Peak Scientific Instruments Australasia Strategic Partnership

Peak Scientific Instruments Australasia Strategic Partnership

It is with absolute delight that we announce our first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Strategic Partnership with Peak Scientific Instruments Australasia.



Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high performance gas generators for analytical laboratories. Established in the UK in 1997 near Glasgow (Scotland), where its corporate Headquarters, and high-tech manufacturing and R&D facilities reside, Peak Scientific boasts a significant local presence on every continent – including major operations in North America, China and India.

With nearly two decades of experience in pioneering reliable gas generator technology, Peak Scientific develops market-leading nitrogen, hydrogen and zero air systems mainly for the field of LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) and GC (Gas Chromatography).

Their forte is in providing their customers with high quality, dependable gas generation solutions tailored to meet their specific laboratory demands. What differentiates them is their world-class technical support and on-going service care throughout the generator’s lifespan, wherever you may be in the world.

This marks our very first OEM strategic partnership, which means that we are able to keep these Peak assets in circulation for as long as possible avoiding landfill ie. as they will support any second hand Peak assets we are able to continue to keep in the market with servicing and parts for as long as possible!

Peak are also very closely aligned with our goal of sustainability as they replace hydrogen and nitrogen gas cylinders that are classified as Dangerous Goods and require ongoing transport of potentially explosive gases, with on-site generators that create the gas from air, meaning less transport, less wasted gas from unused gas in cylinders, and much safer for end users and the environment. Truly a WIN-WIN for all parties involved (how LUP always wants to work)!

This only applies to Australia & New Zealand at this time.

We are so excited to be able to work with this world-class leading life sciences brand and OEM, and look forward to a fruitful long-term relationship in order to help achieve even more in the way of Circular Economies and sustainability now and into the future.

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Spotlight on EMEA and Our Growing Family

Spotlight on EMEA and Our Growing Family

LUP, as an international network, develops its team above Australian borders! Discover today 2 French, who are part of our growing family and work for LUP Global as Reps or Head of Marketing & Communication. They also act for Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) development.

Marie Pailhes-Dauphin, our Head of Marketing & Communications

Marie, our Head of Marketing & Communications, arrived in the LUP Team at the beginning of 2019. Marie is based in Capbreton, France. She helps LUP to build its marketing strategy and tools.

Marie Pailhes Dauphin

Marie has done her studies in Law and Economics in Toulouse and Reading (England), before completing her master’s degree in “Risk Management in Developing Countries” at the Institut de Sciences Politiques of Bordeaux. She had a specialization in Sustainable Development and Africa/ Middle East areas.

Passionate about the general interest, she decided to start her professional life in a communication agency based in Bordeaux and specialized in public / parapublic domains. During 5 years, she learnt how to optimize social enterprise development through communication strategy.

In January 2019, she started a new life in Capbreton in France, close to the ocean and nature. She wanted to put her skills at the service of innovative and sustainable projects in order to help the change happen.

LUP and Noreen, its founder, who was looking for French partners for future development, crossed paths. The adventure started: Marie became our Marketing specialist and helps us to find the good tools and channels to achieve our goals.

In the future, she is also a part of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Development Team.

Her dream? A more humane society, which takes care of its environment and biodiversity. Through LUP, she is more than convinced that we can unite our forces to change (at least a little bit) the world through circular economy.

Amaury Laloux, our Rep in EMEA 

Amaury joins our EMEA team based in France recently. He studied International Economics in Paris and Bordeaux, France.

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His experience as a Policy and Economic Analyst brought him to work in Italy within the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation to analyse, compare and forecast economic indicators evolution amongst developing countries.

Later, Amaury focused on green energy production and joined the Hydrodynamic Technologies team as Responsible for Business Development, where he developed national and international projects for producing local, green and carbon-free hydroelectricity.

His appetite for traveling took him to America where the United States Department of Agriculture allowed him to deepen his analysis knowledge.

In the meantime, his passion for music led him to organise, co-organise and volunteer in numerous events and festivals throughout France, Morocco, Spain, Belgium and more to promote sustainable development and global awareness about Ethics, Energy and Food matters.

For Amaury, “being a part of Lup’s adventures seemed to be an obvious next step towards his personal and professional involvement.

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Interview with Steven Farrugia – Non-Executive Director at LUP Global

Interview with Steven Farrugia – Non-Executive Director at LUP Global

It is rare to come across individuals where you have an immediate connection and such close alignment of values, that it was ideal synchronicity when LUP Global was privileged enough to have met and been able to partner with the amazing Steven Farrugia, now a key member of the LUP Global Board acting as a Non-Executive Director.

Founder of both ShareTree and Vative, Steven has 24+ years of experience in Business Strategy, Character Development, Cultivating Thriving Cultures, Leadership Development, Performance Incentive Systems, Charity Organisations, Business Start-Ups, Software Engineering, App Development, Finance, Strategic Marketing, Customer Solutions, Executive Coaching, Mindset Coaching, Lean Six-Sigma Continuous Improvement Systems, Maintenance, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Warehousing, and having a meaningful and fun life.

Steven’s track record includes:

  • 14-year international career at Bosch
  • Winner of 2017 Creative Innovation Conference Scholarship
  • Finalist of Australian Young Achiever Award
  • Founder and Director of ShareTree, Vative Group, MyEye Group, Diaro
  • Advises & coaches several boards, start-ups & internationally organisations

Discover Steven through its interview !

1. Why does global wealth inequality mean so much to you & ShareTree’s values?
SF : At the root of all limitation to people’s opportunities to meet to their fullest potential & by their purpose is a limitation of enough. The amount of benefit that those receive that hold excessive wealth is completely disproportionate to the amount of limitation it poses to the rest of humanity.

Currently, the world average income ration between highest and lowest paid workers in corporations is 276 times to 1. This means the average worker that earns USD40K the highest paid worker earns USD11 million and 40K per annum, and that’s only the average.
A fair distribution of wealth through research and surveying is a ratio of 30 : 1. That is equivalent to USD40K to USD1.2 million per annum. Any realistic human being luxuriously live on USD1.2 million per annum.

It is ShareTree’s objective is to provide transparency so that people can use their buying power and employer choice power to make sustainable choices in purchasing and employment to correct this imbalance.

We will do this by educating mindsets and team cultures about gratitude for individuals, schools, community organisations and businesses. By engaging and connecting the skills of people and businesses with schools and community organisations through purpose aligned volunteering.

2. How do you see these values aligning with the broader vision of LUP?
SF : The ShareTree application provides an algorithm to connect people’s purpose and passion to the UN sustainable goals through 9 key global initiatives:

  1.  Wealth equality / Income equality
  2. Environment & Energy
  3.  Human ethics & Character
  4. Education
  5.  Clean Water & Food
  6.  Health issues
  7. Rights Equality
  8. Shelter
  9. Global Peace

LUP Global will be the ShareTree leading partner for initiatives related to 2. Environment & Energy.

3. What would be your ideal vision for our planet?
SF : To create a fairer world where every person has the opportunity to realise their full potential.

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Our Growing Family : Meet Michael C. Brown, our Chairman & Global Supply Chain Advisor

Our Growing Family : Meet Michael C. Brown, our Chairman & Global Supply Chain Advisor

Spotlight : Our People – Michael C. Brown, the new Chairman and Global Supply Chain Advisor

Another part of our growing network and team, we were very excited to welcome Michael C. Brown to our growing LUP Family.

Michael Brown joins LUP Global as Chairman & Global Supply Chain Advisor; the ability to apply his considerable experience in the pursuit of the goals of LUP to optimise asset lifecycles and develop the circular economy offer a new and exciting challenge.


He is an Internationally Experienced Operations Executive. Commencing his career with Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd in Coburg, Melbourne; he then joined the parent company Eastman Kodak and spent 15 years working across Asia, USA and England in a variety of leadership roles in Supply Chain and Finance.

Returning to Australia in 2002, he worked in a number of Consulting roles before joining Whirlpool as Director Operations and then Qantas as Group General Manager Engineering Supply Chain. He then again worked in Consulting with a focus on Aviation and Health sectors before commencing his current role as General Manager Supply Chain and Sourcing for Nexans Olex ANZ.

Michael holds a Masters in Supply Chain from the University of Melbourne and studied Business at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is also Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Australian Institute of Export (AIEX) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors (AICD).

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Our Growing Family : Meet Marlies Loescher, our lab equipment specialist in Western Australia

Our Growing Family : Meet Marlies Loescher, our lab equipment specialist in Western Australia

Spotlight : Our People – Profile Marlies Loescher, Category Specialist in Life Sciences and Laboratory Equipment has joined the LUP team based in Perth, Western Australia

Another part of our growing network and team, we were very excited to welcome Marlies Loescher to our growing LUP Family. In May this year she started as Category Specialist for Laboratory equipment representing LUP making use of all her contacts and relationships fostered over the years within the science community in Perth and Australia. Marlies_Loescher Marlies studied and did her Diploma Engineer and PhD in Vienna in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.  During her a career as a researcher and scientist, which brought her to work in France for a few months and eventually brought her to Australia, she noticed how she always saw microscopic pictures and other fascinating laboratory results through the eye of a lens.  After working as a researcher she got positions within scientific companies as a sales representative, product specialist and account manager dealing with consumables, kits, laboratory equipment and high end automation laboratory equipment. In between those roles she also did a phlebotomist/pathology course and worked as a phlebotomist. Marlies highlights “My core values of integrity, compassion and care for the environment are represented within LUP as LUP wants to prevent assets from going into landfill and mining more raw materials from the planet which is a form of protecting the environment and LUP’s code of ethics makes clear that integrity is a core value for the organisation as well. It is/was the alignment of values that made me want to be part of the mission of LUP and help it to grow big and globally.” Marlies grew up interested in observing nature particularly in the forests and fields of Lower Austria. Being given her first camera when she was eleven ignited a passion for photographing nature and animals and thriving for conservation and preserving the wonders of nature.  Marlies_loescher_photo_animal To add professionalism to her natural talent in capturing most natural moments of people’s, animals’ and nature’s expressions she took courses and worked with a photographer alongside her fulltime sales position. She began working on a series of portrait sessions of people’s pets, as well as focusing on portraying rescue animals of animal sanctuaries around Perth while volunteering. Marlies has been in Cambodia and Laos at Free The Bears sanctuaries several times doing volunteer work as well as in an Orangutan sanctuary in Malaysia. More information on Marlies amazing Animal photography work  : • Her website AnimalSoulPhotographyFacebook   • Instagram 

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October 2018 – Newsletter

October 2018 – Newsletter

October 2018 – Newsletter

Exciting New Changes Happening At LUP !

After almost one year since we launched, LUP is continuing to evolve. We are currently making some significant changes to improve and better fit the needs of our network and clients.

Focus of this newsletter :
– No more active listings on our website
– SBG has merged with LUP global
– LUP Asia-Pacific is now created
– Our guest expert Catherine Weetman analyses circular approaches to reduce inventory headaches
– Our newscorner this feature presents inspirational videos and podcasts

No more active listings

A few months ago, we advised that there were some big changes occurring here at LUP. We are very excited to announce the start of these changes today.

Firstly, we will no longer be maintaining active listings on our website. We are working on a number of updates to our website at the moment to reflect some of the developments in recent months, and this is the first major transition to the way we wish to engage with our network and a more sustainable way of working that paves the way for further changes to come.

After launching in November last year, we realised that we didn’t want to create a “marketplace” for the sale of waste or spare capacity. We didn’t want to essentially create a platform that would enable the sale of goods easily via a B2B online platform, which may thereby enable the potential to create further wasted materials due to the relative ease of sale and LUP being able to facilitate the end-to-end transaction. We want to ensure all goods that are made available and transacted through our network are actually waste materials, plus engage at much longer term strategic levels with our clients and network to avoid the overproduction of goods to begin with and ensure circular economy frameworks are considered from the outset.

We are also focusing in more on a select few major categories for waste currently and will have more announcements over the coming months to reach out across our network to engage with relevant stakeholders within these categories. For now, please kindly stay tuned for further updates as we continue to evolve, we thank-you for your patience and really appreciate the ongoing support.

Strategic Buyers Group (SBG) Has Now Merged With LUP Global

In 2016, Strategic Buyers Group (SBG) was founded as a boutique consulting agency based in Melbourne, Australia. The focus of SBG was on Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics Consulting for Social Enterprises (companies that wanted to make a positive impact on the world). Whilst the founding story of how utilising the spare capacity in the trucks at AUZ Country Carriers to connect companies with waste with others (CSF a charity) that could utilise those products for the homeless and disadvantaged, planted the seed for the whole concept around LUP Global, SBG was also a major stepping stone in the formation and evolutionary story of the Social Entrepreneurs Network (now LUP Global).

So it is with much delight that we announce the official merger of SBG to LUP Global effective 1st July 2018.

Some of the major projects SBG had previously engaged in were:
– Setting up Greenfield Procurement sites within the Aged Care Industry based in Melbourne, Australia
– Major National Logistics, International Freight and Supply Chain Projects for the Biotechnology/Food Industry
– Strategy and Risk Management Consulting, including Insurance reviews for Education Providers, Manufacturers/Wholesalers and Charities
– Inventory Management, Procure-to-Pay Implementations for FMCG clients.

With the extensive Supply Chain experience, knowledge and established clientele of SBG, we are confident that the merger of SBG with LUP will enable us to add greater value to our network and holds us in great stead for the future.

The Official Formation of LUP APAC

September 2018 also marked a very important milestone for LUP Global. It was the official company formation of our first global regional division LUP Asia-Pacific (LUP APAC). We are so excited to have formed a dedicated division now to the Asia-Pacific region and where LUP Global was originally established. We are in the process of setting up our Asia-Pacific team and will be making further announcements in the coming months.

Catherine Weetman Guest Expert Part 4 :
Using circular approaches to reduce your inventory headaches

Many businesses aim to grow through increased transactions: more customers, new product development and shorter product lifecycles. We often depend on complex, long-distance, multi-tier supply chains, with long lead times and substantial safety stocks to offset uncertainty and disruptions.

These growth models can have hidden costs and risks. Those shorter lifecycles lead to regular product ‘churn’, with discounting or disposal of unsold and obsolete stock. We might have stock of components and raw materials that we’d already committed to. Resistance to ‘taking the financial hit’ can mean they remain in stock for another season (and another!), using up warehouse space and capital.

Brands may prefer to destroy stock rather than risk it appearing on the ‘grey market’, but that can damage reputation – you may have seen the shocked reaction to British fashion brand Burberry burning £28m of stock. Warranty or legal obligations could mean stocking spare parts for the obsolete product, too.

Circular models aim for durability, perhaps with a modular product design, enabling upgrade and repair through a simple component ‘swap-out’. Your customer can access the latest, efficient technology, saving the cost of a new product and avoiding disposal of the old one. This builds brand loyalty and reduces the risk of losing your customer when your competitors announce a new product! Offering spare parts and service offers could create new revenue streams.

Circular design strategies can simplify the Bill of Materials. Modular designs, with a narrower, less complex range of components, fixings and materials, enable a common pool of Stock Keeping Units (SKU) across your products. Spreading sales volume across fewer unique SKUs means greater demand for each SKU, helping reduce safety- and cycle-stock.

We can also rethink material specifications to reduce risk and cost volatility. By swapping finite for recycled materials, local sources could replace overseas suppliers. Shorter lead times mean less safety stock, and potentially reduced supplier Minimum Order Quantities. Are some of your materials at risk from geographic disruption, from trade wars, geopolitics or natural/weather disasters?

Maybe you could swap that ‘under pressure’ resource to a recycled or renewable, abundant material, with less need for safety stock to offset the risk. Emphasising local supplier relationships can help you build an agile, resilient supply chain!


This month on Newscorner, we wanted to provide links on some great podcasts or programmes currently available online or in your local area around circular economies for further viewing or information.

Plastics – Costing the Earth episode on BBC R4, available as podcast / listen again here, which covered the complexity of packaging choices and what we should be aiming towards.

Drowning in Plastic – Documentary 90mins on BBC TV – Available in the UK until 2nd November.

The Secret Life of Landfill – Documentary 90 mins on BBC4 TV with an archaeologist and a materials scientist. Available in the UK until 31st October.

Closing the loop film, available to request public screenings, or see link to watch on Vimeo.

Plus a great example of the use of low carbon jetfuel by Virgin Atlantic who partnered with LanzaTech to utilise industrial waste gases and other plentiful waste streams into sustainable jet fuel.


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