About Us: Tremendous Industry Knowledge & Expertise

Established back in 2011 our aim was to provide professional, reliable, efficient and cost-effective testing services to the cosmetic, toiletry & related industries. We believe we have achieved this by developing a team who are experienced, fully trained, hardworking and customer focused.

As a team we have many years of combined experience in the testing of ever changing ranges of cosmetics and toiletries. We comply with the latest Cosmetic Product Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.

We are as enthusiastic now about offering great service to all of our clients as we were the day that we started.

Lesley Spice – Managing Director

After graduating from Leeds University with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology, Lesley spent 5 years working in R&D within the Pharmaceutical Industry. She later moved over to the Cosmetics/Toiletries industry working as QC Manager (Analytical & Microbiology laboratories) at The Body Shop International & Cosi. Lesley has since spent a further 15 years working for independent contract laboratory services.

Now as MD at ESP, Lesley firmly believes that the key to success is having the right team working with you in an enjoyable workplace environment. A happy team will always provide a better customer service.

David Clarke – Technical Director

David graduated from the University of Kent Canterbury with a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science and an MSc in Physics.
David has been with ESP since 2012, where he started off working in the lab, performing the day to day tasks. David quickly took on the role to get ESP fully certified to ISO 9001 & 14001, including the provisions for 17025.

David is constantly in contact with Clients, discussing current & future projects, as well as ensuring that all their requirements are met and are more than satisfied with the service provided.
David’s attention for detail originates from his time conducting Forensic & Physics research, developing Facial Composite Systems currently used across the world, assisting in the identification of potential suspects.

Members Of The Society Of Cosmetic Scientists