The Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation

In recent years entries have tended to focus mainly on formulation formats but remember; innovation in our industry can encompass all aspects from the latest formulation formats to new test methods, innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.  So, get those creative juices flowing!


Voting takes the form of a token to be placed in your chosen finalist’s display in the award zone in the exhibition hall. At the end of the first day the votes will be counted and the award presented at the SCS Annual Dinner.


The Innovation encompasses all aspects of the industry from the latest formulation to new test methods, an innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.


The entries will be judged on a range of aspects covering ‘Does the product live up to the innovation claimed’ – such as the science and the novelty, ‘The Impact of the Innovation’- could this deliver a step-change for the industry? and ‘Is the Innovation clear to the consumer?’ – would the person on the street understand and appreciate it?

The Judges

An independent panel of judges, including our current and past presidents of the SCS, will select 6 finalists which will be on display at SCS Formulate where the final decision will be made by the visitors to the exhibition who will each have the opportunity to cast one vote. Finalists will be assisted to create a show-board to promote and explain their innovation at the exhibition and we encourage finalists to promote their innovation.

Sam Farmer

Owner, Samuel Farmer

Laura Kirkbride

Technical Director, Oreon

Stewart Long

Chief Executive Officer, Cutest

Grace Abamba

Managing Director, GNA Global Consulting

Emma Meredith

Director-General, CTPA

Barbara Brockway

Scientific Advisor – Cosmetics & Personal Care

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