Bio-Life is a family owned company based in South Warwickshire, on the edge of the Cotswold Hills. The Directors, Graham Warmington and Mary Lloyd live on a small holding along with their 3 dogs, a cat and 16 sheep with frequent visits from 3 grown up children! Needless to say, it is a busy place.
The company was set up on the eve of the new millennium 2000 when a colleague persuaded Mary that the products that she formulated and mixed for friends in her kitchen were ideal for the emerging market for allergy treatments. In September 2000, following extensive product testing, PetalCleanse, the award winning pet cleanser was launched at the Chemex Show for pharmacies in London.
Today, the company manufactures eighteen products lines in the UK that prevent allergic reactions to dustmite, pet, mould and pollen as well as chemically friendly skincare range for humans and pets. Mary, an ex-Edinburgh University consultant and Boots Company employee who specialised in preventative health, continues to concentrate on the technical developments whilst Graham, an Accountant and Property Developer, provides the funding and day to day management of all aspects of the business. Indeed, he is now well immersed in the allergy topic and passionate about what the company does!
The company employs local people and remains true to its origins — treating the cause and not just the symptoms and above all, listening to our customers. The Helpline is always answered by a person and not a call centre and it is open 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days per week.
Overseas, distributors are selected on the same basis and the products are currently exported to 15 countries in Europe and even to Japan. Needless to say, the business is no longer based in the family kitchen but it retains its enthusiasm for innovation utilising natural ingredients wherever possible and enjoys long term relations with distributors who invariably become friends and not just customers. This involves a great deal of travel but it is very rewarding and ensures a steady flow of new ideas for the future — and hopefully, that is beneficial to you.