Cosmetics Cluster UK teams up with its Global Hub

By By Natasha Spencer

- Last updated on GMT

Cosmetics Cluster UK teams up with its Global Hub
The Cosmetics Cluster UK, which was established in 2017, backs the newly relaunched Global Cosmetics Cluster Network.

Its partnership comes as the cosmetics advice and training organisation pledges to connect with cosmetics companies to help them access information and support on best practice, collaboration strategies and problem-solving.

Formally called The Cosmetics Cluster International Network (CCIN), the Global Cosmetics Cluster is managed by the business cluster, Cosmetics Valley in France. The company specialises in producing consumer goods, cosmetics and perfumes in France.

The network of cosmetics organisations supports over 25 beauty and cosmetics clusters located throughout the world.

Cosmetics Cluster Aims

As the CCIN has changed to the Global Cosmetics Cluster, its business operations have progressed too. The organisation will move from an entity that enables clusters to share best practices to one that promotes and provides a collection of benefits and impacts for its cluster members.

The UK arm of the Cosmetics Cluster strives to encourage cosmetics companies throughout the entire beauty supply chain to join the worldwide network and engage in conversations and events that plan to support and push the industry forward.

Cosmetics Cluster UK focuses on innovation, sustainability, regulation and testing and claims. It also advises on workforce skills to provide a support network for industry names seeking ideas, information and insights on the present and future direction for cosmetics and beauty.

Working in Partnership

Along with Cosmetics Cluster the international Network and Cosmetic Valley France, the industry-led organisation is supported by various initiatives.

These include:

  • E3R: engineering, manufacturing and commercial recruitment experience providers
  • Catch UK: an industry-led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber, UK
  • YCF, support and networking opportunity provider for small and large businesses in manufacturing and processing, (part of Catch UK)
  • Beauty Cluster Barcelona, an association made up of 170 companies that promotes training, innovation, internationalisation and business interconnection

An Event for Innovation

The Global Cosmetics Cluster is hosting a networking opportunity on the 16th -17th October in Paris, as part of their Cosmetics 360 event.

“The event is now open for partner applications for innovative collaborative projects, which will join cluster members on an international scale,”​ highlighted Lisa Buck, Manager of the Cosmetics Cluster UK.   

Relevant and applicable projects exist throughout the supply chain and revolve around all core areas important to the production and manufacture of beauty, cosmetics and personal care items. Product safety, testing and counterfeiting to their performance along with sustainability and manufacturing including digitalisation and personalisation form the basis of these projects.

Speaking about the main purpose of the event, Justine Hegon from Cosmetics Valley, France said: “This event and call will identify and support new innovative and collaborative cosmetic projects. The main goal is to foster innovation among companies and research units in the cosmetic sector in order to increase international competitiveness and growth.”

Beauty brands and cosmetics companies with an innovation ready for market can apply to participate at the Cosmetic 360 exhibition to present their beauty and cosmetic innovations.

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