Premier Finishes' George Toseland (left) and Mark Gardner (right)
Kettering-based Premier Finishes was set up by George Toseland and Mark Gardner in 1992. It supplies wood lacquer, other surface finishes and related products, mainly to the furniture and joinery sector.
How was Hygienilac discovered?
In the summer of 1994 the first biocidal wood lacquer was found by accident! Says director George Toseland: "It was a case of serendipity. We were in the process of developing a new coating to eliminate bacteria in kitchens and accidentally discovered the formula for an MRSA-resistant lacquer instead. The discovery created a bit of a storm - we even got some coverage in our local Kettering Evening Telegraph."
See www.premier-finishes.co.uk for more about the company.