Charles Hamshaw-Thomas is the Head of Corporate and Legal Affairs for Europe at Nicopure Labs. Charlie was previously Corporate Affairs, Business Development and Legal Director for E-Lites, the brand at the forefront of the UK vaping industry’s explosive early growth beginning in 2012. Prior to that, he was Principal of CSR Solutions, a corporate social responsibility consultancy business. Having qualified as a lawyer in London with Slaughter and May, Charlie subsequently held senior management positions with some of the UK’s largest public companies (ITG, Beazer Homes, and Hanson Trust) where he has worked across different functional areas - including legal, m&a, company secretarial and corporate affairs — and in various markets throughout the world. Charlie is currently also Acting Secretary General for UKVIA (the UK Vaping Industry Association).