Biochemica boys get growing for Movember!

Male staff, clients and family members of Teesside-based water treatment specialist, Biochemica UK Ltd have committed to a hair-raising month by pledging their upper lips to charity campaign, Movember.

Showing their support for Movember for the first time as ‘Team Bio Tash’, the men have been competing to grow the best ‘Mo’ in a bid to raise £1,000 for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Movember is a cause close to the hearts of a number of Biochemica staff – especially Managing Director Dave Ruddy. His father, Stephen Ruddy was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005 which although treatable, is not curable.

Despite Stephen undergoing various treatments over the years, including radiotherapy, medication and hormone injections his tumour has grown and spread to his spine, leaving him in a lot of pain.

Commenting, Dave Ruddy, Managing Director at Biochemica says: “Movember is a fantastic and fun way to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer and we are delighted to show our support, particularly with the issue of men’s health being so close to home. My dad is on our team and I’ve even managed to convince some of our clients to get involved – it’s becoming very competitive.

“I hope our moustachioed men continue to gather momentum in their sponsorship efforts for the rest of the month so we can reach our £1,000 goal, which will go towards funding for much needed research into these terrible conditions.”

The best Team Bio Tash Mo will be judged at the company’s next quarterly meeting at the end of November by the ladies of Biochemica, before falling victim to the razor.

To make a donation to the Biochemica team and show your support for Movember, please visit their fundraising page at

For further information about Biochemica UK Ltd please call 08455 045440 or email