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Farard Darver,CEO of Healthcare International Research.

Farard Darver served in the British Army with the Royal Logistic Corps and 3 Commando Brigade for almost 17 years , deploying both home and abroad on exercise and operations including two tours of  Afghanistan. Upon reaching the rank of Major, he decided it was time to direct his energy into other projects.

Like many of his fellow servicemen, Farard had sustained a number of injuries throughout his service. The conventional treatment for these injuries would be to rely on a range of pharmaceutical offerings, but Farard thought that there must be a better option. It was with that desire that he identified CBD (Cannabidiol) as an effective way to meet his medical needs.









CBD is derived from Hemp plants, in a way that removes its psychoactive properties. It has been clinically proven to ease the symptoms of a variety of serious illnesses, all the way down to minor aches and pains, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, CBD is being increasingly used in beauty products such as creams and moisturisers that reduce the appearance of ailments such as severe dry skin and Cellulite.

Driven by a genuine spirit of social entrepreneurship, Farard established Healthcare International Research (HIR). The company had to overcome all of the traditional barriers to market that any startup will encounter, in addition to the unique hurdles of bringing a CBD based product into both domestic and foreign markets.

This is where the guidance of Heropreneurs was so important. Farard’s mentor provided the stabilising presence that he needed to overcome many of the potential pitfalls and obstacles that a startup faces. Within a year of embarking on the mentorship scheme, HIR was well established, and rapidly growing.

Today, HIR is a global company selling a unique offering of award-winning CBD products. Their topical treatments provide a safe, natural solution for people suffering from a range of ailments. With a 4.9/5 rating on Trustpilot and scores of video testimonials,  HIR have definitely tapped into something special.

They are also taking the natural health and beauty industry by storm, with accolades including:

  • Pure Beauty Global Award 2022 Winners,

  • Global Makeup Awards 2022 Winners

  • Global Green Beauty Awards 2022 Silver Medalists

  • Shortlisted for the prestigious 2023 John Bell & Croyden Award

Farard has big plans to expand the offerings of Healthcare International Research. He is in talks with the UK MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) to discuss how more people might benefit from his products in a healthcare setting. The global CBD market is already valued at billions of pounds, and HIR is at the front and centre of this booming industry.


“I thought the mentoring process was fantastic. It’s a two-way street where you choose each other… and my mentor provided some really sage guidance and direction”


“Farard has built an impressive brand portfolio of high end products which really stand out in a competitive market. Healthcare International Research is well placed to take a leading role in a new market which is exploding with growth. His energy and passion for the sector, his brand and most importantly his customers, is exemplary.”

Peter Cunningham, Mentor

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