Ensuring the effective management and delivery of all aspects of the business, each member of the board has specific responsibilities that underpin the core values of Holchem and ultimately deliver a long-term success strategy for the company.

Code of Ethics

Stuart Middleton

Managing Director

As managing director, Stuart is accountable for the strategy and the overall direction and control of the company’s operations. Responsible for ensuring that the company achieves its objectives in a socially responsible, innovative and ethical way, Stuart crafts the finance strategy in line with the corporate strategy for the business.

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About Stuart Middleton

Accountable for the financial sustainability of the business and driving the Holchem culture of a responsible and ethical business, Stuart ensures that corporate governance codes and company law is followed.  

John Holah

Technical Director

John is responsible for coordinating the development of innovative cleaning and disinfection chemicals and technologies to provide managed sanitation programmes and help control customers’ hazards and brand protection issues.

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About John Holah

John drives the product development of the business forward working with a team of the UK’s leading research and development scientists and chemists constantly delivering products to meet the needs of Holchem’s client base.  

John is an applied microbiologist whose work has focussed on the prevention of microbial, chemical and foreign body contamination of food during its manufacture, distribution and retail. John has specific expertise in food hazard management, the hygienic design of food factories, and food processing equipment; factory services and water systems; maintenance; cleaning and disinfection; personnel hygiene and environmental sampling. Prior to joining Holchem, John was Head of Food Hygiene at Camden BRI for over 20 years and has edited three books on food safety and hygiene.

Nick Edwards

Sales Director

Nick’s primary role is to ensure the sales and profit objectives of the business are met whilst ensuring the service and support expectations of Holchem’s customer base is exceeded through Holchem’s Service Excellence Programme.

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About Nick Edwards

After qualifying and starting life in the Paper Industry, Nick moved into Speciality Chemical sales in the early 80’s joining Holchem’s board as sales director in 2000.

Steve Bagshaw

Marketing Director

The marketing director is responsible for incorporating marketing systems and demonstrating best practice for all communications throughout the company. Being responsible for the communication of Holchem’s corporate strategy Steve ensures that the business, its products and services are promoted in an honest and ethical manner.

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About Steve Bagshaw

Following a career spanning the special steel industry, brewing and speciality chemicals, Steve started with Holchem in 1988 as a technical consultant supporting a number of food and beverage customers. He joined the board as technical director in 1993.  After 20 years delivering innovative solutions for customers throughout the UK and Europe, Steve became marketing director in 2014. His insight into customer knowledge and understanding of every aspect of the Holchem business ensures that Steve understands what customers need and the solutions that need to be delivered.

Iain Robertson

Operations Director

Iain is responsible for all Operation Departments at Holchem comprising: manufacturing, warehousing and distribution with remits of delivering a quality product to the customer in full and on time. The Operations Department is also responsible for purchasing administration and plant maintenance.

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About Iain Robertson

Iain joined Holchem in the summer of 2007 from a background of senior management positions in Production, Operations and General Management; in a number of diverse industries with reputations for innovation and providing customer excellence.