It's the insight and expertise of our people and their experience within the chemical industry that makes the difference for our key supply partners and our customers.
Graham Turton became Managing Director of Blagden plc’s Chemical Manufacturing and Trading Divisions in 1994. He completed the acquisition and integration of Marlow Chemicals in 1996 and was a past Chairman of Corn Van Loocke NV. In 2000, he led the successful management buy out establishing Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd as a standalone business which continued the long association between the Blagden name and the chemicals industry.
“Blagden continues to be a dynamic force in the chemical distribution industry while pursuing new products, new supply partners and new market sectors. We have established a business that has a strong balance sheet and ensured our administrative and communications systems provide a robust platform for continued growth. We are proud to be recognised for the quality of our service and technical knowledge.”
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Giles joined the management team in 2021 after seven years as a non-executive director. He has a proven track record for driving and delivering business success and brings considerable external experience into the business from his background in professional services. Formerly a Chartered Surveyor, Giles has an MBA from Cranfield University and is a council member of the Chemical Business Association.
“As an independent company, we have the flexibility and dynamism to respond quickly and effectively to new opportunities. This makes Blagden an exciting environment in which to work while maintaining our clear principles of customer service and the commitment to ensuring sales performance for key suppliers is robust.”
A chartered accountant, Philip Poyner has more than 20 years of experience across a range of businesses and sectors including manufacturing and distribution. He brings a solid track record in assisting business growth and profitability through delivering value and the best business solutions. He continues the company’s commitment to prudent financial management, while assisting in the realisation of long-term business goals.
“Blagden is a forward-facing company with ambitious plans and significant growth potential. I am committed to help drive the company forward, while ensuring excellence in financial systems and management.”
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