In the 1980s, our company founder Michael Barwell’s job was to help maintain and clean commercial ships...
Michael made the horrifying discovery that many of the ingredients in the industrial cleaning products he worked with – which required the use of heavy-duty safety equipment, such as a respirator – were the very same ingredients that were also in everyday household cleaning products.
Hugely concerned by this discovery, Michael sought effective ingredients for cleaning products that wouldn’t harm the environment, nor the people using them. He launched Bio-D in 1989.
Michael has since retired. Lloyd Atkin, now owner of the business, has worked with Bio-D since 1996. Lloyd was instrumental in developing the current range of Bio-D products and is carrying on Michael’s legacy.