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 what’s 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.
Commercial Director, BPI Recycled Products
Lorcan was elected Chairman of the CHSA in October 2019.
Lorcan started work with Bpi in 1990 ands since worked in a variety of roles, beginning in a technical role for the company’s agricultural and horticultural products that took him as far afield as Morocco.
He moved into a commercial role looking after customers in the north east of England and then coordinating sales in the local authority and NHS sectors.
He has been in his current position for five years and has responsibility for all Bpi’s refuse sack sacks in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Stephen Harrison served for five years as Chairman of the CHSA, standing down in October 2019.
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. At the request of the Chairman he 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.
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!
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.
National Account Director for SC Johnson Professional
Taking up the post at SC Johnson Professional in May this year, she is responsible for the company’s portfolio of national distributors and National Accounts Team. Tracey joined SC Johnson Professional in 2010. During her time with the business she was namedDeb’s Sales Person of the year and Employee of the Year in 2011. She is committed to workplace health and wellbeing, with a focus on excellence in training, service and product quality.
Polaris is a trading division of IG Design Group plc. As part of a large diverse group of companies we utilise the economies of scale that a large company has, ensuring costs are minimized, remaining competitive in the market. Polaris Plastics has specialised in the supply of refuse sacks and bin liners for use in the away from home market for nearly 30 years.
Paul has been MD since 2016 and in the Away from Home Market for over 20 years. He has been married for over 25 years, has two children and is a foster carer with wife Jo.
Polaris are founder members of the Plastic Refuse Sack Scheme and are proud to only sell CHSA accredited product that fall under the standard. This truly promotes that what’s on the box is in the box and gives the guarantee of performance.
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.
Lorraine is very experienced in running membership organisations. She was Executive Director of the professional services membership organisation Birmingham Forward and is now running the membership organisation Coventry & Warwickshire First. She is also a Council Member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of the Birmingham Civic Society and was a member of Common Purpose Birmingham’s Advisory Group.
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.
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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.