ICATS is the brainchild of industry expert Dr Tony Curtis (author, with David Williams of the seminal text Introduction to Perfumery) and sprang out of a need within the aroma trades industry for flexible yet rigorous specialist education. ICATS has been providing education for the aroma trades for over twenty-five years and is a not-for-profit company committed to providing quality distance-learning Continuing Professional Development materials for those working in the business whatever their role (creative, technical, flavour, fragrance, scientific, business, finance or marketing).
The course has been written by industry experts and academics who have many years of experience working in the aroma trades, and is frequently updated in line with a fast-moving highly technical industry. The credentials of our academic authors are impressive, including Dr Tony Curtis on the business of the aroma trades, iconic pioneer David Williams and Past President of the British Society of Perfumers John Ayres on fragrance chemistry and application, John Wright internationally acclaimed authority on flavours and IFEAT Medal winner Dr Brian Lawrence on essential oils. The course is accredited by IFEAT and is endorsed by IFRA UK, The British Society of Perfumers and The British Society of Flavourists.
Partners & Affiliates
The principal aim of IFEAT is the advancement and protection of the interests of its members in all parts of the world through international collaboration, the encouragement of good practice, the dissemination of information and provision of forums for discussion.
UK Flavour Association
The UK Flavour Association is the leading organisation dealing with the legislative and technical needs of the industry and is active in Europe through its membership of the European Flavour Association (EFFA).
The International Fragrance Association UK promotes the safe creation, development and enjoyment of fragrance on behalf of its members. IFRA UK is part of the global federation, IFRA, which ensures consistent standards worldwide.
British Society of Perfumers
The British Society of Perfumers supports the education and development of perfumers by bringing them together as individuals to exchange views and items of professional interest in an informal atmosphere.
British Society of Flavourists
The British Society of Flavourists was founded in 1970 to promote the interests of individuals working within the Flavour Industry.