Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Manufacturer of probiotics supplements for humans animals
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  • Contact
    • Lopen Head, South Petherton, - , Somerset, TA13 5JH

About Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin)

Protexin operate in the veterinary, human healthcare and animal-health markets, manufacturing and marketing innovative and research-based probiotics and nutraceuticals.

Current Managing Director Toby Lewis founded the Somerset firm in 1992. By 2016, they had won their second consecutive Queen's Award for International Trade. They operate through a network of global distributors.

Protexin are dedicated to producing innovative, research-based live bacteria (probiotic) products for the veterinary, human, agriculture and equine-healthcare markets.

The company rewards its employees through annual bonuses, and line managers can also present a case to the Board at any time of the year for an additional interim bonus for employees who have exceeded their normal work requirements.

The firm also rewards long service and dedication to the company, with long-service awards for ten, 15, and 20 years’ service. This takes the form of a voucher and a thank you card with a personal message from the Board of Directors.

What is it like to work for Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin)

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
In 2017, the Protexin Training Portal (PTP) opened up. PTP is a bespoke online training system allowing the L&D team to create custom training courses for completion online. A character called Professor PIP adds fun to the courses, as well as tips and advice.
The company allows flexible working for school and childcare events, viewing each employee as an individual and working closely to find solutions to their out-of-work needs. They also support employees who need to care for relatives.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The company pays annual bonuses and line managers can also make a case for an additional interim bonus at any time. There are also awards for long service, something the company values and wants to encourage from newer members of the team.

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%

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