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Kim Lahiri

Director of Innovation & Commerce and IFA Aromacologist

About Kim

In February 2022, Kim joined the Trelonk team as Director of Innovation and Commerce, heading a team focussing on the science behind the brand “Trelonk Wellbeing”, working tirelessly on promoting evidence-based solutions for everyday common conditions. “We remain committed to our audience to provide advanced botanical solutions that actually work to support them through their health and wellness journeys.”

Carla Wachtel

Research & NPD Associate

Igniting my love for science at school, I went on to complete various scientific qualifications, including forensic science. Staffordshire University provided me with the fantastic opportunity to undertake a course which involved recovery of evidence from crime scenes to preserve, analyse and present in a court room.

After college I went to work for an Engineering Consultant as a Geo-Technician where I performed soil engineering and chemical testing. During my time there I contributed to publishing a paper in the Journal ‘Geoscience in South-West England’ in which I performed experiments to mimic the transit of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) through the human digestive system. As well as a full time job I worked on a day release basis to achieve my degree in BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering in which I concentrated my dissertation on ‘Soil arching within piled embankments’. After my degree I worked as an ATO in Derriford hospital combined labs and as a QA technician for a dairy manufacturer. Having spent half my career at the dairy manufacturers as a supervisor to the chemistry and microbiology laboratories, I grew a strong interest for microbiology particularly investigation work with listeria and Pseudomonas. Here I also achieved my food safety, auditing and HACCP qualifications.

When I am not working I like to practice yoga, bake my own cakes and go for walks on the beach or in the woods and take my camera for macro shots of insects and flowers. With a high interest in yoga and my health & wellbeing, I switched to a plant-based diet after reading the benefits it can have. To now get the opportunity to combine my love of both nature and science with over 15 years’ experience of working in laboratories is amazing for me.

Pete Whitwam

Lead Territory Manager

Pete has worked for over 18 years as a skincare specialist for some of the world’s leading cosmetic and spa brands.

Passionate about helping each partnered business to develop and grow with Trelonk Wellbeing, Pete will be carrying out training, demonstrations and full service and support.

“My passion is seeing both people and their business develop and grow with us. I am excited to see the products develop from seed to skin this year and to promote authentic, sustainable and science led wellbeing. In my spare time I like walking the coastal paths with my dachshund Darcey or visiting National Trust properties across the UK. With Sicilian roots I enjoy nature and love to see the change of nature throughout the season.”

Pete’s Favourite Product: Lights Out #08

“A perfect partner to my sleep routine. On nights where I need that extra relaxation, I put a few drops of the concentrate into the bath. But my favourite method is to use the inhaler that comes as part of the starter kit. To complete my Trelonk at home ritual, I massage Lights Out #08 topical oil after my evening shower. It’s a pre-blended oil with floral scents of lavender and clary sage which helps me to winddown into a deep and restful sleep.