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Our Team of Experts

Meet the team who can solve your problems, improve your process and increase your profits. Each one of our team is an expert in their field and we collaborate with the world's leading consultancies, research establishments and universities to deliver outstanding innovations for our customers.

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Mark Baldwin MBA

Managing Director

Specialises in working with privately-owned companies and structuring them for growth. Has mentored and coached some of the UK’s most promising entrepreneurs. 

Guilty pleasure

Malt Whisky and Hot Chilli Sauces

Hobbies

Racing Aston Martin cars, Golf and Sailing

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Steve Foster MIOD

Business Development Director

Chemistry Degree, with 30+ years’ experience.  BSI recognised expert, who has represented the UK at European and International level. International product and market development expert.

Guilty pleasure

Loud music

Hobbies

Riding motorcycles, live music, supporting Liverpool FC and DIY

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Graham Ashton

Sales Manager – Asia, Africa and RoW

Chemistry Degree, with 30+ years’ experience.  Expert in rubber compounding and performance ingredients. Global experience in container desiccants and advanced absorbent technologies.

Guilty pleasure

Armagnac brandy and Roquefort cheese (But not together!)

Hobbies

Sport and general fitness

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Ashley Evans

Sales Manager – Americas and Europe

Geology Degree, with 10+ years’ experience.  Expert in rubber chemistry.

Guilty pleasure

Gin

Hobbies

Motorcycles and general fitness

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Suresh Nair

Sales Manager

40+ years in the Chemical industry with International sales and product development experience. Expert in Coatings, Adhesives, Paints, Polymerisation and Lubricants. A number of patents filed.

Guilty pleasure

Real Ale and Red Wine

Hobbies

Golf, Music, Cooking and supporting Crystal Palace FC.

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Ciaran Ryan

Sales Manager

12+ years of experience in sales, with knowledge in packaging and manufacturing. Supports customers with applications and recommendations for BirchSorb.

Guilty pleasure

Karaoke

Hobbies

Golf and the NBA

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Bernadette Carr

Purchasing Agent

40+ years of experience in sales, purchasing, production and logistics. Keeps Birch Chemicals competitive, with expert knowledge of the industry.

Guilty pleasure

Cheese and crackers, with a glass of vintage port

Hobbies

Northern soul

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Tim Prestwood

Operations Manager

Experienced in operations and process improvement. Using a spectrum of techniques to continuously improve products and production processes.

Guilty pleasure

Hob Nob biscuits

Hobbies

Walking and climbing

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Dr. Chris Meyer

Head of Technical

Chemistry PhD, with 30+ years’ experience.  BSI recognised expert, who has represented the UK at European level and has filed a number of patents.

Guilty pleasure

1940’s Memorabilia

Hobbies

Swing Dancing

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David Kocsis

Technical Process Engineer

Chemical Engineering degree, with broad experience of product and process improvement.  R&D and commissioning coordinator who has filed a number of patents.

Guilty pleasure

Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough

Hobbies

Playing football and supporting Manchester United

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Charlie Bradley

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Experience working in both production and logistics environments. Integrating all aspects of the business to provide seamless service.

Guilty pleasure

Liverpool FC

Hobbies

Playing football

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Alexa Embleton

Finance

Chartered Accountant with 20+ years’ experience. Leading our investment in world beating technologies.

Guilty pleasure

Shopping and chocolate

Hobbies

DIY and furniture restoration

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Cheryl Raynor

Customer Services

Logistics and supply. Keeping customers happy for 10+ years. Committed to delivering exceptional service across the world.

Guilty pleasure

Prosecco

Hobbies

Cycling and keep fit

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Georgia Rawlins

Customer Services

Logistics and supply. Making customers smile with exceptional service and always looking to improve the customer journey.

Guilty pleasure

Herbie the Dachshund

Hobbies

Travel & Keeping Fit

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