The Directors

Dr Helen Hale, MBA, DBA, FZSL

Managing Director

Helen has been with Pharminox since 2013.  Her expertise in being able to apply knowledge across sectors and analyse complex issues effectively, has enabled her to develop her consultancy work in addition to running the company.  A published author in her own right, her unique management style has enabled Pharminox to flourish.

Tim Coles, BSc (Hons), MPhil

Technical Director

Tim has over 30 years experience in the isolation technology sector.  His knowledge is probably unparalleled and is a natural choice for those wishing to embark on new projects or upgrade existing facilities needing independent, unbiased consultancy input.  A published author and expert in MCHP sanitisation.  He has been at the forefront of isolator design and build, and regularly lecturers at various Universities around the UK.  He has published many articles and books, and has been involved in the development and publishing of the well known ‘Yellow Guide’.  His insight of how hydrogen peroxide sanitisation works is grounded on experience, indeed, he built one of the first gas generators himself.

Caroline Coles, BA (Hons)


Caroline remains a director of Pharminox, although she is taking more of a back seat these days.  She has over 20 years experience in the isolation technology sector.  Whilst she is still on the Pharminox team, she is taking the opportunity to follow her love of plants and gardening.  You can often see her at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens.