BSc (Hons) Economics and Geography
During University Richie had a year’s management training with Marks & Spencer PLC and upon graduation, commenced work with Glaxo selling respiratory medicines to Consultant Physicians in hospitals and GP surgeries. After receiving top sales awards for two years running, he progressed through the company completing various roles in Marketing, Account management and Regional Business Manager. Richie left Glaxo Wellcome when they merged with Smithkline Beecham in 2000 to help launch the Skins brand to where it is now. In 2020 saw Richie nominated for the award for “Best Sexual Health Ambassador” for his actions in promoting open and honest talk about sexual wellness across many global markets and also oversaw Skins Sexual Health win an award from the British Chamber of Commerce for “Excellence in International Trade”.
BSc (Hons) Economics
Jane brings over 30 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing to her role within the company. She began her career in publishing where she won Sales Person of the Year for Reed Business Publishing. She has been working in the Sexual Wellness industry for over 15 years, and was Chair of the industry’s Trade Association for 3 years, earning her a special award for Services To The Industry. In 2020 Jane was awarded the 2020 award for “Best Industry Ambassador” in recognition of her extensive industry knowledge and commitment to promoting a strong, positive image for the industry.
BCc (Hons) Business Marketing
After graduating with a 2:1 honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business with Marketing at Hull University, Chris joined the company in 2016. Since then he has continued to develop his skills and knowledge through both hands on experience gained via the Company’s Graduate Management scheme and numerous external multiple management courses. Chris now heads up the Global Operations and Logistics.
MChem (Hons) Chemistry
After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Paul has used his extensive knowledge in the field to gain experience in Formulation Science, Creation of Chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS) complaint with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, the creation and implementation of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001 & ISO 13485) and Product Information Files (PIF) for submission to regulatory bodies.
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
Alaa has over 10 years’ experience in medical devices and pharmaceutical sales and 5 years’ experience in international sales. With a BSc Biochemistry from Mansoura University in Egypt, he can speak both Arabic, and English fluently. Alaa joined the team in 2020 with a focus on penetrating new markets, whilst helping the team to capture a bigger market share in current markets.
With extensive knowledge of the retail sector, Josephine brings 35 years' experience of proven strategic business planning and management to Skins. Her background focuses on sales and marketing within the personal care, health, wellbeing and beauty sectors where she has headed up sales teams as a senior national account manager and NPD manager. As a former business consultant she also has success in launching celebrity brands to market.
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