Ascension Healthcare has announced the appointment of Mark Turrell as national accounts and sales director.

Mark joins the company with over 25 years of experience in commercial leadership roles in health and beauty companies, having previously been the general manager and director of Nelsons – the leading Natural Health Products Company. He has vast experience in commercial strategy, having held senior roles at Coty Beauty, Schwarzkopf and Gillette, and has a successful track record of developing brands across international markets.

Mark said of his appointment: “Osteoarthritis is a very common condition which affects 20% of adults worldwide and, as such, there is a real need for safe pain-relieving options. Ascension have developed a range of topical drug-free treatments which have been shown to reduce pain and stiffness and improve joint movement without any side-effects.

“I am looking forward to working with the team to ensure our products are available internationally to offer people relief from this debilitating condition and improved mobility for a more active