Four investing Non-Executive Directors (Non Execs) are required for an innovative company who have developed a water soluble shampoo container that dissolves within 20 seconds of use. 

We are seeking four Non Execs to strengthen their Board with the following skills/expertise: 1. Finance, 2. Manufacturing, 3. Marketing, 4. Entrepreneur who has grown a business from scratch to a successful exit.

The Non-Executive Directors will be encouraged to become shareholders in the Company to align their interests with that of the existing Directors who are all shareholders. 

Business Concept:

  • The personal care/ beauty sector is often looked at as if it has reached its ceiling in possible innovations & sustainability - our client believes otherwise…The modern problems that they see in this industry are: 


Our global environmental problem:

  • 25 trillion macro & micro pieces of plastic in our ocean
  • 88% of the sea's surface is polluted by plastic waste.
  • Microplastics in food


The beauty industry problem:

  • Lack of transparency in supply chains.
  • Green washing prevalent.
  • Unsustainable models/production used.


The consumer problem:

  • Desire for brand transparency.
  • Want genuinely ethical & sustainable brands.
  • Personal care products must remain effective & high quality.


Our client has the solution to tackle these problems:

  • No water, no microplastics Shampoo & Conditioner pods.
  • Anhydrous formula encased in a water-soluble film.
  • Single use pods minimise wastage.
  • Eliminates traditional plastic bottles.
  • Product transportation & storage more efficient.


They are innovation driven:

  • They have developed innovations for the next 3-years.
  • They have formulated a Shampoo formulation, Conditioner formulation, Bodywash formulation & 2 in 1 Formula for men.
  • Research is underway to specialise formula to specific hair types.


Their community is first:

  • Product designed with the community in mind at every step.
  • Transparent with Life Cycle Assessment.
  • B-Corp accredited.
  • Empower our community by supporting eco-charities.
  • Our client’s mission is to raise £250k with the objective to eliminate micro-plastic in personal care.
  • The UK shampoo market is worth £1.03 bn (our client is aiming to gain 5% of this market via white labelling by 2027); zero waste shampoo market will reach £125m by 2025 (we are aiming to gain 25% of this market by 2027).
  • Our client has received EIS & SEIS approval and is supported by the Enterprise Lab, Imperial College London and is on the Startup-Gurus fast track programme.


Role Requirements:  

Our client is an early stage business seeking to add four investing NEDs in order to strengthen their Board with the following areas of expertise:

1.  Manufacturing and supply chain.

2.  A qualified Accountant to join as Non Exec FD with experience of working with early stage, growth companies.

3.  Marketing specialist, ideally in personal care products.

4.  Entrepreneurial candidates who have grown innovative businesses.


Applying for the roles: 

Candidates who feel they meet the above criteria are invited to apply, having first registered their CV with First Flight Non-Executive Directors (if they have not already done so – there is no charge) by using our “Apply for Role” tab for role no: 1177 and completing the application form explaining how they match the key criteria we have set out for the role.  


This role will close on 5th August 2022          

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