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About us

We manufacture a diverse range of nutritional, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. And while our companies operate from separate, specialised facilities, all of them have two very important things in common: customer focus and a true partnership approach.

We build strong relationships with customers and suppliers to turn great ideas into great products that benefit the consumers using them.

  • Stephen O'Connor

    Group Managing Director

    • Graduated with an Electronics degree
    • Trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross in Cardiff
    • Joined DCC Health & Beauty Solutions in 1998 as Finance Director and became Managing Director in 2001
    • Has a wide experience of manufacturing, financial control and business management in a variety of industries including steel, automotive, electronics and printing
  • Louise Cruickshanks

    Development Director

    • Studied at the University of London School of Pharmacy
    • Began a career in pharmaceutical product development, product acquisition and international healthcare brand development – delivering leading innovation for FMCG and healthcare brands
    • Joined DCC Health and Beauty in 2011
    • Has the technical knowledge to support customer needs, and the commercial experience to manage key partnerships
  • Thierry Birkel

    European Business Development Executive

    • Graduated with a PhD in Science and Engineering of materials from the University of Nancy
    • Started career in R&D and product development in paper and plastic industries, dedicated to the medical and pharmaceutical industry
    • Transitioned to sales and business development in 2001 for the food supplement and pharmaceutical industry
    • Has the market and technical knowledge to support customer needs, and the commercial experience to manage international leading businesses
  • Sarah Fernihough

    Business Development Director, Laleham Health & Beauty

    • Graduated with a degree in European marketing and French
    • Involved in every aspect of the product lifecycle across a number of diverse sectors for more than sixteen years
    • Experienced in serving private label, premium and global branded customers
    • Has a proven ability to create, design, translate and deliver concepts into tangible, profitable and durable brands and products
  • Dr Paul Hardman

    Sales and Business Development Director, Thompson & Capper

    • Graduated with a Life Science degree
    • Spent nearly a decade at Unilever
    • Has held director positions in speciality chemicals distribution companies such as Azelis: S Black UK and Broste Scandinavian
    • Has a background in research and FMCG product and process development
    • Experienced in sourcing, marketing, selling and distributing innovative raw materials to customers across a broad range of industries – particularly personal care, healthcare and food
  • Brett Tomlin

    Sales and Business Development Director, EuroCaps

    • Graduated from Cardiff University with a Chemistry degree
    • Has over fifteen years of experience
    • Has been Sales and Business Development Director at EuroCaps since 2008
    • Offers senior sales, marketing and technical experience in the nutritional and pharmaceutical industries
  • Robin Proud

    Sales Director at Design Plus Health and Beauty

    • Graduated with a BA (Hons) from Lancaster University
    • Has worked in a health and beauty manufacturing environment since the start of his career
    • Holding various positions in Production, QA and Operations Management leading into Business Development
    • Has driven the company through significant periods of successful growth and ensured the smooth transition into the DCC Health & Beauty Group in 2016
  • John Kelly

    Vice President of Sales

    • BS in Business Administration and minor in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.
    • High performing Sales and Marketing Executive with 30 years of experience in the nutritional supplement industry.
    • Experience in retail brands, direct to consumer brands, private label, and a particular focus on Contract Manufacturing since 2004.
    • Partnered with the best nutritional supplement brands in the industry including Multinational CPGs, Mass Market, & Natural/Specialty.
    • Joined Ion Labs in 2020.

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DCC Health & Beauty Solutions doesn’t do standard ‘off the shelf’ products. Each and every product is developed specifically to suit your requirement. Speak to us to learn more about our manufacturing capability, which covers all the main dosage forms in the health supplement, cosmetic and pharmaceutical sectors.

With a wide range of products and packaging services that can be customised to meet your needs, we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements.


  • Film-coated tablets
  • Controlled Release tablets and capsules
  • Effervescent tablets and sachets
  • Liquid nutritional products
  • Chewable tablets in a variety of shapes
  • Two-piece hard gelatin or cellulose capsules
  • Softgels in standard, fish, porcine and vegetarian gelatin (Vegesoft®) as well as chewable softgels (Softburst®)
  • Creams
  • Topical lotions and emulsions
  • Oral liquids, suspensions and emulsions
  • Flammable liquids
  • Gels
  • Medical Devices – oral and topical

Packaging services

  • Hot fill creams and waxes
  • Tube filling
  • Bottle and jar filling – including glass
  • Pump dispenser filling
  • Flammable product filling
  • Tablet and capsule blister filling
  • Tablet and capsule bottle filling
  • Sampling – magazine promotions, gifting etc
  • Day packs

What we do

DCC Health & Beauty Solutions is a leader in contract services to the health and beauty sectors. Our offering is unrivalled across vitamin health supplements, premium beauty and skincare. What’s more, we take pride in everything we do, working hard to build strong, long-lasting partnerships with all of our customers.

Our organisation is part of DCC plc – DCC is a leading international sales, marketing and support services group with a clear focus on performance and growth. We operate through four divisions: Energy, Healthcare, Technology and Environmental.

As experts in our field, we’re always looking to grow our business – be that with new customers, or by adding to our manufacturing capabilities in near sectors and new locations.

DCC Health and Beauty Solutions has been built through a series of strategic acquisitions;


a manufacturer of nutritional softgel capsules

Thompson & Capper

nutritional tablet and hard-shell capsule manufacturer

Laleham Healthcare

manufacturer of creams and liquids for the beauty sector


contract manufacturer of nutritional supplements

Universal Products ltd

manufacturer of beauty creams and liquids alongside healthcare liquids

Design Plus Health and Beauty

a leading specialist in the manufacture of bespoke sachets

Together, our overriding objective is to align ourselves to our customers’ own strategies for growth.

Elite One Source

a leading US based contract manufacturer of dietary supplements in a wide range of capsule and tablet formats.

Specialising in highly complex and hard to manufacture products like organics.


What we can do for you

At DCC Health & Beauty Solutions, we develop innovative new products with our customers, and we want them to be the very best at what they do. Our business takes pride in a high success rate of new product launches. We employ experienced formulation chemists, regulatory experts and analysts working in fully equipped laboratories to turn ideas into great products.


The Nutrition division of DCC Health & Beauty Solutions comprises herbalists, nutritionists and experts in product manufacture. It develops innovative new vitamin and mineral health supplement products for specific consumer needs.

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Health and personal care

While offering specialist expertise in complex hot fill creams and waxes, we can also deliver liquids, oils, scrubs and gels, in addition to providing dedicated areas for handling alcohol-based and flammable products.

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Pharmaceutical and medical devices

DCC Health & Beauty Solutions has five GMP-licensed facilities, with the manufacturing capability you need for these unique product groups. We have experts in the regulatory framework for Traditional Herbal Remedies (THRs), Medical Devices, licensed medicines and cosmetic & nutritional products with various global regulatory classifications.

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Pharmaceutical specialities

We are leaders in the field of contract manufacture. To our advantage, we can draw on a wealth of knowledge from fine chemical, nutritional and pharmaceutical applications to solve a wide range of problems.

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When it comes to cosmetics and beauty, we have the ability to deliver your individual product needs from initial concept, through lab development, manufacture and fill, to shelf. And we can do this in an extensive range of formats.

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