Global Essence UK

Global Essence was started in 2000 and quickly established itself as an ethical, competitive and trusted supplier of quality ingredients in both the USA and Europe. We are now recognised as a leading partner to a wealth of producers and customers and we pride ourselves on our extensive specialist knowledge.

Our experience of supply chain challenges and peerless customer service gives our customers and suppliers a competitive edge, leading to high-quality solutions and long-lasting relationships. We strongly believe that by offering world class services, products and solutions, our unique market expertise sets us apart as the supplier of choice in a highly competitive industry.

Global Essence UK supplies ingredients for many industries such as; Animal Feed, Bakery, Beverage, Confectionary, Cosmetics, Flavour and Fragrances, Health and Wellness, Home Care, Industrial, Personal Care, and Water Treatment industries.

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Industries we serve

  • Animal Feed
  • Bakery
  • Beverage
  • Confectionary
  • Cosmetic
  • Flavour and Fragrance
  • Health and Wellness
  • Home Care
  • Industrial
  • Personal Care
  • Water Treatment

Our team

Our dedicated, knowledgeable team offer guidance on products, as well as market trends and will provide support with any regulatory issues to ensure a smooth supply chain. Key personnel have many years’ experience in our industry having built upon long standing relationships with suppliers and customers alike.

We are proud of our reputation as an honest company with strong work ethics and a dedication to best practice - we enjoy the day-to-day challenges, working as a team to improve our service and develop our individual skills.

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Meet some of the team

Pilar, Customer Service Manager
Philippe, Sales Executive
Alison, Purchasing Manager
Scott, Sales Executive
Jess, Customer Service
Alan, Managing Director
James, Sales Executive
Daniel, Customer Service
Mike, Sales Executive
Pilar, Customer Service Manager

I joined Global Essence UK as the Shipping Manager in June 2021. I’m an experienced professional with strong business development background specialised in sourcing, buying, selling products from any country/market requiring strong supplier and customer relationship and have over 20 years’ experience in Import and Export. I find this industry very interesting and I’m really enjoying it. We are a great team that works very hard to meet our customer’s expectations.

In my spare time I teach Spanish, I love walking and cooking my Spanish dishes which my daughters and I love.

Philippe, Sales Executive

After over 30 years working in the essential oils and aroma chemicals world, I still enjoy my daily interactions with my clients, suppliers and friends I have made along the way. I have had the good fortune to travel and visit many producers and customers worldwide and have forged a strong network of contacts gaining much experience in products and the industry as a whole. Being a director of the British Essential Oil Association has also widened my sphere of knowledge and turn a job into a passion.

Having joined Global Essence late 2021, I value the honest and straightforward trading ethics and team spirit in our company which helps us providing a great service our customers.

Hiking in the mountains is my favourite way to escape, a good way to push oneself, stay fit but it can provide some tough challenges.

Alison, Purchasing Manager

I joined Global Essence in November 2021 as Purchasing Manager , after spending over 12years in the corporate world ofmanufacturing Flavours & Fragrances. My background is in Purchasing Merchandising & Planning, within Retail & Manufacturing. I believe connection with our customers and suppliers is key to build relationships , trust & knowledge in the industry. I am enjoying my new role and looking forward to the journey with Global Essence UK.

I live by the sea, and I enjoy walks on the beach and exploring the Kent countryside. When I am not out exploring, I have a love for interior design.

Scott, Sales Executive

Responsible for customers in the UK and Europe, I come from a background of sales and customer service stretching back over 35 years, with seven year's experience in sales at Global Essence UK. I am committed to giving the best service possible to every customer, whatever their size and requirements. I’m honest, hardworking and loyal, now celebrating 10 years at Global Essence UK.

I’m a family man and I like nothing better than going to concerts, sporting events and seeing the world with my wife and two daughters.

Jess, Customer Service

I work alongside Daniel in the Customer Service department, organising the import and export of goods worldwide; liaising with suppliers, shipping companies and customers alike. Having worked in the industry for five years, my ability to multitask and work under pressure gets me out of trouble, even on the busiest working day.

I would describe myself as an active person, which is good because I'm a food lover, even though I don’t cook! I am currently busy planning for my wedding in 2021.

Alan, Managing Director

I began working in this industry in 1976, at a London-based trading company which handled a wide range of products including essential oils and food chemicals. I moved to Global Essence in March 2004 and it has been of great personal satisfaction to see the steady growth of the company since its early days. With the investment we have made, and will continue to do so, the future looks very positive.

My main role is to ensure that the team have the tools and knowledge to fulfil their roles, whilst always maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards of the company. Being involved with purchasing and sales allows me to keep in regular contact with our suppliers and customers, enabling me to keep abreast of market information - which, for natural products, is absolutely vital.

I love to travel, which fits very well for me as it's a key requirement for this business. Whenever possible I like to squeeze in some time to play golf and socialise.

James, Sales Executive

Sales Executive for customers in the UK and Europe, I started my journey with Global Essence in 2016 sending out samples, before moving on to shipping. I have now been in sales since 2016 and truly enjoy helping our customers grow their business - providing what they need, when they need it, through my service and knowledge.

In my spare time I like to go to the gym, socialise and skiing.

Daniel, Customer Service

Arranging UK/EU deliveries and imports / exports all over the world with documentation. I began in retail before moving into warehouse management and logistics - and am now responsible for the worldwide logistics of the company. I provide good customer service, ensure deliveries are made in a timely fashion and enjoy developing relationships with both customers and suppliers.

In my spare time, I play Sunday league football and enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter.

Mike Hanson, Sales Executive

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, working in shipping, purchasing and sales, I joined the team in March this year as a global sales executive. I am enjoying my new role immensely and look forward to helping you source your essential oil and aromatic chemical requirements.

I love sailing with my son in my spare time.

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