The CHSA represents all the major manufacturers and distributors, from global multinationals and national networks to privately owned independent businesses.
The Association gives these businesses a powerful collective voice and keeps them informed and connected through highlight events, seminars and the newsletter.
The CHSA has driven up standards, making it possible for buyers of cleaning products to be sure when they buy Accredited products that what’s on the box is in the box. All members adhere to the code of practice and the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue products, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops make sure customers get what they pay for.
Application to one of the Accreditation Schemes does not guarantee membership.
Applicants are only admitted if they pass the initial audit of all their products, labels and quality control procedures conducted by the Scheme’s Independent Inspector. Each new member is then audited four times in the first year of membership and at least twice annually thereafter. Should they fail to meet the Standard they would lose their Accreditation membership.
Elected by the membership, the Council governs the CHSA. It meets quarterly to oversee the strategic direction of the Association and make sure it delivers on its three primary goals: to drive up standards, inform and connect members, and provide a collective voice.
Stephen Harrison was named chairman of the CHSA’s Council in April 2012.
As Chairman, he is responsible for progressing the association including aspects of the business plan, finances and projects.
Additionally Managing Director of Harrison Wipes®, Stephen has more than 30 years’ experience in the non-woven wiping industry. His comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and sales and marketing in the industrial consumables market enabled him to achieve a market-leading position within the industry.
A CHSA member since early 1978, Council Member and Treasurer, from the early 1980s until 2008, he currently attends Council Meetings in his capacity as Vice President.
In the mid 1990s he was instrumental in the development of the first of the Manufacturing Accreditation Schemes, for Soft Tissue. It was followed by Schemes for Plastic Sacks and Mops. On the request of the Chairman ohe stepped back into the Schemes in early 2013, which has resulted in an improved system of management, auditing and reporting.
Shaun Chatterton founded CPD plc, one of the UK’s largest independent distributors of cleaning and hygiene products, serving clients in the UK, across Europe and around the world. During CPD’s 25-year trading history, the company’s turnover grew every year and has achieved a cumulative total in excess of £200 million.
Shaun is now CEO of Floreon. Floreon is a specially formulated compound, which is added to standard bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) to create an innovative material with a sustainable origin and a range of end of life options. It was created from a desire for a greener, safer form of plastic.
After leaving school, I joined Philips Industries. I initially joined Bunzl plc in 1982 and during my tenure held a number of roles including Internal Audit, Chief Accountant of its Paper Mill and Financial Controller of one of its distribution companies.
From 1991 until 1998, I ran my own business which was subsequently acquired by Bunzl plc.
I am currently Managing Director of Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies, held since 2009.
Dave has been with DJB for 25 years, Managing Director for nearly twenty of those.
He is a longstanding member of the CHSA, recently becoming more involved with the Council. Dave is dedicated to staying abreast of current innovation and technologies within the industry; to this end, he is often on the road visiting manufacturers and customers alike.
In his free time he enjoys travelling, playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren. His early education with a construction firm has made him an expert fort builder!
DMS, MBA, FCMA, CGMA
Nationwide Hygiene Group
David joined the Nationwide Hygiene group in February 2000 as Chief Executive, following 23 years in manufacturing with both Land Rover Leyland and Polymark International plc.
David has extensive international experience of managing businesses in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Africa. He is also Joint CEO of INPACS GmbH and is on the operational board of the Joint Venture Company. David is also a member of the RAI Interclean Committee in Amsterdam.
Ray has been with Diversey for over 20 years, employed in a number of sales and sales management roles. Since January 2012 Ray has been the Distributor and Cash and Carry Sales Director for Diversey, managing the sales teams responsible for all distributor and cash and carry customers.
Prior to this Ray graduated from University in London and worked for Yellow Pages Sales Ltd.
Ian has been in the industry for 28 years, working for Bunzl Hygiene from 1988 (also known over the years as Pritchards, Initial supplies and Alpha Supplies) until 2000 as Sales and Operations Manager of the Hull branch.
He then joined Cleaning and Paper Disposables (CPD) as General Manager, becoming a Director in 2005.
In 2015 he was part of the MBO team that bought the business from Shaun Chatterton. CPD turns over £25 million.
Trevor launched Trevor Iles Ltd in 1973 after National Service in the RAF (a statistician) followed by ten years in packaging engineering and fabrication with two major national companies.
Trevor Iles Ltd has evolved, expanding beyond hygiene and cleaning supplies, into plastic moulding, chemical manufacture and waste management.
Trevor is a member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management, a Fellow of the British Institute of Cleaning Science and a member of the Institute of Marketing. He has also served as Chairman and President of the BCC, Chairman of the CHSA, Chairman of BCC (Exhibition) Ltd and Chairman and Director of Nationwide Hygiene Supplies Ltd.
Currently he is a partner in a consultancy offering support in customer and distributor management.
Prior to this his latest role was as a national distributor account manager with Kimberly-Clark Professional. Since 1980 he has held varied roles in the disposable away from home market with SCA and latterly Kimberly-Clark. His responsibilities included sales team and distributor management, nationally and regionally, and various aspects of product development and marketing.
He joined Cromwell Polythene in May 1998, since when he has risen through its ranks, taking on various roles including sales administrator, field sales and sales manager, before his current appointment, where he is responsible for Cromwell’s top customers.
Paul has been instrumental in the dramatic growth of the company’s janitorial division, along with a major expansion of its waste management and cleaning products portfolio.
Married, with five grown up children (and three dogs) he lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire where his interests outside work include cycling.
Linda has worked in an administrative / HR capacity for 40 years, in the cleaning and hygiene industry for 13 of those years.
As Secretary of the CHSA she liaises with members, manages membership applications, supports the Council and Chairman of the Accreditation Schemes, project manages the Gala Ball and Golf Day, and co-ordinates the Graduate Bursary programme.
Cathy has 25+ years of experience in PR and communication.
She develops and delivers the CHSA’s PR and communication programmes. This includes production of the monthly newsletter, placing news stories, delivering the advertising programme and producing additional collateral including leaflets.
The CHSA represents more than 200 manufacturers and distributors of away from home cleaning and hygiene products, from global multinationals and national networks to privately owned independent businesses.