Holiferm – Winterburn Group Spin Out Press coverage

Press/Media: Research

Description

Spinout company Holiferm Manufactures eco-friendly biosurfactants for use in home and personal care products, as well as industrial cleaners and other application areas. The long-term vision is to develop a range of sustainable, green biosurfactants that will remove the global market's dependency on petrochemicals.

Press articles relating to the formation and growth of the company can be found below

Period10 Mar 2021 → 28 Nov 2023

Media coverage

13

Media coverage

  • TitleChemical Business Association Award Announcement
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChemical Business Association
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/11/23
    DescriptionYoung Person Award
    Supported by Cogent Skills
    🏆 Winner - Vicky De Groof of Holiferm Ltd

    The Judges thought that Vicky had consistently demonstrated her dedication to personal growth, starting with Holiferm as a Senior Fermentation & Downstream Processing Engineer, and within the year was promoted to CTO. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to personal growth while passionately sharing her expertise with those around her, making her a true role model for those aspiring to build careers in our industry. Her advice to the next generation of talent is “Don’t forget to enjoy it”.
    Producer/AuthorChemical Business Association
    URLhttps://www.linkedin.com/posts/chemical-business-association_awardwinners-cbaawardsnight-activity-7135190670671015936-4kWM?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • Title Chemical Business Association Awards
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletHoliferm’s LinkedIn
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date28/11/23
    DescriptionHoliferm were short-listed in a few categories and were lucky enough to come away with two awards - Manufacturer/Distributor of the Year and Young Person of the Year for our CTO Vicky De Groof.
    Producer/AuthorHoliferm
    URLhttps://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7135211127369543680
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleChemical Business Association award winners
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChemical Business Association
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/11/23
    DescriptionDistributor / Manufacturer Member of the Year Award
    Winner – Holiferm Ltd

    The judges were impressed with Holiferm’s entry which showed them being a technology disruptor, having innovative products, a strong growth over a short period, impressive current sales figures, and a wide geographic sales coverage. Coupled with a commitment from EU distributors PRIOR to the plant being built, incredible growth in production capacity, a good environmental story and clear messaging in the application of ‘Ambition’ made them worthy winners of this award

    Young Person Award – Supported by Cogent Skills
    Winner – Vicky De Groof of Holiferm Ltd

    The Judges thought that Vicky had consistently demonstrated her dedication to personal growth, starting with Holiferm as a Senior Fermentation & Downstream Processing Engineer, and within the year was promoted to CTO. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to personal growth while passionately sharing her expertise with those around her, making her a true role model for those aspiring to build careers in our industry. Her advice to the next generation of talent is “Don’t forget to enjoy it”.
    URLhttps://www.chemical.org.uk/cba-chemical-supply-chain-award-winners/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleSasol Chemicals Introduces Biosurfactant Brands for Personal and Home Care Markets
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSasol media release
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/10/23
    DescriptionSasol Chemicals, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of surfactants, previously announced plans to begin exploring alternatives to traditional surfactants. In March 2022, the company announced a strategic partnership with Holiferm Limited to develop sophorolipids, a fermentation-derived biosurfactant offering an extensive reduction in carbon footprint compared with petroleum or bio-based surfactants. Using Holiferm’s proprietary technology, Sasol’s sophorolipids are fully derived from natural palm-free oils and/or sugars, making them environmental-friendly products without compromising performance.
    URLhttps://www.sasol.com/media-centre/media-releases/sasol-chemicals-introduces-biosurfactant-brands-for-personal-and-home-care-markets
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleNew green jobs to be created after Greater Manchester invests £2m to support biotech research
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletGreater Manchester Combined Authority
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/07/23
    DescriptionA £2m investment by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will help create a range of green jobs in the city-region.

    Holiferm is a trailblazer in the development and production of environmentally friendly biosurfactants that are used in a variety of products, including shampoos, surface cleaners, hand cleansers and cosmetics.
    URLhttps://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/new-green-jobs-to-be-created-after-greater-manchester-invests-2m-to-support-biotech-research-facility/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleSasol Chemicals and Holiferm Sign Agreement to Expand the Market for Biosurfactants
    Media name/outletYahoo.Finance
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/03/22
    DescriptionSasol Chemicals has agreed to purchase the majority of sophorolipids produced at a new Holiferm manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom, which is under construction and scheduled to begin operations in early 2023.
    Producer/AuthorTorsten Titze
    URLhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/sasol-chemicals-holiferm-sign-agreement-060000793.html
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleBiosurfactant company signs for 90,000 sq ft Wallasey industrial
    Media name/outletPlace North West
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/01/22
    DescriptionHoliferm has agreed a 10-year lease for the warehouse at Ocean Trade and Logistics Park.
    Producer/AuthorJulia Hatmaker
    URLhttps://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/biosurfactant-company-signs-for-90000-sq-ft-wallasey-industrial/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleClean Growth Fund invests in Holiferm to decarbonise a wide range of personal and home care products
    Media name/outletClean Growth Fund
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/11/21
    DescriptionHoliferm’s pioneering work will put an end to everyday household products using fossil fuel petrochemicals and tropical oils ingredients.
    Holiferm’s technology allows, for the first time, the production of clean and natural cleaning ingredients at a scale that makes them widely available to all consumers.
    URLhttps://www.cleangrowthfund.com/clean-growth-fund-invests-in-holiferm-to-decarbonise-a-wide-range-of-personal-and-home-care-products/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleHoliferm to build new plant and create green Liverpool City Region jobs after $7m fundraising round
    Media name/outletBusiness Live
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/10/21
    DescriptionThe funds will help the firm build a 'world leading' manufacturing facility, and support its entry into the US chemical markets
    Producer/AuthorTom Houghton
    URLhttps://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/holiferm-build-new-plant-create-21911191
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleCEAS spin-out Holiferm lands $7m investment
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletUniversity of Manchester
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/09/21
    DescriptionA spin-out company created by an academic and former PhD researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS) has received a $7 million (£5.1 million) investment boost.
    URLhttps://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/ceas-spin-out-holiferm-lands-7m-investment/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleHoliferm to bring eco-friendly biosurfactants to the mass market following $7M investment boost
    Media name/outletHoliferm
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date13/09/21
    DescriptionHoliferm, the award-winning University of Manchester biotech spin out, is set to elevate its work in developing eco-friendly biosurfactants following a significant first close of an investment boost to build a commercial biosurfactant plant.
    URLhttps://holiferm.com/news/holiferm-to-bring-eco-friendly-biosurfactants-to-the-mass-market-following-7m-investment-boost/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleNetworks help spin-out take breakthrough eco-product to market
    Media name/outletUKRI
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/04/21
    DescriptionSpin-out company Holiferm developed eco-cleaning ingredient from prototype to production with help from academic and industry collaboration network.
    URLhttps://www.ukri.org/about-us/how-we-are-doing/research-outcomes-and-impact/bbsrc/networks-help-spin-out-take-breakthrough-eco-product-to-market/
    PersonsJames Winterburn
  • TitleBASF strengthens its position in bio-surfactants for Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial Formulators with two distinct partnerships
    Media name/outletBASF
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/03/21
    DescriptionBASF establishes a strategic alliance, including an equity stake, with Allied Carbon Solutions Co.,Ltd (ACS) Japan, a commercial provider of surfactants from biomass
    BASF enters a strategic technology cooperation with Holiferm Ltd, UK, to develop a state-of-the-art production process for biosurfactant products
    Producer/AuthorBirgit Wesche
    URLhttps://www.basf.com/hk/en/media/news-releases/global/2021/03/p-21-148.html
    PersonsJames Winterburn

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Biotechnology
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute
  • Sustainable Consumption Institute

Keywords

  • Holiferm