22 Nov 2016 - Alba Science raise £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support


On the 3rd of November, Rebecca Ashworth from Alba Science arranged a bake sale in the office to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

It was a great day in the office with a cracking selection of cakes and treats baked by various members of staff. We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated and thanks to our volunteers who very generously donated to the charity. 

We are delighted to announce that we raised £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support on the day. We would also like to thank Jayne Forbes and everyone at the Rose Street branch of Macmillan Cancer Support for providing us with donation tubs and stickers for the day. You can find out more about what they do and how you can help raise valuable funds for them here.

Once again thanks to everyone who took part in this bake sale. It is very much appreciated. 


17 Nov 2016 - Alba Science Enjoy Another Successful Year at the SCS Formulate Exhibition

Alba Science exhibited once again at this year’s SCS Formulate exhibition held earlier this week. The event, organised by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and held at the Ricoh Arena Coventry, is the key UK event for the cosmetics industry and attracts a global audience.

Meetings were arranged with many of our key customers and the team on the stand were kept busy with a steady stream of new customers and queries.

Becca Ashworth and Emma Kleppang from the team also attended the Abba themed Annual Dinner event. 

Many thanks to all the customers and friends, old and new, who took the time to come and see us.

Our next event is a little over four months away - the 2017 In-Cosmetics exhibition which this year is in London.

Further details can be found here -

28 Oct 2016 - Alba Science Attends Scottish Lifesciences Association event “SLA Members Reception”

Emma Kleppang from Alba Science attended the evening event at RBS Conference Centre in Gogarburn on October 28th 2016. 

Alba Science likes to stay current, not only within the cosmetics bubble, but on the Life Sciences sector as a whole. The event focused on the development of collaborative solutions to existing and future issues in R&D, and included exhibits from companies involved in the sector.

The evening kicked off with a warm welcome from the host Neil Bellamy, head of Technology at RBS.

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister of Business Innovation, shared his thoughts on how business in the Life Sciences sector will continue to flourish in the next few years. The audience were reminded of Scotland’s international reputation for excellence in the sector, with access to top research collaborators and universities.

Kristin Jones, CEO of Indiana Health Industry Forum, travelled across the pond to present on the growth opportunities available to R&D companies in Scotland. Kristin touched on partnership opportunities and expressed that the US puts Scotland at the front for innovation and growth in Life Sciences, and regards it as a hot spot for investment.

Following the presentation, attendees posed questions to the keynote speakers. An interesting mix of backgrounds – tech, life sciences, medicine, academia – gave rise to some very insightful conversations.

Discussions continued whilst attendees circled the exhibits. An ideal environment for a meeting of the minds from Scotland’s prospering biocluster, and a chance for Alba Science to develop collaborative R&D solutions that add value to current and future customers.

14 Oct 2016 - Alba Science Attends Society of Cosmetic Scientists event “Communication – Why is it Called a Brief?”

Dan Whitby from Alba Science attended this half day event at the AMP Technology Centre in Rotherham on October 13th 2016. 

Speakers Janet Tarasofsky (, Stacey Irving ( and Fiona Elliott (HAPII Ltd.) took the audience through the briefing process, from receiving the initial brief through to developing a finished formulation.

Janet started the event by sharing a brief for a face cream and Stacey and Fiona then presented their responses in terms of meeting the brief’s requirement for formulations, packaging and claims

The fact that two completely different products were developed in response to one brief showed how easy it is to be misled by a brief lacking in detail.

The audience then participated in an interactive session to capture a comprehensive list of the information needed in a brief.

Finally, Janet shared her wealth of experience in dealing with brands and formulators explaining how best to communicate science to brands and marketers and how to ensure a successful outcome when briefing out during the NPD process.

There was ample opportunity for networking before, during and after the event and it was a great opportunity to catch up with current customers and meet new ones.

11 Oct 2016 - Dan Whitby joins Alba Science as Development Officer

Alba Science are pleased to announce that Dan Whitby has joined our team in the new role of Development Officer.

With 20 years experience in the personal care industry and having previously worked for Boots in formulation, innovation and claims testing, Dan will now apply his skills and experience to both promote and develop our offer.

He joins us from Cornelius where he had a hands on role with customers advising on market trends, raw material selection, in particular the use of actives to support product claims, and product development.

He will continue this hands on approach working with our sales team and our extensive global customer base as well as exploring new opportunities for us.

Alba Science will be on stand 414 at SCS Formulate November 15th and 16th where Dan will be available to discuss your testing requirements.

Dan will continue to support the Society of Cosmetic Scientists in his role as RDG North Chair.