Cotton Mop Panel
Chairman CHSA Accreditation Schemes
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.
Robert Scott and Sons was initially started in 1932.
From the late 1970’s Alastair has been involved in the business starting with the warehouse and shop floor, pausing in the early 80’s to get a degree in Design History, and moving into sales from 1983.
With the assistance of an excellent team, he has seen the business grow from £5m to £45m turnover. He has seen many changes in the market over the last 30 years and has enjoyed the challenge of recognising them, and adapting the business accordingly. This process will certainly continue as the fourth family generation is welcomed into the business.
After graduating from Sunderland University, he took a year out to travel and then joined his father as the sixth generation in the family business, Charles Bentley and Son Ltd.
Over the last ten years he has gone from working on the ‘shop floor’ to becoming Project Manager and most recently a Director.
The business supplies houseware and cleaning products to the retail and DIY sectors and has a growing ecommerce division, www.buydirect4u.co.uk, selling home, garden and leisure products direct to consumers.
He is married with two daughters, enjoys most sports and is passionate about supporting local charities.
Robert joined the family company in 1998 due to the impending retirement of the founding directors, becoming Managing Director in 2003.
He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Liverpool John Moores University and followed careers in mechanical engineering, production management in chemical hoses and hydraulic seal sales before joining Yorkshire Cleaning Fabrics where he has overseen significant growth of the company.
On joining Ramon as a Trainee Representative some 32 years ago he dedicated most of his working life to Ramon. Initially covering East Anglia and North London as a Sales Representative until he was promoted to Sales Manager in 1989, later becoming Sales Director in 2005.
In 2006 he bought into the business following a secondary management buyout. He took the final step in his career path when he became Managing Director in 2015, when the business was sold to the Empress Garland Group.
He feels his long service has contributed greatly to the growth and success of Ramon, which continues to operate as a well-run and successful business.
Vernon has responsibility for the day-to-day management of SYR’s business in the traditional cleaning distributor market. He has 40 years of experience in the industry including 25 years as managing director with distributors, and uses this in the effective management of the SYR band, bringing efficiency and value to SYR’s respected distributor customers.