Ozo Innovations is developing and engineering cost effective and safe oxidative solutions that deliver infection control, improved hygiene and better productivity in food production and processing.  Our approach is sustainable and responsible minimising the inputs – water, energy and chemicals- and maximising the outputs – yield and commercial returns to impact our quality of life. Our objective is to improve hygiene, food security and food safety.

The Management Team

Rowan Gardner
Rowan GardnerCEO
Rowan is a serial entrepreneur in life science and data analytics sectors.

She has a track record of working in early stage companies through start up, scale up and exit including IPO. She also works with organisations seeking to understand capital flows in the start-up ecosystem and has strong relationships with an international network of investment, venture and analyst contacts.

Rowan believes that food security and food safety represent sectors that are ripe for innovation and represent significant levers for improving human and environmental health. At Ozo Innovations, she believes the team can work alongside customers to minimise inputs and maximise the outputs and improve the safety and value of food.

Steve Ball
Steve BallChief Financial Officer
Steve is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience of finance, operations and general management.

Having trained with GEC Marconi and Unilever, he has held a number of senior finance roles within several sectors including marketing, manufacturing and IT. As well as finance, Steve has operational experience of managing and developing service businesses and large scale project deployments and programmes. Steve was the Managing Director of the Field Service Division of Electronic Data Systems in the UK, and was instrumental in the growth of the business from £25M to over £50M across a 5-year period.

Steve is very interested in delivering exceptional customer service through the deployment of strong processes and driving continuous improvement. He is excited by the potential of the Ozo products to make a significant difference in the utilisation of scarce resources and delivering major benefits to the food industry.

Supported by

OZO Innovations has been fortunate to be awarded funding from Innovate UK.  A full list of all Innovate UK funding awards is available here

Investment Secured from

In addition to the investor groups below, Ozo Innovations is also backed by private individuals.

Members of

Ozo Innovations is a member of the following industry groups.