Work With Us

MSL Solution Providers is one of the UK’s leading microbiological testing and regulatory companies, offering an integrated regulatory and in-house laboratory testing service for the cosmetics, personal care, and household cleansing markets.

Following our move to an employee-ownership model, our team collectively own a minimum of 51% of the company. As ‘beneficiaries’, we all have a say in our business, and strive to make it the best and most successful it can be.

The employee-owned business sector in the UK is growing because co-owned companies tend to be more successful, competitive, profitable and sustainable.

• Because we’re co-owners, staff in employee-owned businesses tend to be more entrepreneurial and committed to the company and its success.
• Because we have high employment standards, involve staff, and give everyone a stake, employee-owned businesses are better at recruiting and retaining talented, committed staff.
• Because we’re run in an open way, employee-owned businesses tend to have a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and involvement with the communities they operate in.

Independent research suggests that a combination of shared ownership and employee participation delivers superior business performance. Employee-owned companies are more innovative because managers go out of their way to consult, share information about the company, and give staff responsibility.

In addition to being a beneficiary, we offer the following benefits:

• Competitive salary, reviewed annually
• Up to £3600 tax free bonus per year
• Automatic enrolment into our enhanced company pension scheme
• 24 days holiday, plus bank holidays. Increasing up to 30 days with service
• Private health care available to all employees
• Paid sick leave
• Free legal, financial and wellbeing support available 24/7 for all staff and their partners
• Training provided as applicable with development plans in place
• Academic qualifications available at all levels
• Active roles in prestigious technical committees for committed individuals
• Regular social and fundraising events

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your CV and covering letter to


Here’s what our team say about working with us

Naomi – Senior Laboratory Technician

I have had the opportunity to work in different departments including biocides, cosmetics, and projects. Over the last year, I have finished my apprenticeship, been promoted to senior technician, and been able to further develop my skills to start working in virology. Working here means that I not only get to enjoy benefits, such as company days and bonuses, but also have the opportunity and support to take on responsibilities and further my career.


Alex – Senior Technician

I enjoy working at MSL – it has provided me with opportunities to increase my knowledge and I have been supported and trusted to progress within my role. I am also able to work and study. I am currently doing a part -time degree in Applied Bioscience alongside my work in the virology department. I feel privileged to work for a company that is an EOT (Employee Ownership Trust) as this comes with a range of benefits, which have allowed me to complete personal milestones.


Ben – Technical Manager – Cosmetics

MSL is a great place to work. I started in the media preparation lab and in just eight years have worked my way up to Technical Manager for Cosmetics. As well as microbiological testing, I have been instrumental in driving the development of VeganSure and am proud to be a staff representative on the EOT board.


Amicia – Laboratory Technician

I first came to MSL for a short placement whilst still at university. After graduating in Biomedical Sciences, I returned as a full-time employee and have enjoyed working in several different departments, including regulatory, quality control, and now challenge testing. I am very proud to work at MSL and am confident of a great future here.


Louise – Cosmetics Lab & Quality Manager

MSL is an exciting place to work. I have worked my way up the company, starting in the media prep laboratory and am now Cosmetics Lab & Quality Manager. I have a varied role, carrying out hygiene and GMP audits, leading audits from our accreditation bodies, and providing training for new staff members – no two days are the same!