According to founder Dr. Theresa Callaghan, the opening of the new associate offices in these locations is in response from businesses interested in obtaining support in formulation development and trouble shooting, sales development and supply chain organisation, as well as issues related to human resources .
Dr. Callaghan established the business in 2008 after seeing there was an opportunity to support the industry in these specific areas and is now building on experience that includes over 20 years in senior positions within the skin care segment.
Focused around growth potential
The business had its name changed from DermPharCo Callaghan Consultancy in the third quarter of 2009, as part of plans to refocus it in line with significant projected growth throughout Europe.
"I chose to rename the business following a lot of input from clients and industry colleagues who basically said 'you have been in the industry for many years and every one knows you, so don’t hide behind a brand name – your name is known!'", said Callaghan.
As well as focusing on the cosmetics market, the business will also focus on the food and pharmaceuticals industries, with the two most significant areas being business development and technology & claims development.
On the back of the expansion, the consultancy has now added Antoine Fournier, president of CosmAct as the Paris associate, Dr Aran Puri, president of Cosmeceutical Solutions, as the Rome associate, and Ruth Callaghan, managing director of Callaghan Resources, as the Brussels associate.
Tuning into to skin care innovation
The cosmetics market, and particularly the skin care market, have grown significantly in recent years, on the back of heightened innovation, particularly from technological advances in formulation in the area of active ingredients.
Callaghan says that predicting where the key trends that are driving the skin care segment are taking it is crucial to future development and the way companies in this segment will want to shape their businesses in the future.
“There is an important need for ever widening consultation and investigative services to cover all aspects of both business and product development processes, thus providing a valuable pool of expertise and knowledge,” said Callaghan.