Meet the Chem-MAP Team

The Eurofins | BLC team of chemical experts have a wide range of experience in chemical risk management in the materials supply chain for the footwear and apparel sectors. Their specialist knowledge includes conducting chemical management audits and risk assessments, reviewing chemical handling procedures, raw material processing (leather, textiles and synthetics), chemical testing, MRSL testing of formulations, RSL testing and chemical compliance.

No matter where you are in the world, you can contact the Chem-MAP Team to discuss your chemical management needs.

Victoria Addy

Technical Director

Victoria is a partner at Eurofins | BLC and Technical Director. She is responsible for the operational aspects of Eurofins | BLC’s technical business, including research, innovation, and testing services. Victoria also specialises in chemical compliance and supply chain regulatory support.

Deva McKenzie

Programme Manager

As Programme Manager, Deva is responsible for managing the Chem-MAP family in an operational and technical support role. Deva supports customers throughout the supply chain to find the most appropriate Chem-MAP programme suited for their chemical management needs.

Georgina Mawer

Technical Manager

Georgina is responsible for the chemical and regulatory compliance activities at BLC; providing customer support on all areas of regulatory affairs and product safety relating to the production of leather through to manufacturing and retail of product. This includes managing restricted chemical testing.

Peter Gregory

Lead Auditor

Peter has spent over 45 years working for chemical manufacturers around the world. He is currently consulting to brands and BLC based on his passionate commitment to improving the management of chemicals within the whole supply chain and thus reducing impacts to both human health and the environment.

Chris Jacklin


Chris has spent over 30 years in the worldwide leather industry. The majority of that time was spent running speciality chemical businesses across the Asia Pacific region and working with major chemical companies in both wet end and finishing market segments.

Sam Collins

Research Analyst

Sam is responsible for assisting with the supply chain chemical management projects including updating key documents. Sam also supports the Chem-MAP team with researching topical articles for distribution for the Chem-MAP family.

Connell Laurance

Chemical Advisor

Connell supports customers and BLC Members with chemical testing and compliance. A significant portion of Connell’s role is advising customers on the chemical restrictions and requirements associated with REACH, as well as REACH testing services.

Gabriel Moran Malagon

Lead Analytical Chemist

Gabriel is responsible for MRSL testing which also features in the c-MAP Programme. Gabriel has a background in method development and chemical analysis in the environmental, food and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the leather and textile industry.

Jennifer Thorpe

Marketing Manager

Jennifer is responsible for overseeing all marketing activities for Chem-MAP, including branding, websites and communications to ensure that they are in line with the Chem-MAP marketing plan.

Join the Chem-MAP Team

BLC are looking to recruit experienced chemical management professionals to the Chem-MAP Team.

Currently, BLC have vacancies for:

  • A Business Development Manager
  • An Auditor
  • An Analytical Chemist

For further information on our roles or to apply, send your CV and information on your professional background to Lisele Sloan via


Chem-MAP: Cleaner Chemistry for a Safer World

Watch the Chem-MAP video to see how this new ZDHC approved MRSL verification programme is engaging all organisations in the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains to drive the use of responsible chemistry in the manufacture of consumer products.

Chem-MAP is a preventative system that protects businesses, workers, consumers and the environment, and rewards businesses that engage through certification, approved status, training and technical support. Chem-MAP offers three programmes which are specifically designed for chemical companies (c-MAP Programme), manufacturers (m-MAP Programme) and brands and retailers (b-MAP Programme).

Watch the Chem-MAP Video

Contact Us

“Call Eurofins | BLC to talk about Chem-MAP”

+44 (0) 1604 679 999

Eurofins | BLC is a commercial business-to-business organisation. We do not provide free advice or testing for members of the public or for the medical or biological sectors. For individual concerns about products, please contact the manufacturer. Please note, Eurofins | BLC can retain all personal data and information submitted in this contact form for business to business marketing purposes, in accordance with GDPR and PECR.

Registered Office Address

  • Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
    Kings Park Road
    Moulton Park
    NN3 6JD
    United Kingdom

  • +44 (0) 1604 679 999

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