Creative chemistry since 1856

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Creative chemistry since 1856

Stephenson Group was formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1856 originally manufacturing soap based agents for the processing of wool, along with Furniture Wax and Polish products. Over the course of the last 50 years Stephenson Group has diversified and opened up new markets with new creative chemistry and innovation.

We’re based in Leeds, the ‘magnetic North’ of the UK with a growing reputation worldwide as a hub of manufacturing and technological innovation. Stephenson Personal Care is supported by a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility. Our expertise embraces world-class innovation for a wide range of industries – with specific chemistry for personal care and soap based products.

Dependable supply of these cutting-edge solutions is underpinned by distribution channel partners worldwide, alongside facilities in North America, Europe and China, that assist prompt delivery to customers in more than 50 countries.

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Services Stephenson Group Ltd Provide



Crystal Melt & Pour is used to produce some of the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing soap bars on the market.


For soap bar extruders and traditional soap manufacturers, our extruded soap bases are dust-free and formulated for optimum processing.


Stephenson offers a comprehensive range of liquid bases, ranging from surfactant concentrates to certified natural and organic liquid soap bases.


Stephenson offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and lotion bases, ranging from natural cold process bases to Certified Organic cosmetic bases.


DUROSOFT® is a range of naturally derived monoglyceryl and polyglyceryl esters, developed to aid the demand for natural products and “green chemistries”, across a wide variety of personal care and cosmetic applications.


Stephenson offers a number of certified organic products ranging from Melt and Pour soap bases, Extruded soap noodles, to Liquid soaps and Liquid concentrates with certifications from Soil Association, RSPO, NOP USDA, Ecocert and COSMOS.

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Company Statistics

Stephenson Group

  • October 2019
  • 90
  • 1856
  • £25,000,000


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Brookfoot House, Low Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5PU
Tel: 0113 205 0900