Our Team


Chief Executive – Nigel Lewis

Nigel started with CLARITY-The Soap Co. in the summer of 2018. Nigel spent 25 years in IT services before becoming CEO of AbilityNet 11 years ago – a disability charity helping people through technology and innovation. During his time there, Nigel steered the organisation to become an organisation providing services that help millions of people with disabilities. Nigel has a very personal family connection to disability, observing first-hand how technology can dramatically help improve lives. Nigel’s wealth of experience sees CLARITY-The Soap Co in safe hands as it begins the next phase of its commercial and organisational development.



CLARITY Operations Manager – Hayley Louise

Hayley Louise has spent her entire career at CLARITY, starting as an office junior and progressing all the way to her current position of Operations Manager. She has worked in almost every area of the company and has an immense working knowledge of customers, suppliers, production processes and – most importantly – the staff. Hayley also heads up the welfare and support services of the company. Hayley has a long commute to work as she moved to Clacton-on-Sea 10 years ago.




Chair of the Board – John Sharman

John first came to CLARITY as a customer for his company’s Homecare product range. He has a vast experience of organisational leadership and working with the retail market. John is a passionate advocate of the employment of disabled people and sat on the Board for CLARITY before becoming Chair in 2007. He is an avid fan of skiing and exploring the great outdoors.

Members of the Board

Robert Wilson
Robert is a surveyor for HB Surveyors & Valuers and has been a CLARITY Trustee for more than eight years.

Judith Mellor, OBE
Judith is a former lawyer and was awarded an OBE in 2008 for her contribution to the arts and voluntary sectors. She has been a member of the Board for over five years.

Peter Garland
Peter joined the Board in 2013 and has been working closely with The Soap Co. team in Keswick since its formation. He has a wealth of commercial experience and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors in the Lake District.

Ed Peacock
Ed works in the City at Slaughter & May as a leading commercial lawyer.

Alessio Balduini
Alessio has over 15 years of experience managing global and regional teams with a strong entrepreneurial orientation.

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About Us


Our Vision and Mission

Our Supporters & Partners

We believe that all disabled people should have an opportunity for employment and at CLARITY Enterprises we champion this vision by manufacturing beautiful toiletry and cleaning products with a workforce that’s predominantly blind and disabled.

CLARITY – Employment for Blind People was established in 1854 as “The Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind” (GWB) to provide employment for blind people.

Our vision is that all disabled people have an opportunity for employment regardless of the complexity of their barriers.

We often act as a “flagship” social enterprise to demonstrate the field to newcomers: in 2010 we were visited by the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP as we are a leading example of Social Enterprise in action.