About Us

Ingenious Beauty was developed by award-winning pharmacist Pupinder Ghatora, MPharm MRPharmS SCS, and David Hyland, MSc MBA.

Pupinder Ghatora
David Hyland

Our Story

The story begins with David’s early career in the Royal Air Force when he was a member of the RAF equestrian team. During this time, he became interested in biochemistry and nutrition; particularly its implications on impact injury and competitive stamina, both in horses and people.
He later became a business consultant with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), and Computer Sciences (CSC) before setting up as an independent consultant. As a consultant David specialised in business re-engineering within the pharmaceutical sector with special interest in Research & Development. During his time as an independent consultant, David met co-founder Pupinder and together they formed Colltec Laboratories in 2014.
Pupinder’s story dates back to 2002 when he graduated from Kings College with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy. Beginning his post-graduate training with Boots, he was promoted to their Store Manager within six months, receiving a second promotion a further four months later to Pharmacy Manager at their flagship Oxford store. In 2005, he bought Woodlands Pharmacy in Oxford, doubling its turnover within two years. Woodlands Pharmacy was named Best Pharmacy in Oxfordshire by Oxfordshire Monthly magazine, and in 2009 Pupinder was thrilled to be chosen as Young Pharmacist of the Year, a national award given by Pharmacy Business Magazine. He now consults, writes for several pharmaceutical publications, has a monthly feature on BBC Oxford radio, and speaks annually to final year students at King’s College. His entrepreneurial spirit has also meant he has been in Who’s Who for four years running, making him part of the top 2% of Britain’s Business Elite.
On a more personal note, Pupinder was invited by the Prime Minister to 10 Downing Street in recognition of his voluntary work with the local community during the severe floods that hit the region in 2014.

David and Pupinder are committed to perfecting beauty science and established Colltec Laboratories on three principles:

The Ingenious Beauty Principles

One

We are grounded in science. We have spent many years investigating how the body ages. From this, we harness our expertise and experience to deliver holistic treatments that can become a daily part of a wider regime to transform your whole wellbeing.

Two

We believe in a holistic approach. The very best treatments for skin, hair and nails are those that work in harmony with the body. Every ingredient we use has a purpose and will do no harm. If not, we won’t use it.

Three

We can substantiate all of our promises. Our products are subject to the most stringent clinical testing process. We do this to ensure that we can be 100% certain of our claims and the benefits that our products can deliver.

Meet the rest of the team

Stirling Murray
Business Development Director
Stirling Murray has over 35 years’ international experience of building business and brands in the global beauty industry and runs The Red Tree, a leading international consultancy specialising in beauty and personal care markets.
Le Zhou
Brand Director
Made in China and graduated from Manchester Business school with a Master's degree, Le Zhou joined the team with a great passion for beauty industry. After working with a incubator program in one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies, she is familiar with branding strategies and sees everything in a global context.
Luigi Gino Martini
Technical Director
Professor Martini is a registered practicing Industrial Pharmacist and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He divides his time between the Pharmaceutical Industry and King’s College London as a Visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Innovation, after having held the Chair in Pharmaceutical Innovation at King’s for 5 years.
Jonathan Orchard
Digital Marketing Director
A graphic and web designer, Google qualified, digital marketing professional. Owner and Managing Director of the award winning Cambridge company, Local Buzz Marketing.
Abigail Segall
PR Director
A PR professional for over 25 years, Abigail has experience in all consumer markets, with a focus on beauty. Abigail founded Freedom PR in 2001 to help build the best kept secrets into sought after brands and drive established companies to the top of their market.
Georgie Sanders
Customer Services Manager
Georgie has a wealth of experience as a professional Executive Assistant, with a strong background in Beauty. Having worked with The Red Tree since 2013, she has now jumped ship but not too far! Georgie handles a varied mix of affairs, from social media to retail and customer liaison.

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