carry out the role of managing director – I am very excited! I am very lucky to be supported by such a strong team; together we will continue to build on our great customer offer and provide an outstanding service.’
Angela will remain a director, both on the main board for a short period and long term, as founder on the EOT board.
MSL Solution Providers is a specialist in the microbiological testing and regulatory compliance of cosmetics, personal care, and disinfection products, with a customer base spanning five continents that includes raw material suppliers, manufacturers, and brand owners. Its in-house accredited labs provide a comprehensive range of standard tests, as well as tailored solutions to support clients’ individual requirements. Its capability and reliability offer organisations an integrated approach, resulting in their products getting to market quickly, cost effectively, and compliantly. Its EU & UK Regulatory services are ISO9001 accredited as well as being insurance backed and it holds UKAS Accreditation No 4045.