About Us

Our Story

Pelham creates


The contract manufacturer for cult and niche brands

Back in 2012, our CEO Oliver was trying to launch his own cosmetic brands, but was becoming increasingly frustrated with the contract manufacturing industry. 

He needed a partner to make the products that he had developed, but lead times were incredibly long, minimum order quantities (MOQs) were too large, and product design support was non-existent. He kew that this would stifle innovation, as other entrepreneurs like him would struggle to get their products to market. 

Because of this, he decided to create Pelham Laboratories.

At Pelham, we have complete capabilities to serve any business size, from early-stage start-ups to huge multi-nationals. Our in-house technical team and varied on-site manufacturing capabilities allow us to innovate and execute at speed, as well as run small and large scale batches. 

Pelham offers unrivalled speed to market, and importantly, the ability to quickly iterate on a new product until we find the winning formula. 

Pelham speaks in weeks and months, not years, enabling our clients (ranging from influencers, first time entrepreneurs, established businesses and multi-nationals) to get ahead of the crowd. 

In-house manufacturing expertise.

As well as speed and technical ability, our in-house manufacturing process lives by Pelham's green policy, focusing on sourcing local ingredients, keeping water usage low and ensuring our carbon footprint is minimal. 

Pelham also has the expertise to offer a end-to-end service, working with our partners to create bespoke labelling, branding and packaging. Our excellent reputation means we have been able to cultivate relationships with the best branding experts and designers in the industry, who can offer our partners the best prices across all areas of the business. 

Pelham is here to help you launch your brand to your target audience, whether you are looking for product creation, or the full end-to-end service. 

What's more, everyone of our partners is matched to a dedicated relationship manager, who works with them through every stage of the product journey - from inception to launch and beyond. We only partner with the very best, building long and sustainable relationships with those who share our vision and values. 

At Pelham, our relationships are all about collaboration. We will be your partner, not just your contract manufacturer.


Your first-to-market advantage

With a matrix of active ingredients and proven bases tested for stability, we’re able to work to faster lead times than most other manufacturers, enabling our partners to take advantage of trends and become market leaders.

This means we’re ready to experiment with new ideas and help even the largest companies keep up with the latest cosmetic trends.

Our research and development offering is truly unique. With in-house chemists and a proprietary stability testing process (The Pelham Matrix), we’re able to expedite research and development while mitigating risk to our clients. We’re also abreast of all the latest active ingredients, and aim to create products that are effective, viable and on-trend. Proactive approach and how RM suppliers come to us to showcase their exciting new ingredients as that’s our sweet spot If you’re ready to get started, please submit a brief to our NPD team by clicking the link below.

Our in-house technical team have extensive experience in health and beauty product development, compliance and testing.

We’re able to provide advice and solutions to improve efficacy, stability and viability of your product.

If you would like to make use of our technical expertise, please create a product brief and our team will revert back to you within 3 working days.

We have relationships with a wide range of component manufacturers and distributors. As a result, our clients benefit from unlimited choice and reduced costs when sourcing components through us.

We are passionate about recyclable, sustainable packaging and reduction of plastics and are working to help integrate these initiatives into our customers existing portfolios.

As a fully integrated product development partner, we’re able to streamline the process of component sourcing as part of our complete service offering, ensuring any delays are minimised.

Our new state of the art manufacturing facility allows us to offer a wide range of products including;

  • Serums
  • Creams
  • SPF’s
  • Toners
  • Cleansers
  • Exfoliators
  • Lotions
  • Butters
  • Scrubs
  • Oils
  • Balms
  • Gels
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Hair Styling Products
  • Hard Bars
  • Water Free Products
  • Candles

Our specialist manufacturing vessels and highly experienced makers allow us to offer flexibility from just 50kg to 3000kg per batch. With this we can cater for most requirements, be it large or small with the same exceptional quality and level of detail.

Our in-house production facility is a highly sterile environment where a range of liquid, semi-liquid and solid products can be packaged and labelled. We have a wide range of filling machinery from high tech multi-head, automated filling lines with automatic carton erecting machines through to more manual semi-automatic filling machines enabling us to support orders of any size from pilot batches of just 1,000 units to mass production of 50,000 units+.
  • Products include
  • Liquids
  • Creams/Emulsions
  • Oils
  • Pastes
  • Gels
  • Hot Fill
  • Hard Bars
  • Pack types
  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Aluminium Tins
  • Aluminium Tubes
  • Plastic Tubes
  • Aeropack (Compression technology)
  • Airless Pumps

Our in-house regulatory department ensures that all of our products comply to the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

We can offer full support on CPSR generation, preservative efficacy testing, mandatory pack copy compliance, and can offer clinical studies to support the following product claims:

  • Dermatologically tested – 48 7 96 hour patch testing
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • 8 & 12 Hour Hydration
  • SPF 15, 30 & 50 to ISO 24444:2019
  • No Tears

We have created The Pelham Matrix; a proprietary product development algorithmic system to expedite the product development process and to reduce the time to from product development brief to placing on the market

We can develop, manufacture and register cosmetic products that comply to the following certification bodies:

  • COSMOS Organic
  • COSMOS Natural
  • Cruelty Free International (Leaping Bunny)
  • The Vegan Society

Our research and development offering is truly unique. With an in-house team of industry leading product development chemist and a proprietary expedited product development and testing system, (The Pelham Matrix), we’re able to compress the development and testing time lime whilst mitigating the risk to our clients.

We’re also abreast of all the latest active ingredients, and always create products that are effective, viable and on-trend.

If you’re ready to get started, please submit a brief to our NPD team by clicking the link below.