Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd

Services to the Chemical Industry

Mark Selby

Mark Selby has worked in the area of regulatory science for nearly 30 years, starting with a UK-based speciality chemical manufacturer at the time that the EINECS list was closing.  This background in industry provided a valuable insight into the problems facing manufacturing organisations with limited resources and tight schedules, but which needed to keep up with legislation.

Work surrounding chemical supply legislation and other regulatory testing led to contact with a multi-national Contract Research Organisation working mainly for the pharmaceutical industry and Mark was employed by them in 1989 to set up a consulting service to cover chemical supply legislation. Work also included providing advice to colleagues to ensure that regulatory testing for chemical supply was performed effectively and that laboratory staff had access to the correct equipment and test guidelines.

 As well as a trainer for the CHCS, Mark works with REACHReady, as one of their consultants and trainers.   Mark has also been involved with the European Commission funded 'Twinning' projects helping new EU Member States with projects in Bulgaria and Poland.

Recent work has included training and support for European Competent Authorities and ECHA foundation courses to help scientific and regulatory training of personnel working in various agencies.


Gill Pagliuca 

Gill Pagliuca has nearly 20 years experience of working in the area of chemical hazards and regulatory information. She has spent most of this time working for the UK National Chemical Emergency Centre, specialising in providing chemical safety and emergency response products and services around the world, helping organisations to improve their chemical safety management and regulatory compliance. Gill represented the NCEC on a number of UK and International committees, including those related to the transport of dangerous goods.

More recently, Gill led the development of NCEC's consultancy services, including both public and private sector projects in areas such as managing hazardous goods incidents, and complying with transport and supply regulations.

Gill is has been actively involved with CHCS from the beginning, taking on a number of roles in steering groups and is one of the established trainers covering classification and labelling (CLP) and also works as a trainer for REACHReady.


Gill joined Denehurst in 2009 to advise and support companies in complying with REACH and CLP and to also add her expertise on transport and labelling issues.




Denehurst Chemical Safety was established in 2000 as an independent consulting organisation.  Most work performed by Denehurst is advisory in the form of training, personal advice and writing.  However, in order to advise how to perform tasks in the most effective way, it is also necessary to 'do' the activities and to apply theory of regulations and guidance to real life. 


Denehust was involved in some of the first ever REACH Inquiries and PPORDs and was party to final evaluation and initial training on IUCLID.  The non phase-in registrations and the CSRs and Exposure Scenarios that go with them prepared in 2009 was good practice to advise on the registrations due in 2010 and beyond.  By testing the systems, it is then easier to advise.


Denehurst has a strong ethical base in terms of business standards (supporting Christian Standards in business) and will work hard to avoid unnecessary animal testing through application of waivers, read across and other valid assessment methods.