About us

Creating opportunities through innovation 

We are a growth company providing our patented EcoCore® technology, for foam plastic injection moulding, under license.

 

EcoCore is helping some of the world’s leading food service and FMCG brands to create more sustainable high-performance thin-wall and reusable packaging that is cost-effective.

 

Our innovative technology gives brands and converters a competitive edge in a wide range of sectors and applications. These include retail food, caps / closures, food service, paint / industrial pails and healthcare.

EcoCore is used for food service reusables in cities around Europe and was trusted for the cups used by world leaders at the COP 26 United Nations climate change conference.

 

The technology has also been awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label for its potential to help businesses and governments meet their environmental commitments. And, it was recognised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a pioneering solution for reuse.

Some of our awards

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Who we are

Our executive team have helped some of the world's best-known businesses grow by successfully developing, implementing and protecting innovation.

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Chris Bocking
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Chris specialises in protecting, defending and releasing value from IP. He has been successfully protecting and commercialising foam plastic innovations for over 10 years. Chris also has extensive experience of B2B enterprise solution sales and a Mech Eng first degree.
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Lisa Smith
Chair
Lisa is MD of BTomorrow Ventures, a consumer and digital technology fund. Previously she headed up sustainable investment for Unilever as a Director at Unilever Ventures. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a PhD in Mech Eng.
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Tony Den Braber
Head of Application Deployment
Tony has over 30 years’ experience of helping world leading FMCG brands to successfully mass produce plastic mouldings as an injection moulding trouble shooter and production engineer.
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Martin Blacher
Director
Martin has designed products for leading brands including BA and BMW, has a first as well as a masters degree in engineering design and has lectured at Imperial College / RCA. He is a member of the IMechE and Chartered Institute of Marketing with 25 years B2B marketing experience.
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Mark Hall
Head of Technical Development
Mark started his career in project coordination with Husky injection moulding systems, having first qualified as a toolmaker. He was one of the management team that joined Microsystems at the start. Over 18 years, he helped the company grow into one of the world’s most advanced micro mould design, manufacturing and validation businesses producing mouldings for leading medical brands.
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Henri Gaskjenn
Chief Executive Officer
Henri is an entrepreneur with experience from leading corporations including PwC, BearingPoint, Arthur Andersen and EA games. He co-founded content infrastructure developers sanity.io. and holds a Masters Degree in International Marketing and Strategy.
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Nicolas Mathias
Finance Director
Nicolas has a background in management consulting and has successfully managed the operational scaling up of several fast growing startups. He holds a Master’s degree in International Strategic Management and Consulting.
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David Ovenden
Board Advisor
After a 25 year career in Investment Banking, David has spent the last 12 years investing and working with a wide range of start up or early stage companies. He has undergraduate and post graduate Economics degrees.
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Lewis Wood
Head of Product Management
As an experienced design engineer for one of Europe's leading product design consultancies Lewis helped famous brands from Coca-Cola to Unilever and Kohler create innovative engineering solutions to meet business and consumer needs. Lewis holds a first degree in Product Design Technology.