Our Team Members

Louise Carder

Founder and Managing Director

BSc, Nutr. Med., Pg. Dip., mNNA, CNHC Reg.

Louise holds a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London. Louise has over 10 years experience in clinical practice, specialising in chronic inflammatory conditions (including neurological effects, such as cognitive decline). Louise became a certified Bredesen Practitioner in 2016 and is currently the only fully certified Shoemaker Practitioner in Europe and the only Nutrition professional yet to be certified, a status she attained in 2018. Louise is a member of ISEAI, BSEM and the IFM. In 2019 she founded Colab Services Ltd to bridge a gap in specialist clinical testing for European Practitioners.

Louise will be heading up the day to day practitioner technical support for Colabs. With over ten years clinical experience and previous technical roles for both a supplement company and diagnostics company, Louise is experienced in supporting a variety of professional practitioners, both Non-Medical and Medical.

Helen Jenkinson

Sales and Office Manager

Helen joined Colab in February 2023 as Sales & Office Manager, with 20 years of experience as a Personal Assistant, Marketing and Office Manager roles. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with the daily operations of an office. She is adept at wearing many hats and managing multiple scenarios. Helen attributes her success to her ability to listen to customers and always put their needs first, as well as that of her colleagues. She is passionate about developing and maintaining strong relationships, and working collaboratively to support the continuous development of the organisation, ensuring the effective delivery and service.

Helen lives in Lincoln with her Husband and 18-month-old Jack Russell, Ally. She and her family enjoy finding new places for dog walks and travelling in the UK in their camper van.

Nikki Day

Business Development Manager

Nikki’s career to date has spanned a breadth of customer-focused environments where she has developed excellent skills in organisational systems and processes, and customer service. Nikki has a proven track record of building and maintaining strong long-term relationships with customers and stakeholders with a wide range of fields including the counselling, financial, education, international and military sectors. Nikki is empathetic, non-judgemental, a good listener and communicator, a key team member. She is able to ensure that things run smoothly to meet the needs of the wider organisation. Nikki is passionate about people and thoroughly enjoys working in person-centred environments where the customers are the most important consideration.

In her spare time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Nikki enjoys travelling and visiting new countries and experiencing different cultures and food. She likes to keep fit by walking and exploring new destinations in the UK. Nikki regularly attends the gym and also likes to find time to be creative.

Selina Pearson

Office Administrator

Selina started her journey at Colab in October 2023 as an office administrator. AAT qualified with 13 years of accounting experience. Colab offers Selina the opportunity to be attentive, supportive and kindhearted to the service users of Colab. Her team player skills lean on her honesty and supportive attitude.

In Selina's free time, she enjoys going to the gym with her children and going on walks in the countryside with the family dog Cody.