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The Herbal Apothecary Team

The Herbal Apothecary team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We all offer something unique, but are committed to working together to produce herbal medicines of the highest quality and offer the best customer service.

James Fearnley


James is the founder of Nature’s Laboratory, amongst other things! He coordinates our research projects and helps us plan for the future.

Jack Barber


Jack comes from a background in IT and is responsible for the daily running of the business as well as managing our many websites and IT projects.

Shankar Katekhaye

Research & Quality Director

Shankar is a PhD qualified chemist and has a wealth of knowledge in areas spanning product formulation, quality systems and legislation.

Some of our Team Members

Tom Cull

Manufacturing Director

Managing our manufacturing and dispatch teams, Tom plans our production schedule and works with our contract manufacturing customers.

Finley Drew


Fin helps keep the business running smoothly. With a great head for figures Fin has his finger on the pulse of the business.

Angela Watts

Customer Service

Angela leads our customer service department, helping our customers with their enquiries, processing orders and keeping things ship-shape!

Sean Lennon


Sean is one of our longest-serving team members, he’s responsible for liquid production, making tinctures, extracts and glycerates.

Andy Burgess


Andy has a hand in every area of manufacturing – from herbal tinctures to capsule manufacture and powdering. He also helps with dispatch.

Chris Buckley


Chris is our chief capsule-maker and has a keen eye for cleanliness and keeping things in order. He’s also a dab hand at applying labels!

Richard Locker


Rich keeps our delivery partners busy, dispatching orders to customers and ensuring everything is well-packaged and correctly labelled.

Dorrie Fearnley

Customer Service

Dorrie helps respond to customer enquiries, covering the phones and processing orders on Angela’s days off. She also heads up the Sweet Cecily’s department.

Niall Sumner

IT Support

Niall helps manage our websites, keeping stock levels up to date and ensuring things are running smoothly.

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