Our vision

We strive to improve hand-hygiene & maintain health and wellness, through our innovative hygiene solutions.

Our Story

Surfaceskins Limited was born from a collaboration between the textile product and process development specialists Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute Ltd. (NIRI) and a team of industrial design consultants, Simon Scott-Harden (ZELOcreative) and Adam Walker (Lensnectar).

Where it all started

One of the team was visiting a surgery, when they noticed how dirty the door plates were. This sparked the idea for a simple, low-cost, retro-fit, antibacterial fitting for doors.

Hundreds of prototypes later the Surfaceskins door pushpad was launched. The Surfaceskins range of products has been developed by a team combining experienced business acumen, technical expertise and healthcare sector knowledge.

Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK

After many years development, we are very proud to manufacture this in the UK and have a dedicated production facility.

Meet the team

George Page

Director

George has 23yrs production, manufacturing and business experience helping drive a start-up to 80m turnover and is now is looking forward to a fresh challenge within Surfaceskins.

Brian Waligora

CEO

With over 25 years in international business experience working both with start-ups and major multi-nationals, Brian brings his experience of brand building and business acumen to the team at Surfaceskins.

Chris Fowler

Managing Director

Chris has held senior management positions in multinational organisations within the healthcare sector and has successfully launched innovative impactful medical products into the UK, Europe & the USA.

Adam Walker

Technical Sales & Brand Director

Adam has over 17 yrs driving product innovation into international markets. With a BSc Industrial Product Design degree from De Montfort, he has conducted many technical & high profile product design projects, branding, USP media marketing & sales campaigns.

Professor Stephen Russell

Technical Director

Steve is an internationally-renowned nonwoven materials specialist with experience of fundamental and applied research in nonwoven science and technology. He oversees technical direction to the development of products and manufacturing methods.

Simon Scott-Harden

NPD Director

Simon has a MSc and BEng in Engineering Design and is responsible for design of the Surfaceskins products, ensuring optimal and consistent product functionality and quality. Simon has a broad background in design and has designed many products that have been successfully commercialised.

Mike Rogers

Finance Director

Mike previously held several senior roles with Lloyds TSB Corporate, latterly working closely with a wide range of businesses developing and implementing plans to improve business and financial performance.

Kirsten Pringle

International Marketing Assistant

Kirsten recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Media and Journalism. She has previously worked in various different sales roles alongside freelance writing. Kirsten is excited to join the hand hygiene industry and bring new ideas to our sales and marketing efforts. 

Lisa Mellon

Finance Controller

Lisa has spent the majority of her career in various financial roles at the UK’s largest power station. In the last few years, she has been helping smaller companies to improve their financial systems and controls. Lisa is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Fellow.

Paul Smith

Production Manager

Paul has worked in Woollen Yarn Production in West Yorkshire since 1986. Now responsible for Production at Surfaceskins, Paul is always looking at ways to improve team building, working together more efficiently, whilst keeping quality and output at its highest possible level.  

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